MASSACHUSETTS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
This position is open to all current members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Currently, there is only one vacancy to be filled; however additional vacancies that occur within 90 days may be filled from this announcement.
Work involved in fabricating, overhauling, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining ground, airborne, and marine electronic equipment, such as: radio; radar; sonar; cryptographic; satellite; microwave; micro computers and peripherals; laser; infrared; industrial x-ray; marine, aeronautical, and space navigation aid; TV receiver; surveillance; and similar devices. The work requires knowledge of electronic principles; the ability to recognize improper operation, locate the cause, and determine the best method to correct the defect; and the skill to disassemble, assemble, and adjust electronic equipment. The work includes using both manual and automated test equipment. The work may require the use of a personal computer and numerous software packages to program or realign various components or systems, download information, and detect equipment deficiencies.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…National Guard Membership is Required
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard
- Pre-Employment physical is required
- Direct Deposit is required
- Must submit the required OF 306, or you will be disqualified
- References Worksheet is required all applicants who are not current
- full-time employees of the Massachusetts National Guard
- Favorable background check is required
Military grade range: PV2 - SFC
All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.
Compatible Military Assignment:
General Experience: Must have experience or training which demonstrates the applicant's knowledge of electrical or electronic theory, knowledge of common testing procedures, skill in the use of hand tools of the electronics trade, and skill in reading schematics.
Specialized Experience: Must have at least 18 months of experience or training in utilizing principles, basic functions and application of theory of electronic systems or equipment. Experience in diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs for malfunctions in electronic equipment or systems. Experience in making mechanical repairs that required the use of precision measuring and calibrating equipment. Experience in using complex test equipment such as deviation meters, complex special test panels, etc. Experience which demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications, and publications.
1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
3. MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: Ifyou are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.
For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:
IncentiveTermination without Recoupment:
If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Background checks and security clearance
Resume showing relevant experience.
OF306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)
****If you do not submit this required OF 306, you will be disqualified****
References Worksheet - (Found under "Application Tools" on Menu on lower right side of page)
****References Worksheet IS REQUIRED for all applicants who are not current full-time employees of the Massachusetts National Guard****
Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Office of Personnel Management Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
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
HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume, OF 306 and any other documents specified in the Key Requirements section and Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeandApplicationTips#icc
Option A: Applying Online
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:
You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed and your resume is not attached until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.
To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps: Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. Click onApplication Status and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Please Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all of your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.
You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire: Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.
Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf, and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1895164.
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.
Agency contact information
Stephen M. Martins
JFHQ HRO Staffing
Human Resources Office
This is a ELECTRONICS MECHANIC position supporting the CSMS. This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: CPT Christopher Bannish 339-202-4602
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews. You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462216600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.