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Optical Instrument Worker

Company: U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Location: Fort Sill
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Summary About the Position: This position is assigned to the Missile and Fire Division at the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Fort Sill, OK. ***Applications will be reviewed and referred for selection on 6th January 2023; and again, at closing date on 23rd January 2023. *** Responsibilities Test, troubleshoot, modify, and service a variety of optical devices, subassemblies and components. Deal with the optical systems and supporting mechanical and electrical systems of equipment such as binoculars, night vision goggles, telescopes, spotter scopes, periscopes, quadrants, and their mounts. Trace and correct malfunctions of equipment composed of optical, mechanical, and electrical units. Use optical theory and construction principles to disassemble, inspect parts, and determine whether repairs or replacements should be made. Clean, cement, and mount lens and prism elements. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. 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 an Optical Instrument Worker without more than normal supervision performing common Optical Instrument Worker duties such as testing, adjusting, troubleshooting, disassembling, modifying, alignments, servicing and repair of a variety of optical devices, subassemblies, components, and optical systems such as binoculars, night vision goggles, telescopes, spotter scopes, periscopes, quadrants, and their mounts; determining sensitivity and accuracy of components such as lenses, light transmission, electrical servo-controls and prisms by performing testing and mechanical alignment; pinpointing malfunctions of equipment by functional tests and determining when degradation of lenses, prisms, mirrors, and other elements requires repair or adjustment. These duties have been performed under normal supervision. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. PHYSICAL EFFORTS: Normally works with small, light items not in excess of 10 pounds but occasionally handles items which weigh up to 40 pounds. Works in sitting position for extended periods of time. Occasional assignments involve standing, bending and stooping in cramped or awkward positions. Close eye and hand coordination is required in fitting and repairing parts. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in well-lighted, heated and ventilated areas. May be required to work in clean room conditions where special clean room garments including head coverings, shoe coverings and gloves are required. Subject to cuts and bruises and abrasions from operating hand and power tools. May occasionally be required to perform some tasks outside, normally in good weather. 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 Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Includes Blueprint Reading) Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) Used in Shop and Trade Practices Education 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. 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 - Materiel 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. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit

Keywords: U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Lawton , Optical Instrument Worker, Other , Fort Sill, Oklahoma

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