Army Installation Management Command TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (AUTO REPAIR) in Brussels, Belgium

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.



This position is located in Brussels, Belgium, in the heart of Europe. The surrounding area is a large city within 30 minutes drive from other cities. The base is in central Belgium with the Netherlands, Luxemburg, France, and Germany within a day's drive; the United Kingdom is also easily accessible via ferry or chunnel. It is small but offers most amenities provided by larger installations. The average weather is mild with little extremes of hot or cold seasonal conditions.

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Only applicants in the local commuting area who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. However, current Civilian Army employees and VEOA may apply worldwide. 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.

**Attention NAF Employees. As you do not receive SF50's, you will need to provide DA Forms 3434 for verification of eligibility.

**Attention AAFES Employees. As you do not receive SF50's, you will need to provide a copy of your employment history form for verification of eligibility. A Certificate of Assignment (COA) is not an acceptable proof of eligibility.

Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army

  • Current Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (other than DOD)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for Reinstatement
  • Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Eligible under Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Eligible for overseas Military Spouse Preference
  • Eligible for overseas Family Member Preference
  • Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible for Excepted Service Overseas Family Member Appointment (FMNP)

You will serve as manager of the Auto Skills Center. As such you will perform the following duties:

  • Supervise a subordinate work force of no more than three people; plan and assign work; provide training and orientation; and evaluate performance.

  • Instruct and assist patrons of all levels in troubleshooting and diagnosing automotive problems.

  • Teach patrons to do own repair work by providing step-by-step instruction on minor and

major repairs.

  • Give classroom instruction on automotive repair.

  • Ensure that patrons are aware of all safety procedures, proper methods of performing repairs and of shop procedures.

  • Issue and receive recreational equipment.

  • Clean and perform maintenance on equipment to be rented and schedule maintenance and replacement for more complex equipment.

  • Instruct patrons on the proper use of the equipment.

  • Collect, account for and secure daily service, usage, inspection and storage fees.

  • Loan out, repair, replace and ensure security of Auto Shop tools.

  • Account and sign for all property.

  • Perform administrative duties such as budgeting, preparing reports and

other documents.

  • Meet safety and environmental requirements for shop operation.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • TDY is approximately 10%
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230:
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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

Specialized experience is experience in providing instruction and assistance in troubleshooting and diagnosing automotive problems and in performing automotive repair work; and performing administrative duties related to the operation of an automotive repair shop.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lover grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Ability to provide instruction in automotive repair

  • Ability to maintain recreational equipment

  • Skill in performing administrative duties

Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower level (or equivalent).

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-05 grade (or equivalent).

To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, applicants must have completed one full year of graduate level education or have superior academic achievement, which equipped them with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. Additional information, and

Foreign Education: Education that has been completed in a foreign college or university may be used to meet the job requirements. In order to receive credit in the examination for your foreign education, you must have your foreign education evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education credentials. Such education must be declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution. Please include this information in your resume.

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  • 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.
  • You will be required to provide proof of US permanent residency status.**
  • Two years trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a military motor vehicle operator's license.
  • A pre-employment physical is required.
  • You may claim Military Spouse Preference.**
  • Personnel security investigation required.**
  • Employee is required to wear appropriate safety gear/equipment.
  • Work involves physical effort when helping patrons.
  • The work environment is noisy and there are fumes from vehicles. Work may be done outside. There is a possibility of injury such as burns, cuts and bruises.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • 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 Annuitantinformation sheet.

  • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19.

  • U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.

  • Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.

  • On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.

  • In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.

  • Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.

  • For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.

  • Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the July 26, 2012, Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25, Volume 1230, (

  • 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.

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.

Salary Range: $35,359.00 to $45,970.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1712-07/07

Promotion Potential: 7

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA eligibles, VRA eligibles, 30% disabled veterans and Military Spouse Preference eligibles)

Control Number: 471087900

Job Announcement Number: EUJU179745921967824