About 80 to 100 temporary employees are needed at both Camp Roberts and Fort Hunter Liggett to support predeployment National Guard training exercises, according to Rick Martinez, director of Programs Management with TAD PGS Inc.
Employees will be hired across 14 different job classifications to help set up and operate the training exercises. Positions vary from basic light industrial roles to computer technicians to video production personnel, he said. Pay will start at about $17 an hour.
“It’s an excellent opportunity to give back to our military,” Martinez said. “The purpose of training is to ensure that they are accurately trained. You could save a soldier’s life.”
Interviews for employment at Fort Hunter Liggett will be held May 6 through 8. Work will begin May 11 and run through June 1.
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Employment interviews for Camp Roberts will be held May 18 and 19. The work runs May 25 through June 24.
All applicants must first contact TAD PGS Inc., one of the vendors tasked with identifying and hiring the local talent, to arrange an interview slot.
Temporary employment at Fort Hunter Liggett could potentially turn into an eight-week job, as select employees may be used at the Camp Roberts training as well, Martinez said.
Most temporary staff will work 8- to 10-hour shifts six days a week. The majority of employees will work during daylight hours, with times varying according to the position and circumstances. Temporary employees must live within 60 miles of the employment location.
An estimated 16,500 Army National Guard Soldiers are expected to be trained through the Army National Guard’s eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) program this year — the local training exercises are the first for the 2016 training calendar, according to Martinez.
The Army National Guard has used the XCTC program since 2008 to train 59 combat and functional brigades and more than 82,000 soldiers at 22 different location nationwide, according to Martinez.
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Applying for temporary employment positions
Apply before May 2 for employment at Fort Hunter Liggett and May 15 for Camp Roberts.
Applicants must be United States citizens, at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check.