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    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?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

    Some may think the responsibility of providing superior health care services rests squarely on the shoulders of those who practice medicine. At VA, we believe every position in the health care environment plays a critical role in maintaining our "I CARE" values. That's why we created the Technical Career Field (TCF) Program - one of the largest training programs at VA. TCF internships equip professionals (including veterans) with the specialized knowledge they need to support the delivery of quality health care for our Nation's veterans.

    America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

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    Responsibilities

    The Technical Career Field (TCF) is a national workforce development program within VHA that was designed to replenish technical staff in critically identified positions. The TCF career fields represent those technical fields where VA-specific knowledge and experience is desirable for success in the field.
    Individuals selected follow a formal training plan for two years during which they are trained, coached, and supervised by a preceptor. Preceptors are selected annually, through an extensive application process, for their technical expertise, their commitment to training and the suitability of their facility as a training location. *Selectees will be required to sign Mobility, Training, and Continued Service Agreements.
    Job duties include evaluating medical equipment, managing the medical equipment maintenance program, and coordinating new medical technology implementations. Throughout the training program, the selectee will develop abilities to effectively support and advance patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology. In addition, the selectee will receive assignments to prepare for higher-level management and leadership responsibilities. Promotion potential exists to the highest levels within the Biomedical (Clinical) Engineering career field. Career advancement can take TCF graduates to all regions of the country and toward numerous health care leadership roles.
    Work Schedule: Typically, Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM. Actual work schedule may vary depending on placement.
    Initial placement will be at one of the following locations: Iowa City, IA; Columbus. OH; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; Albuquerque, NM; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; West Haven, CT; Milwaukee, WI; Hines, IL.
    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-07 to GS-09. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's qualifications and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate. Please note: Salary will be adjusted according to assigned duty location.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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