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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Powered Support Systems Mechanic, WG-5378-10

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-14-021

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$23.56 to $26.53 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5378-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary Promotion

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Texas National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

To inquire about your application status, call the Human Resources Office: 512-782-6725


This position is located in Dallas Army Aviation Support Facility, Dallas, TX. The purpose of this position is to perform duties involving the maintenance and repair of power grounds and other support equipment used in aircraft servicing and repairs.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. 


Open Areas of Consideration: In-Service Excepted. This includes:
•All currently employed permanent, indefinite and temporary NTE excepted technicians of the Texas Army National Guard.

Appointment Factors: This is a Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-7 or below. This is a Bargaining Unit position.

Remarks: This will be a Temporary promotion to backfill a technician while they are deployed.  Upon return from deployment they will return to this position.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

PLEASE NOTE:
ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is required within 90 days of employment.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must already be a member of the Texas Army National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As a Powered Support Systems Mechanic with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

Responsible for the Ground Support Equipment maintenance program, inventory control, and the identification and scheduling of preventive maintenance requirements for ground support equipment.  Troubleshoots deficiencies and repairs flight critical equipment including lifting devices, turbine powered generators, towing devices and auxiliary power units.
Trouble-shoots, repairs; services; performs modifications on, and operates powered ground support equipment such as AC and DC power generators, air compressors, blowers, heaters, portable lighting units, deicers and non-powered equipment to include work stands, jacks, ramps, tow-bars, etc.  Trouble-shoots equipment and determines the extent of repairs as well as the parts required.  The authorized level of maintenance includes troubleshooting, tune-ups and adjustments of internal combustion and turbine engines, fuel controls, carburetors, clutch linkage, brakes and other mechanical links that utilize common hand tools and a variety of test equipment.
Performs required preventive maintenance and servicing of equipment including repairing and replacing tires, lubrication, oil changes, replacing air, fuel and oil filters, checking fluid levels; and adjusting or replacing ignition parts, hoses, v-belts, and other items.  Keeps equipment clean and free from dirt, oil, grease and corrosion.  Periodically observes the operation of equipment to detect problems. Maintains records and equipment log books. 

Performs major system component overhaul/rebuild, repair/replacement and troubleshooting as needed, to include but not limited to, power-plant systems, brake systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, diesel and gas systems, air systems, starting systems, ignition systems and electrical systems in addition to the following components, power-plant, brake, fuel, steering, hydraulic, air, starting, ignition and electrical system.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required
Experience or training which demonstrates knowledge of mechanical maintenance work; ability to read and use technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams and schematics, and skill in the use of equipment and hand tools used in troubleshooting, testing and repairing equipment.

Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the WG-10 grade level you must:
Possess at least 18 months experience, or training removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing parts, components, and accessories. Experience which provided working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to powered support equipment and systems; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustment. Experience which provided working knowledge 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.

 


Education: N/A.

 

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
ECMF: 15, 91

EMOS: 92A, 92F, 92Y, 94E, 94R


Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of 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. 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 eligibility.

Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume): https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

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 résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
•You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
•You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, December 12, 2013
•To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
1.Log in to your USA-Jobs account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login?returnurl=~/Applicant/MyAccount/Home and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
2.Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 994509 Click Select a Vacancy.
3.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.
•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 résumé 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 résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, 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 Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
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 separate 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 which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:
  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)
  • SF-50 (Most recent copy) THIS IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE.

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, 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.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Benjamin R. Hale
Phone: (512)782-6478
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: BENJAMIN.R.HALE.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Army Aviation
2200 West 35th Street
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw 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.

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Job Announcement Number:

NGTX-14-021

Control Number:

355277100