Equipment Specialist (Electronic)

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Department of Defense
Open to current members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard (RIANG) or other Air National Guard members willing to transfer into the RIANG, E-4 to E-7. Temporary NTE 30 SEP 2014 Full Time
Rhode Island National Guard
The Rhode Island National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. Today, the Rhode Island National Guard consists of dedicated men and women, prepared to serve our State and Nation in a variety of military specialties.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not current members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
TEMPORARY TECHNICIAN APPOINTMENT/TEMPORARY PROMOTION .Selected individual may receive a temporary technician appointment or temporary promotion/reassignment. Persons appointed with temporary status may be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent/indefinite excepted status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, Nature of Action will be Reassignment; tenure will not change. If a permanent/indefinite excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action may be Temporary Promotion. This temporary technician appointment/temporary promotion is NTE 30 September 2014initially, unless mission requirements dictate an extension accordingly. Permanent Appointment will require competitive procedures.
Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation allowance NOT authorized.
This position is located in an ANG Combat Communications Squadron. The purpose of the position is to provide technical expertise and guidance relating to the equipment used to support the worldwide mission of the squadron. Specific responsibilities involve operations and maintenance of sophisticated communications-electronics systems and associated support equipment. Equipment includes multiple transmission systems, Local Area Networking (LAN) and Wide Area Networking (WAN) equipment, messaging equipment, telephone switching systems, multiplexing equipment, powered support systems, heating and air conditioning equipment, unit transportation capabilities, etc. Specialized knowledge of communication-electronics, telecommunication systems, and computer networks is required.
Must be a member of the RIANG, or a ANG member willing to transfer. Must be an Enlisted Airmen or Sergeant E-4 through E-7. Temporary Appointments/Temporary Promotions are time-limited and are not subject to AFSC or unit of assignment criteria A minimum of A+ Certification. Background Criminal Investigation required prior to appointment. Must have a valid state driver's license.
Brief Description of Duties: Provides specialized expertise and guidance to squadron operations flight personnel on a wide variety of sophisticated, highly complex tactical communications and support equipment. Guidance relates to combat communications equipment capabilities as well as integration processes and procedures. Collects, analyzes, interprets, and provides specialized information about assigned equipment to unit equipment operators and maintainers who test, supply, operate, repair, and dispose of equipment. Identifies and recommends practical solutions to squadron maintenance personnel relating to unusual or unique maintenance problems. Develops, implements, inspects, or revises local equipment maintenance programs. Recommends changes to technical manuals, maintenance service letters, technical bulletins, and a variety of supplementary documents. Works with higher command, as well as with vendors and manufacturers to identify and resolve equipment specific problems and weaknesses.
Maintains and examines records of maintenance work performed. Investigates trends involving reports of incidence of repair and abnormal consumption of man-hours and materiel. Performs studies and analyses of causes, and identifies and recommends corrective measures involving work processes and repair parts. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates deficiency and failure reports and recommends equipment modifications. Prepares maintenance work analyses indicating the amount of time used to repair various types of equipment. Tracks costs of equipment maintenance and related items. Uses this information to determine where various types of training should be given, and cost saving methods implemented.
Provides Client Systems Technician (CST) (Help Desk) support to Local Network Users.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months 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.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Employment in this position requires membership in theRhode Island Air National Guard.
Military Grades: E-4 to E-7.
Compatible Military Assignments: N/A
Substitution of education for specialized experience: High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience. Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time hours, or the equivalent) for the first 12 months of the required experience. For experience in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months of experience. Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least 6 semester hours of courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.
__ Note to Incentive Recipients:__ Service members who accept a temporary or full-time federal technician position and are currently in receipt of an incentive such as a bonus, student loan repayment, or Select Reserve GI Bill _may be subject to suspension of the incentive or termination with recoupment of the incentive._ _ _ Applicants in receipt of a military education/recruitment incentives are strongly encouraged to contact their unit representative or the Education and Incentives Office for Specific details regarding incentive termination or recoupment action. The Army Education Office can be contacted at /4039 or the ANG Retention Office Manager can be contacted at .
Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island Air National Guard.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
For positions requiring a security clearance the applicant must possess or be able to obtaina clearance within one year of appointment.
Background Criminal Investigations (BCI)are requiredfor federal employment.
Required Documents:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment ( )
Other supporting documents, such as college transcript(s) if qualifying based on education, must be submitted in English. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in automatic disqualification.
Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. Any and all resumes must be written in your own words, plagiarism is considered to be dishonest and unethical and will automatically disqualify you from the position.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, the on-line questionnaire and a filled out and signed OF 306/ Declaration of Employment.
To submit the documents requested, follow the instructions below: Yourresume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 29, 2014
To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and either create or upload a resume. You will then be redirected to the Application Manager / to finish the application process. Ensure that you click both _Finish_ and _Submit_when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your r sum is not attached - until you click the _Submit_ button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your r sum . Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted. Note: To update, correct or check your application status, simply visit the Application Manager / and use the Vacancy Identification Number 1188884.
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To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this FAX Cover Page using the following Vacancy ID number: 1188884.
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Once the online questionnaire is completed, you will receive an acknowledgement email from USA Jobs that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, and if found qualified, you will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and interview. USA Jobs will notify you by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.
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