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MATERIALS EXAMINER AND IDENTIFIER

Air Force Civilian Service Montgomery, AL
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ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army 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 currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POSITIONS:
AREA 1:
  All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
(1) Performs the full range of examining and identifying duties for the most complex categories of materiel and equipment, including electronic, mechanical, perishable, radioactive, and assemblies and components.   Inspects, receives, sorts, counts, identifies, and is knowledgeable of special handling techniques and procedures required for the processing of hazardous and toxic materiel such as explosives, toxic chemicals, flammables, gas cylinders, radioactive material, hazardous waste and medical waste.  Examine clothing, textiles, requiring sensory judgment as well as subjective measurement.
(2) Receives or rejects materiel, equipment, including non-standard equipment, and complex assemblies for the facility based on their knowledge of products, equipment, and procedures as well as having the ability to determine subtle and inconspicuous defects.  May be required to perform pre-receipt examination of property on site at the generation point.  Schedules the receipt of property and assures that the property is identified to include identification of all contaminants.   Handles damaged and unidentified shipments requiring repair/repacking or return to the supplier in accordance with established procedures.  As appropriate, performs or initiates required testing, e.g. radioactive surveys/wipe tests, prepares sample for submission to environmental laboratories for analysis.
(3) Determines acceptance, serviceability and distribution requirements for perishable, classified, precious metals, textiles, clothing, complex electronic/mechanical equipment, assemblies and components.  Uses catalog data/drawings, item specifications, or computerized data to verify/determine/classify items for turn-in, storage or distribution.  Performs extensive research on equipment specifications using automated systems, technical manuals and supply bulletins to determine any special requirements for complex items passing through the storage and distribution area.
(4) Packs, cushions, apply preservatives and protect property as appropriate; ensures packaging meets regulatory requirements. 
(5) May serve as a member of the USPFO Emergency Response Team.  Ensures the required actions are taken to contain and clean up spills within assigned work area.  Ensures lower graded workers are trained to act in his/her absence.  Decontaminates and replenishes spill equipment and supplies within assigned work area. Ensures spill incident reports are prepared IAW applicable regulations.
(6) Assures adherence to storage compatibility and determines the need for special handling/storage of certain property (e.g. friable asbestos, PCBs, batteries, pesticides, etc.).  Performs research of complex shipping and storage records, and commercial vendor contracts.  Obtains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) using the automated system for material identification and advises lower graded workers on specialized handling and packaging procedures.
(7) Performs a full range of warehousing activities to include receiving, inspecting for defects, storing, selecting and shipping general or specialized bulk and bin materials and equipment.  Develops, or assists in the development of plans for storage and arrangement of stock.  Determines warehouse configuration, setup, movement, and space utilization plans, as regards to hazardous materiel, in accordance with regulations for a specific commodity or equipment group.
(8) May be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORI/UCI/MEI/OCI/IG, etc.), mobility exercise participation, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. 
(9) Accomplishes the full spectrum of support for state and Federal National Guard operations, training, readiness missions, natural disasters, and Homeland Defense/Defense Support of Civil Authorities (HLD/DSCA).

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to distinguish between closely related or similar items, ability to follow procedures, ability to sort materials by type, and skill in the use of hand tools.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 12 months experience or training identifying and sorting a variety of complex materials and equipment.  Experience receiving materials and equipment, recording, and placing items in proper storage areas.  Experience preparing all items for shipment using appropriate agency instructions.  Experience in mathematical equations.  Experience interpreting and using Federal Supply Catalogs, military and manufacturing catalogs, and technical and agency manuals.  Experience using and operating forklifts and motor vehicles.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
--Thorough knowledge of the techniques used in the examination and classification of standard/non standard, unusual, highly specialized items.
--Through knowledge of special handling techniques and procedures for handling hazardous and toxic materials, precious metals, and other sensitive items.
--Skill and knowledge of techniques and equipment used to determine serviceability of items received into and disposal of unserviceable items.
--Skill and knowledge of technical specifications, vendor contracts regarding receipt and returning an item to a vendor when improperly sent, or refer material to quality assurance or maintenance personnel due to an observed defect. Able to use technical specifications and vendor numbers, and functional operation of items received and shipped against accompanying documents.  
--Knowledge to assess independently the condition of highly specialized and complex materiel and equipment in order to determine proper disposition. 
--Knowledge and skill to conduct comprehensive searches of manufacturers catalogues, tech orders, schematics and computerized data to identify unique and specialized items or those which lack proper identification of documentation. 
--Knowledgeable of special handling techniques and procedures required for the processing of hazardous and toxic materiel.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION IS NOT CONSIDERED FOR WAGE GRADE POSITIONS.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: ECMF: 91; EMOS: 13B, 13Z, 25B, 36B, 51C, 88M, 88N, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92F, 92Y Applicants do not have to possess this MOS to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: MSG  Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
All Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require a pre-appointment physical prior to in-processing.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
This position requires a Secret security clearance.  The applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts: This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance: The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance: The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance: The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program: Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

Other Information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 466975400
Located In Montgomery, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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