U.S. Army Medical Command Electronics Technician (Biomedical) in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

  • Duties

Help

Duties
Summary

About the Position:The US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) is a unique and multifaceted organization that acts as the Army Surgeon General's central focal point and Executive Agent for strategic medical logistics programs and initiatives. The Agency's mission is to develop, acquire, provide, and sustain world class solutions and capabilities to enable medical readiness globally. Please visit our website at http://www.usamma.amedd.army.mil

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) is participating in an alternate personnel system known as the Personnel Demonstration Project (PDP). The DE-03 pay-band is equivalent to the GS-09, Step 1 to the GS-11, Step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within the pay-band equivalent will not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion), if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the pay-band will be accomplished through the "pay for performance" management system.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities
  • Conduct tests of medical equipment and medical repair equipment to ensure proper functionality
  • Analyze equipment failure modes and take corrective action
  • Utilize knowledge of techniques, theories, and characteristics of electronics and electricity to service biomedical equipment
  • Evaluate new equipment for compatibility with existing systems, space, and utilities
  • Develop preventive maintenance schedules for equipment and systems
Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 40% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status

No

  • #### Job family (Series)

0856 Electronics Technical

  • Requirements

Help

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • Personnel Background Check
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 40%
  • This position requires the incumbent to sign a mobility agreement.
  • This is an EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL (E-E) position subject to deployment. Anthrax inoculation program participation may be required to meet deploy ability requirements. This position is considered E-E in support of DA's mobilization and wartime mission during periods of increasing tension and mobilization. Position is also considered EE because (1) no qualified and immediate replacement exists; (2) having the position vacant would impair the mission of deployed forces. IAW (Chapter75, Title 5 USC; FPM Chapter 753) E-E civilians are required to sign a copy of DoD Form 2365 (DoD Civilian Employee Overseas Emergency-Essential Position Agreement), agreeing that , as a requirement of the position, he/she will remain in the event of hostilities or mobilization until relieved by proper authority. Single parents or families, where both parents are E-E, are required to prepare a family care plan. E-E civilians are required to undergo nuclear biological and chemical training, and are required to participate in readiness test, mobilization, alerts, and field training exercise. EMPLOYEE MUST PASS A MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND RECEIVE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS FOR THE OVERSEAS/DEPLOYED LOCATION. Prior to appointment to the position, employee will sign a statement agreeing to the E-E conditions of employment. Incumbent is responsible for ensuring he/she has no medical, dental, vision, or other health related restrictions which might prevent him/her from being able to deploy and will maintain age specific immunizations for good health. At a minimum, incumbent must provide evidence, on a yearly basis, of medical, dental, and vision screenings, sufficient to determine deploy ability. Any medical or health related changes may require documentation from a personal health care provider.
  • A pre-employment physical exam is required for this position.
  • Recurring lifting of light to moderately heavy items and occasional lifting of heavy objects up to 40 pounds may be required.
  • Employee must obtain and maintain a current and valid Federal Government issued United States Passport.
  • This position requires the incumbent to possess and retain a valid vehicle operator license.
Qualifications

Who May Apply:Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Term United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Employee
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you mustmeet the experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) Working as a biomedical equipment technician or engineer on a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical, and hydraulic medical equipment to include: patient monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, anesthesia machines, radiographic imaging systems, or other life-supporting equipment; (2) Using electronic test equipment (Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE)) in the act of troubleshooting, servicing, and calibrating a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical, or hydraulic medical equipment used in healthcare facilities; (3) Performing preventive / scheduled maintenance services on a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical, or hydraulic medical equipment used in healthcare facilities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DE-02/GS-08).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Documentation
Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 17 position
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Read more

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Read more

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

  • Required Documents

Help

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.** If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

  1. Your resume:**
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply:Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration. NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

Help

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply

Help

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/30/2018 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Applyto access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10185423).
  • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
  • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Read more

Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk
Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

Address

BB-APF-W05J03 US ARMY MEDICAL MATERIEL AGENCY DO NOT MAIL Frederick, MD US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

Read more

  • Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Read more

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

Read more

Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496584100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/17/2018 to 04/30/2018

Salary: $57,948 to $91,147 per year

Pay scale & grade: DE 3

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent