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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Aircraft Mechanic

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAR-13-025

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$22.28 to $27.34 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 11, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-8852-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Morrisville, NC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to areas 1 and 2 only

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense.  We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

 

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS.  Applications will only be accepted from current employees of the North Carolina Army National Guard with a permanent or excepted indefinite position.

  

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)

 

POSITION LOCATION: AASF #1

 

MD #: 4261-036

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the eff-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E8 & below)
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 15,91,92,94,35DKLR,68W,91W,92AFLY,63BXZ

DUTIES:

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Manages, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more highly technical, high performance military aircraft.  Performs work in complex conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather and night operations.  Works with, coordinates and oversees the work of lower graded aircraft mechanics and certifies the work of journey level workers in other trades working on the assigned aircraft.  Performs damage assessments and repairs. Participates in mission preparation and recovery operations.  Oversees installation of equipment for special missions.  Expedites aircraft operations to include concurrent servicing, refueling, and/or reconfiguration of equipment for changes in operational missions.  Performs preflight, thru flight, and post-flight inspections and scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Serves as the technical authority to identify and advise on requirements for airframe, mechanical, electrical/environmental, avionics, engine, and pneudraulic repairs on assigned aircraft.  Works closely with maintenance supervisor(s) and production control personnel to report and maintain current aircraft status.  Requests maintenance services exceeding AASF capabilities or time constraints.  Controls and performs work assignments based upon priorities, workload, availability of parts, facilities, material and personnel.  Coordinates with maintenance supervisor(s) and production control on maintenance requirements to aircraft that require adjustment to changes in operational requirements.  Observes and inspects performance of other workers work to insure compliance with applicable technical publications, directives and local policy.  Accomplishes operational tests of aircraft systems and components.  Oversees ground movement of aircraft.  Incumbent launches, recovers, parks and services aircraft.  Makes diagnoses and solves malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety of complex, state of the art computerized and/or non-computerized Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE); by studying layout drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams; and analyzing specifications and operating characteristics of aircraft and their components.  Assists AVCRAD/DEPOT level maintenance activities on individual assigned aircraft discrepancies as required.  Ensures Unit Level Logistics-Aviation (ULLS-A) and other aircraft documentation accurately reflects status and airworthiness of assigned aircraft.  Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies, experienced in-flight characteristics and system malfunctions.  Performs or assists in aircrew debriefing.  Clears Red X status symbols on aircraft forms for work performed by others.  Performs in-process and final inspection of others’ work on assigned aircraft and components and certifies by signature adherence to work procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications.  Participates in Maintenance Test Flights as a crewmember or Technical Observer (TO), as required.  May participate in operational flights as a crewmember or Flight Engineer.  Makes decisions on a wide range of matters to ensure assigned aircraft is in the highest state of readiness and that maintenance performed is in accordance with the highest standards of safety, quality and technical compliance.  Plans, develops and conducts proficiency training during the technician work week to a multi-faceted workforce comprised of Full Time Support (FTS) and supported unit personnel.  Sessions are designed to provide training in techniques of repair and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment.  Conducts and certifies proficiency of trainees for additional or increased responsibilities.  Evaluates training by observation of performed tasks.  Continuously assesses skill level and proficiency of assigned personnel.  Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and support exercises.  Performs such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, maintenance of facilities and equipment or serves as a member of teams to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.  Travels in military aircraft and drives/operates military vehicles/equipment.  Participates in various periods of temporary duty away from the place of assignment, as required.  Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental, and housekeeping regulations.  Ensures material and equipment are properly and safely maintained and protected.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

PD: D1063000

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Requirements: 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: 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. Must have 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 (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process.   KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

 

1. Ability to inspect aircraft to determine mechanical deficiencies and analyze results.
2. Ability to interpret instructional material, schematics and specifications for complex mechanical problems on assigned aircraft.
3. Skill and or appropriate training in such functions as troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, serving, inspecting, and modifying aircraft, aircraft installed equipment, related ground support equipment, and aircraft technical inspections on AH-64 aircraft and ability to train lower level aircraft mechanics.
4. Knowledge of aircraft systems and components in electrical, fuel, rotor, airframe, power-train, hydraulic, environmental and mechanical aircraft.
5. Ability to work with, coordinate and oversee the work of lower grades aircraft mechanics and certifies the work of the other aircraft mechanics and journey level workers in other trades working on the assigned aircraft.
6. Knowledge and skill in the use and training of Unit Level Logistics System –Aviation (ULLS-A) system in maintaining aircraft historical records, maintenance records, and flight information.  Must be able to train other mechanics and pilots in use of this system.

Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying.  Candidates’ experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.  The applicant’s record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position. 


Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted (E8 & below) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (ENL MOS: 15, 91, 92, 94, 35D/K/L/R, 68W, 91W, 92A/F/L/Y, 63B/X/Z)

 

Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

 

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

 

Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license.

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 validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) 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 Federal Employees Health Benefits 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 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) 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 Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (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/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

 

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

 

 

 

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. 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 the closing date -- Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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

1.      Go to https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 840862. Click Select a Vacancy.

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

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to https://www.hr-services.org/usasonlineapp/usasonlineapp.aspx 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.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, 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 near the bottom of this page. 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.

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow 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, and any supporting documents either 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 cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)

 

The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)

 

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.

 

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Derwood L. Norris
Phone: (919)804-5300
Email: DERWOOD.NORRIS@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
NGNC ASO
2051 National Guard Drive
Morrisville, NC
27560

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 

 

***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***


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Job Announcement Number:

NCAR-13-025

Control Number:

337564800