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Job Title:Nondestructive Tester

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command

Job Announcement Number:WTAA13403357833533

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$26.33 to $30.78 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-3705-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Corpus Christi, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Permanent Civilian Department of the Army employees within the Corpus Christi, TX commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This job provides the opportunity to support the mission of the Corpus Christi Army Depot; which is to overhaul, repair, modify, retrofit, test and modernize helicopters, engines and components for all services and foreign military customers. The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is the Army’s Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Rotary Wing Aviation Maintenance and is the world’s largest helicopters overhaul and repair facility. CCAD serves as the depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, Reserve and foreign military personnel. We also provide worldwide on-site maintenance services, aircraft crash analysis, lubricating oil analysis, and chemical, metallurgical and training support. Positions include those providing support to the maintenance of helicopters in a variety of shops or in an office setting.

 

APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT CURRENT CERTIFICATION WITH THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE; FAILURE TO SUBMIT CURRENT CERTIFICATION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

 

Who May Apply:

Current Permanent Army employees within the commuting area of Corpus Christi, TX., and with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1").- OR - Current Army employee on a Veterans Recruitment Authority Appointment in the excepted service, eligible to compete for promotion opportunities (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"2") (NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

 

NOTE: IF YOU SELECT AN "E" TO ANY OF THE TASK STATEMENTS IN THE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE, YOU MUST INDICATE IN THE NARRATIVE BOX WHERE THAT SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS LOCATED ON YOUR RESUME (INCLUDE TITLE, ORGANIZATION AND DATE). IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND IN THE NARRATIVE BOX, YOU WILL BE CODED INELIGIBLE WITH CODE "IFRN"."

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Security/criminal background check is required for access on the Navy base.
  • Personnel security investigation is required.
  • A medical examination is required.
  • Must comply with drug abuse testing program requirements.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized

DUTIES:

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Technique Sheet Development duties will include researching technical data and developing appropriate local part specific technique sheets. Duties include developing technique sheets in the radiography, eddy current, ultrasonics, fluorescent penetrant, fluorescent magnetic particle, and infrared inspection non-destructive testing methods. Magnetic particle inspection duties include the set-up, calibration and safe operation of stationary and portable MT inspection equipment. Magnetic particle inspections are performed on ferromagnetic castings, forgings, weldments, other wrought products, complete assemblies, and aircraft and aircraft engine structures. Liquid penetrant inspection duties include the set up, calibration, and safe operation of stationary and portable fluorescent penetrant inspection equipment. Penetrant inspections are performed on steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium castings, forgings, sheet material, weldments, other wrought products complete assemblies, and aircraft and aircraft engine structures. NOTE: Employee obtain and maintain Level II certification in radiographic (RT), Ultrasonic (UT), and Eddy Current (EC) methods of "Non-Destructive" (NDT) inspection. Work requires processing the full range of parts subject to NDT inspection of items such as aircraft turbine engine parts, transmissions, rotor head parts, or other components and accessories.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
This position requires a valid, NDT Level II Certification in Magnetic Particle (MT) testing. I have the appropriate NDT L
evel II Certification. (APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT CURRENT CERTIFICATION WITH THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED)

This position requires a valid, NDT Level II Certification in Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (PT) testing. I have the appropriate NDT Level II Certification. (APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT CURRENT CERTIFICATION WITH THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED)

SCREEN OUT ELEMENT: Without more than normal supervision I perform NDT Level II inspections for Fluorescent Penetrant (PT) and Magnetic Particle (MT). Without more than normal supervision I develop technique sheets for Fluorescent Penetrant (PT), and Magnetic Particle (MT), Radiography (RT), Eddy Current (ET), Ultrasonics (UT), inspections identifying areas of inspection, material type, and examination sequence.  Failure to meet the screen out element will reuslt in an ineligible rating. Resumes will be reviewed for experience which provided skills and knowledge of (1) Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic). (2) Use of Measuring Instructions. (3) Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading). (4) Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment. (5) Knowledge of Metals. (6) Dexterity and Safety.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Work in this trade requires the worker to stand, stoop, and reach. The worker will frequently handle items weighing up to 10 pounds and often lift and carry assemblies weighing up to 35 pounds without assistance. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, and other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items. Eye fatigue occurs from working under black light. The worker is required to pass annual vision tests for acuity and color perception.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is clean, well lit, and well ventilated production shop areas. Wears safety shoes, glasses and other protective clothing as required. Exposed to solutions and generally oily parts which may cause dermatitis or allergic conditions. Wears protective clothing as working conditions may warrant. Working conditions have been considered in the evaluation of this position.


Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

This position requires the following certifications be obtained, and maintained:
This position also requires a Level II Certification in Ultrasonic (UT) testing. Applicant must have or obtain and maintain the appropriate Level II  Ultrasonic (UT) testing Certification.
This position also requires a Level II Certification in Eddy Current (EC) testing. Applicant must have or obtain and maintain the appropriate Level II  Ultrasonic (UT) testing Certification.
This position also requires a Level II Certification in Radiographic (RT)) testing. Applicant must have or obtain and maintain the appropriate Level II  Certification in Radiographic (RT) testing.
 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. 

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • This is a Career Program Position (CP) _15____.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • May require overtime work.
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

    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 questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID833533.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Resume

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·DD-214
       ·Other (Nondestructive Certifications)
       ·Other Veterans Document
       ·SF-15
       ·SF-50
       ·Transcript

    Your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category. If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position

    Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."


    Documents to support your eligibility category(ies):


    Current Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your current Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series/Occupational Code, and Grade/Pay Band. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a permanent Federal position see below.
    Military Spouse Preference:

    • E.O. 13473: You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.)

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:


    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    • To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 833533.
    • Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
    • On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
    • Fax all six pages of 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.
    • NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.  

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: ARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA WER CCAD
    Corpus Christi Army Depot
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005-5283

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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 occupational questionnaire.  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 knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

     

    If no email address is provided, applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil

     

     


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTAA13403357833533

    Control Number:

    339576500