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Job Title:Surface Maintenance Mechanic, WG-5801-10

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-13-207

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$20.26 to $23.62 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 29, 2013 to Thursday, May 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5801-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Gatesville, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

 

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This position is located in G4, MATES, Gatesville, TX.  The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position.

 
Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

    • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
    • All current members of the Texas Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.

    Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-9 or below, Warrant Officers ranks Not to Exceed W-2.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
     
    Remarks:  None. 
     
    PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

     

    THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     

    PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • United States Citizenship is required.
    • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
    • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
    • Baseline physical is required within 90 days of employment.
    • PCS expenses are not authorized.
    • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Army National Guard.

    DUTIES:

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

      • Troubleshoots, performs maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles.  This may include self-propelled artillery, tracked cargo and personnel carriers, road graders, mobile cranes, front loaders, conveyors, bulldozers, power shovels, compressors, generators, tanks, tracked combat vehicles, sedans, buses, all terrain vehicles, trucks, semi trailers, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment.  Troubleshoots, repairs and overhauls 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 repairs to assemblies and components such as voltage regulators, generators/alternators, brake cylinders, etc.  Performs work in accordance with modification work orders, technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies.  May repair a variety of more complex major systems to include engines, cross drive or similar multi-system transmissions and a variety of intricate fuel injection systems. 
      • Troubleshoots equipment and diagnoses the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, pressure gauges, and computer diagnostic tools.  Utilizes embedded diagnostics in equipment and a wide variety of original equipment manufacturer system analyzers in order to determine the exact nature or extent of repair.  Determines what adjustments may be necessary to complete work orders, and whether any additional repairs other than those specified or indicated on the work order are necessary.
      • Removes and disassembles engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems.  Makes the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and procedures.  Reassembles engines and other systems, and adjusts, tests, and reinstalls in vehicles and equipment as necessary.  Makes adjustments and repairs to electrical and suspension systems.  May install pistons, sleeves, rings, bearings, rods, crankshafts, timing gears, and rocker arms. May be required to perform fuel injection equipment repair, overhaul, rebuild, and calibration duties utilizing a variety of complex test and calibration equipment.
      • Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems such as injectors, leaking wheel cylinders, corroded mufflers, fuel tanks, brake cylinders and worn brake shoes, voltage regulators, generators, injector pumps, and fuel pumps.  Provides technical guidance and specialized team leadership to lower grade employees within the team.  Assists lower grade mechanics in performing major repair work.  May provide Field and limited Sustainment maintenance at unit locations as part of a "contact team." Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit location of breakdown.  May assist higher graded mechanics in repairing a variety of interconnected systems such as electrical, air and hydraulic systems, complex state of the art electrical and electronic systems that use specialized diagnostic equipment to identify problems, complex fuel injection systems and other similar complex systems.
      • Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.  Performs operational inspections and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc., and performs other preventive maintenance operations as required. Inspects supported equipment prior to use during Inactive Duty Training (IDT) and Annual Training (AT), to ensure that it is functioning properly.  May inspect in-process repair work of lower graded repairer to ensure equipment is being repaired in accordance with pertinent requirements.  May serve as a commodity inspector during Command Maintenance Management evaluations (COMET) or as a member of a Maintenance Assistance Instruction Team (MAIT).  Instructs operator/crew in the maintenance of equipment and provides technical advice and assistance to supported units when requested. 
      • May maintain and repair electronics communication equipment by removing and replacing components and elements.  Equipment includes such items as radios, field telephones, amplifiers, switchboards, recorders, intercoms.
      • Assists in the maintenance of production reports and records, and makes recommendations to the supervisor.  Plans, organizes, and performs technical analyses as required or assigned.  Makes recommendations to the supervisor as to adjustments necessary to effectively, efficiently and economically accomplish the work and maximize production.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    General Experience Required 
    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.

     
    Specialized Experience Required
    In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the WG-10 grade level you must:

    • Possess at least 18 months experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems.   Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment.  Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems.  Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed onvehicles, equipment and systems.


    COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
    WOBR:   12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94 
    WMOS:   882A
    ECMF:   12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94 
     
    Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 
    Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 
     
    Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


    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.
    Main New Employee Website -
    http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
    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 additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
    Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
    Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional 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 additional 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 additional 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 additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.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 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.


    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.
    (Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):
    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder


    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, May 29, 2013
    • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
        1. Log in to your USA-Jobs account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login?returnurl=~/Applicant/MyAccount/Home and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
        2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 883119. 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.
    • 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 http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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 -- 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.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    For this job announcement the following documents are required:

    • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
    • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)

     

    To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
    http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

     

    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.

    For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

    http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    HRO Customer Service
    Phone: (512)782-6725
    TDD: (512)782-6725
    Email: NG.TX.TXARNG.MBX.HRO-APPLICATIONS@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    G4
    2200 W 35th Street
    Austin, TX
    78703

    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 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. Social Security Number


    Vacancy Identification Number

    The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 883119
    1. Title of Job

    Surface Maintenance Mechanic, WG-5801-10
    2. Biographic Data

    3. E-Mail Address


    4. Work Information

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

    5. Employment Availability

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

    6. Citizenship

    Are you a citizen of the United States?
    7. Background Information

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

    8. Other Information

    9. Languages

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

    10. Lowest Grade


    10

    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 Surface Maintenance Mechanic

    21. Geographic Availability


    482610099 Gatesville, TX

    22. Transition Assistance Plan

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

    23. Job Related Experience

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

    24. Personal Background Information

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

    25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

    1. What is your current status pertaining to Texas National Guard membership?

    A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas Army National Guard.
    B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas Army National Guard.
    C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Texas National Guard.
    D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas Army National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position).
    E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Army National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas Army National Guard.

    2. Select your current Enlisted rank, or the rank at which you are eligible to join the TXARNG.

    A. E-3 and below.
    B. E-4 or E-5.
    C. E-6 or E-7.
    D. E-8 or E-9.
    E. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of E-1 (Private) Not To Exceed E-9 (Sergeant Major).
    F. No, I am not enlisted as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

    3. Select your current rank, or the rank you are eligible for appointment in the TXARNG.

    A. W-1.
    B. W-2.
    C. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have been selected for appointment as a Warrant Officer Candidate (WOC) and will have completed the Warrant Officer School within one year of appointment if selected.
    D. No, I am not one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

    4. Do you currently possess one of the following MOS's?
    WOBR: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94
    WMOS: 882A
    ECMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94

    A. Yes.
    B. No, but I am willing to reclassify into one of those MOS's within 1 year of employment.
    C. No, I am NOT willing to reclassify into one of those MOS's within 1 year of employment.

    5. Do you have 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?

    A. Yes.
    B. No.

    6. Do you have at least 18 months experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems AND experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment AND experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems AND experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems?

    A. Yes.
    B. No.

    7. Do you have valid state driver's license?

    A. Yes.
    B. No, but I am able to obtain one.
    C. No, and I am not able to obtain one.

    For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

    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 journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

    8. Troubleshoot, perform maintenance, and major repair on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical, and automotive vehicles.

    9. Troubleshoot, repair and overhaul 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.

    10. Repair a variety of more complex major systems to include engines, cross drive or similar multisystem transmissions and a variety of intricate fuel injection systems.

    11. Removes and disassembles engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems.

    12. Reassembles engines and other systems, and adjusts, tests, and reinstalls in vehicles and equipment.

    13. Perform work in accordance with modification work orders, technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations, or management policies.

    14. Repair a variety of more complex major systems to include engines, cross drive or similar multisystem transmissions and a variety of intricate fuel injection systems.

    15. Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, pressure gauges, and computer diagnostic tools.

    16. Skill to use a wide variety of test and diagnostics equipment to perform fault isolation and conduct repair of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

    17. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?
    http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

    A. Yes, I have.
    B. No.

    18. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

    A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
    B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NGTX-13-207

    Control Number:

    342517100