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The incumbent is the Chief of Facilities Management Service (FMS) at Loma Linda VA Healthcare System. They are responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive total engineering program including the efficient operation of the utility plans, the maintenance of all buildings, grounds, facilities, medical equipment management program, the patient transportation program, and a complex, comprehensive design and construction program.
The Chief of FMS is directed to accomplish managerial responsibilities and interface them with staff in a highly visible manner while cultivating an environment that promotes high reliability principles. The position performs a variety of duties in an extremely complex healthcare system, which is constantly evolving. This includes being an integral part of the space planning, construction, environment of care, safety and emergency preparedness initiatives and programs. Work is performed at VA's busiest and most complex health delivery medical centers in the nation. The healthcare system typically maintains one or more academic affiliations and supports/trains large numbers of residents, interns and other health care providers in a wide variety of medical specialties and health care occupations.
The Chief of FMS plays a key role in executing the organization's strategic plan and performing the following duties (include but are not limited to):
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be approved for highly qualified applicants.
Basic Qualifications: To meet the basic qualifications of a General Engineer:A. I possess a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science of physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. (Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts.)OR,B. I possess a combination of education and experience - college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 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. Specific 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. 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 acceptable in lieu of degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision or guidance. (Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts.)GS-14 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: responsible for the development and management of a total engineering program including the efficient operation of the utility plans, the maintenance of all buildings, grounds, facilities, medical equipment management program, the patient transportation program, and a complex, comprehensive design and construction program; responsible for the management and control of real property of the station and recommends to the Director appropriate action in connection with the acquisition, disposal, and utilization of real property; reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to top management on reports prepared by subordinates or on professional matters, prepared personally; plans and directs programs of preventive maintenance and recurring and nonrecurring maintenance to upgrade the physical plant; makes studies, evaluations, and recommendations concerning improved maintenance and operation of the station physical plant; analyze operating costs of building service systems and utility charges to forecast trends, which have an impact on future budgets to supply the need for additional and improved equipment or systems; and provides technical and administrative supervision to (HVAC and Pipefitters, structural workers, Maintenance Mechanics, Painters, Electricians, Motor Vehicle Operators, Biomedical Engineers, interior designers, Project Engineers and an administrative section) through subordinate supervisors.Ideal candidate has:
Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in an office environment. However, inspections and field work require frequent walking, standing, bending, climbing ladders, etc. Work is performed in administrative patient care areas as well as outside in inclement weather or in areas that are wet, very hot (boiler plants), cold (walk-in freezers), or unventilated (such as crawl spaces, mechanical rooms, or energy plants). May also be exposed to contagious disease(s) when working in patient care areas or asbestos containing materials or lead when performing inspection work. Safety procedures must be followed and appropriate protective safety gear must be worn.