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Job opening: Supervisory Healthcare Engineer

Salary: $151 885 - 197 453 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Togus
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This Supervisory Healthcare Engineer position is in the VA Maine Healthcare System, located at the Togus location. This position is a full-time at 40 hours per week.


The Supervisory Healthcare Engineer (Chief Engineer) provides for a safe, reliable and precisely controlled operating environment for direct patient care. Duties include, but are not limited to: Serve as expert in the design, sustainment and improvement of the medical care environment, including all hospital building features, automated building management and environmental control systems, critical utility systems and medical equipment technology. Collaborate directly with executive leadership, medical staff, nursing staff and other clinical personnel regarding the design and operation of the environment for medical care. Manage capital asset programs and construction projects. Educate and advise clinical staff on the safe use of critical building features, utility systems and fire prevention systems as they relate to the environment of care. Educate and advise clinical staff on medical equipment technology including selection, operation, safety and security. Ensure the healthcare system complies with a multitude of accreditation and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, those issued by (TJC), (OSHA) and (EPA). Apply engineering concepts and methodologies to enhance the delivery of healthcare by providing a technologically advanced, safe and reliable healthcare environment. Responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, evaluating and management process for service line programs, which include setting qualitative and quantitative standards. Develop and provide the Executive Leadership Team and the clinical staff information on the methods, techniques and procedures necessary to integrate the engineering, maintenance, biomedical, capital management and other engineering programs into the mission of the medical center. Oversee the TJC, Environment of Care Programs for Utility Systems Management, Safety, Life Safety and Medical Equipment Management for both the assigned medical center and all (CBOC's). Responsible for all personnel in the Engineering Service, including supervisory general engineers and staff engineers. Responsible for the selection, evaluation, initiation, or promotion of subordinate employees. Responsible for adverse and other personnel actions for the members of the service. Selects, supervises, and coordinates activities of subordinates. Responsible for the following activities for employees that this position directly supervises; leave approval, performance standards and ratings, and planning and establishing all service activities. Responsible for initiating and fostering a partnership environment with the Service for decisions related to service projects, hearing/resolving subordinates' complaints, taking disciplinary actions, identifying developmental and training needs of employees, establishing long-term and short term goals for the service, and approving expenses and awards. Responsible for overseeing the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the multiyear Strategic Capital Improvement Plan (SCIP), the Energy Program, the Safety Program, and the Construction Program through subordinate organizational units. Serve on other task forces and supports other medical centers as requested/assigned by the (VISN) and Executive Leadership at the other VISN medical centers. Conduct and directs special studies and analyses of complex problems relating to personnel requirements, space, equipment utilization, organizational alignment, and other areas of concern to senior leadership. Maintain constant surveillance of the entire facility's compliance with standards of Joint Commission and other accrediting and regulatory agencies related to environment of care. Work Schedule: Full Time Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Compressed/Flexible:Not authorized Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Functional Statement #: F04777 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Required, selectee must file a financial disclosure report, OGE Form 450, within 30 days of onboarding and then annually. NOTIFICATIONS: This position is in the Excepted Service. This is not a Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by a special rate. The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Narrative responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment. Continuation of Duties is in the Education section:



Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States (U.S.). Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or Architecture. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be from a school with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Engineering Accreditation Commission (excludes engineering technology) or National Council of Architectural Registration Boards curriculum. Examples of acceptable engineering and architectural degrees include, but are not limited to: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Architectural Engineering. Titles may vary from educational institutions and change over time; OR Evidence of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination with a bachelor's degree. Evidence can be in the form of an Engineering in Training certificate issued from any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico, or test results from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) identifying a passing score; OR Evidence of current professional registration or licensure as a Professional Engineer or Architect. Evidence of current professional registration or licensure can be from any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. Foreign Education: To be creditable, engineering, architecture or related education completed outside the U.S. must be submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to a Bachelor's degree. English Language Proficiency: Healthcare Engineer candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates: GS 14 Experience: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS 13). In addition to meeting the experience requirements for this grade level, the candidate must fully demonstrate the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, structural, civil and other engineering/architectural principles, practices and their applications as related to healthcare facilities. (b) Knowledge related to the management of overall healthcare system resources, (i.e., finances, space, equipment, supplies, schedules and staffing). (c) Skill in using effective communication in managing interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders, executive leadership, labor representatives and managers. (d) Skill in balancing multiple responsibilities, setting priorities, delegating tasks and projects, meeting multiple deadlines, analyzing complex organizational problems and developing and implementing effective solutions that result in efficient operations. (e) Skill in applying considerable independent judgment to interpret broad or general national policies and guidelines and adapt/apply them to specific compliant programs at the local healthcare system. (f) Skill in recognizing and assessing evolving scenarios, utilizing initiative, and self-directing and assigning resources to affect resolutions. (g) Skill in complying with national internal and outside regulatory agency and organization (including, but not limited to TJC, OSHA, NFPA, etc.) regulations, requirements, guides, policies, procedures, directives, standards and general medical program requirements as they relate to healthcare engineering. (h) Ability to anticipate, develop and implement strategies in meeting the healthcare system's short-term and long-term strategic goals in a highly fluid environment. (i) Ability to interview candidates for positions, recommend appointments, advancements, or when appropriate, disciplinary actions; evaluate performance and identify continuing education and training needs. References: VA Handbook 5005/150 Part II Appendix G72 Physical Requirements: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, training rooms, and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The Chief Engineer must also work outdoors in all types of weather. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas or hazardous waste sites. The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required, e.g., walking, standing, climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, and carrying light items such as manuals or briefcases, or traveling by motor vehicle.


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

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

Continuation of Duties:


Healthcare Engineer: vacareers.va.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/Total-Rewards-of-a-General-Engineer-Career-Flyer.pdf

Pay: Competitive salary and regular salary increases When setting pay, a higher step rate of the appropriate grade may be determined after consideration of existing pay, higher or unique qualifications, or special needs of the VA (Above Minimum Rate of the Grade).
Paid Time Off: 37-50 days of annual paid time offer per year (13-26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)
Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior [work experience] or military service experience.
Parental Leave: After 12 months of employment, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in connection with the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.
Child Care Subsidy: After 60 days of employment, full time employees with a total family income below $144,000 may be eligible for a childcare subsidy up to 25% of total eligible childcare costs for eligible children up to the monthly maximum of $416.66.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)


  • Address Togus VA Medical Center 1 VA Center Augusta, ME 04330 US
  • Name: Donna Davies
  • Phone: (603) 624-4366 X5077
  • Email: [email protected]


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