Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) AMMUNITION INSPECTOR in Camp Dodge Military Reservation, Iowa

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IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION This position is restricted to current Military members of the Iowa Army National Guard.

LOCATION: USPFO, Johnston , Iowa

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As a AMMUNITION INSPECTOR, WG-6501-8/9 your duties are below;

  1. Conducts pre-issue inspection of ammunition items prior to issue. Checks each item for restrictions or suspensions. Inspects vehicles, equipment, and storage areas relating to the safety and security of Ammunition and Explosives (A&E;). Advises using units on the proper procedures for completion of documentation for issue and turn-in of ammunition and residue. Performs receipt inspections on all ammunition and components turned in by using units. Assists in the inspection and classification of ammunition throughout the state. Provides input regarding causes of ammunition un-serviceability and takes appropriate action when ammunition deterioration is found to be other than "fair wear and tear". Inspects small arms ammunition to ensure segregation of ball and blank ammunition. Possesses knowledge of the safe methods of performing different types of ammunition and explosive operations, (demilitarization, renovations, shipping, receiving, testing, inspection and storage). Participates in amnesty management including identifying, inspecting, segregating, determine serviceability, documenting, packaging for storage, and coordinating disposition.
  2. Inspects ammunition, performs maintenance, care, preservation, shipping and storage operations, assuring compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety regulations, drawings, etc. during operations. Conducts visual, mechanical, functional, static or dimensional tests as required. Uses and maintains test equipment including calibration equipment.
  3. Responsible for the requirements of all ammunition management documentation. Researches, analyzes, and completes the proper and required documentation of ammunition transfer records, surveillance records, ammunition condition reports, quality deficiency reports, magazine data cards and numerous other documentation and/or reports.
  4. Assists in the National Level Ammunition Capability (NLAC) resupply and excess management process as required. Receives shipments of all types of ammunition. Inspects conveyances carrying incoming/outgoing ammunition for damage, proper lot numbers, compatibility of contents, and compliance with directives and regulations.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned. D2281
Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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6501 Miscellaneous Ammunitions, Explosives, and Toxic Matter Work

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Conditions of Employment

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 06/22/2018 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.

Military Rank Requirements:CW3 and below MOS Compatibility (but not limited to):890A, 89 Security Clearance:Applicant must obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance


**In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:**Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to use and maintain tools and equipment associated with the type of work to be done, and to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Experience which demonstrates the knowledge of and the ability to apply safety standards.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: WG-6501-09:Must have at least* 18 monthsexperience in the following:* 1. Experience interpreting wiring diagrams and facility blueprints, as well as scale indications in a toxic or radioactive environment. 2. Experience planning work sequences and determining the requirements for serviceability of equipment, and knows the impact of repairs on related integral devices. 3. Experience interpreting technical publications with the ability to assist subordinates or other employees in interpreting technical publications applicable to the detection, identification and destruction of numerous types of explosives and toxic materials. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-08: Must have at least 12 months experience in the following: 1. Experience or training handling and the ability to learn how to destroy explosives and toxic materials; follow safety procedures in the handling of ammunition, explosives and toxic materials. 2. Experience which demonstrates the ability to use radial monitoring instruments, photographs, chemical analysis and x-ray equipment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment. Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS. ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

If you are a male applicant 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 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

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for this position:

  1. Knowledge of various codes of federal regulations (Department of Transportation (DOT) and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).
  2. Ability to respond to unforeseen or emergency situation and be able to make immediate responses to emergency situations, determine the correct course of action to mitigate the problem.
  3. Knowledge of ammunition/explosives technical references, procedures and policies, materials handling equipment, and lifting gear, rail and truck characteristics/capabilities.
  4. Ability to interpret and apply load drawings technical inspections procedures, publications, specifications and technical drawings pertaining to ammunition/explosives.
  5. Ability to research, interpret and apply all technical information necessary to inspect each specific ammunition and explosive item, component and specialized packing material.
  6. Ability to read and comprehend technical orders, technical manuals, schematics, blueprints, and drawings, as well as communicate orally and in writing to brief and provide training.
  7. Knowledge of the safety precautions and procedures necessary to be taken with the variety of A&E; worked on.
  8. Knowledge of detonation and burning methods and procedures for the destruction of A&E.;
  9. Knowledge of product specifications, standards, and associated requirements for preservation, packing, shipping and storage to ensure product quality, safety, and protection of the environment.
  10. Ability to recognize the various munitions and explosives so as to apply the proper procedure for inspecting.
  11. Ability to recognize weather and other conditions that affect explosive operations and to select the alternate procedures necessary under such conditions.
  12. Knowledge of operating procedures and safety regulations and procedures applicable to firing range activities.
  13. Skill in the operation of the full variety of machines and tools in operations.
  14. Skill in the maintenance and minor repair of machines, tools, and equipment used in ammunition maintenance.

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Background checks and security clearance
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Required Documents

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

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
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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.

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Agency contact information
Brenda Reed

(515) 252-4665


(515) 252-4604



IA USPFO 7105 NW 70th Ave Johnston, IA US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 06/08/2018 to 06/22/2018

Salary: $21.40 to $26.60 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 8 - 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent