Electronics Mechanic

7 days left

Richmond, Virginia
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Full Time

Installs, modifies overhauls, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs complex electronic components which require knowledge of a wide range of electronic principles and practices. Examples of systems at this degree of complexity are: Basic and hybrid computer/ IT software controlled fire alarm systems(IT: the application of computers and telecommunication equipment t to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data) which contains complex address le devices and circuits designed to accomplish multiple functions such as detection of heat, smoke and/or ionization of particles related to early stages of combustion, movement of water in the sprinkler system and transmits signals to alert units that communicate fire department response, local chime, voice annunciation, Air Handler shutdown and door release activation, Computer software controlled hybrid access control I systems including serial, serial main and sub controllers, Two- way computer/I software controlled nurse call systems (visual lights, audible chime and voice annunciation), Computer/IT software controlled code blue system including report servers a d network backbone, computer software controlled Medical Gas Alarm systems, MATV Distribution System including head end design and installation, Radio Entertainment distribution system, Public Address /intercom systems, operation and installation of various types of fixed and /or portable audiovisual (AV) and software controlled Video Tele-Conference (VTC) equipment in support of briefings and presentations to or by Directors, Project Managers, Key Staff officials and others. Presentations include conferences, lectures, speeches, and other custom-type presentations.

Installs and operates systems at locations to include computers, multiple projectors, electronic projection screens, multiple microphone sound systems, audio mixing, video and VTC equipment. Perform operator maintenance on audio-visual equipment.

Works on microwaves, complex electronic beds with patient percussion rotation therapy, medical scales, software based computer nurse call interface; Computer software controlled camera systems including PTZ control, fiber optic transmitters, receivers, multiple DVRs, and Police intrusion alarms, repair and maintenance of patient lifts, repair, installation, and maintenance of low voltage TVs, with breath call features for patients with disabilities using the latest rehabilitation engineering equipment and computer touch screen software interface, etc.

Maintain several external buildings on site including Bldg. 507, 508 (COOP) 509, 511 (Yellow Clinic), 512 (Fisher House), 513 (Sleep Lab), and 514 (Polytrauma Center). Maintain three (3) external Community Based Outpatient Clinics located CBOC) in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Emporia.

Diagnose problems quickly and make repairs, adjustments and alignments with a minimum of delay. Designs and fabricates special test equipment. Coordinate the work assignments and provide technical assistance to other employees or contractors. Coordinate with technical and professional personnel on matters affecting operation specifications or modifications to equipment or systems.

Much of the electronic equipment serviced is combined and interrelated with other equipment and complementary devices. Much of the equipment will usual! contain a combination of similar electronic devices such as transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, annunciators, e-proms, computer chips, multi-layered printed circuit cards, digital circuit and solid state devices. The nature of the interrelations of the equipment requires the many electronic parts to be complicated by intricate relationship with other parts.

Performs other directly related duties as required.

**NOTE: This vacancy announcement is for two positions. One for each shift as noted below in "Work Schedule".****

Work Schedule: Sunday - Thursday, 3:30pm - Midnight; Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4pm. Must have the flexibility to work afterhours which may include weekends and holidays.
Position Description Title/PD#: Electronic Mechanic/ PD02786A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/11/2022.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards .

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Troubleshooting (Electronic Equipment)
Without more than normal supervision

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirement: Frequently lift and carry, unassisted, items weighing up to 18 kilograms (4 pounds). Required to lift and carry items weighing more than 23 kilograms (50 pound) with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. The work requires frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, and stooping. Climbing and working in high places may be required. Some work requires the aid of magnifying lenses, eye loops, and microscopes to accomplish repairs o miniature components.

Working Conditions. Electronics mechanics typically work in well lighted, heated, air-conditioned spaces and ventilated areas. Work is sometimes in high and restricted places, wo may be performed while on JLG power man lifts, ladders under conditions of heat and cold and outside in inclement weather. Required to work in contaminated/isolation patent rooms. Required to take universal precautions while working in patient areas. Exposed to biological hazards. Exposed to the possibility of electric shock; burns from electrical or RF energy or hot solder; and cuts, bruises and hot components.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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Financial disclosure not required.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .