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Job Title:Fuels Distribution Systems Worker

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-22-832551

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$21.04 to $24.54 / Per Hour


Friday, January 25, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Battle Creek, MI United StatesView Map


Area 1 & 2



Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your state and your community!

The Michigan National Guard mission is to provide relevant and ready operational military forces, consistent with our values, in support of our state and nation and provide support to military personnel, civilian employees, families, retirees, and veterans. Our vision is to be acknowledged as a premier military and veterans organization meeting state and national requirements and to be recognized as the destination of choice for full spectrum operations and four-season joint training.


Excepted Appointment – Permanent

Acceptance of a Technician Position will result in the termination of “Selected Reserve Bonuses”

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Michigan National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Michigan National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the military grade listed in this announcement.

LOCATION: 110th Airlift Wing


AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the MIANG or MIARNG (Tenure I or II Status).

AREA 2 - Open to current military members of the Michigan Air or Army National Guard.


In accordance with the applicable procedures, applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official to conduct interviews in order by area of priority listed.

AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard (TENURE I or II Status).

AREA 2 - Open to current members of the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard 


ASFC: 2F051

Selectee Must be assigned to a compatible MOS/AFSC within 12 months of appointment into the technician position and maintain satisfactory membership in the Michigan National Guard.




Grade inversion within the full time workforce in not permitted. The military grade must not exceed that of the supervisor. Members applying for this position and exceeding the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement.


  • Position Description: D1952000
  • FC/MD: 41D100


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The major duties for this positon are as follows:  The primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain a fuel distribution system that includes a fuels laboratory, cryogenic storage, bulk storage, base service station, fuels information service center, mobile fueling operations , and to manage all accounts for missile propellants, aviation fuels, ground fuels and cryogenics utilized in support of aircraft, motor vehicles, engine test cells, powered Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE), generators and heating systems required to support the Wing mission and transient aircraft.  


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HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS JOB: In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: You must list some experience in each of these areas. Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and to safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position.



WG-07/08 –Experience or training working in activities such as large fuel depots or fuel farms with complex, interconnecting line and pipe arrangements, and frequent requirements for large scale movement and transfer of a variety of liquid fuels.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES (KSAs): This information is used only for rating and ranking and not used for qualifying applicants. In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the experience and in what position the experience was gained.

(1) Inspects, operates and maintains a complete fuels distribution system(s) to receive, store, transfer and issue both aviation and ground fuels. Inspects systems for leakage, corrosion, faulty fittings, and inoperative components such as distribution lines, storage tanks, hydrant pits/outlets, oil/water separator, pumps, automatic/manual valves, meters, and system control rooms. Performs operator maintenance to include checking components for operation, adjustment, pressures, and external leakage under pressure, removing/cleaning/inspecting receipt and dispensing strainers, calibrating additive injectors, draining water from lines, tanks, filter separator vessels and dike/containment areas. Reports more extensive repairs/needs. Receives and transfers fuel by coupling and uncoupling hoses, closing and opening valves, starting and stopping pumps, monitoring gauges, meters and filter separators. Maintains hazardous waste management program. Initiates emergency procedures as necessary.


(2) Operates, inspects and performs all required maintenance and repair on 400-5,000 gallon cryogenic storage tanks. Inspects, maintains, performs operator maintenance, and minor repairs to support equipment and cryogenic samplers to include the following: air purging units, vacuum gauges, vacuum pumps, portable efficiency meters, portable samplers and other support equipment that is required to maintain the cryogenic storage tank in a ready condition to receive, store and transfer LOX or LIN. Applies safety or precautionary procedures required in handling cryogenic fluids. Analyzes, isolates, and corrects system malfunctions. Performs preventive maintenance on components and tanks, to include inspections. This includes routine maintenance/servicing of components such as compressors, safety valves, hand operated valves, pressure disks, filter/strainer assemblies, gauges, and various moving mechanical parts by disassembling, cleaning, accomplishing minor repairing or adjusting, and reassembling components. Ensures that parts are cleaned and certified as suitable for oxygen/nitrogen servicing. Purges and maintains insulating vacuum on tanks as required by technical orders or product testing results. Maintains inspection and maintenance records and performs quality control of cryogenic products. Establishes and maintains a level of spare parts or system subparts that are required to keep the tank(s) operational.


(3) Performs required quality control testing in the fuels laboratory as set forth in TO 42B-1-1, AFI 23-201 and other governing directives. Draws product samples from receiving transports, pipeline, mobile equipment and bulk storage tanks. Performs base level laboratory analysis of these samples in accordance with applicable specifications, technical orders and other quality assurance manuals. Maintains constant surveillance over all fuels equipment and systems to ensure no deviation from accepted quality assurance standards. Uses independent judgment and a comprehensive understanding of product specifications to make field-type visual and/or instrument checks that are necessary to identify product or product contamination. Directs, implements and monitors the Lock Out/Tag Out program IAW applicable AFOSH Standards. Responsible for placing and removing AF Form 979 (Danger Tag) and AF Form 980 (Caution Tag) on any suspected contaminated or off specification products or equipment. Responsible for maintaining the Quality Control module in the Fuels Automated System (FAS)/Fuels Manager Defense (FMD) database. Documents all sampling, sample due dates and the status of all equipment in the FAS/FMD. Builds and maintains test sets in the Quality Control Module of FAS/FMD. Follows Federal, state and local requirements when storing, using, handling, labeling and disposing of contaminated materials and waste. Maintains a crashed aircraft sampling kit and responds to aircraft mishaps. Lab personnel obtain all fuel samples associated with aircraft incidents and submit samples IAW TO 42B-1-1. Ensures aviation and cryogenic samples are recorded in the Air Force Test and Analysis Tool (AFTAT) and forwarded to the Fuels Area Lab lAW applicable directives. Manages the laboratory correlation program.


(4) Administers Fuels Information Service Center. Monitors ongoing operations to ensure hardware and software are functioning properly and operational standards are met. Uses established computer techniques to identify and promptly resolve network-related problems within the organization. Trouble shoots hardware, software, and Local Area Network (LAN) problems. Identifies and determines corrective action to be taken in case of individual job failures not covered by standard procedures. Resolves partial system failures (software or hardware-related) by providing for revised applications of system operating capabilities, which involves working through or around the problems with reduced capacity, and readjusting the system when full operating configuration is resolved. Participates with application programmers and operations personnel to identify problems with applications, operating systems, or hardware that are difficult to pinpoint. Adapts or develops new work procedures and lesson plans for application by self and others. Installs, upgrades and maintains all hardware and software for the fuels unique systems, which include the FAS/FMD, Fuels Manager, DoD Fuel Master and Automated Data Collection System (ADC). Works with Air Force Petroleum Office and contract support personnel to ensure systems’ integrity. Serves as the Flight Telephone Control Monitor. Performs all accounting functions pertaining to forecasting, requisitioning, procuring, scheduling, ordering, reporting and document preparation for aviation fuels, ground fuels, cryogenics, and missile propellant transactions in the FAS/FMD. Ensures all billing information is accurate and reconciles daily/monthly ledgers with the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC). Maintains daily, weekly, monthly and annual FAS/FMD, Fuels Manager, Leak Manager, DoD Fuel Master and ADC database backups. Creates and maintains DoD and DESC file plans. Implements computer security program.


(5) Operates one or more types of special purpose design aviation and ground fuel tank truck vehicles having a capacity of up to 6,000 gallons and gross vehicle weight of 70,000 pounds used for fueling/defueling various types of aircraft and ground fuels applications such as AGE, power production, heating and engine test cells. Transports fuel from the bulk storage area to the flight line issue point, positions the vehicle for the refueling/defueling task as required. Monitors vehicle mounted main control panel, gauges, meters and instruments. Operates dead man control safety system and coordinates with personnel at the aircraft or receiving point. Exercises safety precautions during fueling/defueling operations. Inspects and performs operator maintenance and safety checks to ensure that refueling equipment is safe and operational.


(6) Maintains a consolidated tool kit program.


(7) Plans, monitors and conducts On-The-Job Training (OJT), for assigned Fuels Management Flight personnel.


(8) Uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).


(9) Performs other duties as assigned.

Substitution of Education for specialized experience: None


1.    Incumbent must maintain membership in the Michigan National Guard.

2.    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.

3.    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.

4.    Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.

5.    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.

6.    The wearing of the military uniform and abiding by the customs and courtesies as prescribed by applicable military service regulations are conditions of employment.

7.    Employees will be required to participate in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer (DD/EFT).

8.    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized for this position.

9.    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.

10. Selectees currently militarily assigned to another state are subject to the requirements and procedures of the Michigan National Guard (MIARNG) Interstate Transfer (IST) policies. You MUST coordinate with both the losing military unit and the IST Program Coordinator immediately upon notification of selection. 

11. Selection into a position may cause a reduction in rank.


QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience is evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibly criteria/assignments will be followed. The applicants record of experience, training and education must show possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  Group Life Insurance, Health Insurance Programs, Retirement Program, Injury Compensation Benefits, 13 days Sick Leave each year, Annual Leave - 13 days a year for the first three years, 20 days a year for the next 12 years and 26 days after 15 years, 10 paid Holidays and 120 hours Military Leave.


The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.



The Michigan National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor except where military assignments preclude female membership.


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APPLICATION OPTIONS: Choose one of the following OPTIONS: Use the Apply Online option and the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

OPTION A:  Apply Online

1.    Click Apply Online button and follow the prompted instructions

2.    Check all appropriate boxes and click Apply for this position now!

3.    Create and Application Manager account or if one is created sign in and answer all questions.

4.    You must click both Finish and Submit my answers now when you are done.


OPTION B:  Apply By FAX and Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Apply Online, you can write your answers on paper and fax your resume

1.    Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.    Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form here or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.    Complete the Form 1203-FX.

a.    Refer to the printed vacancy announcement as you answer the questions.

b.    You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. 

4.    Submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax

a.    By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing documents without the 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet here ( and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

5.    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USAJOBS



TIPS FOR USING THE APPLY ONLINE FUNCTION: Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

You must complete the entire process by Midnight EST of the closing date     

To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.    Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.    Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

3.    You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

If you submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety. 

If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you also begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire. You complete and submit from this session and not to any Qualifications Questionnaires you may already have saved or submitted.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:  Current Resume

For this job announcement the following documents are optional: Transcripts, Miscellaneous, DD-214s, any other supporting documents.  



Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.





Resume Example


“Please include a detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on this vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail (Always include dates). If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade and describe duties in detail (please attach a scanned copy of an SF-50 showing this information) . You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, and include approximate dates.”







Vacancy Identification Number:

Position Title and Grade(s) for which you are applying:



Education Experience:

High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED
          Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code
          Major Field (s) of study
          Type and year of degree (s) received or total credit hours received                                                                             

You must submit college transcripts in order to receive Education Credit for work experience. Please refer to Education Substitution if applicable. 


Work Experience: For each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions)

          Job Title

Starting and Ending dates of employment (month and year).
                   Duties and accomplishments-
Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience.
          If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
          Number of hours per week
          Employer's name and address
          Supervisor's name and phone number (Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.)

Military Experience:

Job Title         

Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year).      

Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying.               

          Duty title of position- Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience.
                   Description of duties

Job Title  Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position such as Deployments.


Other Qualifications:

Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).
Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year)  

Job-related skills (e.g. other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc)
Job-related certificates and licenses

Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc)

Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement to assist with describing work experience; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered.


Larz A. Smith
Phone: (517)481-7701
Agency Information:
Michigan National Guard
Human Resources Office
Lansing, MI


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 qualified, your name and application will be given to the selecting official for interview.

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