Preferred Experience/Education: 2 years supervisor/administrative experience with an undergraduate degree
The Supervisory Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS), is responsible for the day-to-day supervision, coordination, and administration of a highly complex, diversified Biomedical Engineering and Electronics Repair Program at the Tomah VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).
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This position falls under the supervisory control and direction of the Chief of Engineering. The incumbent directly consults with clinical and administrative staff in all services and sections at the Hospital on principles and practices related to Biomedical Engineering and Electronics Repair. The incumbent makes routine decisions and commitments relating to the Biomedical Engineering program that do not, except for routine approval and review for conformance with overall goals, require referral to the Chief of Engineering. These decisions and commitments have direct and considerable effect on the efficient and effective completion of vital hospital programs.
Independently responsible and held accountable for determining the actions necessary to support the continued development and implementation of the Hospital's Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program under the general direction of the Chief of Facilities Service.
Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (Subject to shift changes as well as weekend and holiday work as needed.)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
1601 Equipment Facilities, And Services
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/27/2020.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
Experience and Education: Associates degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology or Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related technical field such as Electronic Technology or Information Technology and two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer, or Information Technology Specialist.
Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or in a related field such as Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) or Information Technology.
Completion of a military training program in biomedical equipment and two years of experience as a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist or Biomedical Equipment Technician, Field Service Engineer, Medical Equipment Repairer or Information Technology Specialist.
Preferred Experience: 2 years supervisor/administrative experience with an undergraduate degree
Grade Determinations, GS-12:
References: VA Handbook 5005/95, Part II, Appendix G49, BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD
Physical Requirements:The work is primarily sedentary. Physical demands do not exceed those of a typical office setting. There may be some walking, standing twisting, turning, sitting, pushing, bending, repetitive keyboarding, or carrying of light items. Some positions may require sitting for long periods of time at a computer terminal typing data while talking on a telephone headset. In addition, there can be increased stress due to the intensity of a patient/customer complaint or concern.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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