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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  14-107

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$44,348.00 to $51,715.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Reading, MA View Map
"National Guard Membership is Required"


This is a SMALL ARMS REPAIRER position supporting the  FMS READING.   This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is:  CW3 Travis Burrell at 508-233-7887.





This position is open to all current members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED.   This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Massachusetts Army National Guard recruiter at (888) 301-3103, ext. 7398, before applying for this position.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be willing to be a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard
  • Pre-Employment physical is required
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • You must submit the required OF 306, or you will be disqualified
  • References must be provided on resume


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Work involved in the repairing, rebuilding, and modifying small arms, such as machine guns,mortars, rocket launchers, etc.


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:   Must have experience or training which demonstrates a working knowledge to read and interpret instructions, repair manual, specifications and drawings; must have a knowledge of shop mathematics sufficient to use testing devices and measuring instruments; and be proficient in the use and maintenance of hand tools and equipment.    


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least 18 months experience or training with substantial mechanical skill is required to effectively and efficiently repair, overhaul, and rebuild small arms for both conventional uses and for weapons involving accurization.  Experience to inspect, diagnose malfunctioning, wear and/or damage is required.  The ability to perform accurization procedures on weapons to improve their performance is required.  Basic knowledge of other trades in order to modify and/or manufacture weapons parts for accurization is required. Experience to apply technical manuals, regulations, specifications and drawings to determine operation, assembly and tolerances of the variety of weapons worked on is required for successful performance.  Experience using and maintaining a variety of hand and power tools and gages is required. Tools include drills, files, precision gages and measuring instruments, magnafluxing equipment and/or borescopes to determine when parts are worn or damaged beyond acceptable tolerances.

Military grade range:   SPC to SFC


All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS.


Compatible Military Assignment:

ENL:  91, 92Y, 92Z


Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  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.


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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 Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3. MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: Ifyou are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, the following termination rule applies:


IncentiveTermination without Recoupment:

If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent or Indefinite position after 25 February 2010 where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment.


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HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 11, 2014.

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume, OF 306 and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume:

Option A: Applying Online

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:

You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached – until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.

You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.

To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Monday, August 11, 2014

It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps: Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: Click on“Application Status” and then select the “more information” link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Please Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all of your documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.

You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment 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: Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account.   Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.

Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page:, and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1161337.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 11, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items: .

3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.


Resume showing relevant experience and must have at least three (3) references


OF306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)

****If you do not submit this required OF 306, you will be disqualified.


Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)




Denise E. Cahalane
Phone: (339)202-3164
Agency Information:
Massachusetts National Guard
Human Resources Office
2 Randolph Road Bldg 1505
Bedford, MA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made, you may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.

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