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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:PRODUCTION CONTROLLER (AIRCRAFT)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:IL-13-176

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,316.00 to $67,589.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1152-05/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Chicago, 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-2, Chicago, IL

Selecting Official: CW2 Shaun, Farrell, 708-824-5401

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 a Warrant Officer, 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: Warrant Officer: 151A0, 153A0 - May not exceed the rank of CW2

                                                 Enlisted CMF: 15; 92A, 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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-- Analyzes allocated Flying Hour Program (FHP).  Develops plans to optimize execution of flying hours with available resources to satisfy operational and training requirements of the AASF and supported units.  Considers Additional Flight Training Periods (AFTP), Multiple and Unit Training Assemblies, Annual Training periods, Mobilization Planning and Training Exercises, and State Emergency Operations in the distribution of aircraft and aircraft hours.

 

-- Analyzes supported Aviation units’ logistics capabilities and training requirements.  Develops plans to improve technical proficiency of unit personnel and includes them in the AASF logistics efforts.

 

-- Develops maintenance plans to maximize AASF services to maintain aircraft readiness.  Projects short and long term maintenance requirements.  Identifies full-time support and unit personnel capacities and capabilities, annual training schedules, tool and diagnostic test equipment requirements, repair parts, and facilities needed to satisfy operational and training flight requirements.

 

 

-- Develops schedules of aircraft and hours to be flown to satisfy the AASF operational aircraft requirements.  Recommends priorities for use of aircraft based on operational mission requirements and projected short and long-term maintenance requirements and AASF capabilities.

 

-- Develops integrated workload schedules and priorities to balance operational and training flying requirements and logistics capabilities.  Programs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements, manpower capabilities and capacities, facilities, repair parts, AASF and Unit operations to meet short and long-term maintenance workloads.  Maintains a regular flow of work through the shops.

 

-- Uses Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation (ULLS-A) to facilitate management of AASF logistics operations.  Monitors work order status and repair parts requisitions.  Compiles data and analyzes information used in aircraft and logistical reports.  Processes both formatted and ad hoc ULLS-A reports for supervisor and/or supported units.

 

-- Serves as contact point between the Logistics Manager/Supervisory Maintenance Test Pilot and work centers.  Provides analytical information for continuous management reviews of aircraft readiness and workload capabilities and capacities.  Establishes procedures to identify repeat aircraft discrepancies and trends.  Monitors trends and provides planning factors for aircraft availability and maintenance schedule progress.  Maintains maintenance priorities by equipment type and unit supported.  Reports deviations from plans and consequences of deviations on work schedules.  Assists in the resolution of problems encountered between scheduled or unscheduled production requirements.  Makes recommendations for adjustments to repair priorities necessitated by changes in operational conditions or unscheduled maintenance-supply requirements.

 

-- Coordinates Maintenance Test Flights (MTF) and Maintenance Operational Checks (MOC) to ensure optimum availability of ready aircraft.

 

-- Coordinates and publishes maintenance plans and schedules.  Maintains displays of aircraft status, flight requirements, and in-process workload.  Prepares forecasts of scheduled and depot maintenance requirements.  Prioritizes unscheduled maintenance requirements based on AASF work capabilities and capacities.  Maintains maintenance flow charts.  Monitors component time change and controlled exchange program.

 

--Collects data, processes, and submits Aircraft Inventory Status and Flying Time Report (DA Form 1352) as well as data and information pertaining to Unit Status Reports (USR).  Insures information is accurate, complete, and forwarded.

 

-- Maintains historical documentation and current AASF logistics capabilities and capacities.  Compiles data on work processes for quality and quality improvements.  Documents AASF productions cost and job standards.

 

-- Interfaces with AASF Logistics, Flight Operations and Training, United States Property and Fiscal Office (USP&FO) and supported units for accomplishing priorities and deadlines established by higher authorities or supported units.  Interacts with logistical personnel at the USP&FO concerning critical supply and fiscal programs.  Coordinates with support units and other support maintenance activities concerning the delivery, status of repair operations, and/or pick-up of completed work orders.

 

-- Serves as a point of contact (POC) with NGB, AMCOM, AVCRAD, state, and supported units on matters of AASF logistical services.  Attends conferences, briefings, and meetings to represent AASF logistical support and services.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, education or training which indicates the candidate can reason in quantitative terms, communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, understanding the terminology and data pertaining to repair operations and process characteristics of the production activity.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-09 level:  Must possess 24 months:  (1) Experience, education or training preparing job or work orders; scheduling various phases of projects into the production facility; following up to see if work is progressing as planned and arranging for adjustments in materials, machine processes, and work sequencing allowing for changes.  (2) Experience with current automation support programs to input data, provide status of equipment, and monitor job order status, monitor work priorities, requisition repair parts, track repair parts status, etc.

GS-07 level:  Must possess 12 months:  (1) Experience, education or training working with people from various levels and backgrounds.  (2) Experience with a general knowledge of the functions and procedures of production control, records, references, and techniques for developing production control data.  (3) Experience assisting or maintaining workflow. 

GS-05 level:  Must possess 6 months:  (1) Experience, education or training which demonstrates the ability to collect and compile information from supported organizations, procurement inspection, supply and other activities. (2) Experience working with people from various levels and backgrounds to ascertain causes in delays in production and preparing reports on status of certain projects.


 

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 Tuesday, August 13, 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 929372.
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 Tuesday, August 13, 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:

Shaun S. Farrell
Phone: (708)824-5401
Email: SHAUN.S.FARRELL@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
AASF 2
5400 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
60638

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

929372


1. Title of Job

PRODUCTION CONTROLLER (AIRCRAFT)
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

05
07
09

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 Production Controller (Aircraft)

21. Geographic Availability

171670031 Chicago, 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 a current member.

3. If you are not a member of the Illinois National Guard, are you wiling 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, I am a current member.

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, education or training which indicates your ability to reason in quantitative terms, express yourself orally and in writing, understand terminology and data pertaining to the repair operations and processes characteristic of a production activity?

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. Do you possess 24 months:  (1) Experience, education or training preparing job or work orders; scheduling various phases of projects into the production facility; following up to see if work is progressing as planned and arranging for adjustments in materials, machine processes, and work sequencing allowing for changes.  (2) Experience with current automation support programs to input data, provide status of equipment, and monitor job order status, monitor work priorities, requisition repair parts, track repair parts status, etc.

A. Yes.
B. No.

6. If you answered NO to question 5, do you possess 12 months:  (1) Experience, education or training working with people from various levels and backgrounds.  (2) Experience with a general knowledge of the functions and procedures of production control, records, references, and techniques for developing production control data.  (3) Experience assisting or maintaining workflow. 

A. Yes.
B. No.

7.

If you answered NO to questions 5 and 6, do you possess 6 months:  (1) Experience, education or training which demonstrates the ability to collect and compile information from supported organizations, procurement inspection, supply and other activities. (2) Experience working with people from various levels and backgrounds to ascertain causes in delays in production and preparing reports on status of certain projects.

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. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement. 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 this 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 workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


8.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of air mobility maintenance operations and requirements and be highly experienced in managing intra-theater air mobility aircraft recovery operations in the Area of Responsibility (AOR)/Joint Operations Area (JOA).

9. Knowledge and understanding of maintenance operations and requirements to include a wide range of mobility aircraft maintenance policies, principles, practices, procedures and guidelines.

10. Ability to plan, organize, and manage maintenance planning, inspection, and repair activities for air mobility aircraft and support equipment; analyze reports and maintenance plans.

11. Knowledge of concepts and application of maintenance directives, maintenance data reporting, interpreting and using maintenance data reports and technical orders.

12. Ability to coordinate with supply, operations, and other support activities to improve procedures and solve problems.

13. Knowledge of statistical analysis and management systems to interpret data to be used in presentations and the skill in preparing briefings to keep senior leadership in the AMD and AOC informed of airlift and tanker mission status.

14. Skills and knowledge necessary to design and deliver effective training in the aircraft maintenance area, utilizing the latest and most technologically advanced training aids, materials, and equipment available in the maintenance area, innovating as necessary.


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Job Announcement Number:

IL-13-176

Control Number:

347898600