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    Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft), WG-3806-10,  D1371000

    108th Wing, McGuire AFB, New Jersey

     Starting Salary - $29.20 PH

          OPENING DATE                   CLOSING DATE

             8 July 2016                       Open until Filled AREA OF CONSIDERATION:

    AREA I:  All Excepted Technicians of the 108th Wing

    AREA II:  All Excepted Technicians of the New Jersey Air National Guard

    AREA III: All Members of the New Jersey National Guard

    AREA IV: Any person eligible for membership in the NJANG

    If a New Jersey Army National Guard (NJARNG) member is selected, the person must transfer to the NJARNG

    If the individual selected is currently on a title 10 tour no action can be taken until he/she is released from tour.



                                                              (  ) OFFICER                                  ( X ) ENLISTED

    MINIMUM RANK:  SrA/E-4                     MAXIMUM RANK:   SSgt/E-5

    APPLICANTS ABOVE THE MAXIMUM RANK: Applicants with an enlisted rank that exceeds the maximum advertised rank for the position may be considered.   Applicant must provide a statement with their resume/application which indicates their willingness to accept a reduction in military rank.   If selected, reduction in military rank is required to prevent grade inversion.  

    MILITARY POSITION:  108th Wing

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP STATUS:  Employment in this position requires concurrent military assignment to a compatible military position in the New Jersey National Guard in one of the following military specialty codes:


    NOTE: N/A




    PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:    Requires a physical profile: 3, 3, 3, 1, 3, 2

    SELECTING OFFICIAL:  CMSgt John Swantek, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor

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    The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required for this position:  A copy of the complete position description is available in the Human Resource Office.

    DUTIES: Independently inspects aircraft and determines the nature and extent of repairs to be made, using applicable technical orders as guidelines. Repairs cracks in aircraft skin. Troubleshoots aircraft structural repair situations in such areas as fuselage, tails, wings, cowlings, and stabilizers. Aligns and balances component structures and airframe using precision measuring instruments and levels. Inspects damage or deterioration and determines repair or replacement of plastic, fiberglass, composites, bonded structures, and bonded honeycomb assemblies using powered and non-powered tools and equipment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Maybe Required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    3806 Sheet Metal Mechanic

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be willing to become a member of the New Jersey Air National Guard.


    Current Resume (name on resume must match current military ID or driver's license)

    Current valid unexpired state driver's License

    ANG/AIR FORCE:  Current Records Review Record (RIP)

    ARNG/Army:  Current Personal Qualifications Report (PQR)

    Proof of Security Clearance Level (if applicable)

    DD214 for applicants who are separated from military service.  This includes anyone who is no longer in the military.


    Applicant must provide a copy of printout from JPAS.   Applicant can obtain this from their Unit JPAS Manager

      (If Applicable

    Other branches of military service equivalent military personal information that will provide current military rank, ASVAB Scores, clearance level etc.




    BONUS/INCENTIVE RECIPIENTS: If you are currently receiving any type of incentive such as, bonus, student loan repayment, or GI Bill kicker, These incentives will stop effective on the first day of full time employment with the National Guard. Contact your Education Services Office with any questions and to determine if you will incur a debt.


    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the ability to plan, manufacture, and install cylindrical, square, or rectangular-shaped objects that have easily constructed fastenings such as single and double-hem edges and single, double or grooved seams. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have 18 months of experience in the following:SKILL to manufacture items with dovetail seams, set in bottom seams, burred seams or wire or lock seams.SKILL in using more complicated shop tools and equipment.SKILL in using metals including stainless steel, copper sheet, magnesium, honeycomb material and alloys.ABILITY to interpret technical orders and manuals, manufactures specifications, factory engineering bulletins and standard operating procedures.

    SKILL in demonstrating the use of more complicated mathematical calculations and complicated measuring instruments.





    Additional information




    Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.   Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    EVALUATION METHODS:  Applications will be reviewed to determine basic eligibility.  Applicants must meet the basic qualifications for the position, including any selective placement factors, in order to be considered basically qualified. 

    Selection for this position will be made without consideration of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, lawful political or other affiliation, membership or non membership in an employee organization, physical handicap which does not prevent normal performance of duties, or other non-merit factor.  Complete and accurate information must be provided on your resume or application.  Attach additional sheets if necessary.

    METHOD OF SELECTION: The current negotiated union contract and the current negotiated union contract

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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    Required Documents

    For this vacancy announcement the following documents are required:

    Current Resume

    Current valid unexpired state driver's License

    ANG/AIR FORCE:  Current Records Review Record (RIP);

    ARNG/Army:  Current Personal Qualifications Report (PQR);

    Proof of Security Clearance level (if applicable)

    Other branches of military service equivalent military personal information that will provide current military rank, ASVAB Scores, clearance level etc.

    DD214: For applicants who are separated from military service.  This includes anyone who is no longer in the military.

    This position requires a Secret Clearance, if applicant is not a member of the Air Force, ANG or Air Force Reserve, must provide military documentation to prove they hold at least a secret clearance.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the RIP/PQR is current.  If the applicant has been promoted and the RIP/PQR does not reflect the new rank then the applicant must provide an order or other military documentation with their resume reflecting the new rank and date of rank.

    If the applicant has any questions, does not understand, or not sure what applies to their particular situation please call SGT Nicole M. Clay, (609) 562-0892.

    NOTE:  If any document required in this vacancy announcement is missing from your packet, please provide a brief explanation of the reason which will be taken into consideration during the qualification process. 



    DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS, about the experience that relates to the position you are applying for.

    Be sure to include all work history, both military and civilian, that is relevant to position applying for,

    Provide the month and year of the dates of experience.

    Nicole M. Clay



    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

    Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

    Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

    Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

    Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

    Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

    Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

    Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

    1. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and

    2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. (name on resume must match current military ID or driver's license)


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59PM (EST) on Thursday, September 08, 2016 to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date. Thursday, September 08, 2016

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The 'Details' page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfand provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1741318

    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 08, 2016 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

    Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

    Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    EXCEPTION TO POLICY : NJANG & ARNG military members DEPLOYED may submit their applications by email or fax. OPM Form 1203FX, resume, and other documents (application must be accompanied with Title 10 orders) must be submitted by the vacancy closing date to the following: E-mail: ng.nj.njarng.mbx.nj-job-submission@mail.mil or Fax# 609-562-0855, ATTN: J1-HRO-TB-S.

    View Occupational Questionnaire CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW QUESTIONNAIRE

    Agency contact information

    Nicole M. Clay


    New Jersey National Guard
    Human Resources Office
    3650 Saylors Pond Road
    Joint Base MDL, NJ 08640-7600
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    NJ16-123 VIN# 1741318

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

    Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

    If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/444104900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.