Electrical Equipment Repairer

Hampton, Virginia
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

***This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until December 31, 2021. Eligible applications will be reviewed every two weeks at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.***

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Designs and fabricates wheelchairs and seating system components of unusual or developmental design for complex cases, applies established work methods and procedures to test, diagnose, repair and assemble all electronic equipment associated with motorized wheelchairs/electrical scooters out of factory warranty.
  • Maintain an inventory of all wheelchair parts, manual and electric, and
    must recommend survey and replacement of wheelchairs, manual and electric when repairs are not feasible. The incumbent has access to electronic files containing direct patient information and is expected to maintain such information as required by HIPPA Privacy Act and other applicable Jaws and regulations.
  • Coordinates work priorities so that inpatients, emergency or rush requests are completed in an acceptable and timely manner. Is responsible for all clean up assignments. This includes, but is not limited to, keeping the following areas cleaned, organized and neat: workbench, general work area and storage areas.
  • Participates and /or assists in the evaluation and research studies on new or improved wheelchair and seating devices, components, principles, designs and materials.

Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM - Monday - Friday
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Position Description Title/PD#: Electrical Equipment Repairer/2606


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • 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
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2021.

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:
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electronics
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Practices
  • 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 Requirements: The work requires bending, stooping, and working in cramped positions. Frequently the incumbent is required to assist in lifting of a wheelchair and patient onto mounting blocks and/or transferring of the patient from wheelchair to another chair and back again. The incumbent must frequently lift loads of 20-45 pounds. Incumbent must seek assistance when lifting heavy objects in order to prevent injury.

Working Conditions: Work is performed inside well lighted, well ventilated areas, however, the incumbent is frequently exposed to the possibility of electrical shock, burns, abrasions and cuts, with the risk of infection while working on contaminated chairs. Follows prescribed safety practices and uses safety equipment as required.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

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

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