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    This job opportunity is for a Painting Worker position, position description D1217000, within the CSMS 1 of the New Jersey Army National Guard. This vacancy announcement is a Title 32, Excepted Service position.

    The primary purpose of this position is to prepare and apply coating materials such as paints, varnishes, and rust proofing compounds on stationary and mobile equipment and on combat, tactical, and commercial vehicles.

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    As an Painting Worker, WG-4102-8, you will:

    • Prepare surfaces by removing rust, paint, and loose particles.
    • Sand and even out dents and scars to assure a smooth and level surface using sanders, scrapers, sandpaper, wire brushes, and paint remover.
    • Prepare coating materials by tinting, toning, etching, blending, and mixing in various additives.
    • Ensure that match, texture and appearance meet finish requirements.
    • Replace and apply markings/lettering as specified by appropriate manuals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4102 Painting

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    Conditions Of Employment

    Military Requirements

    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Areas of Consideration:

    • All permanent, on-board, Title 32 Employees within the New Jersey National Guard
    • All permanent, on-board, Title 5 Employees within the New Jersey National Guard (with current National Guard Membership)
    • All New Jersey National Guard members (M-Day, Traditional, and Drill-Status Guardsmen)

    Military Grades: E-3 to E-6

    Compatible Military Assignments: 12, 88, 91, 92, 94
    Selectee will have two (2) years of appointment to complete the required training to become MOS Qualified.

    Title 32, Permanent and Indefinite employees must be placed in a position that is MOS compatible (listed above) prior to appointment as a National Guard Technician. To maintain a Title 32 Technician position, becoming MOS Qualified is required within the allotted time indicated above.

    Pre-Placement Physical:A pre-placement physical will be required for anyone selected for this position. Placement into the position will not be made until results are received.

    Applicant must be physically and medically qualified to be fit tested and use government issued personal protective equipment IAW OSHA and Army regulations
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service


    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    General Experience
    Must have the following experience(s):
    • Preparing surfaces (removal of rust, dirt, paint, etc)
    • Brushing, rolling, spraying and coating
    • Working with paints, varnishes, shellacs, and other coating materials
    • Using tools and equipment associated with the painting trade
    • Reading and interpreting directions
    Specialized Experience
    Must have 12 months of the following experience(s):
    • Preparing surfaces and utilizing coating methods and techniques
    • Sanding, using wire brushes, scraping, spackling, using putty, prepping surfaces
    • Selecting appropriate tools to complete assigned tasks
    • Brushing on, rolling on, and spraying coating materials
    • Cutting-in techniques and dip and overflow methods
    • Interpreting and following technical orders, specifications and publications


    There are no education requirements for this vacancy announcement.

    For those who are substituting education or training for experience, transcripts or other documentation must be included in your application packet to support any Educational claims.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Attention to Detail, Painting, and Reading

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this position:

    • Resume - must include your contact information, dates of employment (to include months and years) and duties performed.
    Other Supporting Documents (optional)
    These are required to support claims annotated on Resume
    • Transcripts - to support educational claims (courses must be directly related to experience required)
    • SF-50 - to support Federal Employment status claim - Most recent, Non-Award Standard Form 50

    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.

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    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.


    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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Mary King


    NJ CSMS 1
    1 Pinehurst Rd Route 539
    Manchester, NJ 08759
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527758000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.