Department of the Army - Ripley, MS

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citzens having joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your States, and your community!


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.

MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS : Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible position as required by TPR 303. Although conditions of employment, such as grade/rank restrictions, medical, technician compatibility, etc., are not used to determine an applicantÂ’s eligibility to apply for a position, the applicant must meet the conditions prior to appointment in the position. The compatibility requirements for this position are:

Military Appointment & DAOC/DMOS: Enlisted - CMF 12, 13, 14, 19,25, 88, 91, 92, or 94
Warrant Officer - BR 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91; MOS 92,94 or 882A

Minimum & Maximum Military Grade: E1 - W2 (Note: You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.)

This position is located at FMS #1, Ripley, MS.

PDCN D1194000

AREA OF CONSIDERATION : This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and is restricted to curremt, on-board technicians at FMS #1, Ripley, MS.


You must maintain membership in National Guard for continuous employment. DUTIES:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters-State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training which demonstrates the candidate has enough knowledge of equipment to be able to do routine jobs, simple preventative maintenance tasks, and is able to use common tools and equipment in the line of work.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-10: Applicants must possess 18 months of specialized experience which has provided the applicant with (1) experience which demonstrates a broad knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc., (2) experience in the use of dosimeters, oscilloscopes, ohmmeters, and other related equipment, (3) experience in the use of technical manuals, maintenance directives and publications as they relate to repair and inspection of equipment, (4) experience which reflects accurate use of blueprints, schematics, diagrams, etc., (5) experience in teaching procedures, principles, and knowledge related to trade and craft practices, and (6) experience in production control, work schedule planning, development and implementation of procedures, interpreting technical data, etc.

NOTE: Your application must contain a description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS : Selected individual must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance for this position and/or the compatible military position.

MEDICAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : A pre-placement physical examination may be required for this position. Selected individual must maintain any medical/physical standards for this position and/or the compatible military position.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY : The Mississippi National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Placement will be made without discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age or membership or nonmembership in an employee organization. However, the Mississippi National Guard reserves the right to enforce military physical, age, and gender requirements to positions which are essentially military in nature or for which military membership is required.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Study successfully completed in a college, university, technical, or vocational school may be substituted for experience at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for six months of experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.

NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.



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 support 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.

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. OTHER INFORMATION:
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.

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