Army National Guard Units (Title 32) EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST in Salem, Oregon

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

Opened Tuesday 10/4/2016 (21 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview


For more information on the Oregon National Guard please visit:

Oregon Military Department

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD CORE VALUES: Character, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD VISION: Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.


Salem, OR United States 1 vacancy Appointment Type:Excepted Service Permanent Official Position Description #: D1257000 Series/Grade:GS-*0343-09/09 Salary Range:$51,683.00-$67,183.00 *Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance Candidates must have a valid state driver's license PCS is not Authorized

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon 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. Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of DCSLOG. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: 1st Area: Current permanent full time support personnel of the Oregon Army National Guard (ARNG) 2nd Area: All members of the Oregon Army National Guard (ARNG)

Application materials must be received in our office 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 qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.


INTRODUCTORY: This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters—State, Logistics Directorate (J-4/G-4), State Surface Maintenance Management Office. The purpose of this position is to provide instruction and assistance to state unit personnel regarding Army National Guard (ARNG) equipment and maintenance management. Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of equipment maintenance and management of a variety of ARNG equipment is required.MAJOR DUTIES:

(1) Serves as a recognized authority on the repair and operation of various types of ARNG equipment. Provides instruction and assistance regarding equipment maintenance procedures, techniques, and methods as a part of the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team (MAIT). (2) Provides advice, assistance, and guidance regarding maintenance management systems, material readiness programs, cost reduction programs, and maintenance shop practices in maintenance facilities. Monitors daily parts requests from all facilities. Provides guidance and instruction regarding maintenance actions in Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-A) (3) Prepares and conducts both classroom and on-the-job training designed to upgrade, improve, and/or update the knowledge and working skills of unit maintenance personnel. Develops, writes, updates, and teaches units of instruction for new equipment training. Evaluates training progress in areas such as basic mechanic principles; theories of equipment repair and modification; compliance with established procedures and directives; requirements for equipment maintenance records and reports; and proper utilization of equipment, personnel, funds, and facilities. (4) Evaluates directives to ensure adherence to standard methods, conformity in maintenance procedures, and the proper use of maintenance equipment, facilities, and personnel. Recommends policy, procedure, or operation changes, as required, to facilitate and ensure efficiency in maintenance operations and manpower utilization.

*The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position's official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialist at the bottom of the announcement.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • For job training and organization mission requirements.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must maintain membership in the ORARNG as a condition of employment.
  • You must be assigned to a compatible unit and military duty position.
  • Maximum Rank: SFC/E-7.
  • Announcement open to Enlisted members only.
  • MOS: 88, 91, 92 & 94
  • Applicants who do not possess compatible MOS(s), will still be considered.



Work involves supervising, leading, or performing administrative work that involves collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and developing specialized information about equipment. Work also involves providing advisory services to those who design, test, produce, procure, supply, operate, repair, or dispose of equipment. Work may also involve developing or revising equipment maintenance programs. The work requires applying an intensive and practical knowledge of the characteristics, properties, and uses of equipment. Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more classes of equipment. The experience must include knowledge of standard shop terminology. A basic knowledge of mechanical principles relating to equipment. Experience must demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blue prints and technical publications. Knowledge is of the type gained from technical training, education, and experience in functions such as repairing, overhauling, maintaining, constructing, or inspecting equipment. Experience using computer and automation systems.


Applicants applying at the GS-09 level must have 24 months of general and specialized experience, education or training which provided knowledge and skill in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment design. Experience in the use of tools and test equipment. Experience developing, installing, inspecting or revising equipment maintenance programs and techniques.

Education Requirements:

None to list for this position.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

None to list for this position.


  • If any supplemental documentation for education or certifications are required it will be listed here.

  • If the position requires a driver's license, applicant will be expected to obtain and maintain a satisfactory State of Oregon Driver's License. Driver's licenses from other states will be accepted pending they are recognized by the State of Oregon DMV and adhere to National Guard Technician Personnel Regulations.

  • If position requires security clearance. Individuals must currently possess or obtain and maintain a satisfactory Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance in accordance with position requirements.

  • Applicants are subject to Police Record Check. Applicants can pre-emptively fill out the PDF form below at the link.

On the Police Records Check Form DD-369 please fill out sections 2 through 9, sign block 11, and leave line 10 blank. Once complete please upload along with application packet.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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 will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Other Information

For Any Questions or Concerns in regards to this announcement, please contact the following personnel at the Oregon Military Department:

SSG Velasquez, Pedro Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation) Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office Salem, OR 97301 Business Number: (503)584-3926; DSN: 355-3926 Business E-Mail:

SSG Chitwood, Edward D. Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Placement/Compensation) Oregon Military Department JFHQ-Human Resources Office Salem, OR 97301 Business Contact: (503)584-3841; DSN: 355-3841 Business E-Mail:

Salary Range: $51,683.00 to $67,183.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0343-09/09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants in the 1st and 2nd Areas of Consideration.

Control Number: 452456500

Job Announcement Number: ORAF16-267 709476