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Job Title:  Electronics Mechanic
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAR-13-024

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$22.28 to $26.09 / Per Hour
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Raleigh, NC United StatesView Map
Open to areas 1 and 2


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!


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.


WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard with a permanent or excepted indefinite position.


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)




MD #: 6021-402


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to e-date.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E6 & below)
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 25, 94, 13D/M/P/R, 14E/T/Z, 15E, 29E
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 35T, 91A/F/G/H/K/M/P/S/X/Z


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Performs functional tests, analyzes performance and malfunctions, removes, installs, tests, maintains, modifies, performs alignments and troubleshoots the electronic, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic assemblies, modules, and interconnecting cables of a variety of combat and tactical equipment to include the M1 series main battle tank, M2/3 series Bradley fighting vehicle, Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), TOW Missile System and the ATACMS Launch Loader Module (LLM).  Utilizes Integrated Family Test Equipment (IFTE), Built In Test Equipment (BITE) and break out boxes (BOB) for fault isolation, verification, or adjustment of assemblies and modules.  Repairs or replaces chassis mounted components on Unit Under Test (UUT).  Performs Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) operations for fault isolation on LLM electronic modules, circuit cards, and assemblies to component level.  Replaces faulty components on UUT printed circuit boards and power distribution systems.  Utilizes oscilloscopes, signal generators, digital multi-meters, and other test equipment to locate, diagnose, and repair malfunctions.  Troubleshoots and repairs launch pod/container (LP/C), trainer rocket simulator modules, Missiles/Launchers Pod Assembly (M/LPA), trainer missile simulator modules, and various like items.  Troubleshoots carrier electrical and power distributions systems as an integrated subsystem of the weapon system or equipment being repaired.  Isolates faulty assemblies, cables, wiring harnesses and modules to component level for repair or replacement.  Insures proper integration of information between carrier, Fire Control System (FCS), vehicle and equipment hydraulic and mechanical systems, secure digital communications system, and intercommunications system.  Installs equipment modifications to system per technical work orders.  Performs initial and final checks and may perform inspections when required of designated systems.  May act as quality assurance/control inspector for other mechanics' work.  Determines deficiencies in troubleshooting procedures for the equipment being repaired and makes recommendations for corrective action to technical manuals. Performs field and limited sustainment maintenance to include installation, routine maintenance, repair, and overhaul of fixed and mobile operational communication and electronics systems, e.g., shelter mounted AM radio and teletype systems, shelter mounted single side band radio and teletype systems, shelter mounted radio relay and terminal systems, complex radar systems, interrogators, gun, rocket, and missile fire control, directional and digital computer systems, peripheral equipment, and related test equipment, and Modification Table Of Equipment (MTOE) authorized automation equipment. Repairs, aligns, and adjusts missile guidance control systems, infrared night vision sights, optical sights, and traversing units.  Removes and replaces defective electrical, electronic, and mechanical components.  Conducts inspections, diagnoses nature and extent of equipment malfunction.  Determines whether equipment may be economically repaired or declared unserviceable, and performs required maintenance to restore to a serviceable condition various types of tactical computers, radio sets, and similar items.  Repairs or salvages defective components.  Isolates and diagnoses cause of circuit/component malfunction using signal string lists, schematics, standard, special, and electronic Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) or repair equipment.  Uses associated field maintenance equipment in analytical maintenance procedures.  Interprets complex schematic diagrams.  Must exercise a high degree of judgment regarding methods and procedures for completing assignments, which may involve extending the use of conventional tools and equipment and improving changes to techniques, and procedures to reach specified parameters when factors such as temperature extremes, aging of equipment, or modification of circuits have changed operating conditions.  Installs and applies equipment modifications when directed. Uses various types of test equipment to include systems test sets and stands such as AN/GRM-122s, frequency meters, standing wave indicators, oscillators, ohmmeters, voltmeters, resistance bridges, and signal generators to localize trouble by component unit, by circuit within a component, and by element of a circuit.  Uses special and common hand tools, power tools, and gauges to make intricate repairs.  Fabricates items and parts for repair of mechanical and electronic equipment.  Performs administrative functions in establishing and maintaining maintenance records on equipment maintained or repaired.  Assists in the preparation of requests for required repair parts.  May conduct or be involved in a Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team (MAIT) or act as an inspector on a Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET) on electronic, automation, communication, and equipment.  Provides technical assistance and instruction to units throughout the state so that they will be able to operate at the desired level of proficiency.  Performs other duties as assigned.


PD: D1205000


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Minimum Requirements:  Experience or training which demonstrates the applicants knowledge of electrical or electronic theory, knowledge of common testing procedures, skill in the use of hand tools of the electronics trade, and skill in reading schematics.


Specialized Experience:  Must have 18 months experience or training in utilizing principles, basic functions and application of theory of electronic systems or equipment.  Experience in diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs for malfunctions in electronic equipment or systems.  Experience in making mechanical repairs that required the use of precision measuring and calibrating equipment.  Experience in using complex test equipment such as deviation meters, complex special test panels, etc.   Experience which demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications, and publications.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process.  KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume.


1. Knowledge of operating electronic principles such as circuit elements, digital logic, microprocessors, core memory, interface circuits, digital data transmission, microwave, antennas, signal behavior, amplification, and display.

2. Ability to troubleshoot, install, repair, and maintain complex electronic systems where circuit theory must be used to understand the operation of individual circuits.  Skill in developing new test and repair procedures for which none exist, and when possible improving existing procedures.

3. Ability to understand the interaction of a number of complex, interrelated circuits to determine the cause of a malfunction and the interaction of various factors.

4. Knowledge of electromechanical servo systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical and electric motor systems and their effect on each other.

5. Skill in interpreting complex drawings, specifications, and schematics of complete systems to recognize the function and interconnections of the various assemblies and troubleshoot the systems from schematic, following signal paths trough a complex path of interconnections of components, assemblies, subassemblies, and connecting cable harnesses.

6. Knowledge and skill to modify systems by adding, altering, or removing components in order to standardize or alter the purpose of the equipment or to incorporate new features developed since the equipment was manufactured.

7. Skill in using a wide variety of electronic test equipment such as systems test sets, frequency meters, standing wave indicators, oscillators, ohmmeters, voltmeters, resistance bridges, and signal generators, and the use of special and common hand tools, power tools, and gauges.  Skill in applying this knowledge to adapt test procedures to available test equipment, to develop time efficient means to return equipment to operation.

8. Skill in using gunner’s quadrants, transits, levels, and theodolites to survey LP/C, M/LPA mounts, and SRP/PDS mounting bolts for exactness.  Skill to use recovery-rigging techniques to attach/secure hoists, slings, and lifting devices using authorized equipment to accomplish repairs.

9.   Ability to switch from one theory of operations to another or to combine theories depending on the type of system being repaired.

10. Skill and knowledge to provide technical assistance and instruction.


Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying.  Candidates’ experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.  The applicant’s record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.




Military Assignment: Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted  (E6 & below) position in the NCNG is mandatory. (ENL MOS: 25, 94, 13D/M/P/R, 14E/T/Z, 15E, 29E, 35T, 91A/F/G/H/K/M/P/S/X/Z)  


Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).


Direct Deposit:  The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program. 


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 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.


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This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


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 fax/courier/email applications or resumes to the 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 Resources Office 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 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 -- Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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

1.      Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 837846. 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 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 near the bottom of this page. 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 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 either by fax, by mail or in person.

·         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.


The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)


The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)


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.


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:




Brandon P. Cayes
Phone: (919)664-6304
Agency Information:
1636 Goldstar Drive
Raleigh, NC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 


***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***

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