Army National Guard Units (Title 32) ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN in Fort Custer, Michigan

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

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Michigan National Guard: Join our team and serve your nation, your state and your community! It is our mission to provide relevant and ready operational military forces, consistent with our values, in support of our state and nation and to provide support to military personnel, civilian employees, families, retirees, and veterans.



Technician Vacancy Announcement Excepted Appointment – Permanent

Position Description: D0827P01

This PD is prohibited for Chaplains and JAGs

FC/MD: 1922/150



Enlisted: 12

* Warrant Officer: 011A*

The National Guard’s full-time support program requires that all military technicians are members of the National Guard and are appointed to full-time positions which correspond to their military assignments. (IAW TPR 303, 24 August 2005)




Grade inversion within the full time workforce in not permitted. The military grade must not exceed that of the supervisor. Members applying for this position and exceeding the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement.

SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action): *Current Federal Employees are recommended to submit a recent SF-50(Notification of Personnel Action) with their application- To download yours visit MyBiz or your agency's personnel database.


The primary purpose of the position is to perform nonprofessional technical work in functions such as design, plans development, inspections, drafting, and some surveying and materials testing. These activities require application of the principles of engineering technology, computer drafting, and related disciplines.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 Days
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Incumbent must maintain membership in the Michigan National Guard.
  • Selectee must be assigned to a compatible MOS/AFSC/AOC
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Wear of the military uniform is a condition of employment
  • Direct Deposit Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) is required
  • Completion of Pre-Employment physical may be required
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • You must obtain/maintain a military compatible position
  • Attain/Maintain the Security Clearance and NACLC (if applicable)

It is recommended that all applicants use the USA JOBS resume builder to apply for this vacancy. This will ensure full credit is given for the qualification requirements listed below.


In your resume you willneed to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.

Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement to assist with describing work experience; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered.


Your Resume must list some experience in each of these areas:

**Experience or training which provided familiarization of engineering instruments, testing procedures and techniques. Ability to read and understand specifications, instructions and procedures to use high school level mathematics.


Your Resume must* show at least 24 Months in the following areas:*

Experience, education or training with knowledge of basic standard engineering principles, methods and practices. Experience reading and interpreting engineering and architectural plans and specifications. Experience planning, scheduling and supervising; exercising initiative and sound judgment. Experience using a variety of inspection techniques and practices to determine compliance with plans and specifications. Experience communicating both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.


This information is used only for rating and ranking and not used for qualifying applicants.In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the experience and in what position the experience was gained.

  • Practical knowledge of the basic principles of engineering technology, computer drafting and related disciplines.

  • Practical knowledge to analyze facility requirements and future land utilization.

  • Knowledge and ability to write and review project specifications pertaining to roofing, flooring, foundations, parking lots and roads, heating and cooling systems.

  • Knowledge to prepare site layout designs.

  • Knowledge and ability to evaluate project plans to determine quantity of materials needed.

  • Knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other windows based programs.

  • Knowledge of non-geodetic surveys, property surveys, construction control surveys and surveys for topographic mapping.

  • Knowledge to perform tests on soils, asphalt, concrete and other engineering materials necessary for the design and evaluation of buildings, roads and runways.

  • Knowledge to operate sensitive and complicated test equipment and maintain schedules for calibrating the equipment.

  • Practical knowledge of the methods and procedures of design, plans, and specifications development, evaluations of contract designs, inspections, drafting and surveying.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: For GS-04 positions, successful completion of 2 years of post secondary study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses. At least 3 of the 12 semester hours must have been in drafting if the position has been designated by a drafting area specialization. For GS-05 positions, successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, constructions, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics. At least 6 of the 24 semester hours must have been in drafting if the position has been designated by a drafting area of specialization.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation or proof that he or she has met the applicable educational provisions described in this subsection. An official transcript; statement from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation is acceptable.


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.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

1.Once your entire application and resume is received you will receive an* acknowledgement email* that your submission was successful.

2.Your application documents and resume will be reviewed and graded.

3.All qualified applications within each area of consideration will be forwarded to the Hiring Organization Selecting Official for review and evaluation in accordance with applicable regulations and agreements. (There is no limit to the number of applications which may be considered by a selecting official within an area of consideration.)

4.You will receive an email informing you of the status of your application.

5. If at any time, prior to close of businessonclosing date, you have any questions about the application process you may reach the agency contact above.


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Other Information


The Michigan National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor except where military assignments preclude female membership.

Salary Range: $48,968.00 to $63,654.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0802-09/09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Area 1 & 2 // Area 1: Open to current permanent technicians of the Michigan National Guard. Area 2: Open to current military members of the Michigan National Guard.

Control Number: 453434600

Job Announcement Number: 16-314-1825448