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Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Bemidji
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Summary

This position is a Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist located at the Bemidji Area Office, Division of Facilities Management, Bemidji, Minnesota. This position reports to the Director of Clinical Engineering.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL THE VACANCY IS FILLED. IT MAY BE EXTENDED OR CLOSED PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CLOSING DATE. FIRST CUT OFF DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 10 BUSINESS DAYS FROM THE OPEN DATE AND EVERY 10 BUSINESS DAYS THEREAFTER.

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Responsibilities

  • Formulate methods and techniques to perform scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance to assure operational safety of patient related devices.
  • Manage the calibration, repair, and preventative maintenance on complex medical and dental x-ray systems, diagnostic laboratory analyzers, and other patient related systems.
  • Serve as technical advisor and consultant to administrators, physicians, and other health care professionals in the purchase of new instrumentation.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to entry-level equipment support specialists or administrative support specialists.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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1601 Equipment Facilities, And Services

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Conditions of Employment

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:

GS-05: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree and/or 3 years of General Experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level.

GS-07: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement and/or 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.

GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D and/or 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level.

GS-11: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M and/or 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-07: Test, repair, maintenance and documentation of sophisticated medical equipment (i.e., EKGs, Vital Signs Monitors, Dental chairs etc.), to ensure clean, safe, and proper function; engineering methods and practices involving mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical; and radiological principals.

GS-09: Installing, testing, repairing, maintaining, and documentation of a variety of medical and dental equipment used for patient diagnoses and treatment; application of mechanical, electrical, and electronic principles and circuitry; troubleshoot malfunctions, and to document and communicate results to Healthcare Technology management personnel; Equipment used at this level are electronically sophisticated such a defibrillators and CAT scanners.

GS-11: Repair, calibration and preventive maintenance of sophisticated medical and dental equipment; experience in selection, installation, modification, testing, and evaluation of medical and dental equipment; providing documentation, consultative and instruction services to medical and dental staff, and administrative personnel; experience with Healthcare Technology Management equipment statutory regulations, maintaining compliance and accreditation.

Superior Academic Achievement: The superior academic achievement provision is applicable to all occupations covered by this standard. See the "General Policies and Instructions" for specific guidance on applying the superior academic achievement provision.

Time In Grade

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

There are no education requirements.

Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Fargo , Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist, Other , Bemidji, North Dakota

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