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THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION. Selecting Official: LTC Jeremy Hedges This National Guard position is for a Supervisory Surface Maintenance Specialist, Position Description Number D1251000, and is part of the Montana Army National Guard J4. (A copy of the Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request.)


This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters-State, Logistics Directorate (J-4/G-4), State Surface Maintenance Management Office. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a second-level supervisor and technical authority over two or more Army National Guard (ARNG) surface maintenance facilities, e.g., Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS), Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES), Unit Training Equipment Site (UTES), and/ or Field Maintenance Shop (FMS). Work requires comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and practices involving ARNG surface maintenance facilities, equipment, and services. In the absence of an officially established and filled position, may also serve as the Deputy to the Surface Maintenance Manager. The highest level of basic non-supervisory work directed is comparable to GS-09. Directs, coordinates, and oversees the work of subordinate supervisors and employees. Plans and schedules work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjust short-term priorities. Assigns work in consideration of employee skills and mission requirements. Exercises significant responsibilities dealing with headquarters' personnel, senior commanders, and staff officers of other units, organizations, and commands. Advises high-ranking management of functions, activities and services provided. Advises, counsels, or instructs employees on work and administrative matters. Makes and/or resolves decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Develops performance standards. Evaluates subordinate supervisors' work performance and serves as a reviewing official of subordinates supervisors' workers. Improves production or increases the quality of work directed. Interviews candidates and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to positions in the unit. Makes or approves selections for subordinate non-supervisory positions and recommends selections for subordinate supervisory positions. Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers group grievances, or more serious unresolved complaints, to a higher-level supervisor. Approves expenses comparable to within-grade increases, employee travel, etc. Recommends awards or bonuses for nonsupervisory personnel and changes in position classification. Provides technical supervision for field and sustainment maintenance on surface equipment issued to the ARNG. Ensures that maintenance facilities manage workflow to attain established backlog goals. Using the current automation or other programs, monitors maintenance activities OPTEMPO funds usage to ensure proper expenditure and resource management. Ensures expendable, non-expendable, and durable property is authorized, maintained, and properly accounted for. Nominates subordinate supervisors to manage maintenance facilities. Ensures established ratios for direct and indirect employees are maintained. Evaluates performance, provides counsel, advice and instructions for immediate subordinates. Hears grievances not settled at lower levels. Conducts or participates in reviews of serious disciplinary cases. Reviews performance standards, position descriptions, and proposed training plans prepared by subordinate supervisors. Reviews reports and recommendations made by subordinates for proper interpretations and application of established policies, regulations and procedures. Develops, implements, and oversees the quality assurance program for assigned surface maintenance facilities to ensure production goals as established and attained. Oversees and participates with other involved officials in developing plans and procedures for assuring quality and reliability of work products. Reviews work instructions, technical data, inspection methods, and test procedures to assure adequacy. Reviews quality and flow of materials and supplies required to support maintenance activities. Provides technical guidance to assigned maintenance activities through coordinated assistance and/or evaluation visits. Plans ongoing unit visits throughout the state. Visits assigned surface maintenance facilities on a regular basis to promote efficient operations, and compliance in accordance with current regulations and policies. Responsible for conducting periodical inspections of maintenance activities to determine adequacy of work, storage; and to support current density of equipment supported and personnel employed. Manages the state's Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET). Analyzes COMET results, develops plans to assist or correct systemic problems, and monitors implementation. Provides budgetary requirements to support COMET-related travel and other funding requirements. Manages the safety and health program for maintenance facilities and operations including instruction in safe operating procedures and policies; and investigation of all accident/incidents including preparation of reports and other required documentation.


Conditions of Employment


Military Grades: O4 - O5 Compatible Military Assignments: 88/90/91/92A

(Branch does not have to be met to apply/be selected; unless otherwise stated.) GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient in planning assignments. Experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, etc. Experience in determination of resource needs, allocation of resources, and budgeting/funding needs. Experience in human resources management policy matters affecting the entire organization, with personnel actions affecting key employees to include experience coordinating work forces and resources and negotiating with management or clients concerning problems. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel. You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR - DAY/MONTH/YEAR) with experience on resume to be considered. NOTE: Your application must contain a DETAILED description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.* Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. *If you are using substitution of education for specialized experience to assist in qualifying for this position, you must provide transcripts to support your Educational claims.


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.