- Must maintain military membership in the Selected Reserve as a condition of employment, and
- Must be assigned to a position as a technician in the administration and training of the Selected Reserve, or to a position in the maintenance and repair of supplies or equipment issued to the Selected Reserve.
Military Reserve Technicians appointed after 1 Dec 95 must maintain military membership in the Selected Reserve Unit by which they are employed.
Any Military Reserve Technician who is involuntarily separated (not for cause) with 15-20 years service, can be provided placement consideration in the competitive service for positions with up to the same rate of basic pay held before separation, and for which the individual is fully qualified
(Title 5 USC 3329).
See also National Guard Technician (Title 32 USC 709): An excepted service civilian employee who, as a condition of employment, must maintain membership in the Army National Guard.