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Job Title:Wood Worker

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T-13-164 (911687)

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

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$23.81 to $27.79 / Per Hour


Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Tuesday, July 09, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite




1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map


Open Nationwide to current Army service members (Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard).



Area of Consideration: Open Nationwide to current Army service members (Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard).

Position Location: CSMS North, Atlanta, GA 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.

Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Indefinite, dual-status position which requires Georgia Army National Guard Membership. Position is indefinite; however, may convert to permanent without further competition. If a tenured applicant is selected, tenure will not change.

Job Summary:  This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility.  The primary purpose of this position is to perform the full range of standard and non-standard wood working duties in support of maintenance activities. 

Background Check:  Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for Georgia Army National Guard Enlisted incumbent(s) only. In accordance with ARNG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military Wood Worker functions in support of programs essential to state Army National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a Georgia Army National Guard unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.


  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Military Requirement: Compatibility ECMF: 12; 91 EMOS: 92S


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The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Plans, constructs, and repairs a wide range of custom wood containers, parts, and items, of irregular shapes and sizes, in support of maintenance activities. 
  • Revises standard items to fabricate products. 
  • Plans and constructs furniture braces, Formica desktops, counter tops, credenzas, bookcases, etc., where concern for final appearance of work in required. 
  • Resolves complex construction problems and uses special bracing requirements for heavy items (automotive equipment, truck beds), sensitive equipment and items (hazardous materials), delicate and sensitive electronic equipment (calibration items), etc. 
  • Utilizes shop plans, blueprints, and item specifications to develop bracing points based on weight, gravity points, method of shipment, potential for shifting or damage, etc. 
  • Plans and lays out work and materials in accordance with blueprints, drawings, and specifications; and knowledge of custom wood and wood substitute items. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





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    General Experience: Applicant must have experience which demonstrates the ability to use hand and powered tools, machines, and measuring and squaring devices to cut, nail, staple, screw, bolt or fasten wood and wood-like boards, sheets, parts or sections.


    Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have at least 12 months specialized experience in the full range of woodworking techniques to plan, construct, and repair standardized shipping and storage containers.  Experience measuring, developing and laying out changes to existing container plans where specially shaped items require unconventional cradles, blocks, braces or cushioning.  Experience making standard joints and grooves.  Experience with a wide range of packing methods and techniques.  Experience in combining and modifying existing plans for conventional containers to construct irregular shaped containers.  Experience using standard manual and power woodworking tools.  Experience with various types and properties of hard and soft woods and wood composite materials enabling them to select appropriate material.   Experience with various types and properties of fastening devices.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. 

    • Knowledge of woodworking techniques to improvise or modify construction plans and patterns to construct custom containers and storage items from wood and wood substitute materials. 
    •  Skill in making nonstandard containers that incorporate several irregular shapes, sizes, and features.
    • Skill in operating woodworking machines to make varied and complex construction features, such as, wood lathes, table saws, radial arm saws, planners, joiners, circular saw, jig saws, band saws, compound miter saws, drill presses, routers; belt, vibrating, and oscillating rotary sanders, pneumatic nail guns, staplers, grinders, and various hand tools of the trade.
    • Knowledge of the characteristics of hard and soft woods and wood substitutes used in container construction and repair. 
    • Ability to determine the type and extent of construction or repair necessary to modify and restore standard and nonstandard containers.

    Other Requirements: For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must posses or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 

    National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Wood Worker position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Army National Guard as an Enlisted  in ECMF: 12; 91 EMOS: 92S:  Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

    Wear of the Army uniform as prescribed by AR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.


    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.  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 for this position.  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 rating.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).


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    The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


    Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Your résumé;
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Note: Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use the USA JOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position. Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted. If you chose to use your personal resume, ensure that your resume includes the mandatory information as outlined in the Resume' example on'%20Format%2022Jun12.docx, "The Application-to-Hire Process-"Have I Completed All the Steps to Best Sell Myself"? If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification process.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 09, 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.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 911687. 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,, 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.


    The following documents are required and must be received by Tuesday, July 09, 2013:

    1. Your résumé;
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.


    Phone: (678)569-5715
    Agency Information:
    Georgia National Guard
    Do Not Mail or Fax Applications Here
    Follow How to Apply Instructions
    Marietta, GA


    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).

    Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard.  Good Luck!

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