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    This National Guard position is for a MACHINIST T32, Position Description Number PDD1213000 and is part of the AZ CSMS, National Guard.

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    This position is located at the Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS) in Phoenix, Arizona. The primary purpose of this position is to perform machining operations that involve the manufacture of complex and non-routine parts and items from raw stock of differing metals, metal alloys, and other materials in support of maintenance activities. Work products are typically one-of-a-kind and involve unusual trade problems that require a high degree of ingenuity and responsibility.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    3414 Machining

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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.
    • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid State and Military Driver License.
    • Applicant must be able to gain and maintain access to all required systems and the AZ-ARNG Network.


    Military Grades: PVT/E1 - SGM/CSM/E9 or WOC - CW3/W3

    Compatible Military Assignments: Possess a 91 Series, Enlisted MOS; predetermined as a 91 branch Warrant Officer Candidate; or 91 branch Warrant Officer


    Specialized Experience (WG-3414-10):
    Must possess at least 24 months of experience or training performing the full range of machining operations on most types of conventional or CNC machine tools and their various attachments. Experience or training in planning and lay out work from blueprints, worksheets and other drawings that may have missing or incorrect information. Skill in applying shop mathematics in establishing needed dimensions, such as those required for chasing threads or machining angular surfaces; locating and marking surfaces and angles to be machined. Skill in programming machining operations, setting up and operating CNC machine tools. Knowledge of and ability to apply advanced shop mathematics such as geometric and trigonometric formulas to make computation for laying out work, machining pieces at unusual or compound angles, determining gear ratios pitch, angles and other similar exact or precision dimension.

    Specialized Experience (WG-3414-11): Must possess at least 48 months of WG-3414-10 (or equivalent) experience with thorough knowledge of advanced shop mathematics, skill and ingenuity in using machine tools and their attachments to perform machining processes requiring special adaptations or equipment or processes for which they were not specifically designed. Skilled in performing work assignments that require accomplishing untried tasks or procedures such those required in machining rare metals, new metal alloys, or other new materials. Thorough knowledge of all machining operations aspects as well as extensive knowledge of related trades in order to resolve problems concerning complex machining operations or procedures and to suggest more efficient or economic machining processes where necessary.


    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):

    1. Skill and knowledge to perform the full range of machinist operations on most types of conventional and/or CNC machine tools and their various attachments.

    2. Knowledge of various metals and other materials such as aluminum, brass, bronze, high carbon and alloy steel, chrome, nickel, titanium, molybdenum, super alloys, nylon, rubber, plastics, and Teflon to produce desired cuts and finishes on each material.

    3. Skill in planning and laying out work from blueprints, work sheets, and drawings that have missing or incorrect information.

    4. Knowledge of the common programming language for Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine Tools.

    5. Skill in determining work procedures, machine tools, equipment, and attachments to be used; proper type and size of raw stock; sequence of machining operations; and the speeds and feeds necessary to attain the required finishes and tolerances.

    6. Skill in manufacturing an entire item, carrying out machining operations necessary for completion, and performing precision handwork such as filing, scraping and lapping to fit, assembling, and finishing machined parts.

    7. Skill in using many types of precision instruments and equipment such as vernier calipers, height gages, squares, protractors, inside, outside, and depth micrometers, surface gages, vee blocks, parallel bars, gage blocks, dial indicators, optical and mechanical comparators, and "go" and "no -go" thread, ring, bore, and plug gages to attain accurate dimensions and maintain tolerances.

    8. Knowledge of trade mathematics including plane geometry and the use of trigonometric functions, and machinist handbook formulas in establishing needed dimensions, such as those required for chasing threads or machining angular surfaces; locating and marking surfaces and angles to be machined, locating reference points, or performing other layout work necessary to facilitate accurate job set ups on a variety of conventional and/or CNC machine tools.

    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 or the Optional Form 612.

    2. Other supporting documents: Applicant MUST submit their most current Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) or Officer Record Brief (ORB) and/or other military documentation to verify unit, rank, MOS, and security clearance requirements.

    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/11108111A 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/.

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    Raymond Baxter








    PHOENIX, AZ 85008
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    Next steps

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