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Job Title:  Airborne Operations Technician (AOT)
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  ACW 2013-13 (802053)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012
Full Time - Indefinite
4 vacancies in the following location:
Robins AFB, GA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens



Area of Consideration: Open Nationwide to current military service members (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve status) eligible for immediate enlistment into the Georgia Air National Guard.

Position Location: 128th Airborne Command And Control Squadron, Robins AFB, Warner Robins Georgia

Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Indefinite, dual-status position which requires Georgia Air National Guard Membership.

Job Summary:  This position is located in an Air National Guard Aviation Wing, Operations Directorate.   Aircraft include:  E8-C.   The purpose of this position is for providing ground and flight training, for developing, upgrading, and evaluating skills of Senior Surveillance Manager (SSM) and Air Operations Technician (AOT) crew members; to provide training to instructors and flight examiners on instructor technique, student assessment, and training techniques; to perform as a Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) crew member performing Airborne Operations duties as a Senior Surveillance Manager/Air Operations Technician in support of combat, peacetime, humanitarian and Personal Recovery (PR) missions; to perform unit air operations related staff support duties.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.

Relocation Incentive: Relocation Incentive is not authorized.

Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the SRIP.

Background Check: Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for Enlisted incumbent(s) only. In accordance with AFR regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military TAG:Position Title functions in support of programs essential to state Air National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a Georgia Air National Guard unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.


  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Military Requirement: Enlisted AFSC: 1A471


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The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Performs as Instructor/Evaluator for the Senior Surveillance Manager (SSM) and Air Operations Technician (AOT). 
  • Performs as Standardization/Evaluation SSM/AOT Flight Examiner; ensures established standards of flight proficiency are maintained through evaluation and observation; administers scheduled and unscheduled evaluations during operational and training flights; analyzes evaluation data for adverse trends in performance; conducts flight evaluation critiques; recommends necessary changes or improvements; and develops testing material for evaluations. 
  • Performs airborne mission crew duties in a high threat combat and training environment.
  • Displays, interprets and discriminates between valid and invalid targets, using synthetic aperture radar, low-light television imagery, computer generated digital radar returns, electronic identification features, thermal, infrared, or other active or passive acquisition tracking systems. 
  • Operates and manages secure and unsecure communications nets with airborne and ground agencies.
  • Performs surveillance operations mission planning activities. 
  • Performs as necessary required mission planning and staff work in scheduling, training, current operations, standards and evaluation, intelligence, weapons and tactics, chief of staff, mission planning, combat readiness, exercises, safety and flight duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience: Must have experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures.  Experience using computer and automation systems.
Specialized Experience: Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight.  Experience in non-routine pre and post auditing of freight bills, bills of lading, and personnel transportation vouchers.  Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems.  *For positions requiring supervisory functions; experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Knowledge of and skill in reading and interpreting computer-generated console situations and tabular displays.
  • Basic knowledge of operating data link requirements and communications systems.
  • Knowledge of and skill in emergency procedures and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of radar operation fundamentals, characteristics, and limitations of airborne warning C2, surveillance, and mission systems   
  • Knowledge of publications maintenance as pertains to mission crew positions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in surveillance, target detection and tracking, reporting, receiving, displaying, recording and relaying threat data.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, orally and in writing.

Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, applicants must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician Airborne Operations Technician (AOT) position, the selectee must be assigned to a compatible unit in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted member in AFSC: 1A471.

Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Air Force uniform as prescribed by AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.


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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.

The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the duties required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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

  1. Your résumé;
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire;

Note: Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use the USA JOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position. Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted. If you chose to use your personal resume, ensure that your resume includes the mandatory information as outlined in the Resume' example on, "The Application-to-Hire Process-"Have I Completed All the Steps to Best Sell Myself"? If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification process.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 28, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 802053. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire,  and
  3. Fax 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.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  1. Your résumé;
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire;


Mia Y. Jacobs
Phone: (478)201-1261
Agency Information:
Georgia National Guard
Do Not Mail or Fax Applications Here
Follow How to Apply Instructions
Marietta, GA


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.   If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email when the process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard.  Good Luck!

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