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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Optical Instrument Repairer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:CT-13-046 (884054)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$22.66 to $26.38 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 29, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-3306-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Windsor Locks, CT United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREAS I & II

JOB SUMMARY:

CONNECTICUT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

DUTY LOCATION:  Combined Surface Maintenance Shop (CSMS), Camp Hartell, Windsor Locks, CT

JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, and inspections on optical and non-optical precision instruments and related devices.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at (860) 883-7525 before applying for this position. 

AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

  • Area 1:  All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
  • Area 2:  All current members of the Connecticut Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Connecticut Army National Guard.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.
  • Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.

DUTIES:

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The major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Repairs, modifies, overhauls, inspects, troubleshoots, tests, adjusts, and cleans the optics and supporting mechanical and electrical elements of complex panoramic telescopes. 
  • Visually inspects optical instrument equipment and operates mechanisms to determine serviceability, damaged or worn parts, and malfunctions. 
  • Abides by safety precautions when working with compressors, hoses, and tank testing equipment.
  • Serves as a commodity inspector during technical inspections, Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET) or Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team (MAIT). 
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to units and field maintenance shops throughout the state.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience that has provided the candidate with the ability to apply knowledge of optical theory and construction principles in order to test, repair, align, and collimate a variety of complex optical equipment.  Experience which demonstrates the ability to understand and apply instructions, and specifications; and interpret blue prints and diagrams of optical paths and mechanical linkages.  Experience using hand and power tools common to an optical shop.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 18 months of specialized experience in the following:

  • Experience repairing, rebuilding, overhauling systems and components of optical instrument equipment. 
  • Experience in diagnosing malfunction in determining remedy where complex relationships exist among optical systems and supporting mechanical and electrical systems. 
  • Experience in the use of a variety of measuring and testing equipment. 
  • Experience interpreting technical manuals, blueprints, schematics and work orders.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Education that was successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school which can be used at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience.  Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex optical and fire control instruments; and skill to perform diagnoses, major repair, and maintenance on these devices. 
  • Ability and skill to understand and operate a wide variety of test, measurement and diagnostics equipment to perform fault isolation, verify tolerances, make adjustments (e.g. Azimuth test fixtures, collimator fixtures, surface plate, micrometers, dial indicators and depth gages.). 
  • Knowledge and understanding of how measurements and tolerances impact on the mechanical, electronic, and electrical systems. 
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions in various operational systems in combat vehicles and artillery pieces when standard procedures and existing methods do not apply.
  • Knowledge of electronics, sufficient to identify and replace defective components, such as sensors, diodes, and circuit boards.
  • Ability to utilize and interpret parts list, manufacturer’s repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.


COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

  • MILITARY GRADE (prior to appointment):  Enlisted:  E8 and below
  • COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:  CMF: 91 and 94
  • UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT:  Any unit within the State

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Please ensure you follow all instructions carefully.  Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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.  Applicant must ensure resume and any other required supporting documentation clearly portrays that s/he meets the required experience level for the position.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 (see http://www.sss.gov/).

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM:   If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives).  In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG – J1 or CTANG – Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position.  For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

  • Incentive Termination without Recoupment:  If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

To begin, click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the "More information" link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. To update, correct or check on your application status, simply visit your USA Jobs account and use the Vacancy Identification Number 884054.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 884054. Fax your supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to receive consideration. To complete the entire application package and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
2. Fax all six pages of 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. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
  • Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)
  • OF 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)

If you do not submit the required OF 306, you will be disqualified.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Staffing Office
Phone: (860)613-7618
Email: NG.CT.CTARNG.LIST.HRO-STAFFING@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
CSMS
Camp Hartell
RTE 75
Windsor Locks, CT
06096

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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 may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.

Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut National Guard.  Good luck!


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Job Announcement Number:

CT-13-046 (884054)

Control Number:

342629700