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    This National Guard position is for a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, Position Description Number R9560WID and is part of the ID Installation Support Unit, Idaho Army National Guard.



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    This position is located in the Multi Purpose Range Complex Division, Directorate of Plans, Training and Mobilization of an Army National Guard Major Training Area. Position is established for the purpose of the incumbent to perform as a member of a maintenance team operating and maintaining a Remote and Moving Target System within the Multi Purpose Range Complex. Incumbent will perform duties of a mixed nature that involves the Electronics, Electrician and Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Series. No particular series has been determined as being predominant. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs.

    Performs organizational, direct, general support level field/shop maintenance on the Target Holding Mechanism Tank Gunnery (THMTG), Armor Moving Target Carrier (AMTC), Infantry Remote Target System (IRETS), Infantry Moving Target Carrier System (IMTS), M31Al and MJO,smoke and hostile fire simulators. Test, charge and install 12/24 volt batteries. Provides technical advice and assistance to lower graded employees in the performance of assigned duties.

    Inspects, tests, service, adjust, align, calibrate, install, repair, replace, recondition, troubleshoot, field test and/or shop test target mechanisms and hit sensor devices. Uses shop bench test mock-up to test hydraulic and electrical/electronic meters, oscilloscope, logic probe, and pressure gages. Replaces/repairs defective hardware and parts such as: relays, switches, assemblies, cables, target elevating mechanisms, hydraulic cylinders, piping, valves, pumps, junction boxes, solenoids, electric motors, rectifiers, diodes, transformers, rheostat, transistors, resistors, capacitors, thermal panels and other components.

    Fabricates and repairs electrical power/data cables, hit sensor cable assemblies, hard-wire control power distribution/switch devices, etc. Performs routine flatwork welding repairs to metal mechanical target mounting devices. Uses oxygen-acetylent welder to heat-treat and straighten target mounting arms, cut repair splices and to join metal surfaces to repair live-fire damage.

    Loads and unloads explosive Hoffman devices. Loads oxygen/propane on simulators. Following standard measurements and specifications fabricates and repairs plastic, metal, wooden and cardboard targets.

    Operate computer keyboard console to activate target mechanisms and to perform maintenance. Operate two-way radio equipped four wheel motor vehicles up and including 2 l/2 ton trucks to transport self, materials, and others to worksites. Performs operational checks on vehicles 2nd fills out log books and trip tickets as required. Xay be required to perform range maintenance duties on other ranges.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
    • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
    • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
    • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
    • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain Secret Security Clearance within one year of employment.


    Military Grades: E-1 THROUGH E-7

    Compatible Military Assignments: ANY MOS



    Work involves maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related fixtures and utilities, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, cement work, painting and other related trades.

    Minimum Requirements- WG- Experience or training that has provided the knowledge of trade practices, tools, and related equipment used in the maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related fixtures and utilities.

    Must have at least 18 months of experience or training in complex trade practices in the maintenance and repair of facilities and grounds. Experience which required selecting type and amount of materials needed to maintain and repair facilities. Experience using measuring equipment and various portable power tools in work which required close tolerances. Experience or training in performing visual examinations and operational tests to determine the need for, and the performance of, repair work.


    There are no additional education requirements required for this position.

    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.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    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/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10804728

    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.

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    Kylianne Lowe


    ID Installation Support Unit
    4200 W Ellsworth St
    Boise, ID 83705
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    Next steps

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