Surface Maintenance Mechanic
Department of the Army - Manchester, NH

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NH NATIONAL GUARD

MILITARY INDEFINITE TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED

THIS POSITION IS A TITLE 32 FEDERAL EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN POSITION. YOU MUST BE OR BECOME A MILITARY MEMBER IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD.

Current technicians selected will retain the appointment status they are currently in. (i.e., Permanent or Indefinite). Individuals from Area II or Area III will be appointed Indefinite status. Conversion to permanent status may be accomplished without further competition.

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.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. It is for enlisted incumbency only. 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 military membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility at the Field Maintenance Shop (FMS) #3 in Manchester, NH.

Open Areas of Consideration: Areas 1, 2, and 3

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 = permanent or indefinite technicians currently employed with the New Hampshire National Guard. (this area includes NH National Guard AGR’s who have USERRA rights back to a technician position).
  • Area 2 = AGRs, temporary technicians, or traditional/M-Day soldiers and airmen currently serving in the New Hampshire National Guard.
  • Area 3 = all individuals eligible for membership in the New Hampshire National Guard as a military member. ( NOTE: Please call 603-225-1214 to ensure you are eligible to enlist in the NH Army National Guard as a military member BEFORE applying for this position)
  • Individuals that
are selected from either Area 2 or Area 3 will require a criminal background
investigation and physical screening prior to being appointed.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a member or become a member of the NH National Guard.
You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment
New appointees must meet the required medical physical screening.
New appointees must meet the required criminal background check. DUTIES:

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.

Position Description Number: D1194000 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : 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 for WG-10: Must have 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. Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for WG-08: Must have at least 12 months Experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs. Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories. Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships. Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures’ repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) (12 or 18 months experience which shows):

Knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex systems, assemblies, and parts for a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

Ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

Knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical systems that have a functional relationship and effect on the operation of mechanical systems.

Knowledge of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and positioning systems and their mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic controls.

Basic knowledge of electronics, sufficient to identify and replace defective components, such as sensors, diodes, and circuit boards.

Ability to repair or overhaul major components such as diesel, multi-fuel or gasoline engines, turbine engines, automatic and manual transmissions, drive line assemblies, electrical and electronic systems and accessories, fuel injection systems, and emission control systems.

Skill to use a wide variety of test and diagnostics equipment to perform fault isolation and conduct repair of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment. Ability to operate and understand original equipment manufacturer computerized diagnostic equipment and embedded diagnostics.

Ability to utilize, interpret and apply parts list, manufacturer's repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineering drawings, diagnostic computer information, and schematics.

NOTE: This is an upward mobility position. The full performance level (FPL) is a WG-10. If not already qualified at the FPL, the selected candidate may be eligible for upward mobility to WG-10 after successful completion of a required training plan and meeting all other requirements set forth by the supervisor for an upgrade.

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

Minimum/Maximum Military Grade(s): PVT/E1 to SFC /E7

Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted Career Management Field (ECMF) 12, 13 , 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94 (applicants must ensure that they are eligible to cross-train if they do not possess the required MOS)

OTHER
PERTINENT DATA This vacancy will be processed in
accordance with NHNG TPR 335 & Article 16 of the Labor Management
Agreement. Military compatibility and
grade inversion rules will be strictly adhered to. In order to comply with the
NGB compatibility criteria, selected individual will be immediately assigned
to compatible military assignment.

THE
FILLING OF THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF MANPOWER SPACE.

Reimbursement for PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS)
expenses IS not authorized.

Selected individual must enroll in the
Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program. The Federal Financial Management Act of 1994,
SEC 402, Electronics Payments, requires direct deposit to a financial
institution for all Federal wage or salary payments.

If you are a male born after 31
December 1959, and you desire employment with the Federal Government, you must
be registered with Selective Service.

The Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus,
Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, and Selected Reserve Recruitment
Health Care Professionals incentive will be terminated upon start date for a
military technician position or AGR Title 10 or Title 32 tour. Recoupment may be required depending on the
specific incentive contract recoupment procedures.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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. 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.

Main Website for New
Employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Federal
Employment Information Fact Sheet: Benefits of Working for the Federal
Government: This fact
sheet is provided for a review of most of the benefits offered here. Please

click on the link below for more information:
http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

Retirement Information and Services for New Employees.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to
Federal employees. http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp OTHER INFORMATION:

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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