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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Surface Maintenance Repairer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-T-Army-072

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$20.72 to $24.17 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Thursday, March 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5801-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Jasper, IN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership Required

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED

DUTY LOCATION:    Jasper, IN (FMS 19)

JOB SUMMARY:    This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility.  The purpose of this position is to perform limited diagnosis, routine repairs, and maintenance on combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.  May assist higher graded mechanics in the performance of maintenance duties.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Army National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position.  This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in a National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace.  As members of a unit of the Indiana National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year.  Indiana Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This position is an Permanent Excepted Service position.

MILITARY RANK REQUIREMENTS:   E-3 thru E-9

MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS:  Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible MOS in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: 14G, 14H, 14T, 14Z, 25, 88,91. 92, 94

AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard
Traditional M-Day Soldiers with the Indiana Army National Guard
Guard members from another state; Reservists/IRR; and/or Active Duty Soldiers willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard
Civilians with prior military service willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E3 - E9
  • Must be a member of the Indiana National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit

DUTIES:

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As a Surface Maintenance Repairer with the Indiana Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Performs limited diagnosis, routine repairs and maintenance on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles.  Assists higher graded mechanics in the repair and/or overhaul of major systems to include internal combustion engines, turbine engines, automatic and non-automatic transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems, and hydraulic utility systems and controls.  Makes routine repairs that can be accomplished by removing, adjusting, or replacing defective or worn parts and components.  Performs work in accordance with technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies.
  • Performs limited diagnoses to determine the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses basic test equipment such as compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges.  Determines when parts should be cleaned, adjusted or replaced with standard parts to complete work orders.
  • Removes, replaces, adjusts, cleans and installs parts and components such as wheel seals, switches, sensors, fuel pumps, water pumps, power steering pumps, brakes, filters, radiators, bearings, springs, shock absorbers, wheel cylinders, starter motors, mufflers, battery cables, and other items of similar complexity.
  • Independently performs routine repairs and maintenance functions in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems using standard parts.  Receives guidance and instruction from a higher graded mechanic or supervisor to perform non-routine and more complex repairs on portions of major assemblies and/or systems.  May provide field maintenance at unit locations as part of a “contact team”.  Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit location of breakdown. 
  • Conducts limited readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.  Performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc.  Performs other preventive maintenance operations as required to ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
  • May perform routine maintenance and limited repairs on basic communication equipment such as radios, field telephones, amplifiers, switchboards, recorders, intercoms by removing and replacing components and elements.  Performs minor body and fender, or other metal repairs, using peening hammers, dollies and limited welding.  Performs limited repairs and routine maintenance on small arms and accessory equipment by replacing worn or damaged parts.  Makes minor repairs to canvas and leather items using bonding/sealing compounds and hand tools such as awls, canvas needles etc.
  • In conjunction with or in the absence of the Tools and Parts Attendant, may maintain supply documentation, and the receipt, store, issue, and inventory of tools and parts used in the trades operation. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician’s performance standards.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Surface Maintenance Repairer position at the WG-08 grade level, you must have at least 12 months of:

    • Experience or training which demonstrates knowledge of equipment to be able to do routine jobs, simple preventative maintenance tasks, and is able to use common tools and equipment in the line of work.
    • Experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs.  Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories.  Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments.  Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships.  Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures’ repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of individual systems, and their interrelationships for a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, automotive, special purpose vehicles and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of various techniques for removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing parts and components of combat, tactical, commercial, automotive, special purpose vehicles and equipment.
  • Basic understanding of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical system theories; and skill to replace, fit, install, and adjust systems.
  • Skill to use basic test equipment and ability to analyze test results to determine fault for repair or replacement of improperly functioning parts or components.  Ability to use basic tools common to the occupation.
  • Ability to determine when parts should be cleaned, reinstalled, or replaced with standard parts.
  • Ability to read and interpret parts list, manufacturer’s repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineering drawings, and schematics.


Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.  

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES:   Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.  

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed both inside and outside.  When inside, the incumbent is frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and noise which is difficult to talk above.  When outside, the incumbent is exposed to bad weather, in mud or snow, and in wet or icy areas.  The incumbent is frequently exposed to irritations or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, and hard damp floors or ground.  Typically works on parts and systems, which are dirty, oily, or greasy.  Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, and sprains while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment.  Often exposed to the possibility of falls while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment; and skin irritations from acid, fluids, and lubricants.  Uses safety equipment such as protective ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, respirators, and protective clothing, which may be uncomfortable to wear or use and may be worn or used for long periods.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is performed in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods.  There is  frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching; or working on top of, under, and in tight compartments or cramped or awkward positions.  Performs strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting.  Frequently lifts and carries items, unassisted, weighing up to 40 pounds; and often exerts similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies, and equipment.  Frequently lifts and moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes.  May be required to work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Army National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD.  You can also view our website at http://www.in.ng.mil/Recruiting/tabid/1041/Default.aspx.

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.


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 numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  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. 

Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


BENEFITS:

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Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.


OTHER INFORMATION:

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply. 

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard HR website.




HOW TO APPLY:

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 07, 2013. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:
https://applicationmanager.gov/.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 836895.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the Indiana 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé (Your resume MUST detail your length of basic and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)
2. A complete
Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nicholas Parks
Phone: (317)247-3299
TDD: 317-247-3299
Email: NICHOLAS.PARKS@NG.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Indiana National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters-Indiana
Human Resource Office
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN
46241
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).  

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement:

  1. Immediately after your application has been submitted.
  2. After the announcement has closed.
  3. After qualifications review, which will inform you if you have been referred to the selection official or not.
  4. Once a selection has been made. 

If at any time you have questions concerning this Job Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  You email should contain the following information:  13-T-Army-072, Surface Maintenance Repairer, and 836895.  The email can be sent to NICHOLAS.PARKS@NG.ARMY.MIL.



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Job Announcement Number:

13-T-Army-072

Control Number:

337137700