New job AMMUNITION INSPECTOR in Mississippi


Company : US Department of the Army
Salary : $23.37 - $27.40 an hour
Location : Mississippi

Full Description




This position is Indefinite NTE 30 September 2021. The opportunity to convert to PERMENANT is available.

This National Guard position is for a AMMUNITION INSPECTOR, Position Description Number D2281000and is part of the MS USPFO, National Guard.


As a AMMUNITION INSPECTOR, WG-6501-9, you will perform the handling, storage, examining, transporting, and identifying of ammunition and explosives to detect defects, serviceability, deterioration, and compliance with all ammunition and explosives regulations, acceptable standards, specifications, or contractual requirements, as well as policy and procedures. This position is located in the United States Property & Fiscal Office (USPFO) Supply & Services Division, Ammunition Supply Point (ASP). This is an Army National Guard (ARNG) Dual Status Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification.

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. Supports inspections on all A&E residue returned to the ammunition residue yard. Certifies ammunition residue as explosive free. Initiates documentation for disposition of residue. Enforces safety regulations and is familiar with information regarding safety considerations. 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. Operates forklifts, stake bed trucks, pallet jacks, and various hand tools.

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. Sets up and operates specialized Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE). Validates material to assure compatibility of explosive items. Spot checks ammunition accountability, and stock accounting procedures. Participates in required quarterly inventories. Conducts causative research by identifying material with lost identifications or found on post through verification inspection. Researches through data bases to identify lots and dates of arrival. Conducts compliance inspections on units at an Ammunition Holding Area (AHA), individual unit field AHAs and at unit locations if required. Monitors ammunition and explosive related operations at firing sites and demilitarization areas for adherence to regulations a procedures concerning explosives, compatibility, quantity distance, explosive and personnel limits, transportation and utilization of protective equipment. Inspects ammunition and components using appropriate Ammunition Surveillance Procedures. Performs Assists inspections of ammunition storage structures to assure safe storage, compatibility, explosive limits, identify structural deterioration and inventory and security practices. Assists Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team with demilitarization mission. Attests to compliance with environmental policies and guidance. Inspects and/or tests of lightning protection systems. Participates in the physical security program in accordance with current Army Regulation (AR). Conducts and/or coordinates testing of the Intrusion Detection System (IDS).

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. Initiates and maintains inspection reports, publications, and files. Verifies all services' suspension and restriction notices. Records inspection results to the Depot Surveillance Record (DSR) in the Munitions History Program (MHP). Assists in gathering information for the preliminary malfunction report noting all facts pertinent to this malfunction.

Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    6501 Miscellaneous Ammunitions, Explosives, and Toxic Matter Work

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment


    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Military Grades: E1-E7

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.


    1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

    2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

    3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

    4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

    5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


    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. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    MILITARY MEMBERS WITH BONUSES: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period).

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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: Must possess at least 18 months of experience interpreting wiring diagrams and facility blueprints, as well as scale indications in a toxic or radioactive environment. Experience planning work sequences and determining the requirements for serviceability of equipment, and knows the impact of repairs on related integral devices. 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.

    If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed online in Application Manager.


    a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.

    b. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment.

    c. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. 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).

    d. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.

    e. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

    f. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.


    No substitution of education for specialized experience.

    Additional information

    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

    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.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element), Ability To Inspect, Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading), and Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

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

    1. RESUME
    Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

    For qualifications determinations your resume must contain SALARIES, HOURS WORKED PER WEEK, AND THE DATES OF EMPLOYMENT FOR EACH JOB.
    Example:$55,000 per year; 40 hours per week, January 2001-July 2009 or January 2001-present. If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    2. OF 306: can be found at

    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


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This job is open to

  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

  • National Guard & Reserves

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

Clarification from the agency

Must be a member of the MS Army National Guard or be able to immediately obtain membership in the MS Army National Guard.

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