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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  JA 13-147-C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Mansfield, OH United StatesView Map
Open to Military Members Nationwide


The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

179th Airlift Wing

1947 Harrington Memorial Rd
Mansfield, OH 44903

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position.  To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at

***Member must provide letter from FSS certifying that they are eligible for promotion to MSgt. Failure to submit letter showing promotion eligibility will automatically disqualify you for position.****




This position is located in the Aircrew Flight Equipment Function, of the Air Operations Directorate.  Its primary purpose is to serve as manager of the Aircrew Flight Equipment Function, as equipment specialist, and Wing technical expert over all of the aviation Aircrew Flight Equipment Function activities to include:  personnel supervision and operations support; material, fiscal and facility resources management; aircrew training programs; information management; and equipment air worthiness certifications.  The incumbent also serves as liaison with state, Federal, and military agencies for matters concerning aircrew/passenger safety, search-rescue and recovery, mission support, and operational planning.  Position involves performance of supervisory related duties for 25% or more of the time.



Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This job is open to all military member nationwide.
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: TSgt (E-6) P to MSgt (E-7)
  • Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SMSgt (E-8)
  • Compatible AFSC: 1P0X1


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(1) Exercises overall functional and management responsibility for the Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment Function.  This includes managing, planning, organizing, controlling, and directing all activities of the function.  Provides expert technical advice to the Operations and Wing Commander concerning all Aircrew Flight Equipment Function issues affecting the Wing.  Serves as the Wing focal point for all Aircrew Flight Equipment Function matters dealing with higher headquarters.  Integrates the function’s program into the flying operations of the Wing.  As technical advisor, makes recommendations as appropriate to enhance the Aircrew Flight Equipment maintenance mission.


(2) Supervises the function either directly or through Small Shop Chief(s).  Plans, coordinates, and directs the activities of subordinate and augmented personnel.  These individuals may be on various types of employment status such as Air Technician, Active Guard Reserve, Special Training, or on other approved work-day orders.  Performs personnel supervisory functions including preparing travel orders, participating in interviews and selection of employees, approving leave, ensuring indoctrination of new employees, providing training, evaluating performance, initiating action to review the classification of positions within the organization, and resolving disciplinary problems.  Establishes shift schedules and assigns personnel based on workload to ensure adequate mission support coverage.  Supports and takes affirmative action with consideration of Equal Employment Opportunity in all aspects of personnel actions.  Keeps employees informed of NGB goals, objectives, and policies, and informs management of employee input and concerns.  Supports peacetime and combat missions and augments Intelligence and Combat Search and Rescue Forces functions.  Supervisory duties require 25% or more of the incumbents work time.


(3)  Ensures required operations support is provided through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:


            (a)  Identifies development and sustainment needs and coordinates facility requirements which support aircrew life-saving, rescue and recovery, and secure-communications equipment.  Liaisons with host-base authorities to coordinate munitions storage and equipment inspection and maintenance activities.  Evaluates facilities to ensure compliance with established Air Force Occupational Safety and Health standards, public health policies, and directives.  Advises or insures mission commander(s) and field operators are advised on all pre/post mission requirements for safeguarding classified materials, equipment and weapons.  Develops and applies Memorandums of Understanding, Host Tenant Support Agreements, Inter-service Support Agreements, Operational Plans and other support agreements with local and non-local agencies to support flying activities.


            (b)  Ensures Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) equipment is inventoried and scheduled for calibration cycles (i.e., Survival Radio, Beacon, Strobe Light, Night Vision Goggle (NVG) testers).  Ensures equipment is prepared for pickup and delivery, appropriate documentation has been completed, inspection or maintenance activities have been coordinated, transportation has been arranged, acceptance inspections have been performed and equipment records have been properly annotated.


            (c)  Forecasts and validates munitions authorizations and allocations.  Monitors, oversees and/or accomplishes the inventorying of all munitions, forecast of time change requirements, removal and installation of munitions, preparation of hazardous material shipping documents, scheduling of transport of munitions, coordination with munitions supply point, and documentation of appropriate forms.


            (d)  Manages activities of handling/shipping/storing/ordering of multiple hazardous materials.  Certifies and/or oversees the certification of hazardous cargo shipping documents required for handling/shipping hazardous materials for operational contingencies on military air/commercial aircraft and/or vehicles which directly support Aircrew Life Support Equipment (life saving appliances, lithium batteries, explosive devices, corrosive materials, isopropyl alcohol, etc.).  Oversees the Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Pharmacy program and ensures the research of all required Material Safety Data Summary documentation to ensure compliance with all appropriate safety documentation and regulations.


            (e)  Manages a comprehensive mobility package to sustain bare-base operations (60 days) and contingency operations (120 days) for deployed locations under routine and surge conditions.  Reviews the Designated Operational Capability Statement and Unit Type Codes to assess and evaluate relevancy, adequate sourcing, training and combat readiness.  When designated as the Status of Resource and Training System (SORTS) manager, collects and analyzes all available SORTS data to ensure accuracy.  Prepares and presents formal SORTS briefings to the unit Commander and Staff, IG, MAJCOM, and NGB.  Provides formal training for all unit members.


            (f)  Develops and oversees strict compliance with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations.  Ensures materials and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained.


            (g)  Develops and manages operational security programs to include training, certification, and remedial action when required.  Establishes procedures for controlling classified equipment and material.  Reviews Special Instructions and other agency protocols to ensure aircrews are properly briefed and prepared for potential mission threats.  Oversees/performs the encoding, decoding, and loading of classified sensitive mission data for aircrew recovery communication equipment.


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This is a Permanent position 


Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: TSgt (E-6) PROMOTABLE TO MSgt (E-7)
  • Maximum Military Grade: SMSgt (E-8)
  • Compatible AFSC: 1P0X1


If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.


It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.


It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.




General Experience

Experience, education, or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records. Experience using computer and automation systems.


Specialized Experience:(GS-1601-11) Must have at least 36 months experience

1. Experience in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient in designing projects or planning assignments. 


2. Experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, printing design layout, etc.


3. Experience working and serving as the contractor representative to ensure compliance with the contract scheduling and sequence of operations.


4. Experience coordinating work forces and resources and negotiating with management or clients concerning problems.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience.  The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position (i.e. Engineering or Industrial Technology, construction etc.)


This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available. 


If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status. 


Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.


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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.


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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:

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Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

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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:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.


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

1. Your Resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.  (See Required Documents section below)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers link to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

NOTE:  To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,  , select the Application Status link and then click on 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, long 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.

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


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 910245.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

3. Fax 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.


All applications must include the following information:

  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC

Your application may need to include:

  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)

NOTE:  Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURGED to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position.  Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted.  If you choose to use your personal resume; please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below


Phone: (419)520-6122
Agency Information:
179th Airlift Wing
1947 Harrington Memorial Rd
Mansfield, OH


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 qualification status 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.

Online Questionnaire

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