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Job Title:Aircraft Mechanic

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:Army 13-073

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$53,427.00 to $62,296.00 / Per Year


Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


2 vacancies in the following location:
West Jordan, UT United StatesView Map


United States Citizens




Restricted to current on board permanent and indefinite excepted technicians of the Utah Army National Guard.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Utah 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 Utah National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Utah National Guard.

Upon completion of your application there is a page which reflects the following "Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing Application Manager".  Please print this page and keep it in your records as completion of intent to apply for a vacancy.  This page provides information about the job applied for and the date and time of submission. 


  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Shift work may be required.


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This position is located in the Logistics function of an ARNG Army Aviation Support Facility.  The AASF provides Aviation Unit Maintenance, Aviation Intermediate Maintenance, and aviation maintenance training for supported units.  The purpose of this position is to act as the Aircraft Mechanic (Crew Chief) with responsibility for managing the operational readiness of one or more aircraft, and proficiency training of supported aviation unit personnel.  Responsibilities include detailed technical oversight of individual aircraft's level of mission capabilities and projection of maintenance requirements to maintain individual aircraft operational readiness.  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 air worthiness 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.  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. 



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LOCATION OF POSITION:  Army Aviation Support Facility, West Jordan, Utah


AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Restricted to current on board permanent and indefinite excepted technicians of the Utah National Guard.  If you are not a current full time technician with the Utah Army National Guard your application will not be accepted for this vacancy.



MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE:  Kenneth McWilliams, Chad Carson


PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has no known promotion potential.

WG-12 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Experience in installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical an pneudraulic systems on an aircraft ruing overhaul or modification.  Experience in 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 reassembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gear boxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For successful performance in this position, each applicant must fully justify on their application how they meet each KSA listed.  Please make sure to include beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.


1.  Knowledge of technical theory and operational characteristics, not only of airframe, but also of mission systems peculiar to the unit aircraft.


2.  Knowledge of theory and operation of aircraft systems to troubleshoot malfunctions and problems and ability to determine the extent of repairs.


3.  Knowledge of aircraft systems and components in electrical, fuel, hydraulic, environmental and mechanical principles.


4.  Ability to insure proper work sequence planning and review, and a thorough understanding of technical orders, maintenance regulations and management operating procedures.


WG-12 requires 36 months of specialized experience.



Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Soldiers who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.





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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 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 USA Jobs.


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Each applicant must FULLY SUBSTANTIATE on their application how they meet the requirements listed in the specialized experience (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) area); otherwise applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. Applications will be evaluated solely on information supplied in the resume. Experience will be evaluated based on relevance to the position for which application is being made. Include job titles, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary, duties/accomplishments, employer(s) name and address, and supervisor(s) name/phone number and permission to contact

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

TAG:Accepted/Required Doc

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):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is TAG:Vacancy ID.  885963
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

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 TAG:Closing Date. 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:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire..
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. 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.


For this job announcement the following document is required:

  • Transcripts (if required)
    Current Resume 

To submit the document requested follow the instructions below: Your resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications, or transcripts (if required) must 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:


Martina L. Conner
Phone: (801)432-4239
Fax: (801)523-4700
Agency Information:
Utah National Guard
Human Resources Office
12953 S Minuteman Drive
Attn HRO Jodie
Draper, UT
Fax: (801)523-4700


After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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.


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Army 13-073

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