Equipment Specialist

Department of Defense, Defens...
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:


This position is located the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital with the Director for Administration in the Department of Logistics in Fort Belvoir, VA.  Serves as an Equipment Specialist performing a variety of quality assurance functions for a healthcare network. Incumbent will participate in a variety of boards, working groups, and meetings as part of normal duty performance. Incumbent must have a strong knowledge of quality assurance functions to ensure timeliness of actions regarding equipment recall procedures.


Who May Apply:

All US Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.

  • Occasional Travel
  • To attend conference, training, and seminars

  • No


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:  Performs quality assurance functions in support of a medical treatment facility for biomedical equipment management. Assures readiness of complex medical equipment (may include biomedical) or systems in the area of remedial maintenance.  Prepares contract statement of work for maintenance contracts. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below.

Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; degree type Biomedical Equipment Engineering, Technology Management or Supply Chain Management, (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).

Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Note you must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Equipment Management Policies and Procedures
  • Skill with Quality Assurance Methods
  • Ability to perform data base management tasks
  • Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing

Individual Occupational Requirements
Graduate Education:Major study -- fields related to the position to be filled.
Experience - Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Working as a skilled mechanic or maintenance worker, sales or service engineer, or planner or estimator in a technical group dealing with manufacture, utilization, repair, or operation of equipment.
Reviewing and applying technical specifications and requirements.
Analyzing equipment and forecasting spare parts requirements.
Reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders, and work orders.
Analyzing contract specifications and examining pertinent equipment to determine if specifications are met.
Analyzing or supervising maintenance, repair, or production operations to determine methods of improvement.


Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and


Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.


Not Applicable

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