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    The selectee is responsible for the design and support of medical systems at Boston Healthcare System (BHS) and the associated outreach clinics. He/She will be primarily responsible for directing of the entire life cycle of all patient-related medical equipment systems. The equipment life-cycle will encompass pre-purchase equipment comparative evaluations, site-planning, site preparation, problem analysis, coordination of outside contractors, installation, clinical and technical training, preventive maintenance, repairs and incident investigation. He/She will also provide technical advice in respect to eventual replacement of these medical systems. The wide array of systems will include state of the art, highly sophisticated and complex electronic and computerized biomedical instrumentation. The selectee must have a thorough understanding, knowledge and experience in the theories, techniques and applications of electricity and advanced analog and digital electronics. He/she must maintain through familiarity with new equipment design trends and repairs of rapid changing electronic equipment that is being introduced into the health care field. This will necessitate that the incumbents participate and successfully complete technical training courses supplied by the manufacturer, and also to be knowledgeable and make extensive use of their dedicated service publications and associated software.
    WORK SCHEDULE: Days, Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm
    POSITION DESCRIPTION #: GS-7, 0417   GS-9, 0416   GS-11, 00753A
    NOTE: This positon is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position
    NOTE: This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
    NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
    NOTE: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
    NOTE: The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's.
    NOTE: This position is subject to review and possible re-classification in accordance with government wide Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards.  Reviews could result in a change to lower grade.
    NOTE: Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees
    NOTE: Drug Testing Position:  Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.  Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
    NOTE: Time-in-Grade Restriction - 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. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.
    NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    NOTE: Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action).  The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).  In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
    NOTE: Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    Merit Promotion & Status Eligibles

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/470396600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.