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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:IL-13-138

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$22.38 to $28.81 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, July 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-8852-10/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Decatur, IL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. 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!

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

Duty Location: AASF-1, Decatur, IL

Selecting Official: CSM Jon Taylor, 217-761-3207

Areas of Consideration: This position is announced statewide for those persons holding or eligible to acquire membership in the IL ARNG in an available military position in an Enlisted grade which is compatible with this technician position.

Military Requirements: Selected Candidates will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

Compatible Military Assignments: Enlisted CMF: 15; 94E, 94R

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing to become a member of the National Guard.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Completed NGIL Form 73 required, see How to Apply, Required Documents
  • Secret Security Clearance Required

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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  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:  WG-12 level:  Must possess 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..  TWELVE MONTHS OF THE EXPERIENCE LISTED ABOVE MUST BE EQUIVALENT TO THE WG-10, OR HIGHER, LEVEL.

WG-11 level:   Must possess 18 months experience in those areas listed above.  SIX MONTHS OF THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE EQUIVALENT TO THE WG-10 LEVEL.

WG-10 level:  Must possess 12 months experience in those areas listed above.

 

Military Requirements- Military skill set is determined by MOS requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the MOS. 

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


 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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 occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and 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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PAYMENT OF CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) COSTS:  PCS at Government expense may be authorized only in accordance with the PCS policy set forth by The Adjutant General of Illinois.

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

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



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 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.

3. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION:  Candidates who believe they are entitled to priority consideration for repromotion or reemployment should forward a description of the circumstances with their applications.  Consideration of qualified candidates eligible for priority consideration will precede efforts to fill the position by normal competition.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Wednesday, July 03, 2013 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.

 

 

 

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (NGIL Form 73)
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Transcript

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 904631.
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 Wednesday, July 03, 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:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
 2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
 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.
 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume or OF 612.  (When using either documentation, be sure to list your duties and responsibilities as they relate to the specialized experience as listed above.)
  • Completed NGIL 73 (Be sure list all AFSC’s or MOS’s held during your military career)
  • Transcripts (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit  transcripts.)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications 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.

DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:  Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards, and letters of appreciation.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jon J. Taylor
Phone: (217)761-3207
Email: JON.J.TAYLOR2.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
AASF 1
660 Airport Road
Decatur, IL
62521

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. 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.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

904631


1. Title of Job

AIRCRAFT MECHANIC
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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

9. Languages

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

10. Lowest Grade

10
11
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

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

001 Aircraft Mechanic

21. Geographic Availability

172250115 Decatur, IL

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:

1. Are you currently a member of the Illinois National Guard? 

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. If you are a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you currently a technician?  Select the description below which best describes your status.

A. I am currently a Permanent Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
B. I am currently an Indefinite Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
C. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Illinois National Guard.
D. I am a current traditional Military (M-Day)member of the Illinois National Guard.
E. Not Applicable.

3. If you are not a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you willing to become a member?  If yes, contact the Recruiting Command at 1-800-GO GUARD, or www.1800goguard.com to see if you are eligible for enlistment.

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. Not Applicable.

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.

4. Do you possess 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?

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. Do you possess 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..   TWELVE MONTHS OF THE EXPERIENCE LISTED ABOVE MUST BE EQUIVALENT TO THE WG-10, OR HIGHER, LEVEL.

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. If you answered NO to question 5, do you possess 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?   SIX MONTHS OF THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE EQUIVALENT TO THE WG-10 LEVEL.

A. Yes.
B. No.

7. If you answered NO to question 5 and 6, do you possess 12 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?

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. 

A- I know little or nothing about this.

B- I have had study or training in this.

C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.

D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.

E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.


8. Ability to do diversified work with tools and equipment, requiring extreme caution in maintaining close dimensions.

9.

Knowledge of aircraft components and maintenance procedures? 

10. Ability to diagnose trouble and determine remedy where overall knowledge of all systems of aircraft is required? 

11. Ability to inspect aircraft, determine mechanical deficiencies and analyze results? 

12. Ability to interpret instructional material, schematics and specifications for complex mechanical problems on assigned aircraft?


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Job Announcement Number:

IL-13-138

Control Number:

345020400