- Videos Videos - Duties Help Help Duties Summary The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time, permanent, Equipment Servicer - Wheelchair Technician. This position is located within the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Service Line. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major duties include, but are not limited to: - Assembles, modifies, and repairs manual and electric wheelchairs, scooters, power assist devices for wheelchairs, and other various durable medical equipment as appropriate to meet the comprehensive functional mobility and assistive technology needs of the individual Veteran. - Provides installation of complex seating equipment on manual and power wheelchairs. - Initiates and provides a program of general preventative maintenance, repairs and warehousing for manual or power wheelchairs, seating and positioning equipment and their replacement components. - Establishes work methods and procedures to test, diagnose, and repair all electric and electronic components associated with power mobility devices that are out of factory warranty. - Repairs and maintains all components of these devices to include the support battery charger unit. - Responsible for inspection of manual and power wheelchairs under factory warranty for initial acceptance or return to the vendor or factory for repair or replacement. - Assembles, energizes, adjusts and tests new power wheelchairs before issuing to Veterans. - Responsible for maintaining and requesting tools and equipment used in the repair and warehousing of wheelchairs. - Ensures safe working condition of all equipment and tools, alerting staff and supervisor of safety concerns. - Enters workload documentation, enters and tracks prosthetic requests for stock and special ordered equipment and parts, and documents all interactions with Veterans per VA and facility policy. - Provides for unscheduled repairs through offering a "roll-in" clinic with regularly scheduled hours of service. - Monitors and manages inventory for the wheelchair clinic. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Position Description Title/PD#: Equipment Servicer - 90491-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None - Job family (Series) 4801 Miscellaneous General Equipment Maintenance - Requirements Help Help Requirements 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 a background/security investigation - Pre-employment physical required - 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, 06/18/2021. 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. 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: - Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair - Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading) - Measuring Instruments - Technical Practices - Troubleshooting - Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment - Without 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work involves moderate lifting and carrying of less than 45 lbs. Ability to walk, stand, crawl, kneel and bend repeatedly. Use of fingers and both hands required. Must have the ability to distinguish basic colors and have emotional/mental stability. Hearing (aid permitted) and near vision acceptable. Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information 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. Financial disclosure not required. 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 . Read more 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. Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness - Required Documents Help Help Required Documents To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: - Resume - SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action 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-50s (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 - Resume - SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action - Benefits Help Help Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. - How to Apply Help Help 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 06/18/2021 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11132566 . - 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. - 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. NOTE : Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service. HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities. Read more Agency contact information Melissa Plamann Melissa Plamann Phone (605) 336-3230 X7706 Email Melissa.Plamann@va.gov Address St Cloud VA Medical Center 4801 Veterans Drive St Cloud, MN 56303 US Learn more about this agency 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. 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