Laurel, Maryland
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC LEADER, Position Description Number D1288000 and is part of the MD FMS 8, National Guard.

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(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. Troubleshoots, repairs and/or overhauls, as a regular and recurring duty, a variety of the mechanically complex major systems. Makes repairs and modifications to assemblies and components such as voltage regulators, generators/alternators, brake cylinders, etc., for use or placement in systems for which they were not specifically designed. Improvises work when standard procedures do not apply.
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. Utilizes embedded diagnostics in equipment and a wide variety of specialized original equipment manufacturer system analyzers in order to determine the exact nature or extent of repair. Determines what adjustments may be necessary.
c. Removes and disassembles engines and complex major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, and fuel, hydraulic, and oil pressure systems. Makes the appropriate repairs, overhaul, or modifications in accordance with the proper repair specifications and procedures, and improvises repair techniques when standard procedures are not available. Reassembles engines and other systems, and adjusts, tests, and reinstalls in vehicles and equipment as necessary. Makes adjustments and repairs to electrical and suspension systems. Repairs equipment with a variety of interconnected systems to include state of the art electrical and electronic, fuel injection, interconnected gear reduction, multiple engines, and similarly complex systems. Improvises, substitutes, or alters components or parts to fit into systems for which the items were not specially designed or finds other ways to correct defects when existing methods and procedures do not give desired results.
d. Conducts readiness and repair inspections on vehicles and associated equipment supported by the activity. Performs operational inspections and ensures vehicles and equipment are properly serviced, including brake adjustments, replacing hydraulic fluids, greasing, cleaning, etc., and performs other preventive maintenance operations as required. May inspect in-process repair work of lower graded repairer to ensure equipment is being repaired in accordance with pertinent requirements. May serve as a commodity inspector during Command Maintenance Management evaluations
(COMET) or as a member of a Maintenance Assistance Instruction Team (MAIT). Instructs operator/crew in the maintenance of equipment and provides technical advice and assistance to supported units when requested.
e. Performs electrical repairs on complex state of the art electrical and electronic systems requiring extensive training on specialized diagnostic
equipment to identify problems.
f. Assists in the maintenance of production reports and records, and makes recommendations to the supervisor. Plans, organizes, and performs technical analyses as required or assigned. Makes recommendations to the supervisor as to adjustments necessary to effectively, efficiently and economically accomplish the work and maximize production.
(3) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This position is open to On-Board Federal Technicians of the Maryland National Guard only. Applicants must submit current copies of their SF-50 to verify eligibility. 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. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain
the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment
(30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act
(Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An
individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not
perform the duties of this position.
3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with
coworkers and customers, contributing to a
cooperative working environment
and successful accomplishment of the mission.
4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours;
overtime may be required.
5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the
environment. You are responsible to
maintain awareness of your environmental
responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your
organization, and its changing mission.


Military Grades: Enlisted E6 and above

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 : 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.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

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 ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
-- Extensive knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation, and working
relationships of complex interconnecting systems, assemblies, and parts for
a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose
vehicles and equipment.
-- Ability to diagnose, repair, overhaul, and modify interconnected complex
systems on a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, special purpose
vehicles and equipment.
-- Extensive knowledge of state of the art electrical, electronic, complex
hydraulic, pneumatic, and other major nonmechanical systems that have a functional
relationship and effect on the operation of major mechanical
-- Extensive knowledge of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and
positioning systems and their mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical,
and electronic controls.
-- Knowledge of electronics, sufficient to utilize state of the art
diagnostic equipment to identify and replace defective components, such as
electronic control modules, line replacement units, chips, sensors, printed
circuit boards, and other standard components.
-- 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 operate and understand original
equipment manufacturer state of the art computerized diagnostic equipment
and embedded diagnostics. Knowledge and understanding of how measurements
and tolerances impact on the mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic,
electronic, and electrical systems and the components of each system.
-- Skill and knowledge to develop or improvise methods, alter parts, and
make repairs in the absence of technical guidelines (such as modifying
parts to fit and mesh into systems for which the parts were not designed);
improvise modifications to equipment to correct recurring malfunctions; and
design modifications to meet special test requirements or other special

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: This position is open to On-Board Federal Technicians of the Maryland National Guard only. Applicants must submit current copies of their SF-50 to verify eligibility

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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