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Job Title:  Fuel Distribution System Worker
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAF-13-008

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$18.62 to $21.75 / Per Hour
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Charlotte, NC United StatesView Map
Open to areas 1, 2 and 3


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 Air 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 Air National Guard.


WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Air National Guard.


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Indefinite). This position is to be filled indefinite. Individuals selected for the position may be terminated upon the receipt of a 30 day notice if a shortage of funds or workload so dictates. Selected individual will be eligible for retirement and insurance benefits. Selected individual may be non-competitively converted to a permanent status if this position becomes permanently funded.


MD #: 007634334


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • Rank Requirement: Enlisted
  • Compatibility Requirement: AFSC: 2F0XX
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to e-date.


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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. 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. 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. 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. 

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 flightline issue point, positions the vehicle for the refueling/defueling task as required.  Monitors vehicle mounted main control panel, gauges, meters and instruments.  Operates deadman 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. Maintains a consolidated tool kit program. Plans, monitors and conducts On-The-Job Training (OJT), for assigned Fuels Management Flight personnel. Uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE). Performs other duties as assigned. 


PD: D1952000


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Minimum Requirements:  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.


Specialized Experience: Must have 12 months 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, 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. Knowledge of fuels, propellants, chemicals and logistics that are applicable to this position. 
2. Knowledge of the composition, properties, toxicity, explosive and burning characteristics of petroleum/cryogenic products and missile propellants.
3. Ability to use a wide range of cryogenics and petroleum fuels laboratory analysis equipment to include flash testers, conductivity unit meters, analytical balances, cloud point determination apparatus, microscopes, aqua-glo viewers, hydrometers, Fuels System Icing Inhibitor scopes, de-mineralized water purifier, vacuum pumps, graduated cylinders beakers and assorted glassware.
4. Knowledge of disposal methods, hazards, identification methods and the use of protective clothing/equipment and safety regulations.
5. Knowledge of diagnostic methods, procedures, and principles to identify computer system failures, take corrective actions to resume normal operations. 
6. Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing flightline/airfield driving. 
7. Knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems and their major components related to fixed and mobile refueling equipment. 
8. Ability to use technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and similar guides to make minor or routine repairs and modifications. 
9. Skill in measuring, fitting, and installing needed components to clearances which are specified in manuals or instructions. 
10. Skill in connecting, meshing, aligning and adjusting components to assure effective operations of the complete system and vehicle. 


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 Air National Guard (NCANG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted position in the NCANG is mandatory. (ENL AFSC: 2F0XX)


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.  



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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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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 fax/courier/email applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources 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 Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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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 -- Friday, May 17, 2013

·         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.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 878165. 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 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 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, by mail or in person.

·         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 -- -- 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.


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:




Jackie Stabel
Phone: (704)391-4169
Agency Information:
4930 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, NC


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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