In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this ELECTRONICS MECHANIC position, you must meet the following criteria.
Experience or training which demonstrates the applicants knowledge of electrical or electronic theory, knowledge of common testing procedures, skill in the use of hand tools of the electronics trade, and skill in reading schematics.
Experience or training in utilizing principles, basic functions and application of theory of electronic systems or equipment. Experience in diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs for malfunctions in electronic equipment or systems. Experience in making mechanical repairs that required the use of precision measuring and calibrating equipment. Experience in using complex test equipment such as deviation meters, complex special test panels, etc. Experience which demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications, and publications.
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below. Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application. Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.
1. Knowledge of a wide range of technical methods in the detailed performance characteristics of specific communications equipment, systems, services and transmission media. In-depth understanding of basic electronics theory and operating principles, the applications of existing and planned technology for communications requirements, equipment interoperability and compatibility, and the methods and techniques for acquiring equipment, systems, and services to accomplish information transfer.
2. Knowledge of maintenance, installation, and operation of analog/digital signal conditioning equipment and wireless transmission systems.
3. In depth understanding of the technical theory of electronic communications concepts, principles, practices, procedures, policies, standards, and operational requirements.
4. Technical knowledge of the operational and performance characteristics of communications equipment. Detailed technical knowledge of transmission media, and the relationship among component parts of communications systems. Ability to apply specialized communications methods and analytical techniques.
5. The ability to understand, evaluate, and translate the needs of communications users into requirements and to relate user requirements to existing technology, policies and priorities, available technologies and services, operating practices and procedures, equipment and staffing requirements, and other supporting services required; to include the knowledge of technical methods to perform assignments such as carrying out limited projects which involve use of specialized, complicated techniques.
6. Knowledge of methods and practices for troubleshooting, recovering, adjusting, modifying, and improving communications systems to provide support that minimizes interruptions in the customers' ability to carry out critical business activities.
7. Knowledge of performance management/measurement methods, tools, and techniques to optimize the functionality of systems, networks, and data. Knowledge of systems testing and evaluation principles, methods, and tools to test the functionality and operability of communications systems, network applications and communications components.
8. Knowledge of a wide range of communications concepts, principles, and practices and in-depth knowledge in a particular functional area of communications (transmission media, data transfer, ground to ground radio, switching systems, or other very specific aspects of communications) to review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex communications problems.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
Compatible Military Assignments:
YOU MUST ALREADY BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:
(Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in. The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012
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 numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. 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 instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility.
All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants. In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral. A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors. Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position. Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal.
Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence:
1. Category I: All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.
2. Category II: All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard.
3. Category III: Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard.
* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.