Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Surface Maintenance Mechanic in Seattle, Washington

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

Opened Tuesday 9/27/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (12 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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Membership in the National Guard is Required: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington 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. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard at the required military grade listed if the position is open to "Nationwide" under the Areas of Consideration section below.

Washington Army National Guard Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies

Surface Maintenance Mechanic

Location: FMS 1, Seattle, WA Appointment Type: Permanent PD Number: D1194000 Series/Grade: WG-5801-08/10 Salary Range: $25.13-$31.63 Security Clearance: N/A PCS Expenses: Not Authorized Advertise As: ENLISTED

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification. A list of documents required for this announcement can be found under the Required Documents section.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration: This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709 Area 1: In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard. Area 3: In-State Excepted - All participating members of the Washington Army National Guard, including in-service technicians that are not covered by the bargaining unit, and indefinite employees.


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 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. Removes and disassembles engines and major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems. 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. Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity. May maintain and repair electronics communication equipment by removing and replacing components and elements. Assists in the maintenance of production reports and records, and makes recommendations to the supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • The above duty description doesn't contain all details of the official position description. A copy of the entire position description can be found on FASCLASS by searching the position description (#PD).
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • As required for training or mission requirements.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Military Rank Requirement: PFC/E-3 to SFC/E-7
  • MOS*: ECMF 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94
  • *Individuals without the required MOS will still be considered
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

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-08 level must have at least 12 months experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs. Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories. Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships. Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.

WG-10 level must have at least 18 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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

**-- Knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working relationships of complex systems, assemblies, and parts for a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

  • Ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other non-mechanical systems that have a functional relationship and effect on the operation of mechanical systems.

  • Knowledge of electronics, sufficient to identify and replace defective components, such as sensors, diodes, and circuit boards.

  • Ability to repair or overhaul major components such as diesel, multi-fuel or gasoline engines, turbine engines, automatic and manual transmissions, drive line assemblies, electrical and electronic systems and accessories, fuel injection systems, and emission control systems.

  • Skill to use a wide variety of test and diagnostics equipment to perform fault isolation and conduct repair of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose vehicles and equipment.

  • Ability to utilize, interpret and apply parts list, manufacturer's repair manuals, technical manuals, diagrams, engineering drawings, diagnostic computer information, and schematics.**

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

Not Applicable.


  • Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • All soldiers, civilian employees, and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Other Information
  1. Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.
  2. Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.
  3. Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  4. Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).
  5. All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

**EQUALOPPORTUNITY: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation.

Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.**

*Baseline physical*

An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB. This physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.**

Salary Range: $25.13 to $31.63 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-5801-08/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Qualified applicants within the Areas of Consideration.

Control Number: 451816100

Job Announcement Number: WAAR 16-268 721808