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Job Title:BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA620-2012-65-763956

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0858-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montrose, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Salary to be determined by the Professional Standards Board.

JOB SUMMARY:

     

     This position is located in the Engineering Service of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.  Incumbent serves as Biomedical Engineer and is the technical advisor to the Chief, BME and Medical Center top management on matters pertaining to professional biomedical engineering support. 

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 763956

 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/”]

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

 

NOTE- The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates' education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected cnadidate.

 

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent is the Biomedical Engineer and is responsible for all technical and professional biomedical engineering support and possesses the knowledge and skill in several engineering and scientific disciplines including electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mechanical engineeering, and biomedical engineering. The incumbent must possess professional knowledge of biomedical engineering principles, procedures, standards, equipment, techniques and methods.

 

The incumbent is responsible for a wide range of duties that provide assistance to the Chief, Biomedical Engineering. This includes but is not limited to, technical advisors to the Medical Center's Equipment Committee, including participation in the meetings; equipment selection and standardization; VISN 3 Imaging Council; overall program of medical equipment maintenance; preparation of quarterly and annual reporting; projection of annual budgets; service contracts, etc.

 

 Incumbent must be a team player with effective communication skills and must stay abreast of the educational and training opportunities to stay knowledgeable of changes in technology.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement 

 

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience related to the duties of this Biomedical Engineer (BME)position.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the duties of this position.  Specialized experience includes working as a BME with professional  and technical skills in Biomedical engineering which includes a broad background of anatomy and physiology, education and experience in electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.  

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.  

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


 

 

 

Basic Requirements:

 

A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

 

OR

 

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

 

1.    Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2.    Written Test -- Evidence of having succesfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

 

Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.

 

Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

 

3.    Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

4.    Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:   

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

 

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.



OTHER INFORMATION:

 This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 30, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 763956.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Delores E. Jones
Phone: (914)737-4400x2246
Email: DELORES.JONES@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Hudson Valley HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY
10548

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

VHA620-2012-65-763956

Control Number:

331279800