Biomedical Engineer Job in Durham, North Carolina – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Biomedical Engineer – Durham, North Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 331082
Start Date: 09/23/2020
End Date: 10/15/2020

Qualification Summary
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) Education and/or Experience 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, 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: 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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). 4. 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.) Grade Determinations: Biomedical Engineer, GS-7 (Entry Level)Experience. None beyond the basic requirements. Education. Bachelor’s degree as outlined above in Basic Requirements, above, or CCE certification with at least a bachelor’s degree not listed above. Biomedical Engineer, GS-9 (Developmental Level 1) Experience. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level. or, Education. Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, or a related field of study, as outlined in Basic Requirements, above or, Bachelor’s degree, as in Basic Requirements, above, plus two full years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study, provided your total background demonstrates the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, listed in the Qualifications Section, for the GS-9 level assignment. Biomedical Engineer, GS-11 (Developmental Level 2) Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower level, and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, listed in the Qualifications Section, for the GS-11 level assignment, or, Education. Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, or a related field of engineering, as outlined above. OR, Bachelor’s degree, plus three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study, as outlined above. Biomedical Engineer, GS-12 (Full Performance Level)Experience. Completion of at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11; or completion of a post-doctoral research fellowship in the field of biomedical engineering, and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities at that level. Education. None. References: VA Handbook 5005/104; PART II; APPENDIX G38. Biomedical Engineer Qualification Standard, GS-0858The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-07 to GS-12. Physical Requirements: This work is moderately physical. Lifting and moving of biomedical equipment is part of the daily routine. Some equipment items weigh over 100 pounds, therefore knowing how to move these items safely is extremely important. This also requires physical activity such as walking, stooping, and bending, crawling, working on back or side, overhead or in tight spaces. These above requirements are also needed in determining space needs and requirements, user equipment needs, and for the inspection of existing facilities.

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