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    Duties

    Summary

    THIS IS A TITLE 32 DUAL STATUS POSITION

    DUTY LOCATION: Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG), Groton, CT

    AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

    Area 1:
    All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
    Area 2: All currently employed full-time temporary technician personnel and all current traditional members of the Connecticut Army National Guard.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located within TASMG Projects and may be extended or terminated at the discretion of the TASMG Commander.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The purpose of this position is to perform the full range of aircraft maintenance duties including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, repair and ground testing of assemblies, systems and surfaces for one or more types of military aircraft, fixed and rotary wing.

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Connecticut Army National Guard.

    The major duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Performs inspections, functional checks and preventive maintenance to include phase inspections, daily inspections, pre and post flight inspections and such special inspections. as required, including fuel and contamination checks, oil sampling, and inspection of on board emergency equipment.
    • Troubleshoots, diagnoses and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft.
    • Conducts checks on hydraulic, electrical, transmission, power systems, etc.
    • Removes components and assemblies, repairs or replaces defective parts and components and reassembles repaired items into the aircraft.
    • Installs, aligns and makes needed adjustments to major components and assemblies such as engines, propeller/rotors, transmissions, hydraulic systems, etc., assisting specialists as required.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Works inside and outside, in inclement weather, on icy, wet and slippery ramps and work-stands in temperature and humidity extremes. Work areas may be drafty, noisy and have toxic fumes present. Irritants such as aircraft fluids, dirt, grease, dust, paint and solvents may be present. Exposure to cuts, burns, electrical shock, strains and broken bones exists.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing 50 pounds and over.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Subject to supervisor discretion and funding availability

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

  • Job family (Series)

    8852 Aircraft Mechanic

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • National Guard Membership is required.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • Must meet Compatible Military Assignment within one year from placement.
    • Wear of the military uniform is mandatory.
    • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
    • Must possess a valid state drivers license.

    Qualifications

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training 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.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 6, 12 or 18 months of specialized experience in the following:

    WG-05 REQUIRES 6 MONTHS:
    • Experience using common hand tools in making repetitive mechanical repairs under close supervision.
    • Experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade.
    WG-08 REQUIRES 12 MONTHS:
    • Experience using common hand tools to make mechanical repairs.
    • Experience removing and installing aircraft parts, components and accessories with detailed guidance.
    • Experience in following detailed instructions in making routine, reoccurring repairs and modifications to aircraft parts, subassemblies and components, e.g. such as jacking and leveling aircraft, installing and adjusting engines, landing gear assemblies, instrument panels, and flight control systems.
    WG-10 REQUIRES 18 MONTHS:
    • Experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification.
    • Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow.
    • Experience demonstrating the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Ability to do diversified work with tools and equipment, requiring extreme caution in maintaining close dimensions.
    • Knowledge of aircraft components and maintenance procedures.
    • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and determine remedy where overall knowledge of all systems of aircraft is required.
    • Ability to inspect aircraft, determine mechanical deficiencies and analyze results.
    • Ability to interpret instructional material, schematics and specifications for complex mechanical problems on assigned aircraft.

    COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to compatible military position within 1 year of selection. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technician school training.

    MILITARY GRADE (Prior to Application): Enlisted: E-1 through E-6
    COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT: ECMF: 15, 91, 92, 94
    UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: Any aviation unit within state

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is covered by the medical monitoring program. Individual selected must undergo a preemployment physical examination prior to appointment. This position requires a security clearance (secret) which the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

    STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCE: Individual selected at a lower level will be issued a Statement of Difference. Predicated upon qualifications, individual could be hired at the WG-10 grade. An individual selected for this position at the lower grade will progressively be advanced to WG-10 upon achievement of required qualifications without further competition.

    Education

    No substitution of education for specialized experience.

    Additional information

    Primary Change of Station (PCS) relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

    Under 32 U.S.C. 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    MILITARY INCENTIVES - BONUSES AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your serving incentive manager (CTARNG-G1 or CTANG-Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day/Traditional personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rule applies:

    Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept a Military Technician (Mil Tech) Permanent position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated with no recoupment as long as you have served at least 6 months of the bonus contract following receipt of the initial bonus payment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Please ensure you follow all instructions carefully. Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicant must ensure resume and any other required supporting documentation clearly portrays that s/he meets the required experience level for the position. Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume showing relevant experience
    • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
    • Unofficial Transcripts, if used to qualify (An official transcript may be required before being hired.)
    • OF 306 - Declaration of Federal Employment (THIS FORM NEEDS YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2 AND MUST BE DATED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE CLOSING DATE STATED ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT)
    If you do not submit the required OF 306, you will be disqualified.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    https://www.abc.army.mil/

    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 complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 06/22/2021 on to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.



    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Staffing Office

    Address

    CT 1109th TASMG
    Groton-New London Airport
    Groton, CT 06340
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

    Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut National Guard!

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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