As a Technical Engineer in the Army National Guard, you will develop the skills necessary to help build and repair airstrips, docks, barracks, roads, and other projects. Technical Engineers conduct land surveys, make maps, and prepare detailed plans and drawings for construction projects. They also occasionally provide surveys and maps that are used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.Your training will enable you to assume duties that include construction site development such as technical investigation, surveying, drafting, and the development of construction plans and specifications. Specific duties may include: construction material testing; drawing maps, charts, and making scale drawings of roads, airfields, and buildings; conducting land surveys and computing survey results; preparing structure wiring and plumbing diagrams; building scale models of land areas that show hills, lakes, roads, and buildings; and piecing together aerial photographs to form large photomaps.By joining the Army National Guard, you will be preparing yourself for a rewarding civilian career. The skills you learn as a Technical Engineer will help prepare you for a future with civilian construction, engineering, and architectural firms, as well as government agencies such as the highway department.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 a Technical Engineer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and approximately 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, depending on the specialty. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change. BenefitsPaid trainingA monthly paycheckMontgomery GI BillRetirement benefits for part-time serviceLow-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)401(k)-type savings planStudent Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)Healthcare Benefits AvailableRequirementsHigh School Diploma or GEDMust be between the ages of 17 and 35Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standardsMust meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend.Programs and benefits are subject to change.