TOOLS AND PARTS ATTENDANT
Department of the Army - Topeka, KS

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KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military skill in the Kansas National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently serving in the Kansas National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273 for Army) or 1-800-TO-GO-ANG (1-800-864-6264 for Air Force).

POSITION LOCATION: CSMS - Topeka, Kansas

*** This position is in the excepted federal civil service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709." ***

AGRs:
  • Army AGR personnel not eligible to apply as AGR
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the government's best interest.

BONUS/INCENTIVE PROGRAM: Individuals on bonuses and/or incentives may be subject to recoupment. Contact your education office (Army) or retention office manager (Air Force), for further information.

GRADE/RANK INVERSION: Grade and/or rank inversion is strictly prohibited.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a current U.S. citizen
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Kansas adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity laws

DUTIES: This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The primary purpose of this position is to determine, identify, and select for issue, items described by users in terms of their intended usage; recommending possible substitutes and interchangeable items; determining work sequences, methods, procedures, and techniques for setting up and shifting storage locations; and determining when tools and equipment should be routed to appropriate shops for test, repair, or calibration.

Identifies user’s tools, parts, equipment, and requirements and requisitions stock as needed. Watches and reports items that are in short supply because of breakage or because they are frequently out for repair. Recommends possible substitute or interchangeable items. Sets up and maintains storage locations. Determines methods of storage, identification, and stock location, considering such factors as temperature, humidity, height and weight limits, turnover, floor loading capacities, space available, and convenience of handling items. Compiles records concerned with quantity, cost, and type of material received, stored, and issued.

Prepares periodic inventory and determines the basis for over, short, or misplaced items by checking such references as out-for-repair, issue, and turn-in records maintained in the tools and parts room. Compiles reports of use of stock handling equipment, adjustments of inventory counts and stock records, spoilage of or damage to stock, location changes, and refusal of shipments.

Ensures that tools and equipment are maintained in good condition by performing visual and operating checks, taking measurements with such devices as calipers, and receiving reports from users on the nature and extent of damage to tools and equipment. May make minor repairs to tools and equipment, determine when damaged and inoperative items are too costly to repair, and report damaged or worn-out equipment to superiors.

Determines stock replenishment levels for centrally controlled supplies and other material within funding limitations. Assures that supplies and monies are not wasted through excess accumulation, and that items are on hand in sufficient quantities and at the time required. In addition to established guides and formulas, determines quantities required and timely stock replenishment.

Receives a wide variety of supplies and specialized items requiring special handling. Ensures that received items are properly stored in assigned locations. Reviews requisitions for completeness and compliance with regulations, and revises quantities ordered based on number on hand. Recommends substitution when supply items are not available.

Searches for identifying or management data on items of supply. Compares data listed on documents with reference sources such as federal catalogs, stock lists, or other publications. Receives requests desiring additional identification data, verification, or comparison of data on hand with reference sources. Searches for stock number, prices, descriptions, sources of supply, or other management data. When unknown, traces part number or type number and manufacturer of the item of equipment.

Edits supply transactions, or provides customer service for urgent critical shortage items and other items requiring special handling when established procedures are not applicable. Codes and classifies requisitions, shipping orders, and other documents, and extracts requests to other sources of supply or refers them to an inventory control point when stock is unavailable or cannot be shipped.

May assist a Surface Maintenance Mechanic by performing the less complex and more routine helper type duties. May perform maintenance tasks with repairers or mechanics by assisting in the accomplishment of duties. This may involve getting tools and supplies, carrying materials, and lifting and holding materials in place during operations. As directed by the repairer or mechanic, uses hand and powered tools of the trade to assist in the disassembly, assembly, and installation of simple component parts and units. Applies knowledge gained from previous work assignments. Detailed instructions are received from the higher graded Surface Maintenance Mechanic with each new assignment. Work is reviewed by the higher-level employee while in progress and upon completion. Cleans tools, parts, and equipment and keeps work areas clean and orderly.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: General Experience: Experience or training which demonstrates the knowledge of trade; ability to apply identification skill (matching specific item name, models, and stock or part numbers with similar specific information at stock locations); ability to use simple hand tools (pliers, screwdrivers, etc) and to follow oral and written instructions.

WG-06 Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least 9 months experience or training in verifying stock by opening, counting and visually checking the contents of the containers. Experience in establishing stock location by considering such factors as use, size, shape and weight of items. Experience in completing stock records by showing the names, quantities and location of stock. Experience in identifying correct nomenclature and stock number of items in order to locate stock for issue. Experience in performing maintenance such as replacing wooden handles on handsaws, changing blades on power saws, and greasing or oiling power and hand tools.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the selecting supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledge of the range of items in stock to identify specific items requested by users from descriptions of their intended usage, and to suggest, in the absence of requested items, substitute and interchangeable items that might fit user’s requirements.
  • Skill in determining when tools and equipment should be sent to test, repair, and calibration shops, and skill in providing evaluations to stock disposal personnel to aid them in determining whether items should be salvaged, repaired, and returned to stock.
  • Skill in determining from records such errors as improper item issue and turn-in credit, and the failure of records to show that items have been sent out for repair.
  • Skill in identifying, setting up special storage locations, and ensuring that project assigned items are separated from regularly stocked items when they arrive and during their storage.
  • Ability to provide information on the status of stock for determining and keeping adequate numbers and types of items on hand.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option: 1

  • Applicant must successfully pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
  • Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.
  • RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades of E-2 through E-8 .

    MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:

    *Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.
    • ECMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94
    • EMOS: 92A, 92F, 92Y, 92Z
    APPOINTMENT FACTORS:

    This position is for the following categories: 1

  • Enlisted 2. Warrant Officer 3. Officer 4. Non-Dual Status
  • This position is: 2

  • Supervisory position 2. Non-Supervisory position
  • POSITION TENURE: 1

  • Permanent 2. Indefinite/Reimbursable 3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days 4. Indefinite NTE 30 SEP 13 5. Temporary


  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applications for all positions will be evaluated against the basic qualifications for the position as stated in the general and specialized experience listed above.

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

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • Selecting Supervisor: CPT Mark Mullinax - (785) 274-1351
    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    • MSgt Terry Spangler (785) 274-1160 DSN: 720-8160 terry.w.spangler.mil@mail.mil
    • MSgt Kathy Thornton (785) 274-1053 DSN: 720-8053 kathleen.m.thornton6.mil@mail.mil
    • SrA Diane Collins (785) 274-1184 DSN: 720-8184 diane.m.collins13.mil@mail.mil

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