Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Electronics Technician 05630T in Leavenworth, Kansas

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Incumbent serves as an Electronic Technician at the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Responsibilities

Major duties include (but not limited to):Requesting replacement parts, supplies, or tools for items not on hand; Requesting service from outside sources to replace, repair and/or service equipment; Works with contractors during installation and modification of equipment system specifications, if needed, to adapt equipment to the system/environment; Communicates with a wide variety of people in diverse situations; Identifies interim solutions when parts or outside service are not immediately available to minimize detrimental impact on program deliverables; Makes modifications to interconnections, as necessary, to increase reliability of the overall system; Advises and consults with the supervisor on equipment matters pertaining to the selection, installation, or modification of equipment and evaluation of and solutions to unusual maintenance problems; Assists in installing and putting into operation control systems; Evaluates corrective action alternatives for cost effectiveness, considering device repair history, device age and expected remaining lifetime, user needs, and parts availability; Evaluates the equipment longevity and recommend equipment replacement in lieu of repair; Evaluates systems and subsystems and determines which test and calibration equipment is required, evaluates compatibility between subsystems; Demonstrates application of standardized, analytical, and evaluative methods; Improvises troubleshooting practices; Performs periodic inspection of equipment; Performs preventive maintenance and frequent inspections within the context of the preventive maintenance; Performs preventive and nonscheduled corrective maintenance by diagnosing malfunctions and operating difficulties; Assists the supervisor in writing preventive maintenance procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, lock-out, tag-out (LOTO) requirements, and contract specifications required for system maintenance programs and demand repairs; Assists in basic computer and printer maintenance and day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of computer equipment; and Develops methods and procedures for maintenance and testing systems and subsystem components.

Work Schedule: M-F, 11:30 AM-8:00PM Telework:Not Available Virtual:This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:Electronics Technician/05360T Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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0856 Electronics Technical

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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 background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/04/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note:Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience (GS-9): You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include (but are not limited to): 1) Provides comprehensive technical support for automated equipment systems (e.g., automatic packaging systems, tote conveyor systems, and drug dosing machines) 2) Applies specialized methods, techniques, and principles of analog and digital electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, electromechanical devices, hydraulics, thermodynamics, optics, physics, and computer science along with knowledge of basic computer hardware components 3) Interprets electronic, electrical, and mechanical drawings, specifications, and schematics of custom systems 4) Uses standard test equipment such as analog/digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, resistor/capacitor substitution boxes, calibration devices, general hand tools, current probes, and watt meters 5) Troubleshoots equipment problems 6) Uses a variety of electronics troubleshooting techniques sufficient to work with complex systems and/or subsystems composed of combinations of components assembled into a configuration designed to accomplish a specific function (e.g., automated prescription fill and packaging) 7) Performs preventive maintenance, installation, evaluation of system performance, repair, calibration, modification, and programming / reprogramming for various manufacturers' and models of programmable logic controllers (PLC's) 8) Coordinates preventive maintenance and frequent inspections within the context of the preventive maintenance 9) Assembles numerous constituent units or subsystems including components such as controllers, sensors, bar code scanners, industrial controls and equipment, and pulse and counting mechanisms OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have either two full years of directly related graduate education or a directly related master's degree.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Customer Service
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management
  • Technical Competence

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:Work involves various situations requiring bench and/or field work that requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, lifting, pushing, etc. Handles devices weighing up to 40 pounds and is sometimes called upon to handle objects weighing in excess of 40 pounds with the assistance of equipment or other personnel. Work requires frequent inspections of equipment and systems, which may involve considerable walking, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other physical movements. Often works in areas that require special safety precautions to avoid injury to self or others (e.g., lock-out, tag-out (LOTO), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.).

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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.

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.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • SF-50

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 'Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference' with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.For more information on Veterans Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/04/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10275755.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Michael Corbin
Phone

(785) 350-3987

Email

Michael.Corbin@va.gov

Address

VA CMOP National 770 5000 S 13Th St Leavenworth, KS 66048-5581 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
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  • Selective Service
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510847800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/13/2018 to 10/04/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Salary: $50,918 to $66,194 per year

Appointment type: Temporary

Work schedule: Full-Time