Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Biomedical Engineer (Technology Manager) in Dallas, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Dallas, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1815731

  • To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

  • The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

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  • Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.


The Biomedical Engineer serves as an advisor to the Chief Biomedical Engineer. The incumbent assists the Chief Biomedical Engineer with professional engineering management of a complex, technically sophisticated, and service oriented Biomedical Engineering Program. The Biomedical Engineering Program includes healthcare technology strategic planning, pre-purchase assessment, acquisition support, implementation coordination, equipment management, training, and ongoing maintenance support across VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). The incumbent supports VANTHCS’ mission and Biomedical Engineering Program goals while operating in accordance with VISN policies, biomedical policies, and standards of professional service. She/he provides local oversight and technical support for networked health care technologies such as, but not limited to, Radio Frequency/Real Time Location System (RTLS), interactive patient care system, voice over IP, and automated refrigerator monitoring system. She/he will have full management/oversight of these systems to include systems’ support. She/he acts as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for the service agreements regarding various healthcare technologies. She/he ensures the various healthcare technologies in the Medical Center are safe for patients, are reliable in their results, and experience minimal downtime. She/he meets with manufacturers, vendors and their engineers in matters involving health care technologies. She/he advises the Chief Biomedical Engineer on equipment evaluations. She/he trains clinical staff on specific subjects as needed including proper acquisition procedures and use of healthcare technologies. She/he provides support to the Medical Center to help resolve equipment related problems.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


U.S. citizenship.

Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

Transcripts Required for Proof

The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
  • Written Test-- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


Physical Requirements:

Work involves standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped spaces for prolonged periods. The employee continually lifts from 10 to 40 pounds and occasionally objects weighing in excess of 40 pounds

Work Conditions:

The works performed inside, in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. The workers are exposed to the possibility of serious burns caused by electrical shock. Workers may perform duties in contaminated and contagious disease areas, and with radiation and contaminated equipment. Incumbent maintains a clean work area.

The work is normally performed on the first shift tour of duty may but may required to work another shift as needed. Work beyond normal duty hours is at times to complete technical evaluation on certain systems.

The work might require occasional travel to other sites throughout VANTHCS. Incumbent must have a valid state drivers license.

APPLICANTS 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: 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.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Receiving Service Credit for 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 employees 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.

Salary Range: $75,167.00 to $97,717.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0858-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452214100

Job Announcement Number: AH-16-GBS-1815731