Surface Maintenance Mechanic Title Job in MITCHELL, SD

Vacancy No. SD-11066429-AR-21-053 Department Army National Guard Units
Salary $20.59 to $27.00 Grade 8 to 10
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/24/2021 Close Date 8/2/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 03/24/2021 to 08/02/2021

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    WG 8 - 10

  • Salary

    $20.59 to $27 per hour

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



4 vacancies in the following location:

  • Mitchell, SD
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • National Guard & Reserves

    Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

Clarification from the agency

- Members of the South Dakota Army National Guard - Applicants eligible for membership in the South Dakota Army National Guard (i.e. National Guard members from another state, Reservists, Active Duty Soldiers, Service members from other branches, or civilians with or without prior service, who are willing and eligible for National Guard membership)

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  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This National Guard position is for a SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, Position Description Number NGD1194000 and is part of CSMS 1. This is a Title 32, Dual-Status position.

    - Members of the South Dakota Army National Guard
    - Applicants eligible for membership in the South Dakota Army National Guard

    Note: 4 vacancies may be filled. See Additional Information section for details on possible incentives for this position.

    Learn more about this agency

    As a SURFACE MAINTENANCE MECHANIC, WG-5801-8/10, you will:

    This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters-State, Logistics Directorate (J-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • National Guard Membership is required.
    • 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.
    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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.

    * NOTE * Recruitment Incentive for new federal hires may be applicable (see Additional Information section): MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected individual must be assigned to a compatible military position in the following MOS/AOC within 90 days of effective date of hire: Warrant Officer: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 91, 92, 94, 882A; Enlisted: 12, 13, 14, 19, 25, 88, 91, 92, 94. Military grade inversion within the full-time work force is not permitted. The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of personnel supervised.

    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.

    WG-8: Must have at least 12 months experience in the KSAs listed below. Experience or training using common hand and power tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs. Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories. Experience which demonstrates a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to vehicles; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments. Experience demonstrating an understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships. Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures' repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.

    WG-10: Must have at least 18 months experience in the KSAs listed below. Experience or training diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems. Experience which has provided a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment. Experience applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems. Experienced in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.

    Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a separate sheet(s) addressing the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and how they relate to work experience, education or training.
    • Skill in diagnosing, repairing, overhauling, and modifying more complex vehicles, equipment, and more complicated systems.
    • Knowledge of diagnostic equipment.
    • Skill in applying independent judgment in determining methods and techniques required to solve unusually complex maintenance and repair problems.
    • Skill in testing, inspecting, and evaluating the work performed on vehicles, equipment and systems.
    Statement of Difference: The incumbent selected will meet the experience and educational requirements for entry at the developmental level of WG-08 for a Surface Maintenance Mechanic, WG-5801-10, Position Description (PD) # NGD1194000. A locally developed Individual Development Plan (IDP) will be established for the incumbent. This plan will be designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity to gain the formal on-the-job training for the position. This allows the individual to gain the required knowledge, experience and skills required for promotion to the full operating level of the Surface Maintenance Mechanic at the WG-10 level. The Supervisor and Human Resources Office will be responsible for ensuring the incumbent is performing the full scope of duties and responsibilities listed within the statement of difference when working under normal supervisory controls prior to allowing the individual to be promoted.

    ** Candidates must possess a valid state driver's license. **

    * NOTE * This announcement is open until filled, not to exceed 2 August 2021. Applicants that have submitted all the required documents and meet the minimum qualifications will be referred for consideration on the first operational day of every month following the original 15 days of posting. Applications submitted prior to 9:59 p.m. MST on the cut-off date will receive consideration for certification. The following are the cut-off dates:
    • 8 April 2021
    • 3 May 2021
    • 1 June 2021
    • 1 July 2021
    • 2 August 2021

    Additional information

    A recruitment incentive may be paid to a newly-appointed permanent employee. The recruitment incentive is 10 percent of the employee's annual rate of basic pay per pay period in effect at the beginning of the service period and expiring 2 years from the date of hire. Before receiving a recruitment incentive, an employee must sign a written agreement to complete a specified period of employment with the agency. The recruitment incentive may not be combined with the relocation incentive.


    The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees which may include Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Insurance, Annual Leave, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Retirement Program. For additional information about current federal benefits visit web site

    Equal Employment:

    The South Dakota National Guard is an equal opportunity employer and cannot discriminate against an employee or applicant with respect to the terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (includes gender or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability (including pregnancy), marital status or political affiliation. Applicants or employees may contact the South Dakota National Guard Equal Employment Office at 605-737-6635 if they believe they have been the victim of unlawful discrimination.

    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


    Each applicant considered to possess the minimum qualification requirements will be further evaluated in accordance with the procedures outlined in SDNG Technician Pamphlet 335-T and subsequent MOAs.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

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

    a. 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. YOUR RESUME MUST HAVE COMPLETE INFORMATION. Timeframes of experience in Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) will be addressed within the resume (including frequency, e.g., generated metric statistics daily, weekly, monthly, etc.). Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. Please include applicable military assignments in the same format stated above. In describing your experience, as it applies to the position you are applying for, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry. 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.

    b. Copy of your valid state driver's license.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    a. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) - Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a separate sheet(s) addressing the KSAs and how they relate to work experience, education or training.

    b. Transcripts, to receive credit for education you must submit transcripts to verify the courses completed.

    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.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

    Agency contact information Angela Sharpe Angela Sharpe

    (605) 737-6549


    (605) 737-6504



    SD CSMS 1
    MITCHELL, SD 57301
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    The South Dakota National Guard has two distinct missions. The State mission is to provide units to assist and support civil authorities in the protection of life and property, preserve peace, order and public safety under the direction of the governor. The Federal mission is to provide combat ready, mission-capable forces throughout the entire spectrum of conflict under the direction of the president.

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    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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