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Surface Maintenance Mechanic

Company Name:
Department of Defense
AREAS I & II Permanent Full Time
CONNECTICUT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
DUTY LOCATION: Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS), Windsor Locks, CT
JOB SUMMARY: 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 position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Connecticut Army National Guard. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a Connecticut Army National Guard recruiter at before applying for this position.
AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1: All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
Area 2: All current members of the Connecticut Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Connecticut Army National Guard.
Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement. Wear of the military uniform is mandatory. Direct Deposit is mandatory.
The major duties include, but are not limited to:
Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, and major repair on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical, and automotive vehicles.
Troubleshoots equipment with a variety of the mechanically complex major systems and diagnoses difficult performance problems and the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks, uses test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, pressure gauges and computer diagnostic tools.
Removes and disassembles engines and complex major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems.
Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions with little or no supervision in remote locations.
Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience 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: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 18 months of specialized experience in the following:
Experience in 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.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Education that was successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school which can be used at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience (Courses must be directly related to the work of the position).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Extensive knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex interconnecting systems, assemblies, and parts for a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.
Ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify interconnected complex systems on a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.
Extensive knowledge of state of the art electrical, electronic, complex hydraulic, pneumatic, and other major non-mechanical systems that have a functional relationship and effect on the operation of major mechanical systems.
Extensive knowledge of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and positioning systems and their mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic controls.
Knowledge of electronics, sufficient to utilize state of the art diagnostic equipment to identify and replace defective components, such as electronic control modules, line replacement units, chips, sensors, printed circuit boards, and other standard components.
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 state of the art computerized diagnostic equipment and embedded diagnostics.
Knowledge and understanding of how measurements and tolerances impact on the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and electrical systems and the components of each system.
Skill and knowledge to develop or improvise methods, alter parts, and make repairs in the absence of technical guidelines (such as modifying parts to fit and mesh into systems for which the parts were not designed); improvise modifications to equipment to correct recurring malfunctions; and design modifications to meet special test requirements or other special needs.
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.
MILITARY GRADE (Prior to appointment ) : Enlisted: E-7 and below
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: ENL CMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Any unit within the State
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
Please ensure you follow all instructions carefully. Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicant must ensure resume and any other required supporting documentation clearly portrays that s/he meets the required experience level for the position. Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 12, 2015.
To begin, click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the "More information" link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. To update, correct or check on your application status, simply visit your USA Jobs account and use the Vacancy Identification Number 1277980.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1277980. Fax your supporting documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 12, 2015 to receive consideration. To complete the entire application package and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
2. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
Resume showing relevant experience
Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)
OF 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2)
If you do not submit the required OF 306, you will be disqualified.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews. You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.
Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut National Guard. Good luck!
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:
Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
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 (see /).
Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.
MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG - J1 or CTANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:
Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.

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