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Equipment specialist

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Department of Defense
Current members of the Nevada Army National Guard Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
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.
This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters--State, Logistics Directorate (J-4/G-4), State Surface Maintenance Management Office. The purpose of this position is to provide instruction and assistance to state unit personnel regarding Army National Guard (ARNG) equipment and maintenance management. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of equipment maintenance and management of a variety of ARNG equipment is required.
Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran''s Preference criteria does not apply Ref: Title 32 USC 709 for competitive and excepted employees
1. Serves as a recognized authority on the repair and operation of various types of ARNG equipment. Provides instruction and assistance regarding equipment maintenance procedures, techniques, and methods as a part of the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team (MAIT).
2. Provides advice, assistance, and guidance regarding maintenance management systems, material readiness programs, cost reduction programs, and maintenance shop practices in maintenance facilities. Receives reviews, and processes unit Army Material Status System (AMSS) reports and Missile Material Readiness reports and submits a consolidated report to the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA).
3. Prepares and conducts both classroom and on-the-job training designed to upgrade, improve, and/or update the knowledge and working skills of unit maintenance personnel. Develops, writes, updates, and teaches units of instruction for new equipment training. Evaluates training progress in areas such as basic mechanic principles; theories of equipment repair and modification; compliance with established procedures and directives; requirements for equipment maintenance records and reports; and proper utilization of equipment, personnel, funds, and facilities.
4. Evaluates directives to ensure adherence to standard methods, conformity in maintenance procedures, and the proper use of maintenance equipment, facilities, and personnel. Recommends policy, procedure, or operation changes, as required, to facilitate and ensure efficiency in maintenance operations and manpower utilization.
5. Reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of equipment and maintenance management and needs for improvement of existing practices and the impact on the overall maintenance program. Reviews and evaluates information in technical reports, logistical studies, supply data systems, and observations/inspections of maintenance organizations. Researches material pertaining to maintenance and maintenance management. Utilizes computer software programs to identify errors, equipment, non-mission capable time, and to determine a course of action to improve readiness. Recommends the revision of higher headquarters' policies, procedures, practices, and regulations. Provides methods for improving, consolidating, simplifying, and standardizing operations and management of maintenance activities. Performs assistance visits to logistic and maintenance functional areas to provide guidance and assistance to ensure effective and smooth maintenance operations.
6. Performs hands on maintenance procedures to personnel on proper trade techniques, practices, and explains safety precautions involved in maintenance.
_Minimum Requirements:_
Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more classes of equipment. The experience must include knowledge of standard shop terminology. A basic knowledge of mechanical principles relating to equipment. Experience must demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blue prints and technical publications. Knowledge is of the type gained from technical training, education, and experience in functions such as repairing, overhauling, maintaining, constructing, or inspecting equipment. Experience using computer and automation systems.
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_Specialized Experience:_
GS-09 - Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training which provided knowledge and skill in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment design. Experience in the use of tools and test equipment. Experience developing, installing, inspecting or revising equipment maintenance programs and techniques.
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_Quality of Experience:_
Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates'' experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant''s record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.
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_Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:_
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor''s degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.
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_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 DA Pamphlet 611-21, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.
EXCEPTED, Enlisted: E4 / SPC - E7 / SFC
Compatible Military Specialty: ECMF 91 or 92
REQUIRED:
Must hold an MOS of ECMF 91, or 92
Must have a Background investigation
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 to the questionnaire 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 rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Be prepared to address the following questions or statements in the assessment questionnaire.
1. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of equipment maintenance and management of a variety of ARNG equipment sufficient to provide advice,
assistance, and guidance to unit personnel.
2. Knowledge of the full range of ANRG equipment standards, policies, regulations, and methods sufficient to review the effectiveness and efficiency of
equipment and training; and the need for improving existing practices that impact the overall equipment and maintenance program.
3. Knowledge of and ability to oversee equipment programs, maintenance management systems, material readiness programs, cost reductions programs, and
maintenance shop practices in maintenance facilities.
4. Ability to instruct and provide classroom training involving equipment repair and modification requirements for equipment maintenance records and
reports proper utilization and maintenance of equipment and facilities, etc.
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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by Midnight, Eastern Standard Time by the closing date above.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select _Application Status_, and click on the _More Information_ link under the application status for this position.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover using the following Vacancy ID1109746. Fax your documents to .
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If you cannot apply online:
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.
1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the Occupational ,
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your Resume and any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Note: Please be advised that application packages can no longer be faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand carried directly to the Human Resources Office for the Nevada National Guard.
REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire (found within the online application manager, or submitted according to the instructions above).
2. A Resume uploaded to the required "RESUME" area of the online application manager.
3. A current PQR (Personnel Qualification Record) uploaded to the required "OTHER" area of the online application manager. _PQR must be no more then 90 days old at the time of application._
If you do not have a PQR, an ORB or ERB will suffice, obtained from your orderly room.
4. Any_ SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION _ needed according to the "REQUIRED" remarks under the"Qualifications Required" section above.
Applicants CANNOT be contacted for any required documents listed above. Applicants who submit INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of INELIGIBLE. Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, erroneous fax transmissions, etc.
5. TRANSCRIPTS uploaded to the "TRANSCRIPT" area, may be required if the minimum or specialized experience requires a degree or college credits.
6. Any DD 214s may be uploaded to the "DD 214" area of the online application manager. (214s are not required)
After the closing date, your resume will be reviewed in full and compared to the required specialized experience as listed on this announcement. You will be notified electronically whether you have been found eligible and/or qualified or not. If you are found eligible and qualified, your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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_CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:_
Wear of the appropriate military uniform and maintaining standards of conduct and appearance are mandatory. Additionally, the selectee agrees to attend all Unit Training Assemblies and Annual Training with his/her unit of assignment.
Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.
IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.
IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States.
Member agrees to initiate Direct Deposit Action for payroll checks.
Acceptance of a military technician position will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. An initial payment received less than 180 days from the start of any technician tour, WILL be recouped. This does not apply to temporary technician assignments of less than 180 days. This does not affect GI Bill eligibility.
No PCS funds are available.
Grade inversion is not permitted.
Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee''s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply. It is, however, the applicant''s responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit''s training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.

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