Electronics Worker
Department of the Army - Blackstone, VA

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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.

This position is located in the Organizational Maintenance Section of a Mobilization and Training Equipment Site (MATES) with a support maintenance mission.

DUTY LOCATION : FISM 4 - MATES, Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VA 23824

EMPLOYMENT STATUS : Excepted Service Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (NTE E7/SFC)

G ROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (NTE E7/SFC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.

GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army and Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (NTE E7/SFC), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

MILITARY CRITERIA: Applicant must be qualified and eligible for award of an MOS as follows: E: CMF: 12, 13, 14, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94

MILITARY ASSIGNMENT : Applicant selected for this military technician position must occupy a military assignment in the Virginia Army National Guard that ensures proper grade, unit, and MOS prior to placement.


U.S. Citizenship Required
You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment
Must meet the education/specialized experience--See Qualifications Section DUTIES:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Installs, maintains and repairs a variety of electronic components, related devices and equipment from fixed, semi-fixed and mobile facilities. Performs limited direct support maintenance and repairs such as aligning and tuning electronic equipment; replacing defective switches, relay armatures, transistors, cannon plugs, wiring harnesses, sliprings, potentiometers, AC and DC motors, blower assemblies, converters assemblies, igniter assemblies, semiconductors, etc. Conducts organizational level inspections of electronic equipment at MATES, diagnoses malfunctions, and troubleshoots electronic equipment to determine cause of failure. Uses a variety of test equipment such as systems test sets, frequency meters, ohmmeters, multimeters, signal generators, watt meters and special and common hand tools. Modifies communication and electronic equipment in accordance with prescribed Modification Work Orders and Technical Bulletins. Schedules and performs TM required services on electronic equipment. Inspects communication and electronic equipment prior to issue to using units to assure that it is operating properly. May perform organizational and limited direct support maintenance and repairs on automotive and heavy mobile equipment, small arms, artillery weapons and other equipment supported by the shop. May be required to serve as a member of the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team (MAIT) on communication and electronic equipment. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Selectee may be subject to a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • Possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Secret security clearance. 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 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. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For additional information and some highlights visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp .

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp .

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp .

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step-parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/ .

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp and http://www.opm.gov/retire_jobseekers.asp .

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

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


For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the virgina National Guard, please visit our website at Virginia National Guard Homepage Virginia National Guard Homepage .

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