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Army Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM) Equipment Specialist in Natick, Massachusetts


About the Position: This is a Modified TERM appointment NTE 1 year and 1 day, and it may be extended up to a total of 8 years. Contingent to specific conditions there may be an opportunity to be noncompetitively converted to a career-conditional or career appointment.


You will serve as an Equipment Specialist working for the Soldier Product Integration Directorate in the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC) under the Aerial Delivery and Soldier Protective Equipment Branch and you will be responsible for:

Ensure complete, timely and accurate record processing throughout the life span of each action for the assigned system(s).

Review, revise, and make maintenance/provisioning decisions that materially affect the readiness or capability of the system(s).

Solicit input that involves technical publications, LSA, and provisioning requirements, proposed overhaul components, maintenance level authorization, proposed tooling, support equipment and personnel training requirements.

Coordinate with all relevant staff elements prior to adding or deleting changes within the database that are related to maintenance concepts, procedures, and provisioning changes.

Manage all maintenance data related to maintenance procedures, provisioning and LSA work that deal with the assigned systems.

Participate in the development, testing and evaluation of new equipment or major modifications.

Establish and maintain positive liaison rapport with team members, leadership, and stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service which includes experience in: 1) Providing technical and performance data pertaining to new and existing materials used for personnel aerial delivery systems and sub systems; 2) Conducting testing and analysis results on personnel airdrop equipment and procedures to identify and resolve material or procedural deficiencies; 3) Recommend to engineers material design/redesign, revisions to airdrop procedures and modifications to training; and 4) Advising users on technical aspects of equipment operation and maintenance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

CommunicationsProblem SolvingProject ManagementTechnical Competence


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Material Maintenance Management position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.