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EOD Specialist

United States Army

This is a Contract position in Bulverde, TX posted August 19, 2020.

Overview Explosive ordnance disposal specialist Soldiers are the Army’s preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts.

They are warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.

Explosive ordnance disposal specialists are the culmination of the best tactical and technical training the Army and civilian academia can provide.

They are prepared to perform missions in support of Army units worldwide, across all operational environments.

Job Duties Research and identify ordnance Assist in the preparation and use of advance robotics Explosively disposing of hazardous ordnance Prepare and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles Requirements Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training Job training for an explosive ordnance disposal specialist requires 10 weeks Basic Combat Training and 37 weeks of Advanced Individual training split between Fort Lee, VA (8 weeks) and Eglin Air Force Base, FL (28 weeks).

Some of the skills you’ll learn are: Basic electronics/electricity fundamentals Hazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions Demolition materials, procedures and operations Chemical and biological ordnance and operations Helpful Skills Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry Ability to communicate effectively Aptitude for planning and organizing Work calmly under stress Effectively use computers Required ASVAB Score(s) General Maintenance (GM): 105 Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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EOD Soldiers additionally receive monthly Demolition pay of $150 and Special Duty Assignment Pay of $375.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties.

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Education Benefits In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.

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Future Civilian Careers The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies, civil law enforcement and private industries performing ordnance research and development.

You might also consider a future as a Public Safety Bomb Technician (Bomb Squad), bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions handler.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program.

The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.

Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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