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Job Title:  Surface Maintenance Mechanic
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  SDARNG 113-13 (921337)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$20.10 to $23.47 / Per Hour
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Mitchell, SD United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates




The South Dakota National Guard has two distinct missions. The State mission is to provide units to assist and support civil authorities in the protection of life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety under the direction of the governor. The Federal mission is to provide combat ready, misson-capable forces throughout the entire spectrum of conflict under the direction of the president.



Location of the Position:  Mitchell, SD

Position Description Number:  D1194000



1. All Tenure 1 (as defined in block 24 on the SF 50) Technicians of the South Dakota Army National Guard. Applicants must presently be a Dual Status employee or a Non Dual Status employee eligible for Dual status.



Selected individual must be assigned to a compatible military position in the following MOS/AOC within 90 days of effective date of hire: Warrant Officer: WOBR: 12,13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94 or WMOS: 882A orEnlisted: ECMF 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, or 94. Military grade inversion within the full-time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of personnel supervised.



  • Resume
  • SDNG Form 335-1-R Statement of Military History


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This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters-State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. 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.



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General: Experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate has enough 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: 18 months experience in the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) as listed below.  Such experience is gained in a line of work similar or closely related to the work of the position to be filled.  A maximum of 6 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 6 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position to be filled:

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities (KSAs):  In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the experience and training.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a separate sheet(s) addressing the KSAs and how they relate to work experience, education or training.

1)  Knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex systems.

2)  Ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and equipment.

3)  Knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical systems.

4)  Basic knowledge of electronics, sufficient to identify and replace defective components.

5)  Skill to use a wide variety of test and diagnostics equipment.

6)  Ability to utilize, interpret and apply parts list, manufacturer's repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineer drawings, diagnostic computer information, and schematics.





All applicants who meet the minimum requirements for consideration will be further rated and ranked on their experience related to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) stated in minimum requirements for consideration. The application and Official Personnel Files, when applicable, will be used to gather job-related background data to be used in the KSA evaluation process. 



Each applicant considered to possess the minimum qualification requirements will be further evaluated in accordance with the procedures outlined in SDNG Technician Pamphlet 335-T and subsequent MOAs.



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The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees which may include Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Insurance, Annual Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Retirement Program. For additional information about current federal benefits visit web site


The South Dakota National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, disqualifying physical handicap, or age, and shall be based solely on job-related criteria. 



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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 onlineQualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

      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 resume is not attached - until you click the Submit botton, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by Midnight EST of the Vacancy closing date.
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

               1) Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

               2) 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. (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • 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 resume 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 resume will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you completed and Submit from this section, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.


      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 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

                     a. Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX: 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.

               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 seperate 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 - 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.

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources 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 Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.



1. Applicants must submit the following mandatory documents. Signatures are not required.

   a. Optional Form (OF) 612, "Optional Application for Federal Employment" or a resume.

   b. SDNG Form 335-1-R, "Statement of Military History".

2. Additional supporting documents may include:

   a. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) - Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a seperate sheet(s) addressing the KSAs and how they relate to work experience, education or training.

   b. Transcripts, to receive credit for education you must submit transcripts to verify the courses completed.

3. All forms and supporting documentation (KSAs, transcripts, etc) MUST be submitted by 2359 Eastern Standard Time. Late applications and supporting documentation will be considered ineligible.


Kevin Pudwill
Phone: (605)737-6659
Agency Information:
South Dakota National Guard
2823 West Main Street
Rapid City, SD


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.

To check the status of your application, please refer to Application Manager at

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