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TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
This position is located in G4, FMS#18, Houston, TX. The purpose of this position is to troubleshoot, repair, maintain, inspect, and/or overhaul a variety of complex combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment having complicated mechanical and non-mechanical systems with a variety of interconnected systems. Provides technical guidance and specialized team leadership to lower grade employees.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position.
Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted . This includes:
All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
All current members of the Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.
Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-9 or below. This is a Bargaining Unit position.
Remarks: More than one position will be filled from this announcement.
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized
THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.
United States Citizenship is required.
Direct Deposit is mandatory.
Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
Baseline physical is required within 30 days of employment.
PCS expenses are not authorized.
Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard.
As a Surface Maintenance Repairer with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
Performs limited diagnosis, routine repairs and maintenance on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles.
Assists higher graded mechanics in the repair and/or overhaul of major systems to include internal combustion engines, turbine engines, automatic and non-automatic transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems, and hydraulic utility systems and controls.
Makes routine repairs that can be accomplished by removing, adjusting, or replacing defective or worn parts and components.
Performs work in accordance with technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies.
Performs limited diagnoses to determine the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses basic test equipment such as compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters and pressure gauges.
Determines when parts should be cleaned, adjusted or replaced with standard parts to complete work orders.
Removes, replaces, adjusts, cleans and installs parts and components such as wheel seals, switches, sensors, fuel pumps, water pumps, power steering pumps, brakes, filters, radiators, bearings, springs, shock absorbers, wheel cylinders, starter motors, mufflers, battery cables, and other items of similar complexity.
Independently performs routine repairs and maintenance functions in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems using standard parts.
Receives guidance and instruction from a higher graded mechanic or supervisor to perform non-routine and more complex repairs on portions of major assemblies and/or systems.
May provide field maintenance at unit locations as part of a contact team. Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit location of breakdown.
Conducts limited readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.
Performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc.
Performs other preventive maintenance operations as required to ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
May perform routine maintenance and limited repairs on basic communication equipment such as radios, field telephones, amplifiers, switchboards, recorders, intercoms by removing and replacing components and elements.
Performs minor body and fender, or other metal repairs, using peening hammers, dollies and limited welding.
Performs limited repairs and routine maintenance on small arms and accessory equipment by replacing worn or damaged parts.
Makes minor repairs to canvas and leather items using bonding/sealing compounds and hand tools such as awls, canvas needles etc.
In conjunction with or in the absence of the Tools and Parts Attendant, may maintain supply documentation, and the receipt, store, issue, and inventory of tools and parts used in the trades operation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General Experience Required
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.
Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the WG-08 grade level you must:
Possess at least 12 months experience, education, or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs, AND experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories, AND experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments, AND experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships, AND experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be submitted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to Surface Maintenance Repairer.
If you are using education to substitute for experience you MUST provide a copy of your college Transcripts prior to Wednesday, May 02, 2012 .
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
ECMF: 14G, 14H, 14T, 14Z, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94
Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.
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.
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.
Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
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 can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
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