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Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (Clinical) – Montrose, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 293860Start Date: 07/20/2020End Date: 07/27/2020
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a. Education and/or Experience (1) Bachelor’s degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (a) Be in a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or, (b) Include differential and integral calculus, and courses (more advanced than first year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics and/or dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics and/or hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); or (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR (2) Combination of education and experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: [a] a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering; and [b] a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to 1 of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by 1 of the following: Professional registration. Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than a written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State board’s eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would not be rated eligible for biomedical engineering positions. Written Test. Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners of a State, Territory,Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either [a] a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, OR, [b] a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within, or closely related to, the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph 2.b.(1). Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. Specified academic courses. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph 2.b(1). Related curriculum. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily, there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations:
To qualify at a GS-13, you must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-12) level, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to:
– Supporting patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology;
– Conducting an equipment management program that meets current JCAHO and NFPA requirements;
– Assuring the provision of a continuing education program for clinical staff addressing the principles and application of
medical instrumentation used in the delivery of healthcare;
– Managing a recall and safety alert program for medical devices;
– Advising clinical and administrative staff on medical engineering technology addressing viability, long-term suitability,
compatibility, and safety;
– Assisting with capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and
effective implementation of complex medical equipment;
– Functioning as the subject matter expert in the field of biomedical engineering who directly supports specialized clinical
technology. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and potential to acquire the assignment specific
KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
1. * Ability to conduct capital asset and infrastructure planning for medical equipment spanning initial concept, installation, and
effective implementation of complex medical equipment.
2. * Knowledge of the most complex and specialized clinical technology including service, system administration, training, and
3. Expert knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, complex codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards
associated with the biomedical engineering field. In addition to the core competencies for GS-13 level positions, the Supervisory Biomedical Engineer (clinical) must
demonstrate the following professional KSAs and potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk(*):
1. *Ability to initiate new ideas and approaches, and demonstrate resourcefulness.
2. *Ability to manage resources, i.e., space, equipment, supplies, staff, at the local level.
3. *Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or directives.
4. *Skill in managing a biomedical engineering program at the local level. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G38, Biomedical Engineer Qualification Standard.
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