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Job Title:Surface Maintenance Repairer/Mechanic

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NDARNG 14-18 (1001255)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$20.52 to $27.29 / Per Hour


Monday, November 25, 2013 to Friday, December 27, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite


1 vacancy in the following location:
Minot, ND View Map


Open to NDARNG Enlisted Members


Not Applicable




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 the North Dakota National Guard team and serve your nation, North Dakota and your community!



Location:FMS #1, Minot, ND

Selecting Official: CSM Joseph Lovelace, Surface Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor

Resume must be received by: Friday, December 27, 2013

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

Failure to provide complete application material will result in you not recieving consideration for this position.

Please refer to the qualification and evaluation section of this announcement to understand the qualification requirement, and the HOW TO APPLY SECTION for detailed instruction on applying. You may apply using the APPLY ONLINE button at the right of this page to use your USA Jobs RESUME BUILDER resume.

NORTH DAKOTA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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 National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Position Description Number: D1193000/D1194000


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(1) 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.  

(2) Performs 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.  

(3) 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.

 (4) 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.                                   

(5) 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.

(6) 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.

(7) 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. 


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates knowledge of equipment to be able to do routine jobs, simple preventive maintenance tasks, and is able to use common tools and equipment in the line of work.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must indicate WG-08 12 months of specialized experience for WG-10 18 months of the specialized experience:

1.Experience which demonstrates the knowledge of various techniques for removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning and installing parts and components of combat, tactical and commerical automotive vehicles and equipment.

2. Experience which demonstrates the knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and other no-mechanical systems.

3. Experience demonstrating the skill in the use of diagnostic and test equipment.

4. Experience demonstrating the ability to analyze test results to determine fault for repair or replacement.

5. Experience demonstrating the ability to read and interpret parts lists, manufacturer's repair manuals, TM's, diagrams, engineering drawings, and schematics.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.



Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Time and placement is dependent upon resourcing from National Guard Bureau.
Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the military uniform appropriate to their service and grade when performing as a technician. They will comply with the appearance and weight standards contained in the appropriate regulation.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  The National Guard Technician Act of 1968 (PL 90-486) specifically excludes use of veterans preference for appointments made under the authority of 32 USC 709.  All appointments in the NDNG are made under Title 32 USC; therefore, Veterans Preference is not applicable. 
Individual recommended for the position will not be approved for appointment until the appropriate physical examination is completed and approved.  The results of the physical may be shared with the individual's military chain of command.
Individual selected for the position will be required to obtain a secret security clearance.
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) expenses may not be authorized for this position.


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 and compared to your resume 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.

A typed or neatly printed detailed narrative of your work experiences (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the position advertised. Use complete dates to indicate the amount of experience you have. A complete date consists of MM/DD/YY. If written as MM/YY, then credit can only be given for the last day of the month to the first day of the month (i.e. 12/97 to 4/98 would be credited as 12/31/97 to 4/1/98); by giving just years (i.e. 1998-1999) credit will only be given from 12/31/98 to 1/1/99. Include pertinent military experiences, describe duties in your own words. The Qualification process will grant credit only for sufficient information. You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, including time frames. REMEMBER: COMPLETE DATES MUST BE USED.

Method of Evaluating Qualifications:Candidates are evaluated on the experiences in the vacancy announcement. Failure to address the experiences may deem the applicant not qualified for the position. In addressing each experience you should describe, accurately and completely, the tasks, activities, education, and experience which demonstrates the experience. Include all military experience (Active Duty and Reserve Component), qualifications or training in a MOS/AFSC. Be specific as to the MOS/AFSC you possess and number of months experience. The number of months of actual experience is the qualifying factor. Education may be substituted and combined with experience as defined in the Education Substitution section of the announcement.

These documents can be uploaded via Application Manager as other documents.


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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. For additional information visit:


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.

Acceptance of a Permanent or Indefinite Appointment with the NDNG will terminate enrollment in the Tri-Care Reserve Select Health Benefits program. Federal Law does not permit employee who are eligible for Federal Employee Health Insurance to carry Tri-Care Reserve health insurance.

Appointment to this position will be made at the beginning of a bi-weekly pay period. Applicants MUST understand that Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), although may be elected within the 1st pay period of employment, are not effective until the pay period after they make their election. Election for FEHB must be made within 60 days from the 1st day of appoinment. Technician pay peirods are 14 days in duration.


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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 résumé 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 Résumé and some application tips)

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·        Sign into your USAJOBS account; you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button. 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 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, résumé, 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 -- -- 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.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:


Current Resume


Justification to questionnaire if not addressed within the body of resume. 

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


Beth Handt
Phone: (701)333-3365
Agency Information:
North Dakota National Guard
Human Resources Office
PO Box 5511
Bismarck, ND


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

Online Questionnaire

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NDARNG 14-18 (1001255)

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