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Job Title:Supervisory Equipment Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:AR13-264 325000

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$60,520.00 to $78,674.00 / Per Year


Friday, July 05, 2013 to Friday, July 26, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Salem, OR United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals


Oregon Army National Guard
Statewide Technician Vacancy Announcement

Supervisory Equipment Specialist
JFHQ in Salem, Oregon
Appointment Type: Excepted Service Permanent
PD #: D1253
Series/Grade: GS-1670-11/11
Salary Range: $60,520.00- $78,674.00
*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*
*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*
*PCS is not Authorized*  

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. 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.

1st Area: Current permanent full time technicians of the Oregon Army National Guard.
2nd Area: Current members of the Oregon Army National Guard.

Application materials must be received in our office by Friday, July 26, 2013. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.


  • Military Requirement: Officer & Warrant Officer Only
  • OFF MOS: 88A, 90A, 91A, & 92A
  • WO MOS: 91, 94, 882A, & 920A/B


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This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4/G-4), State Surface Maintenance Management Office. The purpose of this position is to supervise work that involves providing assistance and instruction to state unit personnel regarding Army National Guard (ARNG) equipment and maintenance management. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of a variety of ARNG equipment is required. The level of typical work directed is Equipment Specialist, GS-1670-09. 

(1) Supervises, instructs, and trains subordinates in the performance of work. Makes assignments, checks progress and adequacy of work, and determines need for changes in the office. Evaluates the analysis interpretations and conclusions developed by subordinates. Grants leave, hires new employees, and is responsible for the effective operation. Evaluates work performance of subordinates. Ensures equal opportunity for subordinates in the selection of participants for training, promotions, awards and recognition, and other career development opportunities. 

(2) Directs, coordinates, and manages the material readiness program. Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and management of the surface equipment materiel readiness program and training of maintenance personnel. Provides quality assurance measures for state materiel readiness programs. Reviews reports for status of readiness. 

(3) Serves as the surface maintenance course manager. Determines career development needs and coordinates with the Surface Maintenance Manager and the Budget Advisory Committee to program funds for full time support and unit maintenance personnel training/schools. 

(4) Plans, develops, and manages the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction (MAIT) program to provide necessary training and development of unit personnel. Responsible for the development and presentation of class materials. Reviews training reports, staff visit reports, and inspection reports to determine areas of weakness in support of units/ activities. 

(5) Develops and directs implementation of mission support plans for new weapon systems or equipment entering the state’s inventory for their impact on the surface maintenance community. Determines the impact on maintenance facilities, training, special purpose tools and test equipment, budget, etc. Determines requirements; coordinates and manages new equipment training, displaced equipment training; and funding and/or maintenance training requirements. Coordinates full time support personnel training with the Human Resources Office. Coordinates training requirements with other staff sections. 

(6) May serve as a member of the State Readiness Committee and as Chief of the MAIT. 

(7) Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience:
Work involves supervising, leading, or performing administrative work that involves collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and developing specialized information about equipment. Work also involves providing advisory services to those who design, test, produce, procure, supply, operate, repair, or dispose of equipment. Work may also involve developing or revising equipment maintenance programs. The work requires applying an intensive and practical knowledge of the characteristics, properties, and uses of equipment.  

Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more classes of equipment. The experience must include knowledge of standard shop terminology. A basic knowledge of mechanical principles relating to equipment. Experience must demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blue prints and technical publications. Knowledge is of the type gained from technical training, education, and experience in functions such as repairing, overhauling, maintaining, constructing, or inspecting equipment. Experience using computer and automation systems.

Education Requirements:
None listed for this position.

Specialized Experience:
Within your resume applicants must explain how they have gained the Specialized Experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the GS-11 level must have 36 months experience, education or training overseeing and implementing a program involving the identification and resolution of difficult issues or problems in a maintenance function.  Experience preparing budgets based on plans for maintenance, repair work, new construction alteration projects, replacement of existing equipment, or increase in services and processes to ensure program effectiveness.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
None to list for this position.     

Competence, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)

Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.  

Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of JFHQ. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the following parts:

  1. Your resume
  2. Explanation of Specialized Experience
  3. Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed.
The complete Application Package must be received in our office no later than 1630 hrs (4:30 pm PST) on Friday, July 26, 2013.

We are not currently accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application.
    By Mail:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • JFHQ-HRO/Staffing
  • PO Box 14350
  • Salem, OR 97309
    Hand deliver to:
  • Oregon Military Department
  • 1776 Militia Way SE Room 150
  • Salem, Oregon.
*E-mailing is reserved for certain circumstances such as deployment, military schooling and extended TDY’s. Prior approval is required before an application is submitted via email.
    Important information regarding completion and Submission of your Application Package:
  • Applications must be typed or printed in legible dark ink. Please sign and date each application.
  • Be sure to include the announcement number and position title on your application.
  • You may staple your application. Do not bind, tab, or use document protectors.
  • Submit only single sided copies of all application documents.
  • Applications submitted using government resources will not be accepted.
  • When mailing your application it is recommended that you obtain a delivery confirmation receipt showing the date your application was mailed. Please allow several business days for mail delivery prior to Friday, July 26, 2013.


    Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position.
  • Current Resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
  • Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only


Phone: (503)584-3841
Agency Information:
Oregon National Guard
PO Box 14350
ATTN Staffing
Salem, OR


After the announcement closing date, your application will be reviewed in full. If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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AR13-264 325000

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