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Job Title:Air Cargo Specialist, WG-5201-10

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:136-13-46

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$23.56 to $27.51 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to Tuesday, September 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-5201-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

 

TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD

 

EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This position is located in the 136th Fighter Wing, Fort Worth, TX.  The purpose of this position is to perform a full variety of Air Transportation necessary to manage the day-to-day Air Transportation and small air terminal operations including but not limited to, airdrop and air drop inspections, rigging responsibilities, wing deployment training, passenger and cargo manifesting, Joint Inspection, load planning, determining cargo/passenger eligibility, establishing and maintaining air terminal security, directly responsible for safe and efficient loading/offloading of all DOD-owned and controlled aircraft and ensuring In-transit Visibility (ITV). 

 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Air National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit:

http://www.nationalguard.com/guard-basics/eligibility-requirements?icid=meganav_guard-basics-eligibility-requirements_20110720 or contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 800-471-2496 before applying for this position.

 
Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

  • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Air National Guard.
  • All current members of the Texas Air National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Air National Guard.

 

Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-1 (AMN) Not to Exceed E-7 (MSGT).  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
 
Remarks:  THIS IS AN INDEFINITE POSITION.

ALL TXANG UNITS WILL GIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION FOR VACANT POSITIONS TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FROM THE 217th TRS.

 
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses will not be authorized.

 

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is required within 90 days of employment.
  • PCS expenses will not be authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Air National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As a Air Cargo Specialist with the Texas Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Inspects a variety of airdrop equipment such as parachutes, multi loop lines, extraction transfer force couplings, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, actuator assembly, release cargo parachute M-1, lanyard arming wire, connector parachute, timer delay assembly, link lower suspension, link assembly single suspension type IV, link assembly heavy duty, link 4 point, parachute release single knife, bracket suspension, and tie down cargo quick release.  Performs visual, dimensional, and operational inspection of the above mentioned equipment at the prescribed times, in accordance with warnings, cautions, and notes and ground precautionary messages (GPM), for safety of flight.  Makes judgmental decisions on proximity to tolerances and interrelated dimensions on timer delay systems of M-1 release, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, and actuator assembly.  Inspects for burrs, rough spots, corrosion, pits, cracks, welds, cuts, foreign material, bends, damaged threads, adjusting collars, set screws, shank pins, and that timers activate within specifications.  Uses a wide variety of inspection processes and techniques, and many unique and specially designed instruments and gauges (i.e., tension meters, scales, micrometers, gauges, torque wrenches, and protractors).
  • Performs airdrop inspections after priorities are set, work sequences are determined, and pertinent policy matters have been reviewed.  Independently performs assignments at the aircraft where the supervisor is not readily available.  Performs three separate inspections of airdrop loads or containers rigged for airdrop prior to the actual airdrop.  Makes decisions on a wide range of matters that may involve deviations and departures from past precedents and accepted practice or highly subjective judgments that could affect safety of flight and crew.  The first inspection is a rigger inspection required by the field manual or technical order for that particular type of load.  The second inspection is the "before loading inspection".  Conducts inspections jointly with the Air Force Joint Airdrop Inspector (AFJAI).  Completes the proper airdrop inspection form in the DD Form 1748 (Joint Airdrop Inspection Record) series and all sign the appropriate blocks to certify correct rigging of the load.  The third inspection is on board the aircraft after the load is rigged for flight and airdrop.  Performs inspection along with an AFJAI and the aircrew Load Master.  Applies a variety of sophisticated techniques to inspect specialized and complex aircraft systems in accordance with Load Master's Manual.  Inspects systems i.e. dual rail and lock settings and hydraulic systems for ramp and door and ADS arms for the ramp.  Focuses on dimensions of rigged airdrop loads IAW 13C5 (Parachute Cargo Repack Manual) and 13C7 (Rigging Loads for Special Operations) T.O. series; extraction/deployment systems; emergency aft restraint provisions; type and number of recovery parachutes; proper tension on pendulum line IAW-9, and hazardous cargo certification IAW AFJMAN 24-204 (Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments). 
  • Rigs and prepares unilateral airdrop training loads to include type V or other airdrop platforms for airdrops.  Fabricates container delivery systems loads, skid boards, and other associated airdrop items, as required.  Receives, unpacks, and inspects unit possessed parachutes.  Cleans, dries, inspects, and packs cargo parachutes after use.  Maintains and repairs a variety of fabric, rubber, and leather articles.  Operates and performs minor maintenance on sewing machines, punch presses, stenciling machines, and other similar equipment.  Performs inspections and repair of cargo, deceleration, and extraction parachutes, and is responsible for certification.  Performs Joint Airdrop Inspections as the aerial port inspector.  Performs technical order compliance modifications and modifications of parachutes and related items.  Maintains an adequate stock level of current aerial delivery system equipment, components, and supplies.  Serves as unit representative on the Aerial Delivery Review Panel and as a Joint Airdrop Inspector.  May be tasked to attend Airdrop Review and Malfunction Analysis board meetings.
  • Performs drop zone control operations as Drop Zone Controller/Safety Officer.  Conducts weather observations, wind speed, direction determination, marking drop zone with navigation aids and timing points, establishing and maintaining air to ground and point to point radio communications, relaying information to aircraft and to the Range Control Officer.  Directs and controls all airdrop zone operations to ensure the safe operation and protection of aircraft, vehicles, personnel, and equipment.
  • Formulates, implements, and documents programs to train Wing augmentation in support of Wing air transportation deployment functions to ensure effective and efficient operations of installation deployment processes.  As a minimum, develops deployment lesson plans for the following areas:  Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as K-Loaders and forklifts, Load Planning Overview, Cargo Preparation/Pallet Build Up, Ramp Coordinator, Cargo Deployment Function work-centers (i.e., In-Check, Cargo Marshalling Yard, Joint Inspection, Hazardous Cargo Handlers, Explosives Safety, Quality Control, and Load Teams) and the transportation portion of the Passenger Deployment Function.  Coordinates with Traffic Management and deploying units requiring hazardous material technical specialist training.
  • Provides sound advice and technical expertise on air transportation issues to the Installation Deployment Officer, all Squadron, Group, and Wing commanders.  Makes appropriate recommendations and implements changes within the element and associated processes.  Provides hands-on training and classroom instruction for other service components in the area of load planning different airframes for unit deployments.  Conducts briefings on explosive, ground, and flight line safety. Wing focal point for requesting Opportune Airlift/Special Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAM) and identifying limiting factors to higher headquarters.
  • Ensures items offered for transport by air meet proper specifications to maximize safety and security of the aircraft, aircrew, cargo and passengers.  Plans, schedules, and trains Air Transportation Operations Element Drill Status Guardsmen on the inspection and operations of aircraft loading equipment; mobility/contingency functions (i.e., load planning, pallet buildup, cargo courier responsibility and hazardous cargo preparation); and all core Career Field Education and Training Plan tasks.
  • Monitors and administrates data systems, within the technical and functional parameters and standards established by USTRANSCOM and in coordination with the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy, to integrate DOD transportation information worldwide and provide transportation and In-Transit Visibility (ITV) data for commanders at all levels.  Utilizes automated systems, such as the Global Transportation Network (GTN), Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES), Global Decision Support System (GDSS), and Single Mobility System (SMS) for In-Transit Visibility.
  • Analyzes operational plans, policies, and procedures for air terminal activities and facilities essential to air passenger and cargo movement processes.  Serves as the Wing Commander's focal point for orchestrating daily and long-range utilization of the air terminal to ensure accomplishment of assigned missions as well as maximum support for deployment operations.  Develops policies concerned with the establishment and improvement of air terminal operations.  Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and Readiness Flight objectives.  Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies DOD, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules and directives.  Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for air terminal management and services activities, ensuring that flying missions and/or flight safety is not compromised.  Develops procedures to notify proper agencies when an aircraft carrying hazardous cargo is arriving at or departing from the base.  Coordinates with explosive safety and other appropriate agencies on areas designated for parking, loading, and servicing of aircraft with explosive/hazardous cargo.  Interprets higher headquarters policies and implements actions of the air terminal management function within the Readiness Flight.  Coordinates on development and application of base-wide air terminal operation plans supporting wartime operations, contingencies, natural disasters, and incidents on/off base.
  • Controls all aircraft cargo space allocated to each mission and is responsible for obtaining maximum utilization on each mission.  Plans, selects, sequences, and monitors each aircraft cargo load and initiates and ensures all cargo manifests are prepared.  Obtains maximum utilization of space using automated programs such as Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS).  Preplans and computes aircraft load distribution using automated programs, manual methods, and/or other weight and balance computation methods.  Initiates and provides load plans using computer assisted programs and manual computation when required.  Selects loads based on destination, aircraft center of balance space assignments, cargo compatibility, and other criteria (i.e., movement priority, etc.).  Monitors opportune airlift and forecasts in-transit capability on inbound missions that will depart station on the operating day to take advantage of available space to facilitate efficient movement of cargo.  Briefs the aircraft commanders on local configurations to include hazardous materials.  Delivers and receives documentation to and from aircraft. Prepares and maintains air movement records, reports, and documentation required within the Defense Transportation System (DTS). 
  • Inspects cargo received for airlift to verify eligibility and ensures proper documentation, packaging, and marking in accordance with applicable DOD directives.  Assembles and palletizes break bulk loads.  Sequences aircraft loads, loads/offloads aircraft at air terminals, contingency areas, and other locations for airlift. Transports loads to and from aircraft and staging areas.  Loads and offloads aircraft using 463L MHE such as K-Loaders, 10K standard and 10K A/T forklifts and other types of equipment.  Performs daily operator inspections of all Air Terminal MHE.  Follows prescribed loading and safety procedures, calculates load restraints and secures cargo with appropriate devices and equipment.  Performs joint inspections (JI) of cargo and vehicles prior to manifesting and loading of items for air shipment.  Checks cargo against manifests and annotates overages, shortages, or damage. 
  • Establish and maintains the installation Space Available air travel program.  Reviews passenger travel authorizations for validity and accuracy.  Checks in passengers, processes, schedules, transports, and escorts passengers to and from the aircraft.   Prepares manual and/or automated generated DD Form 2131, Passenger Manifests.  Receives and prepares baggage for shipment and inspects hand carried baggage.  Conducts anti-hijack briefing to passengers along with additional flight information.  Operates, inspects and calibrates passenger terminal and security equipment (i.e., hand held magnetrometer and walk thru devices), and secure the sterile holding area.  Complies with U.S. Customs, Agriculture, Immigrations, and Foreign Clearance Guide requirements.
  • Serves as the wing focal point for 463L pallet and net management.  Ensures accountability and required reports are submitted to NGB.  Conducts periodical inspections to ensure serviceability of on hand pallets and nets within the wing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required 
Experience, or training which demonstrates the knowledge of equipment and practices associated with the type of work to be done.

 

Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the WG-10 grade level you must:

  • Possess at least 18 months experience or training of equipment assembly, installation, and repair, etc., technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., and the use of and maintenance of tools and equipment and knowledge of the materials. Do have the experience to perform these duties without more than normal supervision, to instruct, to provide production support service, and to lead or supervise. Must have experience operating 463LMHE and loading/unloading aircraft.


Education:  N/A

 

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
AFSC:  2T2XX

 

Applicants must possess the AFSC to apply or be considered for selection.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 
Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 
 
Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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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.
Main New Employee Website -
http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
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: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
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: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
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: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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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.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder


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, August 30, 2013
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Log in to your USA-Jobs account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login?returnurl=~/Applicant/MyAccount/Home and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
      2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 929011. 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.
  • 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 http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 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 by fax.
  • 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 -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)

 

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, 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.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRO Customer Service
Phone: (512)782-6725
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: NG.TX.TXARNG.MBX.HRO-APPLICATIONS@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
136th Airlift Wing
2200 W 35th Street
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 929011
1. Title of Job

Air Cargo Specialist, WG-5201-10
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


10

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Air Cargo Specialist

21. Geographic Availability


482450439 Fort Worth, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. What is your current membership pertaining to Texas Air National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas Air National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas Air National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Texas Air National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Air National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas Air National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas National Guard recruiter at 1-800-471-2496 before applying for this position.).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas Air National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas Air National Guard.

2. What is your current status pertaining to a Secret Clearance?

A. Yes, I currently have a Secret Clearance.
B. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance, but I am eligible to get a Secret Clearance.
C. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance and I am NOT eligible to get a Secret Clearance.

3. Select your current Enlisted rank, or the rank at which you are eligible to join the TXARNG.

A. E-1 (Airman Basic) Not to Exceed E-7 (Master Sergeant).
B. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Air National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to enlist within the ranks of E-1 (Airman Basic) Not to Exceed E-7 (Master Sergeant).
C. No, I am not enlisted as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to enlist as any of the above listed ranks.

4. Do you possess the following AFSC? (2T2XX)

A. Yes, I possess the following AFSC of 2T2XX.
B. No, I don't possess the AFSC of 2T2XX.

5. Do you have experience, or training which demonstrates the knowledge of equipment and practices associated with the type of work to be done? (Air Cargo Specialist)

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the WG-10 grade level minimum requirements, do you have at least 18 months experience, education, or training of equipment assembly, installation, and repair, etc., technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., and the use of and maintenance of tools and equipment and knowledge of the materials. Do have the experience to perform these duties without more than normal supervision, to instruct, to provide production support service, and to lead or supervise. Must have experience operating 463LMHE and loading/unloading aircraft?

A. Yes, I meet the experience requirement listed above.
B. No, I do not meet the experience listed above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other

7. Inspects a variety of airdrop equipment such as parachutes, multi loop lines, extraction transfer force couplings, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, actuator assembly, release cargo parachute M-1, lanyard arming wire, connector parachute, timer delay assembly, link lower suspension, link assembly single suspension type IV, link assembly heavy duty, link 4 point, parachute release single knife, bracket suspension, and tie down cargo quick release. Performs visual, dimensional, and operational inspection of the above mentioned equipment at the prescribed times, in accordance with warnings, cautions, and notes and ground precautionary messages (GPM), for safety of flight. Makes judgmental decisions on proximity to tolerances and interrelated dimensions on timer delay systems of M-1 release, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, and actuator assembly. Inspects for burrs, rough spots, corrosion, pits, cracks, welds, cuts, foreign material, bends, damaged threads, adjusting collars, set screws, shank pins, and that timers activate within specifications. Uses a wide variety of inspection processes and techniques, and many unique and specially designed instruments and gauges (i.e., tension meters, scales, micrometers, gauges, torque wrenches, and protractors).

8. Performs airdrop inspections after priorities are set, work sequences are determined, and pertinent policy matters have been reviewed. Independently performs assignments at the aircraft where the supervisor is not readily available. Performs three separate inspections of airdrop loads or containers rigged for airdrop prior to the actual airdrop. Makes decisions on a wide range of matters that may involve deviations and departures from past precedents and accepted practice or highly subjective judgments that could affect safety of flight and crew. The first inspection is a rigger inspection required by the field manual or technical order for that particular type of load. The second inspection is the "before loading inspection". Conducts inspections jointly with the Air Force Joint Airdrop Inspector (AFJAI). Completes the proper airdrop inspection form in the DD Form 1748 (Joint Airdrop Inspection Record) series and all sign the appropriate blocks to certify correct rigging of the load. The third inspection is on board the aircraft after the load is rigged for flight and airdrop. Performs inspection along with an AFJAI and the aircrew Load Master. Applies a variety of sophisticated techniques to inspect specialized and complex aircraft systems in accordance with Load Master's Manual. Inspects systems i.e. dual rail and lock settings and hydraulic systems for ramp and door and ADS arms for the ramp. Focuses on dimensions of rigged airdrop loads IAW 13C5 (Parachute Cargo Repack Manual) and 13C7 (Rigging Loads for Special Operations) T.O. series; extraction/deployment systems; emergency aft restraint provisions; type and number of recovery parachutes; proper tension on pendulum line IAW-9, and hazardous cargo certification IAW AFJMAN 24-204 (Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments).

9. Rigs and prepares unilateral airdrop training loads to include type V or other airdrop platforms for airdrops. Fabricates container delivery systems loads, skid boards, and other associated airdrop items, as required. Receives, unpacks, and inspects unit possessed parachutes. Cleans, dries, inspects, and packs cargo parachutes after use. Maintains and repairs a variety of fabric, rubber, and leather articles. Operates and performs minor maintenance on sewing machines, punch presses, stenciling machines, and other similar equipment. Performs inspections and repair of cargo, deceleration, and extraction parachutes, and is responsible for certification. Performs Joint Airdrop Inspections as the aerial port inspector. Performs technical order compliance modifications and modifications of parachutes and related items. Maintains an adequate stock level of current aerial delivery system equipment, components, and supplies. Serves as unit representative on the Aerial Delivery Review Panel and as a Joint Airdrop Inspector. May be tasked to attend Airdrop Review and Malfunction Analysis board meetings.

10. Performs drop zone control operations as Drop Zone Controller/Safety Officer. Conducts weather observations, wind speed, direction determination, marking drop zone with navigation aids and timing points, establishing and maintaining air to ground and point to point radio communications, relaying information to aircraft and to the Range Control Officer. Directs and controls all airdrop zone operations to ensure the safe operation and protection of aircraft, vehicles, personnel, and equipment.

11. Formulates, implements, and documents programs to train Wing augmentation in support of Wing air transportation deployment functions to ensure effective and efficient operations of installation deployment processes. As a minimum, develops deployment lesson plans for the following areas: Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as K-Loaders and forklifts, Load Planning Overview, Cargo Preparation/Pallet Build Up, Ramp Coordinator, Cargo Deployment Function work-centers (i.e., In-Check, Cargo Marshalling Yard, Joint Inspection, Hazardous Cargo Handlers, Explosives Safety, Quality Control, and Load Teams) and the transportation portion of the Passenger Deployment Function. Coordinates with Traffic Management and deploying units requiring hazardous material technical specialist training.

12. Provides sound advice and technical expertise on air transportation issues to the Installation Deployment Officer, all Squadron, Group, and Wing commanders. Makes appropriate recommendations and implements changes within the element and associated processes. Provides hands-on training and classroom instruction for other service components in the area of load planning different airframes for unit deployments. Conducts briefings on explosive, ground, and flight line safety. Wing focal point for requesting Opportune Airlift/Special Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAM) and identifying limiting factors to higher headquarters.

13. Ensures items offered for transport by air meet proper specifications to maximize safety and security of the aircraft, aircrew, cargo and passengers. Plans, schedules, and trains Air Transportation Operations Element Drill Status Guardsmen on the inspection and operations of aircraft loading equipment; mobility/contingency functions (i.e., load planning, pallet buildup, cargo courier responsibility and hazardous cargo preparation); and all core Career Field Education and Training Plan tasks.

14. Monitors and administrates data systems, within the technical and functional parameters and standards established by USTRANSCOM and in coordination with the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy, to integrate DOD transportation information worldwide and provide transportation and In-Transit Visibility (ITV) data for commanders at all levels. Utilizes automated systems, such as the Global Transportation Network (GTN), Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES), Global Decision Support System (GDSS), and Single Mobility System (SMS) for In-Transit Visibility.

15. Analyzes operational plans, policies, and procedures for air terminal activities and facilities essential to air passenger and cargo movement processes. Serves as the Wing Commander's focal point for orchestrating daily and long-range utilization of the air terminal to ensure accomplishment of assigned missions as well as maximum support for deployment operations. Develops policies concerned with the establishment and improvement of air terminal operations. Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and Readiness Flight objectives. Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies DOD, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules and directives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for air terminal management and services activities, ensuring that flying missions and/or flight safety is not compromised. Develops procedures to notify proper agencies when an aircraft carrying hazardous cargo is arriving at or departing from the base. Coordinates with explosive safety and other appropriate agencies on areas designated for parking, loading, and servicing of aircraft with explosive/hazardous cargo. Interprets higher headquarters policies and implements actions of the air terminal management function within the Readiness Flight. Coordinates on development and application of base-wide air terminal operation plans supporting wartime operations, contingencies, natural disasters, and incidents on/off base.

16. Controls all aircraft cargo space allocated to each mission and is responsible for obtaining maximum utilization on each mission. Plans, selects, sequences, and monitors each aircraft cargo load and initiates and ensures all cargo manifests are prepared. Obtains maximum utilization of space using automated programs such as Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS). Preplans and computes aircraft load distribution using automated programs, manual methods, and/or other weight and balance computation methods. Initiates and provides load plans using computer assisted programs and manual computation when required. Selects loads based on destination, aircraft center of balance space assignments, cargo compatibility, and other criteria (i.e., movement priority, etc.). Monitors opportune airlift and forecasts in-transit capability on inbound missions that will depart station on the operating day to take advantage of available space to facilitate efficient movement of cargo. Briefs the aircraft commanders on local configurations to include hazardous materials. Delivers and receives documentation to and from aircraft. Prepares and maintains air movement records, reports, and documentation required within the Defense Transportation System (DTS).

17. Inspects cargo received for airlift to verify eligibility and ensures proper documentation, packaging, and marking in accordance with applicable DOD directives. Assembles and palletizes break bulk loads. Sequences aircraft loads, loads/offloads aircraft at air terminals, contingency areas, and other locations for airlift. Transports loads to and from aircraft and staging areas. Loads and offloads aircraft using 463L MHE such as K-Loaders, 10K standard and 10K A/T forklifts and other types of equipment. Performs daily operator inspections of all Air Terminal MHE. Follows prescribed loading and safety procedures, calculates load restraints and secures cargo with appropriate devices and equipment. Performs joint inspections (JI) of cargo and vehicles prior to manifesting and loading of items for air shipment. Checks cargo against manifests and annotates overages, shortages, or damage.

18. Establish and maintains the installation Space Available air travel program. Reviews passenger travel authorizations for validity and accuracy. Checks in passengers, processes, schedules, transports, and escorts passengers to and from the aircraft. Prepares manual and/or automated generated DD Form 2131, Passenger Manifests. Receives and prepares baggage for shipment and inspects hand carried baggage. Conducts anti-hijack briefing to passengers along with additional flight information. Operates, inspects and calibrates passenger terminal and security equipment (i.e., hand held magnetrometer and walk thru devices), and secure the sterile holding area. Complies with U.S. Customs, Agriculture, Immigrations, and Foreign Clearance Guide requirements.

19. Serves as the wing focal point for 463L pallet and net management. Ensures accountability and required reports are submitted to NGB. Conducts periodical inspections to ensure serviceability of on hand pallets and nets within the wing.

20. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

A. Yes, I have.
B. No.

21. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.


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136-13-46

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347883400