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Job Title:SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:IL-13-161

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$16.62 to $26.10 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Thursday, July 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5801-05/10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Decatur, IL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. 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!

ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Illinois National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Illinois National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Illinois National Guard.

Duty Location: FMS-4, Decatur, IL

Selecting Official: CW3 Christopher Drozs, 217-761-3136

Areas of Consideration: This position is announced statewide for those persons holding or eligible to acquire membership in the IL ARNG in an available military position in a Warrant Officer, Enlisted grade which is compatible with this technician position.

Military Requirements: Selected Candidates will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

Compatible Military Assignments: Warrant Officer BR: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94; 882A

                                                 Enlisted CMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Completed NGIL Form 73 required, see How to Apply, Required Documents

DUTIES:

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(1) 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. 

 

(2) 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.

 

(3) 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.

 

(4) 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.

                       

(5) 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. 

 

(6) 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.

 

(7) 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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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: WG-10: Must possess 18 months: (1)Experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems. (2) Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment.  (3) Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems.(4)  Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems. WG-08 level:  Must possess 12 months: (1) Experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs.(2) Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories. (3) Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. (4)  Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships.  (5) Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures’ repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.  WG-05 level:  Must possess 6 months: (1) Experience or training using common hand tools in making repetitive repairs under close supervision. (2) Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.

 

Other Requirements - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license.

 

Military Requirements- Military skill set is determined by MOS requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the MOS. 


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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PAYMENT OF CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) COSTS:  PCS at Government expense may be authorized only in accordance with the PCS policy set forth by The Adjutant General of Illinois.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



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.

3. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION:  Candidates who believe they are entitled to priority consideration for repromotion or reemployment should forward a description of the circumstances with their applications.  Consideration of qualified candidates eligible for priority consideration will precede efforts to fill the position by normal competition.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
 
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 to receive consideration.
 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.

 

 

 

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (NGIL Form 73)
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Transcript

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

 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.
 
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
 1.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 920272.
2.Fax your 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 Thursday, July 25, 2013. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
 
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
 2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
 3.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.
 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume or OF 612.  (When using either documentation, be sure to list your duties and responsibilities as they relate to the specialized experience as listed above.)
  • Completed NGIL 73 (Be sure list all AFSC’s or MOS’s held during your military career)
  • Transcripts (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit  transcripts.)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), 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.

DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:  Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards, and letters of appreciation.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Christopher Drozs
Phone: (217)761-3136
Email: CHRISTOPHER.E.DROZS.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
FMS 4
5550 Ocean Trail Road
Decatur, IL
62521

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 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

920272


1. Title of Job

SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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

05
08
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

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

172250115 Decatur, IL

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. Are you currently a member of the Illinois National Guard? 

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. If you are a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you currently a technician?  Select the description below which best describes your status.

A. I am currently a Permanent Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
B. I am currently an Indefinite Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
C. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
D. I am a current traditional Military (M-Day)member of the Illinois National Guard.
E. Not a current member.

3. If you are not a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you willing to become a member?  If yes, contact the recruiting command at 1-800-GO GUARD, or www.1800goguard.com to see if you are eligible for enlistment.

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Not Applicable, I am a current member.

4. Do you possess a valid State drivers license for the State in which you live or are principally employed?

A. Yes
B. No

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

5. Do you possess experience, education or training which demonstrates your ability to maintain and repair automotive vehicles? (Must have knowledge of where and how components, accessories, and parts of systems, such as wheel cylinders, fuel lines, condensers, etc. are installed. Must have the ability to use test equipment, reference material and manuals, and maintain tools and equipment.)

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from below that best describes your months of the required experience as listed below.

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.

6. Knowledge of mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex systems, assemblies, and parts for a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

7. Diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

8. Knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical systems that have a functional relationship and effect on the operation of mechanical systems.

9. Knowledge of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and positioning systems and their mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic controls.

10. Knowledge of electronics, sufficient to identify and replace defective components, such as sensors, diodes, and circuit boards.

11. Repair or overhaul major components such as diesel, multi-fuel or gasoline engines, turbine engines, automatic and manual transmissions, drive line assemblies, electrical and electronic systems and accessories, fuel injection systems, and emission control systems.

12. 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.

13. Operate and understand original equipment manufacturer computerized diagnostic equipment and embedded diagnostics.

14. Utilize, interpret and apply parts list, manufacturer's repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineering drawings, diagnostic computer information, and schematics.

15. Do you possess 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 on vehicles, equipment and systems.

A. Yes
B. No

16. If you answered NO to question 15, do you possess 12 months:  Experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs.  Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories.  Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments.  Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships.  Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures’ repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.

A. Yes
B. No

17. If you answered NO to questions 15 and 16, do you possess 6 months:  Experience or training using common hand tools in making repetitive repairs under close supervision.  Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.

A. Yes
B. No


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Job Announcement Number:

IL-13-161

Control Number:

346830600