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Job opening: Supervisory Healthcare Engineer (Safety Engineer)

Salary: $132 780 - 172 619 per year
City: Montrose
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position serves as a Supervisor within Engineering Service with responsibility for the Safety and Transportation section at a multi-faceted and affiliated VA Medical Center, including outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics.


The Supervisory Safety Engineer ensures safe, reliable, and a precisely controlled operating environment for direct patient care through management of a safety program to build and renovate hospital and support environments. Supervisory Safety Engineers are responsible for the Hospital Industrial Hygiene Program as well as the Green Environmental Management System and aspects of the NFPA Life Safety Program. Supervisory Safety Engineers serve as experts in the safety of the medical care environment, including all hospital building features, automated building management and environmental control systems, and critical utility systems, as well as the safety oversight of related construction including construction in and adjacent to operational healthcare environments. Supervisory Safety Engineers collaborate directly with the Chief of Engineering Service, executive leadership, medical staff, nursing staff, and other clinical personnel regarding the safety aspect of design of the environment for medical care. They manage construction Safety. They ensure that all hospital design and construction projects comply with a multitude of accreditation and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, those promulgated by the Joint Commission (T JC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In summary, Supervisory Safety Engineers apply engineering concepts and methodologies to enhance the delivery of healthcare by providing a technologically advanced, safe, and reliable healthcare environment through Inspection and code enforcement. Perform other assigned duties. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Ad-Hoc Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 25690F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. (1) 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 (2) 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 (3) 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. Grade Determinations: . In addition to the basic requirements outlined above, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Supervisory Healthcare Engineer, GS-13. (1) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade. (2) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to meeting the experience requirements for this grade level, the candidate must fully demonstrate the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of data analysis techniques related to managing workload, quality, performance and productivity within the area of responsibility. (b) Knowledge related to the management of overall department resources, (i.e., finances space, equipment, supplies, schedules and staffing) at the local level (c) Knowledge of the full range of supervisory duties, which include responsibility for assignment of work, performance evaluations, selection of staff, training and development, recommendation of awards, advancements and disciplinary actions. (d) Skill in using effective communication in managing interpersonal relationships, leading and dealing with employees, team leaders, labor representatives and managers. (e) Ability to balance multiple responsibilities, set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems and develop and implement effective solutions that result in efficient operations. (f) Ability to draft and/or recommend local policies and/or directives related to healthcare engineering management. (g) Ability to recognize and assess evolving scenarios, utilizing initiative, self-direction and assigned resources to affect resolutions. (3) Assignment. For all supervisory assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity, difficulty, range of variety and be performed by the incumbent as a major duty at least 25% of the time. The incumbent must supervise staff for at least 25% of the time, administratively and technically at the full performance grade level or below. At this level, Supervisory Healthcare Engineers are assigned at the facility level, supervising professional engineers and other support positions at GS-13 equivalent and below. Supervisory Healthcare Engineers exercise the full range of supervisory responsibility to include development of performance standards and performance evaluations; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing training needs, etc. They provide complex professional engineering advice to peers, subordinates and/or non-professional administrators/managers. They review or direct the review of technical plans, specifications and analyses of design as submitted by subordinates. Supervisory Healthcare Engineers provide professional advice to improve such plans, specifications and analyses. They direct necessary changes and furnish assistance as required. They advise subordinate personnel on methods and procedures to be used in special studies on highly complex projects. Supervisory Healthcare Engineers oversee subordinate professionals' work. They are the technical authority, providing expert advice pertaining to the maintenance of facilities, structures or landscapes that may involve large geographic regions. Supervisory Healthcare Engineers review subordinates' activity plans, specifications and cost estimates for technical adequacy and feasibility. They oversee maintenance standards for advanced equipment or systems technology. Supervisory Healthcare Engineers provide for the budgeting and financial management for the Safety Section of engineering. They manage the organizations Safety Program. They establish policy and monitor adherence to all applicable regulations governing safety in a hospital setting. Preferred Experience: Healthcare Engineering, Supervisory and Hospital Safety Experience References: VA Handbook 5005/150 Part II Appendix G72. Healthcare Engineer Qualification Standard GS-0801 Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service for requirements.


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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Address Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hospital 2094 Albany Post Road Montrose, NY 10548 US
  • Name: Kim Howell
  • Email: [email protected]


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