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Job Title:FABRIC WORKER

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:FL13-031

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$41,698.26 to $48,627.10 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-3105-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Blanding, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current military members of the Florida National Guard

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!

FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted 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.

This position is located at the CSMS, Camp Blanding, FL

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is open to Category 1 & 2 Only.  Category 1: All permanent/indefinite military technicians in the Florida National Guard; and Category 2: All current military members of the Florida National Guard.  First consideration will be given to Category 1.

 

INTRODUCTION:  This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility.  The primary purpose of this position is to perform fabric and upholstery work in support of maintenance activities.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment

DUTIES:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Fabricates canvas covers, tarpaulins, and other canvas and leather items that are difficult to plan, lay out, construct, and fit because of figure irregularities, uncommon shapes and sizes, unusual designs, or intricately constructed parts.  Replaces hardware on canvas and webbing.  Attaches tack buttons by clinching tack and buttons to material with hammer and wood block or by fastening with tack-button machine.  Prepares and circular-stitches iron rings.  Inserts brass grommets using die set, lead block, hollow steel cutter and punch, fastener anvil, riveting hammer, and wood mallet. Repairs worn or damaged leather equipment and attachments.  Hand sews leather-using saddler’s stitch or running stitch; using tools such as stitch maker, awl, fid, and needles.  Machine sews items made of soft leather.  Repairs or replaces upholstery on tactical, commercial, and combat vehicles and equipment.  Examines vehicle to determine extent of repair.  Removes upholstery from seat assemblies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Must possess experience or training which demonstrates the ability to take measurements, make patterns and layouts, mark, cut, fit and sew or cement parts together, using hand or power tools and equipment and knowledge of fabrics and constructions methods.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  WG-09 must possess 18 months experience or training reading and interpreting designs and blueprints, technical manuals, and prints, and drawing individual patterns, making alterations or adjustments to difficult patterns.  Experience computing dimensions, lay out circles, angles, curves and irregular shapes.  Experience planning, laying out, altering and constructing different, new or one-of-a-kind items.  Experience applying mathematical principles such those used in the calculation and measurement of fabric.  Experience operating, repairing, and maintaining sewing machines, punch presses and other related equipment.  Experience using a variety of hand and power tools and measuring devices such as flexible measuring tapes, straight and curved rules, protractors, compasses, dividers, squares, patterns and templates.

 

NOTE #1:  Applicants must possess a valid State driver's license for the State in which they live or are principally employed. 

 

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.  Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status. Compatible assignments include: ENL: ECMF: 12, 91, EMOS: 92S. 

 

MILITARY GRADE:  Enlisted

Please include your military grade in your resume.

 

PHYSICAL EFFORT:  Work involves standing at worktables to measure, mark, and cut materials.  Sits for long periods while operating sewing machines or doing hand sewing.  Requires a considerable amount of stooping, bending, and kneeling.  Continually uses arms, hands, and fingers to pull and position materials, sew, and use tools such as shears and electric knives.  Occasionally works in cramped areas, on ladders, on scaffolds, and overhead.  Frequently lifts and carries items that weigh up to 30 pounds; or may handle items that are consistently heavier and bulkier.  Frequently lifts and carries items that weigh up 50 pounds and occasionally lifts heavier items with assistance.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in shops or other enclosed areas that are adequately lighted, ventilated, and heated.  Work may be performed outside.  Subject to cuts, bruises, punctures, scratches, and other minor injuries or irritations from handling sharp tools and materials treated with special finishes.  May be subject to dust and lint from fabrics and fumes and to odors from glues, preservatives, and cleaners.  Subject to noise from sewing machines.  Works on ladders and scaffolds when hanging or installing completed items.  May wear or use protective devices such as safety shoes and glasses, respirators, and machine guards.


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs WILL NOT be authorized.

APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR STATE INCENTIVES MANAGER TO DETERMINE IF ACCEPTING THIS POSITION WILL AFFECT ANY BONUS RECEIVED FROM THE MILITARY.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 Resources 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 Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

 

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Friday, December 14, 2012

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to http://www.applicationmanager.gov/ and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 791861. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to http://www.applicationmanager.gov/ and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications 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, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

·        POC:  

Florida National Guard
Attention: SSG Sarah B. Wester (904) 823-0656
791861



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

·        Current Resume (For full consideration, please include job titles, starting and ending dates of related experience to include at least month and year. (e.g. January 2008-Present))

·        Transcripts (if applicable)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that our resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sarah B. Wester
Phone: (904)823-0656
Email: EDITHSARAH.B.WESTER.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Florida National Guard
Dept of the Army and Air Force
82 Marine St
St Augustine, FL
32084
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is done, if you are found qualified your name will be forwarded on a referral certificate to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

791861
1. Title of Job

FABRIC WORKER
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

While serving as a federal employee, have you ever been terminated for cause or resigned after being notified that you would be terminated/separated?
8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Fabric Worker

21. Geographic Availability

120432019 Camp Blanding, FL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

Enter number of years in this position.
Enter number of months in this position that do not equal a complete year.  Example:  5 yrs 2 mos
24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a Category 1 applicant? A Category 1 applicant is a permanent or excepted indefinite technician employed with the Florida National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you a Category 2 applicant? Category 2 applicants include current members of the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Are you a Category 3 applicant? Category 3 applicants are individuals who qualify for membership in the Florida Army or Florida Air National Guard but are not current members.

A. Yes
B. No

4. In the event that you are not found to be qualified, do you consent to the release of your name to the labor organization?

A. Yes
B. No

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

5. Are you an active member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.), member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Florida Army or Air National Guard? (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Florida Army National Guard recruiter at (800) 464-8273 or the Florida Air National Guard recruiter at (800) 824-8495 before applying for this position.).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Florida National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Florida National Guard.

Read the options below carefully and choose the one that best applies.

6. Have you completed basic training in at least one branch of the military that would enable you to enlist in the Florida Army or Air National Guard by the close date of this announcement?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you currently receiving Federal Military retirement pay? If you are retired military or planning on retirement within the next year, you will not be eligible to join the Florida Army or Air National Guard.

A. Yes
B. No

8. Do you possess a valid State driver's license for the State in which you live or are principally employed?

A. Yes
B. No

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

9. Do you possess experience or training which demonstrates the ability to take measurements, make patterns and layouts, mark, cut, fit and sew or cement parts together, using hand or power tools and equipment and knowledge of fabrics and constructions methods?

A. Yes
B. No

10. Do you possess 18 months experience or training reading and interpreting designs and blueprints, technical manuals, and prints, and drawing individual patterns, making alterations or adjustments to difficult patterns; experience computing dimensions, lay out circles, angles, curves and irregular shapes; experience planning, laying out, altering and constructing different, new or one-of-a-kind items; experience applying mathematical principles such those used in the calculation and measurement of fabric; experience operating, repairing, and maintaining sewing machines, punch presses and other related equipment; experience using a variety of hand and power tools and measuring devices such as flexible measuring tapes, straight and curved rules, protractors, compasses, dividers, squares, patterns and templates?

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume.

A- I know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

11. Read and interpret designs and blueprints and sketch patterns.

12. Construct and repair articles that are difficult to plan, lay out, and fit because of irregular configurations, uncommon shapes and sizes, and detailed specifications and measurements are not available.

13. Use of shop mathematics, including fractions, equations, and plane measurements to make difficult calculations, such as computing dimensions and laying out circles, angles, curves, and irregular shapes.

14. Operate regular and heavy-duty sewing machines to sew, seal seams or fabric edges, join sections of material, or apply patches.

15. Inspect items and determine the type and amount of fabric repair needed.

16. Plan, lay out, alter and construct different, new or one-of-a-kind items.

17. Use of a variety of hand and power tools to include scissors, shears, knives, and shivers to cut materials.

18. Work with a wide variety of fabrics including newly developed materials.

19. Design and fabricate covers for various combat, tactical and commercial equipment and vehicles.

20. Redesign vehicle seat patterns to reduce wear.

21. Draw patterns or alter standard patterns to fit special measurements and special design features.

22. Use of plastic bead welders to vulcanize plastic or synthetic materials.

23. Examine upholstery and locate damaged areas and parts.


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Job Announcement Number:

FL13-031

Control Number:

331769700