To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
GS-09: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience would include utilizing knowledge of biomedical engineering maintenance programs, maintaining biomedical systems to manufacturer recommended specifications, tracking medical equipment hazard alerts and recalls, and maintaining equipment history files.
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-09 level demonstrated by possession of a Masters or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
GS-11: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience would include utilizing knowledge of biomedical engineering maintenance programs, maintaining biomedical systems to manufacturer recommended specifications, tracking medical equipment hazard alerts and recalls, and maintaining equipment history files. Specialized experience would demonstrate the ability to independently maintain, analyze, trouble shoot and repair state-of-the-art biomedical equipment including medical devices used in surgery, ICU, radiology, and dental; skill in the use of precision measurement devices such as storage oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, digital amp meters, digital watt meters and calibration standards; and a demonstrated knowledge of networking and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) as it pertains to computer associated medical devices.
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-11 level demonstrated by possession of a Ph.D or equivalent doctorate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME, 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).
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent must be able to stoop, reach, kneel, crouch, and maintain intense concentration for long periods of time under most adverse conditions, such as repairing and/or calibrating life saving equipment while it is monitoring and/or supporting the life of a patient. Acceptable hearing, visual accuracy, field of vision, and color perception are required for working on minute circuits. Moderate lifting is necessary. Heavy lifting (over 40 lbs) can be accomplished by getting assistance when needed. Circuit repairs requires adequate eyesight and dexterity for working on high-density boards.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency.This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
1. Ability to understand the principles of operation and clinical applications as it relates to maintaining, installing, and repairing medical systems comprised of servers and computer systems in a hospital setting.
2. Knowledge and familiarity with medical terminology to provide biomedical equipment user support.
3. Knowledge of standards and codes (NFPA, AAMI, NEC, UL and ANSI) as it relates to safety, performance and testing of Medical Equipment in a hospital setting.
4. Ability to evaluate medical equipment for safe operation in a healthcare environment.
5. Maintain a current knowledge of procedures, policies, directives, etc.
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.
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.