Electronics Technician (Biomedical)

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: This position is located at Tripler Army Medical Center, Logistics Division, Medical Maintenance Branch.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a functional Subject Matter Expert (SME) for one or more of the following systems: Radiology, Laboratory, Patient Monitoring, Pulmonary, and High-End Electronics (not included in one of the other functional groups).
Currently Authorized 12.25% Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA), subject to change.
Salary includes applicable locality pay.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
The incumbent must possess a valid civilian/military driver's license. This position may require 15% TDY travel. This Position is designated as Mission Essential.
Evaluate and install sophisticated/complex medical equipment and/or systems to include (1) standalone equipment and/or components that contain integrated circuitry (designed along an event and where the patient becomes part of the circuit) and/or microprocessors.
Ensure adequacy of all equipment networking and/or LAN integration for assigned functional area to include compatibility with existing utilities and existing equipment/components.
Perform evaluation for and provides consultation and technical instructions to members of the medical team.
Serve as an adviser for special projects involving the installation, service and repair of highly complex medical equipment and systems as well as technical advisor to clinical staff regarding technical reviews of new equipment considering needs.
Ensure that cabling such as fiber optics, cat 5, Ethernets, etc., and hardware such as switches, hubs and converters are in place and are functioning and capable of interfacing with said hardware (modalities).
Inspect new patient care equipment (PCE) to include receipt, inventory of parts, accessories, assembly, inspection, calibration, performance verification, parts replacement, documentation and interpretation of PM inspection results to determine whether equipment is safe and operating within manufacturer's specifications.
Inspects services performed on-site by commercial vendors for acceptable work performed in light of contract and original manufacturer's specifications before payment is made for services.
Make recommendations to change manufacturer-provided documentation to correct errors and clarify operating and maintenance instructions, diagrams, guidelines and terminology.
Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, overhaul, and surveillance testing of electronic components, medical equipment and systems, and modifications based on official guidance.
The work performed primarily involves on-site work and standing, bending, and working in cramped and awkward positions.
Incumbent must constantly follow safe work practices and procedures, particularly while lifting, carrying tools, maintaining equipment, etc.
Incumbent works in all patient care areas in the medical treatment facility.
Conducts preventive maintenance checks and services (PM) inspections of medical PCE to include visual inspections, operational checks, electrical safety inspections, calibration, and verification performance.
Implement Patient Care Equipment (PCE) modifications to include checking product modifications with guidance from appropriate regulatory agencies.
Prepare plans of instruction and conducts training of procedures, techniques, and methods of operations, testing and calibrating medical systems and test measurement diagnostic equipment for staff personnel.
Operate a wide variety of Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) to include invasive and non-invasive.
Utilize the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) and other systems and records to determine the quality, quantity and effectiveness of logistical support.
Monitor and identify high maintenance cost items that impacts on the clinical care mission and/or division's resources.
Review and prepare written reports on the property book concerning listing accuracy and completeness of all data fields.
Coordinate corrections to the database (within authority limits) with Medical Command (MEDCOM) and other activities.
Monitor ledgers and other records to verify if proper accounting, tracking and controls are maintained to prevent fraud, waste and abuse of Government resources.
Provide training and assistance to supervisors and other staff personnel on property accounting systems.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required : To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Work as a technician, instructor, or inspector that showed progression in theoretical and practical knowledge of electronic theory, and of the characteristics, function, operation, and capabilities of a variety of types of electronic equipment. This experience must have included the use of schematic diagrams, a variety of test equipment, and the application of appropriate electronic formulas involved in such duties as testing, troubleshooting, modifying, designing, calibrating, installing, maintaining, repairing, constructing, developing, and instructing on electronic equipment, or similar functions. (2) assisting in the development of medical electronics maintenance standards and procedures in order to perform such duties as testing, troubleshooting, modifying, designing, calibrating, installing, maintaining, repairing, constructing, developing, and instructing on electronic equipment; (3) providing input into the planning and installation of medical electronics systems and associated facilities in situations where there are site selection or construction problems (e.g., dealings with contractors and public utilities, the need to modify equipment for novel site characteristics); (4) interpreting and analyzing designs, diagrams, and schematics to evaluate feasibility; (5) collecting and evaluating medical electronics equipment performance data; AND (6) analyzing faults in the operational configuration of medical electronic systems and equipment.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Electronic Theory
Knowledge of Medical Equipment
Skill in use of Test Equipment
Skill in Written Communication
Ability to Communicate Orally
Ability to troubleshoot
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Education: To qualify based on education you MUST have 2 full years of education above the high school level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. OR
Combination of experience and education. (See occupational questionnaire for details)
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at -
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Personnel security investigation required.
This Position is designated as Mission Essential. The incumbent will be required to insure continuity of Tripler Army Medical Center's operations during ALL hazardous emergency situations to include but are not limited to: floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, epidemics, utility failures, hazardous materials release, telecommunications failures, mass casualty incidents, acts of terrorism and other similar situations/events.
Must possess a valid civilian/military driver's license.
May be required to obtain a military/commercial driver's license for heavy or special purpose vehicles.
This position may require 15% TDY travel.
This position requires the use of protective/safety clothing/equipment.
This position may require an official passport.
Must pass pre-employment physical.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onFriday, August 29, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in theApplicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See:Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is1171130. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
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Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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