Production Assistant
Department of the Army - Chambersburg, PA

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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.

About the Position: This is a Production Assistant, GS-1101-08. This is a term position and may be extended up to a maximum of 4 years. This position is located in the Directorate of Industrial Operations, MRAP Division.

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Who May Apply:
US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)


Any Shift and any tour of duty

Must obtain/maintain a SECRET security clearance

Must be a US citizen

Independently, or as a team member, serves as a production assistant for a division engaged in the repair, modification and overhaul of Route Clearance and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Tactical Vehicles. Coordinate production programs through support activities, production control and cost center supervisors. Conduct secondary and major items production meetings with appropriate personnel. Briefs division chief on status and recommends course of action for production problem areas. Apprise parts manager of possible schedule slippage due to parts shortage. Track production status, recommend problem solving action and coordinates action with appropriate personnel to meet schedules. Serves as division POC for production status of items in the Vehicle Shops Directorate. Contact appropriate activities to arrange for the movement of production items, supplies, material, etc., to and from designated work areas. Follow up with support activities to insure support items are received on time to meet schedules into work areas and maintains status of items while in maintenance. Control and monitor fabrication requests for this directorate. Compute labor and parts costs when complete and close out fab requests. Monitor manpower, earned hours, expended hours, indirect charges, material cost and work orders with advance status and recommends course of action to supervisor to meet management objective. Review and analyze monthly data on monthly charges to indirect cost codes; discuss with shop supervisors to obtain explanation and insures that corrective action will be taken. Coordinate induction of assets into work areas and maintains status of items while in maintenance. Control and monitors fabrication requests for this directorate. Compute labor and parts costs when complete and closes out fab requests. Serves as division representative as a team member of the Maintenance Directorate Team involved in studying maintenance programs, capabilities, facilities, skills, etc., available for accomplishing long range workloads. Coordinate cost estimates through the directorate. Control and monitor work orders generated and received by the directorate. Resolve labor and time and attendance reporting reconciliation with finance and cost center supervisors. Prepare division monthly manpower reports, plus tracks division personnel on detail, day-to-day loan and borrowed into the division; recommends corrective actions on any manpower imbalance.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-07 in the federal service that demonstrates the following: 1) Skill in the repair, modification and overhaul of Route Clearance and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Tactical Vehicles. 2) Knowledge of production programs, such as materials requirements and movement, monitoring work orders, industrial processes, and coordination of meetings. 3) Knowledge of administrative support such as, time and attendance,scheduled workload, manpower management, budget cost estimates, and travel management. 4) Skill with computer software/systems, such as Microsoft applications, automated time and attendance system, and/or Logistics Management Program (LMP)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

Knowledge of Production Programs
Knowledge of Administrative Support
Skill in Computer Software
Ability to Solve Problems

Other Requirements:
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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 trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

You May Claim Military Spouse Preference.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Permanent change of station (PCS) is not authorized

Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accomodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accomodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

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 q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

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 .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

• 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. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or 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, at .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.