Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) SURFACE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST in Yakima, Washington

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This is a Washington Army National Guard Title 32 Excepted Service Bargaining Unit Technician position:

*SURFACE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST *Location: MATES, Yakima, WA

Appointment Type: Internship

Advertised as: ENLISTED/WARRANT OFFICER**

*This is a Mgmt Training Program position. If an individual employed in the excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will receive a Temp Promotion & will return to their former position upon expiration of Temp Promotion.

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Responsibilities

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Washington Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service 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 membership and employment in the National Guard at the required military grade listed if the position is open Nationwide.

A SURFACE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, GS-1601-9:

  • Analyzes and resolves a variety of conventional maintenance management problems to improve existing maintenance operations, production, and practices that impact the overall maintenance program.
  • Establishes methods and procedures to ensure maintenance tasks performed meet or exceed established policies and regulations.
  • May serve as a member of the Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET).
  • Oversees and provides technical guidance regarding Class IX (Class 9) repair parts management; develops policy and procedures; and evaluates and revises, as needed.
  • Establishes and monitors the shop safety and health program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • The above duty description doesn't contain all details of the official position description. A copy of the entire position description can be found on FASCLASS by searching the position description (PD# D1254000). https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/searchfs/searchfasclass.asp

Travel Required

Occasional travel - as required for job training or mission requirements.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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1601 Equipment Facilities, And Services

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Conditions of Employment

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:

Military Grades: * E-5 to E-9; WO1 to CW2*

Compatible Military Assignments: WOBR:91, 94 ECMF:88, 91, 92, 94

  • Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • All soldiers, civilian employees, and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE*:* Must have at least 24 months experience in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient in designing projects or planning assignments. Experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, etc.

Education

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED**.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:**

Not Applicable.

To receive credit for Education, you must provide transcripts or other documentation of proof to support your Educational claims.

Additional information
  • If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

  • Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

  • 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).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. You may also be excluded from consideration if you indicate that you are unwilling to accept the lower grade and a determination is made that you are not qualified at the higher grade. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

  • Practical knowledge of, and skill in applying, principles, concepts, and methods involving maintenance equipment, facilities, and service operations.

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of maintenance management sufficient to provide advice, assistance, and guidance to shop personnel.

  • Knowledge of the full range of maintenance shop standards, policies, regulations, and methods sufficient to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of maintenance management, repair, and training; and the need for improving existing practices that impact the overall maintenance program.

  • Knowledge of and ability to oversee maintenance management programs, material readiness programs, cost reduction programs, and maintenance shop practices.

  • Ability to facilitate and/or offer classroom training, as needed.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you are required to submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed
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  • Mil Form 174 For access to Required Documents please refer to: http://mil.wa.gov/federal-human-resources

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: Cover Letter, DD-214,SF-50, and Transcript.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/08/2018 to receive consideration. Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

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Agency contact information
WA HRO Staffing Section
Phone

253-512-8728

Email

ng.wa.waarng.list.hro-usajobs@mail.mil

Address

WASHINGTON MANEUVER AREA TRAINING EQUIPMENT SITE BLDG 960 1211 FIRING CENTER ROAD YAKIMA, WA 98901 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507483500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/08/2018 to 09/08/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Salary: $50,598 to $65,778 per year

Appointment type: Temporary Promotion - Excepted Service

Work schedule: Full-Time