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Army Installation Management Command Target Systems Mechanic in Fort Carson, Colorado


About the Position: Incumbent is responsible for operational maintenance of range target of surrounding areas, operation of motor mechanisms, maintenance vehicles to facilitate work, and operation of Range Control Station.


Operate a computer keyboard console to activate target mechanisms.

Operate various motor vehicles up to 26,000 lbs. GVW to facilitate work.

Perform required maintenance and repair of firing ranges. Typical tasks include painting, cutting grass, repairing/patching target and railroad ties, mixing concrete, cutting wooden targets from templates, etc.

Perform required maintenance/adjustments (i.e., organizational field maintenance) for various electromechanical target devices such as target holding mechanisms, tank gunnery and hostile fire simulator, etc.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Modification of Term AppointmentsNon-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Target Systems Mechanic WG-4801-09 without more than normal supervision. This includes independently performing electronic, electrical, hydraulic or mechanical tests and maintenance functions in order to maintain the functionality and serviceability of mechanical target devices. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Physical effort: Work requires frequent lifting, positioning and carrying of target mechanism, tools and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds. Items weighing in excess of 75 pounds normally involve more than one person. Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions and climbing up and down a steep flight of stairs to reach a 30-foot control tower. Requires prolonged standing on concrete floors and walking over rough and uneven terrain. Working Conditions: Works inside and outside during all types of weather conditions. Stands on concrete floors and works on ranges in rough terrain. You will be exposed to dangers of live fire ranges, pyrotechnics, laser frequencies and explosives. You may be exposed to sulfuric acid when handling batteries used in operating remotely controlled target devices. There is the possibility of abrasions, cuts, burns, electrical shock, falls from a 30-foot tower and explosions. Hearing protective devices, hard hats with face shield, and other safety equipment and devices are issued or available for use. The official duty station of this position is the assigned Remote Electronic Target Systems (RETS) Range which may be up to 30 miles, one way, from Range Control, Bldg. 2740. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Trouble ShootingUse of Measuring Instruments


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.

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. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Material Maintenance Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. 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. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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.