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The primary purpose of this position is to install, inspect, troubleshoot, repair, adjust, calibrate, and modify a wide variety of medical and support equipment used in the various clinics and departments of the medical treatment facility, ensuring facility compliance with medical equipment procedural directives and accreditation standards such as
The Joint commission (TJC), Accreditations Associations for Ambulatory (AAAHC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and College of American Pathology (CAP).
Performs preventive maintenance, calibration, function verification, and safety testing on a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic medical and dental equipment.
Installs, inspects, tests, diagnoses malfunctions, troubleshoots to isolate failures, and completes repairs on a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic medical, dental and support equipment used
in the various clinics and departments of the medical group and Its supported units.
Advises equipment owners, flight management, professional staff, and executive management on technical matters regarding maintain/upgrade/replace decisions within particular area of expertise.
Provides training and guidance to other employees.
Performs Receiving/Initial Inspections on new equipment.
Job family (Series)
4805 Medical Equipment Repairing
Medical Equipment Repairers
Repairers, Medical Equipment
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Primary duty location is the 79th Medical Group, on occasion may be required to perform work at any DoD/or government facility.
May require travel to and work at supported unit location, usually less than >3 hrs drive time.
May require periodic adjustment of work hours to accommodate access to medical equipment outside normal patient care hours.
Potential for TDY assignment to other USAF facilities for maintenance support or to manufacturer's facilities for training.
Will be required to participate in the Employee Health Program, including TB examination.
Requires certification and maintenance of Basic Life Support (BLS) training.
This is a drug testing position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. In according with AF Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program (AFI 44-107)
In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4800 General Equipment Maintenance Group. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is ability to do the work of a MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER without more than normal supervision.
Physical Effort: Subject to moderate physical effort. Frequent lifting carrying, or otherwise handle items weighing less than 50 lbs unassisted. Determines need for assistance based on physical ability for occasional handling of items greater than 50 lbs. Frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, stooping and working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods is required. Requires close eye-hand coordination and normal color perception. Must be a licensed motor vehicle driver for servicing medical equipment located in supported units.
Working Conditions: Potential of electrical shock from handling high voltage/high frequency circuitry exposing the worker to the possibility of shock, cuts, bruises, scrapes, and serious burns. Subject to incidental occupational levels of exposure to ionizing radiation, toxic gasses and fumes, laser light, and electromagnetic fields; applicable safety procedure and devices will be used. May occasionally work from 6 to 8 foot step ladder.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
I. Knowledge of physiology and anatomy to the degree necessary to understand clinical descriptions of equipment malfunctions and their ramifications. Must understand clinical and physiological application of instrumentation to the degree necessary to differentiate between actual equipment failures and apparent malfunctions caused by user error or improper clinical application.
2. Knowledge of analog and digital electronic circuitry and their relationships to patient physiological measurements to the extent required to troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in modem medical equipment.
3. Ability to envision complex medical equipment from a "systems" viewpoint in order to correctly localize malfunctions.
4. An understanding of and ability to read and understand electronic schematics and facility blueprints and plumbing/wiring diagrams, as well as manufacturer's operations and service manuals.
5. Knowledge of electrical safety procedures and testing and safe shop practices.
6. Skill in interpersonal relationships and oral and written communication.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
Online Application: Questionnaire
Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. WG-8852-10. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
Veterans: If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 21 If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement, block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
Branch of Armed Forces
Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Family of overseas employees
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Clarification from the agency
Eligible NAF employees are considered under Hiring Path - "Federal employees-Excepted service"