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.
You could experience the best of two worlds by taking advantage of the opportunity to become a Citizen Soldier in the United States Army Reserve Military Technician Program. As a Citizen Soldier, you are employed by the Department of Army as a civilian working a normal full-time workweek with all the benefits available to a Federal service employee to include health and life insurance, retirement and Thrift Savings Plan, and accrual of leave (annual, sick and military). When duty calls, you can proudly put on the uniform as a military service member of the United States Army Reserve and receive the pay and benefits associated with the military assignment. As a member of the United States Army Reserve, you are required to perform military duty one weekend a month and at least fourteen days a year of annual training. In your civilian position, you perform work in direct support of the US Army Reserve in an administrative, professional or maintenance related position. As a US Army Reserve Military Technician, you are a vital link in the chain of command of the United States Army Reserve and civil service, working with professionals like yourself at locations around the world or as close as next door. As a civilian Military Technician you are one of the most important keys to combat readiness; as an Army Reservist you have the opportunity to perform military duty to defend and to serve your country by performing military duty when needed.
About the Position:
This position is located at the 99th Regional Support Command, Area Maintenance Support Activity 163, Lincoln, Rhode Island .
Lincoln is a town in Providence County, located in northeastern Rhode Island, north of Providence. It ranks high in Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" and is also the home of Lincoln Woods State Park and Twin River Casino .
Who May Apply:
- This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
- This position requires a Personnel Security Investigation.
- The business travel requirement is 5 percent.
- Moving expenses may be authorized (see Other Requirements).
- This position may offer a $3,000 recruitment bonus (see Other Requirements)
Duties of This Position includes:
- Monitor progress of repairs in order to ensure deadlinesare met
- Delegate assignments
- Follow proper rules and regulations of the shop
- Advise workers of the proper policies and procedures to follow
- Analyze test results in order to lcate improperly functioning parts
- Inspect the work of others.
Screen Out Element: Ability to lead.
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: I am consulted by other employees in difficult situations regardng performance of duties which involves complex repairs such as removing, repairing or replacing system components such as cylinder heads, clutches, engine transmission, transfer case and differential seals. I inspect work, provide instructions, answer questions and doemontrate proper work policies and procedures while ensuring rules and regulations are followed within the shop. I have experience prioritizing workload, setting the workflow pace and/or leading a team.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to Lead
Knowledge of Shop Policies & Procedures
Skill in Repairing and Maintaining System Components and Equipment
Physical effort: Work requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing and crouching. Works on top of, under, or in tight compartments of equipment in cramped and awkward positions. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds and often exert similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts assemblies, and equipment. Occasionally lifts heavier items with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists and cranes. Work is sometimes performed from ladders or work platforms at varying heights.
Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside. When inside, incumbent is exposed to drafts, hot and cold shops, changing temperature and noise which is difficult to talk above. When outside, incumbent is exposed to inclement weather working in mud or snow and in wet or icy areas. Whether inside or outside, exposure to irritations and discomfort from fumes, dust, dirt, oil and grease is common. Frequently work is performed using parts and on systems which are dirty, oily, or greasy. Subject to cuts, bruises, abrasions, burns, chemical irritations, electrical shock, and injuries from falls while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment. Incumbent must follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as protective ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use, and may be worn or used for long periods.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Moving expenses may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
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 Program.
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.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
This position requires a medical examination prior to employment.
This position requires membership in the US Army Reserve (USAR).
This position requires a Class A CDL within 90 days of employment.
The Army Civilian Education System (CES) is a structured, progressive, sequential program which broadens the targeted civilian educational training base. It provides leader training and education that supports civilian leaders career path requirements and professional development, and promotes lifelong learning and self development as integral parts of the civilian leader development program. CES provides leader development opportunities for Army civilians. The following course and time requirements apply to this position: The Foundation Course (FC) is required for all team leaders hired after 30 September 2006. Similar training will be reviewed for equivalency. For more information on CES, please visit the following website: http://www.amsc.belvoir.army.mil/academic/ces/ .
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 questionnaire 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 an
excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your
comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits
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- 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. Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to 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, a http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Salary is based on the local prevailing rate.
This is a Career Program position (CP-17).
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
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