Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Surface Maintenance Mechanic Leader in Boise, Idaho

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Boise, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview




Surface Maintenance Mechanic Leader

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Permanent

PD #:D1288000

Series/Grade: WL-5801-11/11

Salary Range: $27.15-$31.74

Candidates may have to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance

PCS is not authorized

MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment. 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. Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

(1) Bargaining unit members

* (2) All other individuals*

*This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered. *


Current onboard G4 technicians in the Idaho Army National Guard (not to include temporary technicians).

Application materials must be received by Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements.


MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

The purpose of this position is to serve as a working leader of three or more Surface Maintenance Mechanics, WG-5801-11. Performs mechanic duties such as maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, inspection, and/or overhaul of 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.


(1) Leader Duties:

a. Assigns work orders to specific crewmembers and selects workers for various jobs on the basis of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Passes on to workers instructions received from the supervisor, demonstrates proper work methods, and starts work. Insures that needed plans, blueprints, material, and tools are available, and that needed stock is obtained from supply locations. Works along with other workers and sets pace performing non-supervisory repair work of the same kind and level as that done by the group led. Work performed by the incumbent involves troubleshooting, maintenance and major repairs on heavy-duty mobile equipment, combat, tactical, and automotive vehicles.

b. Assures that there is enough work to keep everyone in the work crew busy. Checks work in progress and when finished for compliance with supervisor’s instructions, work orders, and established shop procedures on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines; and directs or advises other workers to follow supervisor’s instructions and to meet deadlines. Answers workers’ questions regarding procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives. Interprets work instructions and assists lower graded repairers or trainees in the more difficult and complex tasks. Provides information to the supervisor on status and progress of work, causes of delays, and overall work operations and problems. Assures that safety and housekeeping rules are followed.

(2) Non-Supervisory Duties:

a. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, and major repair 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, bulldozers, power shovels, tanks, tracked combat vehicles, all terrain vehicles, semi trailers, forklifts, tractors, and accessory equipment.

b. 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.

c. Removes and disassembles engines and complex major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems.

d. Independently performs repairs and maintenance functions with little or no supervision in remote locations.

e. Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity.

f. Performs electrical repairs on complex state of the art electrical and electronic systems requiring extensive training on specialized diagnostic equipment to identify problems.

g. Assists in the maintenance of production reports and records, and makes recommendations to the supervisor.

(3) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Military requirement: Enlisted E-1 thru E-7
  • Enlisted MOS: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94 OR ABILITY TO OBTAIN


Work involves the repair, adjustment and maintenance of self propelled transportation and other mobile equipment (except aircraft).

*This position is covered by the 5800 job family which includes occupations involved in repairing, adjusting, and maintaining self-propelled transportation and other mobile equipment (except aircraft), including any special purpose features with which they may be equipped.

Experience or training that has provided the candidate with sufficient knowledge to complete the work of this occupational series. Experience or training which demonstrates the candidates ability to lead other technicians engaged in the duties performed by this occupational series.**


No special education requirements are needed for this position.


Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the WL 11 level must have

24 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.

In addition to the journeyman level knowledge, experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, and lead the work of others in fields directly related the repair function of this occupational series. Must have the ability to perform administrative functions; to read and interpret a variety of technical publications used in the repair of supported equipment. The ability to provide guidance to others in work related directly to this occupational series.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full. If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.



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Other Information

Salary Range: $27.15 to $31.74 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WL-5801-11/11

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 453174600

Job Announcement Number: 17-011