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           AIRCRAFT MECHANIC, WG-8852-10, PD# D1366000

    108th Wing, McGuire AFB, New Jersey

    Starting Salary:   $29.20   

    OPENING DATE                         CLOSING DATE 



    AREA I:  All Excepted Technicians of the 108th Fighter Wing (FW)

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

    AREA III:  All members of the New Jersey National Guard (NJNG)

    If a

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

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



    This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician position in the New Jersey Air National Guard.

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


    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 (WG)

    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:  MUST HAVE AFSC:  2A5X4





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


    SELECTING OFFICIAL:    CMSgt John Swantek, Aircraft Mechanic 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.

    MAJOR DUTIES:    Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft to include periodic, phase, hourly, preflight, post flight, calendar, thru-flight, and special inspections such as fuel contamination, emergency equipment, and oil sampling.  Troubleshoots and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft, utilizing various gauges, meters, measuring devices and other related test equipment.  May be required to perform user and organizational level maintenance on assigned support equipment, including inspection, repair, modification, and corrosion prevention.  Provides data for aircraft maintenance historical records, complete maintenance data collection, man-hour accounting, and other forms as required.  Instructs, directs, and assigns maintenance repair tasks to drill status guard members.

    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.

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    8852 Aircraft Mechanic

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    Conditions Of Employment

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


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

    Current valid unexpired state Driver's License

    Evidence of Security Clearance, if a clearance is required

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

    ARNG/Army:  Current Personal Qualifications Report (PQR)

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

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


    BONUS/INCENTIVERECIPIENTS:    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 that has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications; must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.

    Please address the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) in your resume:  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have 18 months of experience: 

    KNOWLEDGE of the makeup, operation, and installation of a variety of systems assemblies, and surfaces is required.

    KNOWLEDGE to determine when new surfaces, assemblies and systems should be installed, or repaired through replacement of new parts and components.

    KNOWLEDGE of types and extent of adjustments and alignments are required.

    SKILL in the removal, replacement and adjustment of various systems assemblies, and surfaces or any of their components and parts.

    SKILL in the use of precision test equipment, technical data, schematics, wiring diagram, mathematical formulas, common hand tools, jigs, templates, and various gauges and diagnose malfunctions.




    If using education to qualify for this position OR education is a MANDATORY requirement to meet qualifications, you MUST submit copies of college transcripts along with your application/resume prior to the closing date of the vacancy.   If selected for the position, prior to your appointment, you will be required to request certified official transcripts be sent directly from the college or university that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned and grade.

    Additional information

    Participation indirect deposit is mandatory.

    Under 5 USC 2108 & 5CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.

    Permanent Change of Stations (PCS) not authorized


    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 a risen 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:  NJDMAVA TPR 335.A Merit Placement Plan.

    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

    Evidence of Security Clearance, if a clearance is required

    ANG/AIR FORCE:  Current Records Review Record (RIP); ARNG/Army:  Current Personal Qualifications Report (PQR);

    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 include anyone who is no longer in the military.

    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 609-562-0887.


    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.

    TAG:Contact Name

    TAG:Contact Phone

    TAG:Contact E-mail

    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/

    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 Monday, September 19, 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.

    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 1720380

    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 TAG: Closing Date 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

    Janeen M. Macgray


    New Jersey National Guard
    Human Resources Office
    3650 Saylors Pond Road
    Joint Base MDL, NJ 08640-7600
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    NJ 16-090      VIN# 1720380

    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.



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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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/444659400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.