Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (AMEND)


Vacancy ID: 1962764   Announcement Number: RS-17-MC-1962764-BU-OCA   USAJOBS Control Number: 470396600

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1. Title of Job

Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (AMEND)
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


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21. Geographic Availability


250120025 Boston, MA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This announcement is open to current Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees. This includes current VA, VHA, VBA, NCA employees, serving on career or career-conditional competitive service appointments (or VA Title 38, Title 38 Hybrid, and Canteen employees serving on excepted appointments covered by the interchange agreement) and non-competitive appointment applicants under special appointment authorities, such as 30% or more disabled Veterans, VRA, Schedule A or CTAP/ICTAP. Reinstatement Eligible and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) applicants are not eligible to apply. Please choose the answer(s) below that describes your area of consideration to apply for this position.
You must submit supporting documentation for any 'yes' responses such as your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action, Veteran's documentation, Schedule A documentation, and/or CTAP/ICTAP documentation. Please Note: Your SF-50 must include your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases, you may need to submit more than one SF-50. Please be aware that award SF-50's do not always include this pertinent information. Veteran Applicants Please Note: Your DD Form 214 which shows your character of discharge must be submitted.

1. VA Employee: Please select from the following responses. Note: Status as a VA Employee includes Career/Career-Conditional or Excepted Service (i.e. VA Canteen, Hybrid, Title 38, etc. with an interchange agreement.) This does NOT include temporary or term employment.

A. I am currently a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employee at the facility where this vacancy is located.
B. I am currently a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employee at a facility other than where this vacancy is located.
C. I am currently a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee other than VHA.
D. This question does not apply to me.

Time-in-Grade Restriction. You must have one (1) year time in grade of at least the next lower level in Federal service by the closing date of the announcement. The grade must have been held in the Federal service and may have been in any occupation. Please indicate the effective date for the qualifying grade.

2. 30% or More Disabled Veteran: I am eligible for, and wish to be considered non-competitively, as a 30% or More Disabled Veteran. Supporting documentation must be submitted with your application.

A. Yes
B. No - This question does not apply to me.

3. VRA: I am eligible to apply under Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) because I meet at least one of the following: I have a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; (OR) I am a disabled Veteran; (OR) I am in receipt of an Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation; (OR) I am a recently separated Veteran (within the last three years; (AND) I have separated under honorable conditions (i.e., must have received either an honorable or general discharge). (Note: Supporting documentation must be submitted with your application.)

A. Yes.
B. No - This question does not apply to me.

4. Schedule A: I am eligible to apply non-competitively under the Schedule A hiring authority due to a mental, physical or psychiatric disability. Supporting documentation must be submitted with your application.

A. Yes.
B. No - This question does not apply to me.

Merit Promotion Documentation Reminder - If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action." The SF-50 must identify your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade, you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade IN ADDITION to your last or most recent SF-50 indicating proof of status.

Veteran's Preference Documentation Reminder - In order to receive appropriate preference consideration, you should submit proper documentation if you are claiming eligibility for veteran's preference, which includes a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4 or earlier version that shows character of service). Applicant's claiming 10-Point preference should also submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference along with the required documentation listed on the SF-15 form (such as verification of service-connected disability percentage).

5. Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 graded level?

A. Yes
B. No

Please note for the GS-7 next lower level is GS-5, for GS-9 next lower level is GS-7, For GS-11 next lower level is GS-9. Equivalent service is service that would be equal to that level in the federal service, even if you have not been in the federal service.

6. Do you have one ear of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 graded level?

A. Yes
B. No

Please note for the GS-7 next lower level is GS-5, for GS-9 next lower level is GS-7, For GS-11 next lower level is GS-9. Equivalent service is service that would be equal to that level in the federal service, even if you have not been in the federal service.

7. Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 graded level?

A. Yes
B. No

Please note for the GS-7 next lower level is GS-5, for GS-9 next lower level is GS-7, For GS-11 next lower level is GS-9. Equivalent service is service that would be equal to that level in the federal service, even if you have not been in the federal service.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Provides system support for a wide variety of highly sophisticated and complex biomedical equipment and systems.

9. Conducts incoming inspection, installation, preventive maintenance, repair to ensure patient safety.

10. Performs and documents all repair and preventive maintenance activities and ensures that data is correctly entered into the computerized maintenance management system.

11. Research alternative sources for parts no longer available from the manufacturer.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Troubleshoots, diagnoses and remedies user issues, equipment failure and network interface problems.

13. Repair and troubleshoot systems issues remotely to other sites that are networked throughout VISN I.

14. Serves as project leader for installment of equipment.

15. Performs quality control related duties.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

16. Serves as contracting officer technical representative for service maintenance/repair contracts on assigned equipment.

17. Analyzes, isolates, and corrects malfunctions and provides recommendations for improvement in functionality and reliability.

18. Consults with logistics to ensure consumables needed for medical equipment are identified in order for them to maintain

19. Participate in hazard recall notification concerning medical equipment.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

20. Communicates with vendors as needed for maintenance

21. Purchases parts/services to maintain system.

22. Follows procurement and fiscal requirements of government credit card holder.

23. Conducts in-services to clinical staff on appropriate maintenance procedures, operational techniques and electrical safety.

24. VERIFICATION STATEMENT: Your rating is subject to verification based on the résumé, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, and through verification of references as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment. Please choose A to certify that your answers are accurate and complete.

A. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
B. I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for this position.

Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:
Job title
Duties (be as detailed as possible)
Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Please be aware that your answers will be verified against information provided on your resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail.
Recommended: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.