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Job Title:MAINTENANCE TEST PILOT

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NG834654

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2181-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Leonard Wood, MO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Army National Guard.

JOB SUMMARY:

MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD

ARMY TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

This position is located at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Fort Leonard Wood, MO United States 1 vacancy

Incumbent will be assigned to Position Description Number D0615000 in SPMD 4622


APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Permanent Excepted Service position. This is a non-bargaining unit position.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted position that requires active membership in a compatible skill in the Missouri Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-GO-GUARD (1-800-464-8273).

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be MOS qualified within 12 months from date of appointment.


Maximum Military Grade –
CW3 (W-3)

 

Minimum Military Grade – CW2 (W-2)

Warrant Officer – Branch 15 (except MOS 150A or 151A)


Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (grade inversion).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are not authorized for this position. Required Security Clearance is Noncritical Sensitive.

Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • AGMO Form 335-1-R is required - see instructions under How to Apply
  • Membership in Missouri Army National Guard is required for this position
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory
  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment,
  • contact the State Incentives Manager for more information

DUTIES:

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Performs maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement or modification of components or aircraft systems. Performs general or limited test flights including test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems. Performs acceptance test flights of new aircraft when required. Plans and directs the quality control management program of the AASF. Does immediate and long-range planning for all matters pertaining to quality control at the facility. Plans and establishes quality control operations and procedures for the application of Modification Work Orders (MWO) and Technical Bulletins (TB). Ensures that Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) are initiated and forwarded when equipment fails, deficiencies are discovered in newly received equipment or equipment improvements are proposed. Exercises supervisory responsibility for one or two subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the aircraft. Accomplishes performance ratings, authorizes and approves leave requests for assigned personnel. Interviews and recommends job applicants for vacant positions within area of responsibility and orients new employees. Exercises overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as precision measuring and test equipment calibration and certification, maintenance of the technical publications library, taking samples for the AOAP, inspection of aircraft maintenance work for conformance to established quality standards, and conducting tear down inspection to determine causes of deficiencies. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-12 Specialized Experience:  Must be an aviator with a minimum of 3 years experience in performing maintenance operation checks and limited and general test flights of aircraft; experience that demonstrates your ability to manage a quality control program; possess a current instrument flying certificate; and are thoroughly familiar with aviation safety and accident prevention procedures.

 

General Experience:  Must be a rated pilot on flying status; proficient in the unit assigned aircraft (or similar type aircraft), possess the flying time established by gaining command criteria, and the certificates and ratings required of the position.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at (573) 638-9500 ext. 7647.

Pre-placement or baseline physical is required to newly hired personnel who may be potentially exposed to health hazards in the work environment or who are assigned to positions requiring specific standards of physical fitness prior to an effective start date of employment being established.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the qualifications questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position and is based on your responses to the qualifications questionnaire. Your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities based on information listed in your resume and/or supporting documents. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Please ensure the accuracy of your information. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. 

http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

ALL APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.
 



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2.      Your résumé, and/or OF-612
3.      Completed AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplemental to Application for Employment Military Brief, and
4.      Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

NOTE:  If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.  Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.  You must submit transcripts when required.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ON  Wednesday, February 20, 2013. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY HINDER YOUR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. 

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Qualifications Questionnaire, Resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R, and Required Documents.  Please read all instructions before you begin.  You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials.  We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.  Your materials will not be returned; therefore, do not submit original documents that you may need in the future (upload these documents from your files or submit copies instead).

To expedite the application process, it is recommended to have your resume and your AGMO FORM 335-1-R completed prior to beginning the Application Manager process.  This will aid in the upload process and make it more convenient for you.  You can access the AGMO Form 335-1-R by clicking on the following link:
http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/AGMO%20Form%20335-1-R%20Supplement%20to%20Application%20for%20Employment%20-%20Military%20Brief.doc.  

The most direct access to the application process of applying for a Missouri National Guard vacancy announcement would be through the Human Resources Home Page which provides a direct link to the vacancy announcement in USA JOBS.  The address is: http://www.moguard.com/technician-jobs.html.

There are two options used to apply for our positions:

OPTION A:  APPLY ON-LINE

To begin, choose one of these options:

        If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you 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, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.  

       If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

You must submit a separate application package for each position.

(Note: When logging into Application Manager you will see two (2) options.  These are "existing account" or "create an account."  If this is the first time you have used Application Manager, please select "Create an Account.")

Follow the instructions to complete your application package.

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links  you used to begin as described above, or simply go to
http://applicationmanager.gov/.

How to upload documents after you have completed the Qualifications Questionnaire and have logged out:

If you want to upload additional documents at a later time, click on or insert this link into your internet browser
https://applicationmanager.gov/. Login with your user name and password.  This will take you to a screen displaying the vacancies you have applied for.  Click on the position you are uploading to under "My Application Packages."  Select "Upload Documents" from the list to the left.  Upload your documents.  You will see "Upload Successful" when you are finished.

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Note: To ensure successful uploads to USASTAFFING, please ensure your documents are saved in an accepted file format and are not password protected. Accepted file formats include: JPG, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, WPD, XFD, FDF, XFDF or HTM/HTML.)

OPTION B:  FAXING INSTRUCTIONS

If it is not practical for you to use the Apply On-Line option, you can write your answers on paper and fax your documents following these steps:

1.      You can 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 at this URL
http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R, and any supporting documents 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 any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, ALWAYS use the official fax cover sheet by clicking on this link
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. YOU MUST USE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT APPLICATION COVER PAGE WHEN FAXING DOCUMENTS. If you fail to use the required cover page, your application will not be considered.  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.

NOTE:  Make sure to send each application package separately with its own fax cover sheet; i.e., resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R and supporting documents for each position, as this will expedite the upload process.

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account
https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

 - Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number NG834654
 - Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
 - You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
 - Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
 - Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
 - Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
 - Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement, these documents can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

The following documents are required in addition to completion of the Qualifications Questionnaire:

- AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military Brief

The AGMO Form 335-1-R is a supporting document that highlights your military service.  You can access this form by clicking on the following link:
http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/AGMO%20Form%20335-1-R%20Supplement%20to%20Application%20for%20Employment%20-%20Military%20Brief.doc.

 

You can also save this form on your computer, complete the form and upload the AGMO 335-1-R following the instructions in the section above titled "How to upload documents after you have completed the Qualifications Questionnaire and have logged out".

- Resume, Optional Form 612, or any other written format

Your resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload or fax process. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number. The Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612) can be local at
http://www.moguard.com/moguard-forms.html.

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received before your name will be referred for employment consideration:

- Qualifications Questionnaire for NG834654
- Resume and/or OF-612
- AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military Brief

- If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory   requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received.  Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice.  You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position.

- If you are or have been a Federal employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50.  (This is not a requirement for current Technicians employed by the Missouri National Guard.)
 

Your completed application--qualifications questionnaire, AGMO Form 335-1-R, resume, and required documents must be completed and submitted before you will receive employment consideration. If you have submitted all your materials using the recommended method listed above, you have completed the application process.

CONTACTING US:  After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (573) 638-9811.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Dixon
Phone: (573)638-9500x7495
Email: DEBORAH.DIXON1@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Missouri National Guard
Human Resources Office
NGMO-HRD-S
2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO
65101-1203
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  A review will be made of your responses to the qualifications questionnaire and the documentation you submitted in your resume and on the AGMO Form 335-1-R to support your responses.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred for this position.

 

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.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated.  Your Social Security number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who have may have the same name.  Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we cannot process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is 834654

1. Title of Job

MAINTENANCE TEST PILOT

2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

QUESTION 1:  Are you a permanent technician who is currently employed by the Missouri Army National Guard?

If you answered Yes to this question, please respond No to Question 2.


QUESTION 2:  Are you an indefinite or temporary technician who is currently employed by the Missouri Air National Guard     OR     a Missouri traditional guard member     OR    interested in guard membership in the Missouri Air National Guard?

If you answered Yes to this question, please respond No to Question 1.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position.  Valid grade for this position is:
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

You may leave this section blank if you can begin work in the near future.  If you will not be able to begin work in the near future, please provide the date you will be available for employment.  Please use the MM/DD/YYYY format.


17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Enter the appropriate occupational specialty code for this position.  The specialty code for this position is: 
001 Maintenance Test Pilot

21. Geographic Availability

Select the location(s) in which you will accept employment.  Valid location for this position is:
292855169 Fort Leonard Wood, MO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

1. Are you a rated pilot on flying status; proficient in the unit assigned aircraft (or similar type aircraft), possess the flying time established by gaining command criteria, and the certificates and ratings required of the position?

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you currently an aviator with a minimum of 3 years experience in performing maintenance operation checks and limited and general test flights of aircraft; experience that demonstrates your ability to manage a quality control program; possess a current instrument flying certificate; and are thoroughly familiar with aviation safety and accident prevention procedures?

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Are you currently a member OR eligible to immediately become an active military member of the Missouri National Guard?

MILITARY MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. Are you currently a Warrant Officer or eligible for immediate appointment or reappointment in the Missouri Army National Guard?

A. Yes.
B. No.





For each of the following tasks, chose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


5. Performed maintenance operation checks (MOC).

6. Performed limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair or replacement of components of aircraft systems.

7. Performed general or limited test flights including test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems.

8. Performed acceptance test flights of new aircraft.

9. Planned and directed a quality control management program.

10. Did immediate and long-range planning for all matters pertaining to quality control.

11. Planned and established quality control operations and procedures for the application of Modification Work Orders (MWO) and Technical Bulletins (TB).

12. Answered correspondence, prepared reports and furnished advice and assistance pertaining to quality control matters.

13. Ensures that Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) were initiated and forwarded when equipment failed, deficiencies were discovered in newly received equipment or equipment improvements were proposed.

14. Oversaw the local aspects of the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP).

15. Inspected shop facilities, management practices, fire prevention plans, ventilation systems, lighting systems and aircraft and equipment records to assure proper shop and flight line safety for personnel and equipment in the maintenance area of operations.

16. Advised and made recommendations to the facility commander on quality control matters.

17. Exercised supervisory responsibility for one or two subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the aircraft.

18. Accomplished performance ratings.

19. Authorized and approved leave requests for personnel.

20. Interviewed and recommended job applicants for vacant positions within area of responsibility.

21. Informed subordinates on features of personnel management and employee relations such as the appeal and grievance rights.

22. Exercised overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as precision measuring and test equipment calibration and certification.

23. Exercised overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as maintenance of the technical publications library.

24. Exercised overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as taking samples for the AOAP.

25. Exercised overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as inspection of aircraft maintenance work for conformance to established quality standards.

26. Exercised overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as conducting tear down inspection to determine causes of deficiencies.


 


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Job Announcement Number:

NG834654

Control Number:

336768300