BIOENGINEERING AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
For EHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples: Acquisition of new and emerging medical technologies for USAF; the integration of these technologies into the USAF medical service system; and providing clinical engineering consultation services to the USAF Surgeon Generals office and other DoD agencies.
GS-14: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples: reviewing technical or complex data (e.g., related to multi-step processes, combination products, etc.) for scientific/research projects related to the accuracy, safety, or efficacy of a medical device or scientific system/process; providing advice and assistance to scientists in developing scientific and technical policies; reviewing research protocols to evaluate medical device products, scientific projects, or research assignments; and recommending solutions to scientific complaints, research discrepancies, and/or product problems.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Professional knowledge of a broad range of clinical and biomedical engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, practices, techniques and equipment, as well as a vast knowledge of standard contracting regulations, practices and procedures.
2. Knowledge of the principles of planning and program management; common business and economic principles, theories, concepts, and procedures; and of the DoD planning, programming, and budgeting system.
3. Knowledge of safety, health, environmental and security regulations, practices and procedures. Ability to analyze, plan and adjust work operations of one or more organizational segments to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.
4. Skill in evaluating state-of-the-art medical equipment technologies and incorporating into the planning programming, acquisition, installation and life cycle management of complex medical equipment projects.
5. Ability to coordinate, monitor and oversee multiple equipment projects. Knowledge of basic principles required and the ability to communicate effectively with other professional disciplines (clinicians, facilities, information technology) to ensure project success.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
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.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- Incumbent is involved in the planning, specification, acquisition, and testing of new and emerging medical technologies for the USAF.
- The integration of those technologies into the USAF medical service system, and providing clinical engineering consultation services to the USAF Surgeon General's Office and other DoD agencies.
- Manages all key elements of the USAF Medical/Dental Investment Equipment Defense Health Plan and Medical War Reserve Materiel (MWRM).