Materials Examiner and Identifier
Department of the Army - Gary, IN

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The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED

DUTY LOCATION: Gary, IN (LAASF)

JOB SUMMARY: This position is located in the Aviation Materiel Management section of an Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF). Its purpose is to control, oversee, coordinate, and implement the specific functions of Aviation Material Repairable Exchange and Hazardous Material identification, handling and disposal. Serves as the technical advisor /and point of contact for matters related to hazardous materials.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Army National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position. This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in a National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace. As members of a unit of the Indiana National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Indiana Army National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This position is an Permenant Excepted Service position.

MILITARY RANK REQUIREMENTS: E-4 or E-9

MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS: Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible MOS in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: CMF: 15, 67, 91, 92 and 88

AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Army National Guard
Traditional M-Day Soldiers with the Indiana Army National Guard
Guard members from another state; Reservists/IRR; and/or Active Duty Soldiers willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard
Civilians with prior military service willing to join the Indiana Army National Guard
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E4-E9
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a secret security clearance
  • Must be a member of the Indiana National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit

DUTIES: As a Materials Examiner and Identfier with the Indiana Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Identifies and handles hazardous materials in storage areas. Insures the safe receipt, storage and movement of hazardous and toxic materials and substances such as ammunition, explosives, chemicals, or radioactive materials in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements. Determines storage requirements, arrangement of materials, and space utilization. Insures compliance with Federal, State, Department of Defense (DoD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules or regulations.
  • Responsible to identify, collect, process and consolidate hazardous waste in preparation for disposal. The incumbent is required to identify, safely process, package, and ship or dispose of a wide variety of hazardous chemicals, products and materials. Responsible to insure compliance with environmental rules, regulations and practices relating to hazardous waste material treatment and disposal. Uses computer skills to retrieve data pertaining to storage, and processing of hazardous wastes. Manages the facility hazardous materials spill prevention, containment and clean up program to control accidental spills, overflows, and other emergency hazardous waste and materials situations. The incumbent manages the Material Service Data Sheet (MSDS) library and ensures that all material information is complete, current and accessible to employees.
  • Performs a full range of warehousing activities to include receiving, inspecting for defects, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized bulk and bin materials and equipment. Develops, or assists in the development of plans for storage and arrangement of stock. Determines warehouse configuration, setup, movement, and space utilization plans in accordance with regulations for a specific commodity or equipment group.
  • Assists with the development of facility regulations, and operating instructions that relate to hazardous materials management and HAZMAT safety procedures. Conducts HAZMAT training for facility personnel, develops lesson plans, course materials, schedules and conducts training.
  • Assist with the accomplishment of normal supply transactions i.e., requisitions, receives, stores, issues and accounts for a wide variety of supplies and equipment. Performs a variety of supply inventories, which require considerable knowledge of the supply system, equipment and components.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician¬ís performance standards.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Materials Examiner and Identifier position at the WG-07 grade level, you must have at least 12 months of:
    • Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to distinguish between closely related or similar items, ability to follow procedures, ability to sort materials by type, and skill in the use of hand tools.
    • Experience or training identifying and sorting a variety of complex materials and equipment. Experience receiving materials and equipment, recording, and placing items in proper storage areas. Experience preparing all items for shipment using appropriate agency instructions. Experience in mathematical equations. Experience interpreting and using Federal Supply Catalogs, military and manufacturing catalogs, and technical and agency manuals. Experience using and operating forklifts and motor vehicles.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to distinguish between closely related or similar items, ability to follow procedures, ability to sort materials by type, and skill in the use of hand tools.
  • Experience or training identifying and sorting a variety of complex materials and equipment. Experience receiving materials and equipment, recording, and placing items in proper storage areas. Experience preparing all items for shipment using appropriate agency instructions. Experience in mathematical equations. Experience interpreting and using Federal Supply Catalogs, military and manufacturing catalogs, and technical and agency manuals. Experience using and operating forklifts and motor vehicles.
  • Expert knowledge of specialized handling, storing, disposal, and safety procedures related to hazardous materials that can only be gained through formal course study and on-the-job training to ensure adherence to governing regulatory guidance, policies and procedures. Serves as the facility expert and point-of-contact for all matters related to hazardous materials management, control, safety, containment, clean-up, disposal, training, compliance and reporting.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, DoD, OSHA and EPA rules/regulations sufficient to control, oversee, coordinate and implement the facility Hazardous Materials Management Program.
  • Knowledge of warehouse activities to include receiving, inspecting for defects, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized equipment and supplies.
  • Knowledge of the overall facility supply, storage, distribution and inventory plan, including supply documentation requirements.
  • Knowledge of inventory and production reports to screen and identify shipping and receiving documents for discrepancies, and direct shipments to shipping or storage areas.
  • Knowledge of computer commands and controls to make data entries, update data and retrieve reports.

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. Incumbent is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling stock. May be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, solvents, and high noise levels. Incumbent may be subject to exposure from radiation, toxins, explosive hazards, or chemical fumes. May work in inclement weather in open areas such as docks or outside storage. Work may require wearing protective clothing and equipment such as hard hats, safety shoes, rubber gloves, goggles, face shields, facemasks, and rubber aprons, etc.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Incumbent is often required to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time, to bend, stoop, and work in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable positions. May lift and carry items that weigh up to 40 pounds. Heavier items are moved with weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Army National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD. You can also view our website at http://www.in.ng.mil/Recruiting/tabid/1041/Default.aspx .

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.

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 numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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

BENEFITS: Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION: Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard HR Website .

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