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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Electronics Mechanic in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary The Electronics Mechanic is part of the Maintenance & Operations section of the Engineering Department for the Department of Veterans Affairs facility located in Des Moines, IA. The position will utilize knowledge of electronic principles to complete a variety of duties related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of electronic equipment. Responsibilities Major duties include but are not limited to: Maintain, repair, install, and make operational checks on a variety of complex equipment and complete systems. Maintain, test, and repair directional finding systems, satellite communications systems, navigational aids, etc. Install, modify, overhaul, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex electronic equipment consisting of numerous complex integral components. Routinely deal with sophisticated electronic systems/networks such as nurse call systems, fire alarm systems, CCTV networks, and security systems, among others. Perform installation, troubleshooting, repair, and calibration of other sophisticated electronic equipment such as audio recorders, audiometers, video cameras, pagers, and electronic controls, among others. Manage multiple projects and repairs simultaneously with little assistance. Ensure reliable performance in accordance with manufacturer's safety and other standards and specifications. Perform preventive maintenance including documentation of maintenance, testing, and results to meet administrative and safety requirements. Act as technical adviser regarding the operation, effectiveness, maintainability, serviceability and utilities, space and environmental requirements of equipment. Will be required to maintain training requirements to act as Contracting Officer Representative for areas of responsibility. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Electronics Mechanic/PD302260 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure: Not required Bargaining Unit Position: Yes - AFGE Physical Requirements: Performs tasks requiring moderate physical exertion, including frequent medium lifting (up to 40 pounds), pushing, pulling, carrying, climbing, bending, stooping, crawling, and negotiating confined spaces, as well as occasional heavy lifting (more than 40 pounds) and strenuous exertion. The employee is standing or walking much of the time and must be in good overall physical condition. Physical capability to regularly walk long distances, dexterity and accurate eye-hand coordination and corrected 20/20 vision and accurate color perception are required. Working Conditions: Most work is performed inside buildings, usually adequately lighted, heated, ventilated, or cooled. Occasionally work may be performed in very cold, hot, or unventilated areas, or outside. Exposure to lubricants and other chemicals and fumes is common, as well as the ever present hazards of electrical shock and burns, and the physical hazards of electro-mechanical equipment. Exposure to radiation and contaminated or infectious biological hazards may occur. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. 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. Pre-employment physical required. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Will be required to maintain training requirements to act as Contract Officer Representative (Level 1) for areas of responsibility. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/24/2022. 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. To be found at least minimally qualified for the position of Electronics Mechanic at the WG-10 level, your application and supporting documentation must demonstrate the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for satisfactory job performance. For this position, the ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision is prime. Examples of qualifying experience include but are not limited to: fabricating, overhauling, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining electronic equipment; knowledge of electronic principles; the ability to recognize improper operation, troubleshoot and locate the cause, and determine the best method of correcting the defect; disassembling, assembling, and adjusting electronic equipment; and utilizing various computer and software systems to program or realign system components. 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: ElectronicsEquipment Assembly, Installation, RepairIngenuityTest Equipment - ElectronicsTroubleshooting (Electronic Equipment)Use Hand and Power Tools - ElectronicsWithout 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. Education Additional Information The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced 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 This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. 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.