Explosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist - Part-Time, Jacksonville

Job Description

Join the Army National Guard as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist and become one of the Army's preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. EOD Specialists are the Soldiers who are trained, equipped, and integrated to attack, defeat, and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices, chemical, biological, and nuclear ordnance, and weapons of mass destruction.

Specific duties of the EOD Specialist include: locating, identifying, disarming, and disposing of all explosive ordnance, be it conventional, biological, chemical, or nuclear ordnance; conducting intelligence gathering operations; and supporting very important persons (VIP) missions for the U.S. Secret Service, State Department, and other federal agencies. You may also research and identify ordnance, dispose of hazardous ordnance, prepare and maintain EOD tools, equipment, and vehicles, use advanced robotics, and train Soldiers in IED awareness.

Plus, you'll be building a better future. The skills you learn as an EOD Specialist directly relate to a civilian career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development, and the development, implementation, and enforcement of explosive safety and security measures, as well as civil law enforcement. You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions handler.

Earn while you learn
Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for an EOD Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills. Advanced Individual Training is conducted in two phases. Phase 1 is approximately 11 weeks at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Phase 2 is approximately 29 weeks at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.

Benefits/Requirements

Benefits
Paid training
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Healthcare Benefits Available
Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
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