One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of Federal service. Examples of related experience include: maintaining complex medical equipment e.g., analog and digital radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging systems, interventional radiographic suites, portable radiographic systems, Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS), Computer Tomography (CT) scanners, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT systems etc; general knowledge of electronic and engineering theory, medical procedures, and medical terminology; inspecting, installing, and repairing complex medical equipment and systems for patient and operator safety and use; knowledge of the major systems and components of medical equipment; analyzing, isolating and correcting malfunctions; providing recommendations to improve equipment functionality; using a variety of test equipment in performing repair and preventive maintenance; following the safety codes and standards for operating medical equipment; and ability to communicate both orally and in writing. (*Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive full credit.)
A Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M if related, that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (*If you are using education to qualify you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.)
An equivalent combination of specialized experience and progressively higher level graduate level education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. To calculate the combination of education and experience, determine the amount of experience you have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the amount of education you have as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Add the two percentages; the total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the grade level. For the GS-11, only education in excess of 36 semester hours (2 years) may be used to qualify. (*If you qualify by a combination, your experience must be detailed in your resume and you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
- SKILLED IN MEETING CLINICAL NEEDS
- KNOWLEDGE OF CONTROL STANDARDS
- KNOWLEDGE OF CLINICAL FUNCTIONALITY AND WORKFLOW
- KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER SECURITY ISSUES
- KNOWLEDGE OF SAFETY AND ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires some physical exertion such as: long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, climbing, or similar activities, especially to work on stationary equipment with components that may be difficult to access; recurring ligting of light to moderately heavy items typically weighing less than 50 pounds, such as medical and test equipment, tools, and components; and/or regular visits to construction sites at varying stages of completion.
Acceptable hearing, visual accuracy, field of vision, and color differentiation are required. Must display good close hand-eye coordination.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.