Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
97835 05 ST J1 N 791-02 03/24/2021
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JOB CODE: 97835

DEFINITION: This is technical work in the construction, configuration, repair, maintenance, and testing of target ranges at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ (DMVA) Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG) installation.

An employee in this job installs, initializes, configures, diagnoses, and repairs remote electronic target systems and their components. Work involves constructing, modifying, and updating targets and target ranges; writing computerized scripts to initialize and operate ranges and troubleshoot range-specific problems; installing, repairing, and calibrating range system electronics, electro-mechanical components, and sensors; installing, repairing, and replacing range electrical systems; locating, troubleshooting, and repairing underground range telecommunications, data, and electrical cabling; and initializing setup and training users on range target systems for live-fire exercises. Work also includes fabricating targets and performing maintenance tasks on range facilities. Work is performed independently and reviewed upon completion for quality, timeliness, and adherence to guidelines.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Constructs and modifies target ranges to meet training needs, including excavation and ballistic concrete work; electrical system installation and upgrades; computer and electronics installation, setup, and calibration; target lifter and target movement device installation; and target construction and placement.

• Utilizes various computer software packages to write initialization files and scripts to execute remote electronic target system range scenarios that meet specific training requirements.

• Initializes ranges and demonstrates the software and equipment to users.

• Executes scripts with users to ensure correct sequencing of targets, proper target response, and scoring accuracy.

• Writes computerized test scripts to diagnose, isolate, and resolve operational problems at target ranges.

• Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical components of target lifters and other components of electronic target systems.

• Programs and tests radio frequencies used on a variety of target lifters.

• Sets up, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains specialized range equipment, such as simulators and laser targeting systems, including placement and calibration of sensors.

• Troubleshoots, replaces, and repairs defective parts on range computers and handheld controllers.

• Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, and maintains solar panel systems.

• Installs, repairs, replaces, and maintains range electrical systems, including circuit breaker panels, circuit breakers, receptacles, and wiring.

• Performs breaker load tests to identify and address issues with voltage reduction and continuity, grounding, and corrosion.

• Locates, excavates, troubleshoots, and repairs underground cabling.

• Fabricates a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional targets from wood and steel.

• Utilizes personal protective equipment and follows safety procedures, including lockout-tagout.

• Operates a variety of excavation equipment and motor vehicles.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, hazards, and safety precautions of the electrical trade.

• Knowledge of the electronic components of digitally controlled equipment, including controllers, circuit boards, sensors, and wiring.

• Knowledge of the care and use of tools for testing, installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems, equipment, and components.

• Knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, hazards, and safety precautions of trades work.

• Knowledge in the care and use of tools and equipment used in trades work.

• Knowledge of the procedures and techniques utilized in operating personal computers and associated hardware.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to locate and repair electrical defects in equipment.

• Ability to read and interpret electrical measuring devices.

• Ability to read and interpret electrical blueprints, manuals, and equipment schematics.

• Ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• Four years of trades work experience, which includes two years performing skilled work on electrical or electronic systems or equipment in a commercial or industrial environment;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes two years performing skilled work on electrical or electronic systems or equipment in a commercial or industrial environment.


• All positions require possession of an active motor vehicle license.