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Job Title:Target Systems Repairer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-055

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$19.67 to $22.97 / Per Hour


Monday, February 04, 2013 to Thursday, February 14, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite


1 vacancy in the following location:
Guernsey, WY United StatesView Map


Only current members of the Wyoming Army National Guard will be considered for this vacancy.






WYOMING  ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army 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 must currently be members in the Wyoming Army National Guard in order to be considered for employment.


Area 6:  Indefinite Job Opportunity Technician - Merit Promotion: All current military members of the Wyoming Army National Guard may apply.


Technician Info:

Paragraph #: 1910

Line #: 082

Position Title: Target Systems Repairer

Position Series/Grade: WG-2601-08


  • Must be a current member of the Wyoming Army National Guard.
  • Must submit ERB with application.
  • Refer to "Required Documents" for additional details.
  • Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
  • Relocation Costs are not authorized with this vacancy.


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This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters—State, Operations Directorate (J-3), Army National Guard (ARNG) Training Center, Range Operations.  The purpose of the position is to repair, install, operate, and maintain a variety of Army Standard Integrated Target Systems, such as Armor Moving Target Carriers (AMTC), Infantry Moving Target Carrier Systems (IMTS), Target Holding Mechanism Tank Gunnery (THMTG) and Enhanced Remote Target Systems (ERETS).  Operates computer-controlled target system consoles and develops scenarios for operation.  Operates and performs maintenance on power generating and portable power source equipment.  Arms, detonates, and/or disarms pyrotechnics and demolition devices.  Fabricates and/or repairs metal, wood and cardboard targets.  Operates and maintains vehicles assigned to the shop.




(1) Inspects and tests Army Standard Integrated Target systems, using wiring diagrams, schematics, technical manuals and test equipment (i.e., voltmeters, multiplexers, miniature consoles and digital multi-meters).  Visually examines systems and systems components to identify and troubleshoot causes of malfunctions.  Uses a multiplexer’s simulator to troubleshoot during the testing of computer consoles and console communication lines.  Determines if causes of malfunctions are electrical (AC/DC, power outage, incorrect voltage), electronic (signal), mechanical, or hydraulic.


(2) Isolates faulty components and determines extent of repair or replacement required to restore power, signal or correct mechanical operation.  Repairs or replaces exposed, broken, cut or damaged cables.  Removes, replaces and adjusts damaged or inoperable target system’s components.  Forwards items requiring repair beyond the organizational level to support facilities for repair or replacement.  Makes necessary adjustments (mechanical) to integrated target systems to ensure proper integration and correct operation of the entire target system.


(3) Installs thermal target equipment to include, but not be limited to, AC or DC powered thermal heating panels.  Tests and troubleshoots thermal target panels, using a digital multi-meter equipped with a thermal probe.  Operates and maintains laser interface devices designed to be used in conjunction with existing target systems employed on ranges.  Fabricates and repairs electrical power/data cables, hit sensor assemblies and hard-wire target control power distribution/switch devices.  Fabricates and/or repairs wood, plastic and cardboard targets.  Performs routine flatwork welding repair to metal mechanical target mounting devices.  Uses an oxygen/acetylene welder to heat-treat and straighten target-mounting arms, cut repair splices and to join metal surfaces to repair live fire damage.  Follows standard measurements and specifications and uses templates or precut materials when fabricating and/or repairing metal, wood, three-dimensional and cardboard targets.  Installs targets on various devices including M31A1, M64, ERETS, THMTG and AMTC.  Installs and recharges batteries and maintains charging equipment.  Hooks up battery charging system, inspects batteries for serviceability and ensures proper operation of battery charging equipment.


(4) Develops training scenarios for down range target systems, using the computer controlled integrated target systems control panel.  Monitors control panel for correct operation, reports, and corrects malfunctions.


(5) Operates and performs operational and organizational maintenance on gasoline and/or diesel powered generating systems and various portable power sources used in support of range control and target systems.  Uses technical manuals, testing and repair equipment such as digital multimeter, voltmeters, pressure gauges and common mechanic’s hand tools on a daily basis.  Determines cause(s) of malfunctions, isolates faulty components, and determines extent of repair or replacement required.


(6) Prepares demolitions in conjunction with radio and/or computer controlled target system mechanisms.  Places electrically fired blasting caps on explosive charges, such as hand grenade simulators and flash artillery simulators for use in training exercises.  Command detonates explosives during live fire exercises.  Ensures range personnel and students observe explosive safety procedures.


(7) Operates and maintains wheeled vehicles assigned to the shop.  Ensures before, during, and after that operational checks are performed and required logbook information is completed after each use of a vehicle.  Performs preventive maintenance operations, such as checking vehicle fluid levels and monitoring vehicles for any unusual noises, which may require taking the vehicle to the training site’s vehicle maintenance depot for repairs.


(8) Operates and maintains equipment used for such purposes as berm repair and maintenance, grass cutting, snow removal, or otherwise maintaining the range area in order to keep ranges operational to the maximum extent possible on a year round basis.  May be required to perform range maintenance duties on other ranges.


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Work involves repairing, installing, operating, and maintaining a variety of Army Standard Integrated Target Systems, such as Armor Moving Target Carriers (AMTC), Infantry Moving Target Carrier Systems (IMTS), Target Holding Mechanism Tank Gunnery (THMTG) an Enhanced Remote Target Systems (ERETS).   Operates and performs maintenance on power generating and portable power source equipment.



Must possess experience or training which demonstrates the ability to use and maintain electronic and electrical equipment, components, and ability to perform repairs and testing.  Must have knowledge of standard troubleshooting techniques in order to troubleshoot for common recurring kinds of defects.



Must possess at least 12 months experience or training demonstrating knowledge of electronics, test equipment, measuring devices, and equipment used to assemble, disassemble, clean, replace, or adjust target systems and control panels.  Must be proficient in reading and interpreting technical manuals, specifications, and wiring diagrams to aid in minor troubleshooting and repairs of defected equipment.             


NOTE: Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.  Applicants must provide begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your specialized experience.


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicant must provide a written statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.



Enlisted           Min: E3            Max: E8 (Dependent upon unit availability)


Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military grade promotion.



Enlisted: 12, 91, 92


Must possess or be eligible to retrain into MOS.




-    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

-    The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment" and "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

-    Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.

-    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

-    Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

-    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

-    Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).

-    Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice.


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 score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.


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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 Wyoming 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 can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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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 way for convenience and quickest processing.


   Option A.  To Apply Online


To apply online, applicant must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at  Follow these steps to complete the online application:


·         Log into USAJOBS website and enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled What:” ; enter Wyoming in the right hand box titled “Where:”,  then click on the SEARCH JOBS button.

·         Click on blue job title link.

·         Select the blue “APPLY ONLINE” tab in the right-hand column.

·         Follow/complete the prompts to sign into an existing USAJOBS account or to create a new account.

·         Use a resume previously loaded into USA Jobs or upload a new one.  Check the appropriate boxes and select “Apply for this position now!”; then “Take me there now”.

·         The system will take you to Application Manager, which is where you will complete the online occupational questionnaire and upload additional documents.

·         Complete the necessary blocks in “Biographic Information” section; then Next.

·         Complete the “Eligibility Information” section; then Next.

·         Complete the “Other Information” section; Under Job Related Experience, input a number greater than 0 for both Years and Months; then Next. 

·         The system will take you to the online occupational questionnaire, which is a required component of the application process.

·         Follow the instruction in the documents section of the application process for submitting all required documents.

·         You must submit your answers to be considered for this vacancy.  A “Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing® Application Manager” will appear.  Print for your records.

To return to a saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status."  Click on the position title, and then select “UPDATE APPLICATION” to continue.


If an applicant has questions regarding the online application, including problems submitting supporting documents, contact the point of contact located in the right column at the top of the vacancy announcement for assistance.  


All online applications and supplemental materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) onThursday, February 14, 2013.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online using the application process outlined at


   Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire (Use if faxing application).

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

1.  Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. Click here for the online questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

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 or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

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 -- -- 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.


For this job announcement the following documents are required: 

*** Records Review

Wyoming Army National Guard members must submit Enlisted/Officer Records Brief (ERB/ORB) with application. 


*** Personal Resume

Include the following information:

* Announcement # and title of the position for which you are applying

* Your full name, mailing address, and phone numbers where you can be reached (must be on the resume)

* Your Social Security Number and birth date (must be on the resume)

* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy

* Show actual begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) format for all work experience submitted

* List all pertinent military experiences

* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.


NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete and accurate data is essential to ensure fair evaluation of candidates. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the data provided is accurate and complete. Only the experience, qualifications, and education shown on resume can be used to evaluate a candidate's qualifications for this position.


To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, 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 your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


William E. Pacheco
Phone: (307)772-5289
Agency Information:
Wyoming National Guard
Human Resources Office
ATTN 1LT Melissa Smith
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY


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 will be notified of your rating and or referral 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.View Occupational Questionnaire

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