Surface Maintenance Mechanic Inspector

Company Name:
Department of Defense
US Citizens and Status Candidates Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
The South Dakota National Guard has two distinct missions. The State mission is to provide units to assist and support civil authorities in the protection of life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety under the direction of the governor. The Federal mission is to provide combat ready, misson-capable forces throughout the entire spectrum of conflict under the direction of the president.
Location of the Position: Mitchell, SD
Position Description Number: D1286000
1. All Tenure 1 (as defined in block 24 on the SF 50) Technicians of the South Dakota Army National Guard. Applicants must presently be a Dual Status employee or a Non Dual Status employee eligible for Dual status.
Selected individual must be assigned to a compatible military position in the following MOS/AOC within 90 days of effective date of hire: Warrant Officer: WOBR: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94, WMOS: 882A; Enlisted: ECMF 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88,91,92, or 94. Military grade inversion within the full-time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of personnel supervised.
Resume SDNG Form 335-1-R Statement of Military History
This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters-State, Logistics, Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The purpose of this position is to serve as an inspector of surface maintenance vehicles and equipment to ensure that physical and operating characteristics are within acceptable standards and specifications. Duties involve complex inspection work, requiring a wide variety of inspection processes and techniques, at remote worksites or field installations where a supervisor is not readily available. In these situations, work is performed very independently and decisions require a wide range of subjective judgments.
General : 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 : 18 months experience in the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) as listed below. 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.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a separate sheet(s) addressing the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and how they relate to work experience, education or training. This document will be used to determine the PAY GRADE to which an applicant may qualify.1. Ability to troubleshoot heavy mobile equipment.
2. Knowledge in the use of Technical manuals and other Army manuals, ie; ETMs, IETMs and TBs.
3. Knowledge of regulations and procedures used in inspection work.
4. Ability to conduct inspections and determine serviceability of a wide variety of Combat Vehicles, Construction Equipment and Heavy Mobile Equipment.
5. Ability to conduct inspections and determine serviceability of a wide variety of electronics equipment and other military equipment.
6. Skill in the use of specialized test equipment, precision gauges and other TMDE.
7. Ability to work autonomously at remote worksites in support of field organizations.
All applicants who meet the minimum requirements for consideration will be further rated and ranked on their experience related to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) stated in minimum requirements for consideration. The application and Official Personnel Files, when applicable, will be used to gather job-related background data to be used in the KSA evaluation process.
Each applicant considered to possess the minimum qualification requirements will be further evaluated in accordance with the procedures outlined in SDNG Technician Pamphlet 335-T and subsequent MOAs.
To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1.Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2.Yourr sum and any other documents specified in the Required Documents Section of this Job Announcement.
Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your R sum and some application tips)
Option A:Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
Sign into your USAJOBS account; you begin the process by clicking the _Apply Online_ button. YourR sum will be attached _only_ to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and _Submit_from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1.You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2.Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this or by calling _USAJOBS by Phone_at -after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3.You may submit the Form 1203-FX,r sum , and any supporting documents by fax.
By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is . Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.
Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources 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 Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
1. Applicants must submit the following mandatory documents. Signatures are not required.
a. Resumes should be written with sufficient experience to qualify for the position. The experience should be related to the job and be in a month and year format. Form (OF) 612, "Optional Application for Federal Employment" is an obsolete form and will not substituted as a resume.
b. SDNG Form 335-1-R, "Statement of Military History".
2. Additional supporting documents may include:
a. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) - Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a seperate sheet(s) addressing the KSAs and how they relate to work experience, education or training.
b. Transcripts, to receive credit for education you must submit transcripts to verify the courses completed.
3. All forms and supporting documentation (KSAs, transcripts, etc) MUST be submitted by 2359 Eastern Standard Time. Late applications and supporting documentation will be considered ineligible.
Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.
To check the status of your application, please refer to Application Manager at .
The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees which may include Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Insurance, Annual Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Retirement Program. For additional information about current federal benefits visit web site
The South Dakota National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, disqualifying physical handicap, or age, and shall be based solely on job-related criteria.

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