African American Education-Raising the Benchmark
Home Invites Members Groups Events Directories Videos Marketplace News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Career Center > Job Seekers > Job Search
Job Title: Healthcare Engineer - Project Engineer
Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, MO
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 09/24/2022
Expire Date: 12/01/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Architectural Services, Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Other / General, Medical, Environmental, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Healthcare Engineer - Project Engineer
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. Healthcare Engineer candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Education: (1) Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or Architecture. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be from a school with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Engineering Accreditation Commission (excludes engineering technology) or National Council of Architectural Registration Boards curriculum. Examples of acceptable engineering and architectural degrees include, but are not limited to: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Architectural Engineering. Titles may vary from educational institutions and change over time; OR (2) Evidence of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination with a bachelor's degree. Evidence can be in the form of an Engineering in Training certificate issued from any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico, or test results from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) identifying a passing score; OR (3) Evidence of current professional registration or licensure as a Professional Engineer or Architect. Evidence of current professional registration or licensure can be from any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. Grade Determinations: Healthcare Engineer, GS-11 Experience or Education. Candidates at this level must meet one of the following: (a) One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade; OR (b) Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Engineering or a related field of engineering as outlined in paragraph 3.b.(1);OR(c) Master of Engineering degree, Master of Architecture degree, Master of Science degree in Engineering or a related field of study as outlined in paragraph 3.b.(1), plus 1 full year of progressively higher-level graduate education in a related field of study, provided the applicant's total background demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities for GS-11 level assignment; OR (d) Bachelor's degree as outlined in paragraph 3.b.(1) plus 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education in a related field of study, provided the applicant's total background demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities for GS-11 level assignment. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA). In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of either mechanical, electrical, structural, civil or other engineering/architectural principles, practices and their applications in the healthcare environment. (b) Knowledge of basic project management principles as applied to the healthcare setting. (c) Ability to apply healthcare engineering related standards, codes, policies and regulations, inclusive of, state and local codes. (d) Ability to communicate effective orally and in writing with internal and external customers with tact and diplomacy. (e) Ability to develop material for clinical or administrative staff that addresses the principles and application of engineering technology and/or theory used in healthcare. (f) Ability to advise staff on emerging engineering technology related to a healthcare facility, while keeping abreast of changes in such technology and utilizing the information to solve healthcare facility engineering challenges. Healthcare Engineer, GS-12 (1) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).In addition to meeting the experience requirements for this grade level, the candidate must fully demonstrate the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, structural, civil and other engineering/architectural principles, practices and their applications in the healthcare environment. (b) Knowledge of healthcare industry standards and related regulatory agency and organization (including, but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), etc.) regulations, requirements, guides, policies, procedures, directives, standards and general medical program requirements as they relate to healthcare engineering. (c) Knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices and techniques, materials and equipment to determine compliance with engineering regulations and standards. (d) Skill in researching and analyzing information, conditions, human factors and projections to make sound engineering and business recommendations and decisions to proactively identify problems and develop innovative solutions within the context of applicable rules, regulations and procedures. (e) Ability to plan and execute complex, multi-faceted projects and inspections while prioritizing resources against approved scopes of work, contract documents and budgets. (f) Ability to organize and lead multi-disciplinary task forces with members from different departments and divisions, as well as design and construction firms. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G72, Healthcare Engineer Qualification Standard GS-801, Veterans Health Administration. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Foreign Education. To be creditable, engineering, architecture or related education completed outside the U.S. must be submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to a Bachelor's degree as outlined in (1) above (DOCUMENTATION OF EQUIVALENCY REQUIRED). The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11 or GS-12. Physical Requirements/Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, training rooms, and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The incumbent must also work outdoors in all types of weather. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas or hazardous waste sites. The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required, e.g., walking, standing, climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, and carrying light items such as manuals or briefcases, or driving or traveling by motor vehicle.
Share |
Contact Information
Company Name: Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/679241300?utm_source=hbcuconnect&utm_medium=job_feed&utm_campaign=ar_vha_job_boards_feeds&utm_content=0801
Apply Now | Forward Job to a Friend | More Jobs From This Employer

(Advertise Here)
Latest News
knowledge
>> more | add
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
the blog king david johnson sr just commented on a blog entitled ' jen fad dont run now ,,,,,what's good for the 'geese is good for the gander', eh.'. 12:26AM
c brewster just became a new member. 08:14PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'sneak peek: passing love by jacqueline e. luckett '. 05:58AM
clear sea just became a new member. 03:28AM
william hanks just posted a blog entitled 'armani watch natural and unrestrained confident source'. 12:49AM
talibah bakhit just posted a blog entitled 'still the battle is not over——carmelite earls awaits the illinois supreme court ruling'. 04:13PM
talibah bakhit just posted a blog entitled 'students of the north lawndale community news journalism class visit abc 7 news'. 04:11PM
talibah bakhit just edited her profile. 04:09PM
okpara nosakhere just posted a blog entitled 'why teenagers appear to be lost and how we can save them'. 02:26AM
nasir muhammad just edited his profile. 12:34PM
okpara nosakhere just posted a blog entitled 'african american elders day'. 05:20PM
okpara nosakhere just invited 103 new member(s). 04:52PM
>> more | invite friends