Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
This position offers a $3000 recruitment bonus to individuals who are newly appointed as civilians in the Federal Government. You are considered newly appointed if this is your first appointment as a civilian employee in the Federal Government or if you have a minimum of a 90-day break in service from a previous Federal civilian position. You may qualify with a break in service of less than 90 days only if your previous Federal civilian appointment was a time-limited, or not permanent, appointment. Your recruitment bonus will be made in two payments. You receive the first payment when you enter on duty, and you receive the second payment on your first anniversary. To accept this recruitment bonus, you are required to make a two year service obligation to the Army Reserve Military Technician
New Army Reserve Military Technicians may be authorized moving expenses to their first official duty station. To be eligible to receive moving expenses, you must be a newly appointed Federal civilian employee or have a minimum of a 3 day break in service from previous Federal civilian employment.
About the Position:
This position is located at: 81st Regional Support Command, Equipment Concentration Site 126 Maintenance, Juana Diaz, PR
About the Surrounding Area: Juana Diaz is located in the south central portion of the Island (Ponce area). It is approximately 110 km (a little over 1 hour drive) from San Juan. Juana Díaz produces sugar cane and beige marble--one of the finest marbles in the world.
Position is under the Supervision of: Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer Supervisor
Description of the Working Environment: Work will be performed in a maintenance shop setting.
Who May Apply:
- All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
This Position Requires Membership in the U.S. Army Reserves (USAR).
The business travel requirement is 5 percent.
Moving expenses may be authorized.
The duties of this position include:
- Troubleshooting, repairing, modifying and maintaining a variety of heavy mobile equipment (bulldozers, graders, tractors, trucks, tracked recovery vehicles, ambulances, generators and forklifts)
- Removing and repairing major systems or components of equipment (power packs, transmissions, transfers, gear reduction units, injector pumps, air conditioners, fuel pumps and alternators)
- Making idle speed, current, brake and transmission linkage adjustments
- Performing mechanical diagnostics
- Troubleshooting to localize defects and determine cause of malfunction
- Performing mechanical maintenance on defective parts
- Performing minor body work
- Operating motor vehicles to perform the duties of this position
Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further. To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience or show the ability to do the following: utilize knowledge of the mechanical make-up, functional operation and relationship of major systems, components, parts and accessories of heavy mobile equipment to troubleshoot and make necessary modifications or repairs to the equipment; read and interpret technical manuals, wiring schematics or manufacturers' guides; use and maintain basic hand tools; troubleshoot using a variety of diagnostic test equipment, such as compression testers, engine analyzers, injector testers and multi-meters; and analyze test results to locate improperly functioning parts for repair or replacement.
Physical effort: You may be required to work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. You will frequently lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and push/pull/turn heavy parts or equipment.
Working Conditions: Work may be performed inside or outside. When outside, subject to variable weather conditions. When inside, subject to drafts, dirt, grease and fumes. Subject to burns, scrapes, cuts, bruises, shocks and strains while performing work.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of mechanical maintenance
Ability to problem solve
Skill in job completion
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Moving expenses may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).
Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
A personnel security investigation is required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference should clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
This position requires a medical examination prior to employment.
This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
This position requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 90 days of employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
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