Surface Maintenance Mechanic Inspector
Department of the Army - Guernsey, WY

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Open to
presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard Military Technicians or
Indefinite Military Technicians who competed for their positions

excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment
in the Wyoming Army 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 must be
presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard military technicians or an
indefinite technician who competed for their positions in order to be
considered for employment.


Area of Consideration:
1: In-Service Technicians - Merit Promotion: All
presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard military technicians and
indefinite military technicians who competed for their positions may apply for
this vacancy.


#: 6021

#: 065

Title: Surface Maintenance Mechanic Inspector

Series/Grade: WG-5801-12

Location: CSMS, Camp Guernsey, WY under the Surface Maintenance Management Office (SMMO)


Must currently be permanent or indefinite technician in the WY ARNG.
Must submit ERB/ORB with application.
Refer to “Required Documents” section for additional details.
Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
Relocation costs are not authorized with this vacancy. DUTIES:

position is located in the CSMS, Camp Guernsey, WY under the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics
Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The purpose of the position is to serve as an
inspector of surface maintenance vehicles and equipment to ensure that physical
and operating characteristics are within acceptable standards and
specifications. Duties involve complex
inspection work, requiring a wide variety of inspection processes and
techniques, at remote worksites or field installations where a supervisor is
not readily available. In these
situations, work is performed very independently and decisions require a wide
range of subjective judgments.

Inspects a large variety of heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and
automotive vehicles such as attack tanks, large cranes, tank retrievers, fire
trucks, bridge transporters, armored vehicle launched bridges, bulldozers, road
graders, crawler tractors, power shovels, self propelled earth compacting
equipment, self propelled artillery, etc.
May also inspect heavy artillery, small arms, powered support and other
equipment or components of equal or lesser complexity.

Inspects complex, interrelated mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and
electrical systems, equipment and their components while in operation or in a
standby condition. Inspects and performs
tests to braking, steering, and differential systems, which are mechanically
integrated with the transmission; to large engines that directly power multiple
hydraulic and pneumatic systems; to intricate fuel injection systems; to turret
stabilization systems; and to other systems combined in a single, complex
mechanical assembly. Uses specially
designed testing methods and test equipment such as computerized test sets,
precision gauges, electronic sensors, injector test stands, engine scopes,
etc., to assure that tolerance and safety factors have been met.

Inspects equipment to determine repairs needed.
Utilizes established Maintenance Expenditure Limits (MEL) to evaluate
economic feasibility of repair(s).
Considers a variety of factors such as cost and availability of parts,
man-hours, and impact of time constraints on the mission to assess whether
repair is economical. Recommends to a
higher echelon to condemn equipment when the repair cost exceeds the
established MEL. Prepares lists of
needed repairs, parts, and man-hours authorized. Performs in-process inspections to assure
that equipment is being repaired in accordance with pertinent
requirements. Performs final inspection,
certifying that equipment is in satisfactory operating condition, or rejects
the work and returns the equipment to the repair shop with specific reports
prescribing additional repairs.

Inspects the full range of equipment as described above at remote worksites in
support of field organizations, field units during field exercise training
periods, or before major pieces of equipment are sent for repair to a
supporting maintenance facility. Serves
as inspector on Command Maintenance Evaluation Teams (COMET) and/or as a member
of Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Teams (MAIT).

involves the repair, adjustment and maintenance of self propelled
transportation and other mobile equipment (except aircraft).

  • This
position is covered by the 5800 job family which includes occupations involved
in repairing, adjusting, and maintaining self-propelled transportation and
other mobile equipment (except aircraft), including any special purpose
features with which they may be equipped.

Must possess experience or training
which demonstrates 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.

possess at least 18 months experience or training diagnosing, repairing,
overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more
complicated systems; experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of
diagnostic equipment; experience applying independent judgment in determining
methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and
repair problems; and experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the
work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.

Specialized experience will be used to determine
qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide begin
and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your
specialized experience.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be
required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the
effective date of placement.

Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum
military grade authorized. Over-grade applicant must provide a written
statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively
reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.

Enlisted Min: E2 Max : E9 (Dependent upon unit availability )

Warrant Min: WO1 Max:

Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a
military grade promotion.


Enlisted: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94

13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94, 882A

Must possess or be eligible to
retrain into MOS.

  • Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
  • The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment: prior to the appointment date.
  • Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.
  • Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.
  • Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  • Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f). 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 score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action. 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 an overview of the benefits currently offered to new/prospective employees.
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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.

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