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Job Title:  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard
Job Announcement Number:  TVA 14-136-I

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$25.36 to $29.61 / Per Hour
Friday, July 11, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Aurora, CO View Map
**CO National Guard Membership is required**


Colorado National Guard Dual Status

Technician Announcement


Colorado National Guard Dual Status Technician Announcement Technicians are employed under the authority of Title 32 USC, Section 709, which states, in part, that technicians are to be employed in "the administration and training of the National Guard," and "the maintenance and repair of supplies issued to the National Guard."

The following documents are required to be part of your application to be considered for this position



REQUIRED: HRO Application Checklist: 

REQUIRED: A current Resume and/or OF 612

REQUIRED: Specialized Experience documented in resume with mm/yy - mm/yy format (see instructions below)

REQUIRED: Your DD214 (if available) or Service School Certificate awarding your MOS/AFSC (see AFSC/MOS listed)



Current Enlisted members of the Colorado Army/Air National Guard (COARNG/COANG) and those eligible to transfer into the COARNG/COANG via the Reserves, Active Duty, IRR, re-enlistment, or military transfer. 


Technician Note:  This position has a NGB compatible AFSC/MOS assigned to it; all Dual-Status technicians are required to maintain AFSC compatibility. The compatible AFSC for this position is 3E8X1.  Failure to maintain AFSC compatibility can result in termination.





This position is located in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight of the Civil Engineering Squadron Mission Support Group of an Air National Guard aviation wing.  The EOD Flight is a highly specialized organization comprised of uniquely qualified individuals The EOD position provide force protection to Department of Defense (DoD) Installations and state and local governments on a 24-hour basis.  The position provides the capability of detection, identification, evaluation, rendering safe, recovery, and disposal of explosive items that are hazardous to operations, facilities, or personnel.


  • Occasional Travel
  • TDY


  • No


  • Membership in the Colorado National Guard
  • Must hold the grade of E-5 to E-6
  • Compatible Military Assignment AFSC
  • Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory
  • Submit All Required Documentation


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Major Duties:

Remains technically qualified through constant training and is authorized to undertake and perform or assist in procedures to ensure the rendering safe and disposal of high explosive ordnance and special weapons, including but not limited to both U.S. and foreign guided missiles, mines, projectiles, rockets, bombs, miscellaneous munitions items, booby traps, improvised criminal and terrorist devices, as well as chemical, biological and nuclear bombs/warheads/devices. Utilizes and continually reviews current methods and techniques and determines new and innovative procedures employed in the detection, identification, safest method of handling, rendering safe, and/or destruction of domestic or foreign explosive hazards as described above, that threaten personnel, operations, installations, or material.  Organizes and conducts area reconnaissance for detection and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Operates and interprets radiological detection and other specialized instruments while monitoring areas adjacent to UXO's or criminal/terrorist devices suspected of containing toxic or radioactive contamination.  Provides guidance to and coordinates with key staff members of the Disaster Control Group (DCG) and the Survival Recovery Center (SRC) in the development of emergency planning procedures and policies.  Routinely assists and provides technical advice, procedures, and/or training for state and local civil authorities through classroom instruction and development of Memorandum’s of Understanding (MOU’s) when requested and approved by the state TAG.   Assists EOD Flight Chief in preparation of budget estimates and financial needs to include facilities, equipment, contingency requirements, personal retention gear, and operating & maintenance needs for the EOD unit. Assists the Flight Chief in planning and establishing local procedures to include protection of high risk munitions during off-base movements; protection, reproduction, and destruction of classified documents and components up to and including Secret/Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI), Restricted Data; and EOD response procedures for assistance to civil authorities.

Maintains and orders tools, equipment, supplies, explosives, and technical data for base support and contingency planning.  Maintains and is required to be proficient in the operation and calibration of specialized tools and equipment to include; global positioning system (GPS’s), rocket wrench, explosively actuated disarming equipment, fiber scopes, various types of specialized mine detecting equipment, EOD unique communications devices and data processing equipment, specialized personal safety equipment and gear such as BBS-3 bomb suit, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), chemical protection gear, and Night Vision Goggles (NVGs). Performs duties as a specialized member of Disaster Preparedness teams or independently in detecting, monitoring, evaluating, plotting, reporting and decontaminating radioactive, chemical and biological hazards. Organizes, coordinates, and directs surveying, site planning, resource management, and range clearance operations. Mentors and trains assigned EOD Specialists in the safest, most reliable means of neutralizing and disposing of hazardous explosives under extreme conditions.  Provides technical guidance and training to base populace in UXO search, marking, identification, and reporting procedures. 



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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE NOTE Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.  An applicants RESUME must provide in detail how they meet each specialized experience bullet listed below.  It must be documented with "from (mm/yy)" and "to (mm/yy)" dates  and description of the specialized experience.  DO NOT copy each bullet listed below word for word and place into your resume; you must describe your personal experience as it pertains to each bullet.  You will be immediately disqualified if you fail to include this information in your resume (we will not make any assumptions regarding your experience).    
Must have at least 12 months of Specialized Experience in each of the following: 
1. Experience interpreting wiring diagrams and facility blueprints, as well as scale indications in a toxic or radioactive environment.
2. Experience planning work sequences and determining the requirements for serviceability of equipment, and knows the impact of repairs on related integral devices.  
3. Experience interpreting technical publications with the ability to assist subordinates or other employees in interpreting technical publications applicable to the detection, identification and destruction of numerous types of explosives and toxic materials.


 Preferred Experience: 

1. Must posses the 3E851 or higher AFSC or MOS equivalent.

2. Must have working knowledge of Air Force EOD response capabilities as well as; resource, supply, administrative and training operations.

3. Must have experience or training performing EOD procedures on military aircraft.

4. Must have leadership skills and ability to work in a joint (military/civilian) environment.



Education cannot be substituted for Specialized Experience for this position

Military Requirements Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS.  Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.


*Other Requirements For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.


For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 


NGB Qualification Standard WG-6501 / Position Description D1674000


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Failure to submit the required documents will be grounds for disqualification without further review

  • REQUIRED: HRO Application Checklist:
  • REQUIRED: A current Resume and/or OF 612, providing military rank, DOB, SSN and TVA #
  • REQUIRED: Specialized experience documented in your resume with mm/yy to mm/yy format (see instructions)
  • REQUIRED: Your DD214 (if available)  or Service School Certificate awarding your MOS/AFSC

If substituting education for Specialized Experience, include transcripts

  1. You will be taken to the Application Manager to submit all required documents after you apply for this position.
  2. If you would like to inquire about joining the Colorado Army National Guard please contact SGM Bishop @ (720) 250-2712
  3. If you would like to inquire about joining the Colorado Air National Guard please contact SMSgt Davis @ (720) 847-9423
  4. PCS funds are not available.
  5. Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus may be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives manager at (720) 250-1337.
  6. If this position is open to Air Force AGR applicants, AGR Applicants need to submit an NGB Form 34-1, Current Records Review RIP (available on vMPF via AF Portal, Current and Passing Report of Individual Fitness (from Air Force Fitness Management Systems – AFFMS) and Military Resume to JFHQ/HRO, Attn: Air AGR Office, 6848 S. Revere Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112. AGR applicants will be required to transfer their employment authorization (EA) upon selection for this position. Certain AGR position are fenced and your EA may not be transferable, please contact the HRO or your AGR manager if you don't know if your EA can be moved.
  7. A security clearance may be required for this position. Please contact the selecting supervisor or state security manager with questions regarding clearances.
  8. Must be fully qualified or able to obtain AFSC/MOS within one year hire if this position is listed as immaterial against NGB compatibility requirements.  If there is a compatible, required, or restricted AFSC/MOS listed in this announcement - you will need that AFSC/MOS to qualify for the position.  If this position requires specific ASVAB scores, please contact the selecting supervisor with any questions.
  9. This position may be contingent on the vacancy of the incumbent even if not otherwise stated in this announcement. Please contact the HRO with any questions regarding hiring dates.
  10. If this position is posted as an Indefinite Technician it may be converted to Permanent without further competition. Please contact the HRO with any questions regarding employment status.
  11. Per ARNG-HRH Policy Memorandum #10-39, mandatory Full Time Staff (FTS) training is required within a year of hire as a condition of employment in vacancy announcements for both Technician and Active Guard Reserve positions.  Failure of new FTS personnel to complete NGB prescribed courses at PEC within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment to other full time positions or termination of their employment.
  12. We use E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.


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Applicants Responsibility:

Please use the "Apply Online" button on the right of this screen and download all requested documentation mentioned in the next section or your packet may be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration.  You are responsible for the completion and turn-in of your application, all contents, and attachments.  Incomplete applications will be considered "not qualified" because of lack of information.  The HRO is not responsible to inform you that your packet is incomplete.  When the qualification records are completed for the selecting supervisor, the decision is final.  If you need clarification or help please contact the HRO.  You must apply by 11:59 pm EST by the closing date of the position. 

If you have questions about applying or other HR related issues or questions please contact

Mr. Greg Romero @


MSgt Shawna Romero @

If you have questions about the position itself please contact the Agency Information contact located on the right of the screen.



The following documents are required to be part of your application to be considered for this position. 

HRO Application Checklist:

A current Resume and/or OF 612, providing military rank, DOB, SSN and TVA #

Specialized Experience documented in your resume with mm/yy to mm/yy format (see instructions above)
Your DD214 (if available)  or Service School Certificate awarding your MOS/AFSC

If substituting education for Specialized Experience, include transcripts




Richard Gibbons
Phone: (720)847-2327
Agency Information:
140 CES
18848 E Crested Butte Ave
Buckley AFB, CO


When this announcement closes, each application will be qualified and rated.  "Qualified" means that we will compare your experience with a standardized set of qualification criteria (Specialized Experience) for the particular position being announced.  "Rated" means, if there is more than one grade listed on this announcement, you will be found qualified at one of those grades according to the number of months experience you have listed.  If your application is found qualified, it will be rated accordingly and forwarded to the selecting supervisor.  If found not qualified, you will receive an email indicating that you were "not qualified".

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