Surface maintenance mechanic

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Department of Defense
US Citizens and Status Candidates Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!
ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the IllinoisNational Guard. 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 IllinoisNational Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the IllinoisNational Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
Duty Location: CSMS-1, Springfield, IL
Selecting Official: CW3 Jeffrey Garrett
Areas of Consideration: This position is announced statewide for those persons holding or eligible to acquire membership in the IL ARNG in an available military position in a _Warrant Officer, Enlisted_ grade which is compatible with this technician position.
Military Requirements:Selected Candidates will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
Compatible Military Assignments: Warrant Officer BR: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94; 882A
Enlisted CMF: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94
Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Completed NGIL Form 73 required, see How to Apply, Required Documents This announcement cancels vacancy IL-14-184, dated 02JUL14
THIS IS NOT AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF DUTIES:
(1) Troubleshoots, performs maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical and automotive vehicles. This may include self-propelled artillery, tracked cargo and personnel carriers, road graders, mobile cranes, front loaders, conveyors, bulldozers, power shovels, compressors, generators, tanks, tracked combat vehicles, sedans, buses, all terrain vehicles, trucks, semi trailers, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment. Troubleshoots, repairs and overhauls 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 repairs to assemblies and components such as voltage regulators, generators/alternators, brake cylinders, etc. Performs work in accordance with modification work orders, technical manuals, lubrication orders, maintenance bulletins, regulations or management policies. May repair a variety of more complex major systems to include engines, cross drive or similar multi-system transmissions and a variety of intricate fuel injection systems.
(2) Troubleshoots equipment and diagnoses the cause of mechanical failures by means of visual and auditory checks and/or uses test equipment such as engine analyzers, compression testers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, pressure gauges, and computer diagnostic tools. Utilizes embedded diagnostics in equipment and a wide variety of original equipment manufacturer system analyzers in order to determine the exact nature or extent of repair. Determines what adjustments may be necessary to complete work orders, and whether any additional repairs other than those specified or indicated on the work order are necessary.
(3) Removes and disassembles engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems. Makes the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and procedures. Reassembles engines and other systems, and adjusts, tests, and reinstalls in vehicles and equipment as necessary. Makes adjustments and repairs to electrical and suspension systems. May install pistons, sleeves, rings, bearings, rods, crankshafts, timing gears, and rocker arms. May be required to perform fuel injection equipment repair, overhaul, rebuild, and calibration duties utilizing a variety of complex test and calibration equipment.
(4) Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions in remote locations that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, reinstalling, or replacing defective parts of components and systems such as injectors, leaking wheel cylinders, corroded mufflers, fuel tanks, brake cylinders and worn brake shoes, voltage regulators, generators, injector pumps, and fuel pumps. Provides technical guidance and specialized team leadership to lower grade employees within the team. Assists lower grade mechanics in performing major repair work. May provide Field and limited Sustainment maintenance at unit locations as part of a "contact team." Recovers and evacuates inoperable vehicles from the unit location of breakdown. May assist higher graded mechanics in repairing a variety of interconnected systems such as electrical, air and hydraulic systems, complex state of the art electrical and electronic systems that use specialized diagnostic equipment to identify problems, complex fuel injection systems and other similar complex systems.
(5) Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity. Performs operational inspections and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc., and performs other preventive maintenance operations as required. Inspects supported equipment prior to use during Inactive Duty Training (IDT) and Annual Training (AT), to ensure that it is functioning properly. May serve as a commodity inspector during Command Maintenance Management evaluations (COMET) or as a member of a Maintenance Assistance Instruction Team (MAIT). Instructs operator/crew in the maintenance of equipment and provides technical advice and assistance to supported units when requested.
(6) May maintain and repair electronics communication equipment by removing and replacing components and elements. Equipment includes such items as radios, field telephones, amplifiers, switchboards, recorders, intercoms.
(7) Assists in the maintenance of production reports and records, and makes recommendations to the supervisor. Plans, organizes, and performs technical analyses as required or assigned. Makes recommendations to the supervisor as to adjustments necessary to effectively, efficiently and economically accomplish the work and maximize production.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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: WG-10: Must possess 18 months: (1)Experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems. (2) Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment. (3) Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems.(4) Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems. WG-08 level: Must possess 12 months: (1)Experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs.(2) Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories. (3) Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. (4) Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships. (5) Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics. WG-05 level: Must possess 6 months: (1)Experience or training using common hand tools in making repetitive repairs under close supervision. (2) Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.
Other Requirements - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.
Military Requirements - Military skill set is determined by MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the MOS.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
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.
To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Use the _Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire_ for convenience and quickest processing.
The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume: #icc
Option A: Applying Online
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:
You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed - and your resume is not attached - until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire.
To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Wednesday, August 06, 2014.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps: Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: . Click on "Application Status" 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. Please Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all ofyour documents appear on the Details page with a status of_ Processed_.
You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and _Logout_. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, 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.
If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one _Submitted_ is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire: Click the Apply Online button to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.
Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page: , and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1166179.
2. Fax your 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 Wednesday, August 06, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items: .
3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.
For this job announcement the following documents are required:
Current Resume or OF 612. (When using either documentation, be sure to list your duties and responsibilities as they relate to the specialized experience as listed above).
Complted NGIL 73 (Be sure to list all AFSC''s or MOS''s held during your military career).

Transcripts (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit transcripts).
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Yourresume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
_DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:_ Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards, and letters of appreciation.
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