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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All individuals applying under this announcement must meet the qualifications for appointment as contained in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G38. Candidates who meet the appropriate requirements contained in the standard will be considered. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (a) Be in a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or, (b) Include differential and integral calculus, and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics and/or dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relations); (3) fluid mechanics and/or hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); or (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics. OR Combination of education and experience. College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: (a) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering; and (b) a good understanding , both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to 1 of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by 1 of the following: 1. Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 2. 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. 3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. 4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. Please refer to the Individual Occupational Requirements standard for Professional Engineering Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0858.htm for additional information. GS-12: Requires one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11. Specialized Experience is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of that position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience can be defined as providing professional engineering management while performing as a project leader in defining the requirements and specifications of medical electronic systems (e.g., CIS/ARK and RTLS), demonstrating the ability to conduct an equipment management program that is responsible for pre-purchase assessments and acquisition support, performing technological assessments of RTLS and CIS/ARK systems and related equipment, developing and executing training programs and courses to educate medical staff members on equipment management and safety protocols, performing analytical evaluations on optimal maintenance strategies, and implementing and managing various engineering and safety programs for a healthcare/medical organization. TIME IN GRADE: Time-In-Grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-6 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. (5 CFR 300.604). Candidates must meet the one (1) year time-in-grade requirement by the closing date of this announcement. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.