NOTE: Initial placement will be at one of the following locations:
- Sacramento, California
- San Diego, California
- Denver, Colorado
- West Haven, Connecticut
- Boise County, Idaho
- North Chicago, Illinois
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Saint Louis, Missouri
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- New York (Manhattan), New York
- Seattle, Washington
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Dallas, Texas
- Houston, Texas
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Grade Determination: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. 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.
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: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. May vary depending on placement.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized
Telework: Not Authorized
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
PCS Expenses:Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Designated 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.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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