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Job Title:SURFACE MAINTENANCE REPAIRER

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:KSAR-968471-13

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$20.61 to $24.04 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, October 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5801-08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Riley, KS United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all current members of the Kansas Army National Guard and current or priior service military members who are eligible to become memers of the Kansas Army National Guard

JOB SUMMARY:

A respected and honored agency unmatched in providing emergency response, recovery, safety and security to the people of Kansas and our nation, anytime, anywhere and under any conditions.

KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military skill in the Kansas National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants who are not currently serving in the Kansas National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment.  For enlistment/appointment, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273 for Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (1-800-864-6264 for Air Force). 

POSITION LOCATION:  Maneuver Area Training Equipment  Site (MATES), Fort Riley, Kansas

AGRs:

  • Army AGR personnel not eligible to apply as AGR

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the government's best interest.

BONUS/INCENTIVE PROGRAM:  Individuals on bonuses and/or incentives may be subject to recoupment. Contact your education office (Army) or retention office manager (Air Force), for further information. 

GRADE/RANK INVERSION:  Grade and/or rank inversion is strictly prohibited.


KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a current U.S. citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Kansas adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity laws

DUTIES:

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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 limited diagnosis, routine repairs, and maintenance on combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.  May assist higher graded mechanics in the performance of maintenance duties.

Performs limited diagnosis, routine repairs and maintenance on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles.  Assists higher graded mechanics in the repair and/or overhaul of 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 routine repairs that can be accomplished by removing, adjusting, or replacing defective or worn parts and components.  Performs work in accordance with technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies.

Perfors limited diagnoses to determine the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses basic test equipment such as compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges.  Determines when parts should be cleaned, adjusted or replaced with standard parts to complete work orders.

Removes, replaces, adjusts, cleans and installs parts and components such as wheel seals, switches, sensors, fuel pumps, water pumps, power steering pumps, brakes, filters, radiators, bearings, springs, shock absorbers, wheel cylinders, starter motors, mufflers, battery cables, and other items of similar complexity.

Independently performs routine repairs and maintenance functions in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems using standard parts.  Receives guidance and instruction from a higher graded mechanic or supervisor to perform non-routine and more complex repairs on portions of major assemblies and/or systems.  May provide field maintenance at unit locations as part of a “contact team”.  Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit location of breakdown. 
Conducts limited readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.  Performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc.  Performs other preventive maintenance operations as required to ensure that equipment is functioning properly.

May perform routine maintenance and limited repairs on basic communication equipment such as radios, field telephones, amplifiers, switchboards, recorders, intercoms by removing and replacing components and elements.  Performs minor body and fender, or other metal repairs, using peening hammers, dollies and limited welding.  Performs limited repairs and routine maintenance on small arms and accessory equipment by replacing worn or damaged parts.  Makes minor repairs to canvas and leather items using bonding/sealing compounds and hand tools such as awls, canvas needles etc.

In conjunction with or in the absence of the Tools and Parts Attendant, may maintain supply documentation, and the receipt, store, issue, and inventory of tools and parts used in the trades operation.  Performs other duties as assigned.



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.

WG-08 Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have at least 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies (KSCs):  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the selecting supervisor based on the following KSCs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of individual systems, and their interrelationships for a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, automotive, special purpose vehicles and equipment. 
  • Basic understanding of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical system theories; and skill to replace, fit, install, and adjust systems.
  • Ability to determine when parts should be cleaned, reinstalled, or replaced with standard parts.
  • Ability to read and interpret parts list, manufacturer’s repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineering drawings, and schematics.


EDUCATION:   Study successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school may be substituted for experience 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.  Submit an official transcript to verify educational requirements were met.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  1

  1. Applicant must successfully pass an Access National Agency Check plus Inquiries (ANACI).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E1 through E8.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:

  • ECMF:    12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94

*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:

This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  2

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position

POSITION TENURE:  1

  1. Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinte NTE 30 SEP 14   5. Temporary

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications for all positions will be evaluated against the basic qualifications for the position as stated in the general and specialized experience listed above.

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 rating 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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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.




OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selecting Supervisor:   MSG Jeffrey L. Aumen, 785-239-8399
  • Kansas Driver's License:  Selected individual msut have a valid Kansas state driver's license prior to start date.

CONTACT INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Your resume describing your military/civilian work history and experience in your own words (plagiarizing will eliminate your application from further consideration).
2. A signed (digital signatures will NOT be accepted) OF 306, Declaration for Federal Employment (not required for current PERMANENT Kansas technicians). 
 http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
3. Your responses to the Occupational Assessment.
4. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of official college transcripts issued by the university or universities.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ON THE CLOSEOUT DATE IDENTIFIED ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY ELIMINATE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Assessment, View Occupational Questionnaire, and the required documents (read all instructions before you begin). You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We are not responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax tranmissions, etc.

There are two options available to apply for our positions:
To begin, choose one of these options:

OPTION 1 - APPLYING ONLINE:

  • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete your application package and the Occupational Assessment.
  • If your resume is going to come from USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Build New Resume button. NOTE: Your resume will be attached only to the online Occupational Assessment you complete and submit from this session, not to any questionaires you may already have saved or submitted.
  • If your resume is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Resume Builder, it will need to be uploaded.
  • You will be re-directed to Application Manager to begin the Occupational Assessment.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your application package.
  • You mist submit a separate application package for each position you wish to apply for.

How to upload documents after you have completed the Occupational Assessment and have logged out (this must be done prior to submitting your application):

  • Login to your USAJOBS account with your user name and pasword.  Under "My Account" select "Application Status".  This will take you to a screen displaying the vacancies you have applied for.
  • Under "Application Status" select "More Information" for the position you wish to upload additional documents to.
  • You will be re-directed to Application Manager to upload and/or review your application package.
  • Once you have been re-directed to Application Manager, select "Accept and Proceed".
  • Select "Add Documents" and then "Upload Documents" from the list to the left.  Upload your documents.  You will see "Upload Successful" when you are finished.
  • To ensure successful uploads to USAJOBS, please ensure your documents are saved in an accepted file format and are not password protected. Accepted file formats include: JPG, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, WPD, XFD, FDF, XFDF or HTM/HTML.

OPTION 2 - APPLY VIA FAX:




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume
  • A signed (digital signatures will NOT be accepted) OF 306 (http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)  Note:  OF 306 is not required for current PERMANENT Kansas technicians

  • AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Kathy Thornton
    Phone: (785)274-1053
    Email: KATHLEEN.M.THORNTON6.MIL@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    Kansas National Guard
    Human Resources Office
    2800 SW Topeka Blvd
    Topeka, KS
    66604
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the online questionnaire is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After HRO reviews your application, if you are found qualified, your application will be forwarded to the selecting supervisor who will, in turn, contact you to schedule an interview. If you are found not qualified, you will receive an email indicating your non-qualification.



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    Job Announcement Number:

    KSAR-968471-13

    Control Number:

    352806600