WOMOS 670A Health Services Maintenance Technician

WOMOS Description

Organizes, supervises, and manages personnel and organizations responsible for installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing optical, dental, and medical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment; plans and develops detailed procedures for installation of instruments or equipment; develops internal operating procedures and manages allocated resources; anticipates and determines repair requirements, parts, and replacement of equipment; instructs on established maintenance techniques and operating procedures; advises on and supervises use of test, measurement, diagnostic, and special purpose test equipment to isolate equipment malfunctions; inspects inoperative equipment, develops cost estimates for repair, and makes appropriate recommendations regarding repair or replacement; maintains records; distributes work load; makes final inspections; develops or plans for design and layout of medical laboratory or equipment facilities; prepares drawings, sketches, notes, and materials for installation of equipment; may serve as a service school instructor; may perform duties in support of the procurement, research, development, testing, and evaluation of medical equipment. For more information on WOMOS 670A, see this Army website.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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