This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:RI-13-109 Supervisory Aircraft Flight Equipment Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:RI-13-109

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$62,758.00 to $81,583.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, July 03, 2013 to Friday, August 02, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite




1 vacancy in the following location:
North Kingstown, RI United StatesView Map


This is a dual status position, meaning an applicant must be a member of the Rhode Island Air National Guard, OR be willing and eligible to transfer into the RIANG. The applicant must also currently hold at least an enlisted military grade of E-7 through E-9.


Rhode Island National Guard

The Rhode Island National Guard traces its history from the first colonial defensive force established in the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1638. Today, the Rhode Island National Guard consists of dedicated men and women, prepared to serve our State and Nation in a variety of military specialties.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Rhode Island Air 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 Rhode Island Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

Persons appointed with indefinite status may be separated when their services are no longer needed. If a permanent status employee at the same grade level as this announcement is selected, Nature of Action will be Reassignment; tenure will not change. If a permanent excepted status employee is selected at a higher grade, Nature of Action MAY be Temporary Promotion. Should the need for the indefinite time limitations placed on this position no longer exist, the Temporary Promotion and/or the Indefinite Appointment COULD be converted to permanent action without further competition.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation allowance NOT authorized.

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.



  • Must be willing to become a member of the RIANG.
  • Assignment in the Rhode Island Air National Guard in AFSC 1P091
  • Background Criminal Investigation required prior to appointment.
  • Must have a valid state driver's license.
  • Must hold an enlisted military pay grade of E-7 through E-9.


Back to top

Brief Description of Duties: 

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. 

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. 

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.



Back to top

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: Must have at least 36 months experience in applying principles, concepts, and methods of equipment, facility, or service operations sufficient in designing projects or planning assignments.  Experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, printing design layout, etc. Experience working and serving as the contractor representative to ensure compliance with the contract scheduling and sequence of operations. Experience coordinating work forces and resources and negotiating with management or clients concerning problems. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed.  Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Employment in this position requires membership in the 143rd OFS within the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Selected candidate(s) will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment within 60 days of the effective date of placement. Should be AFSC qualified within one year of placement action.


Military Grades: E-7 through E-9.

Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC 1P091

Substitution of education for specialized experience: 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.)


**Note to Incentive Recipients: Service members who accept a temporary or full-time federal technician position and are currently in receipt of an incentive such as a bonus, student loan repayment, or Select Reserve GI Bill may be subject to suspension of the incentive or termination with recoupment of the incentive.  Applicants in receipt of a military education/recruitment incentives are strongly encouraged to contact their unit representative or the Education and Incentives Office for Specific details regarding incentive termination or recoupment action.  The Education Office can be contacted at 401-275-4109 /4039 or the ANG Retention Office Manager can be contacted at 401-267-3269.


Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requiring a security clearance the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

Background Criminal Investigations (BCI) are required for federal employment.


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.


Back to top

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.

Main site for new 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:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

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

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

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:


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 Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


Back to top

*To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, the on-line questionnaire, OF 306/ Declaration of Federal Employment and other supporting documentation as appropriate.

To submit the documents requested, follow the instructions below: Your resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications, 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:

 To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below) by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Wednesday, July 17, 2013

To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and either create or upload a resume.  You will then be redirected to the Application Manager to finish the application process.  Ensure that you 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. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.  Note:  To update, correct or check your application status, simply visit the Application Manager and use the Vacancy Identification Number 921113.


If you cannot apply online,

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this FAX Cover Page using the following Vacancy ID number: 921113.

2. Fax your documents to 478-757-3144.

3. Please retain your fax confirmation in the event you may need to validate your submission.




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

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


Abel E. Coronel
Phone: (401)275-4141
Agency Information:
Rhode Island National Guard
Human Resources Office
645 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI


Once the online questionnaire is receivedl, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interviews.  You will be notified by email as to the status of your application after each step is completed.


Thank you for your interest in the Rhode Island National Guard.

Back to top
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:


Control Number: