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Job Title:AIRCRAFT SURVIVAL FLIGHT EQUIPMENT REPAIRER (Military Membership Required)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:JA 13-260-C

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$23.65 to $27.57 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 09, 2013 to Monday, September 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-4818-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Mansfield, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Guard

JOB SUMMARY:

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
USA

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 http://ong.ohio.gov/human_resources/ong_job_postings.html

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

POSITION DESCRIPTION # D1729000

 

This position is located in the Aircrew Fight Equipment function, Air Operations Division.  The position provides diagnostic, analytical, calibration, investigative research, troubleshooting, in-depth inspections, quality control inspections, certification, testing, evaluation, and maintenance or overhaul of all aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment.  Provides formal academic classroom and technical instruction to all pilots/aircrew on all initial and continuation instruction to ensure aircrew survival ability under peacetime or combat operations.  Responds and participates as an Air Force aircraft mishap board representative in investigating life support equipment failures/malfunctions associated with mishaps.

 

DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW

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

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Open to Military Members of the Ohio Air National Guard
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: AB (E-1)
  • Maximum Military Rank/Grade: TSgt (E-6)
  • Compatible AFSC: 1P071

DUTIES:

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(1)  Ensures all life support equipment meets strict airworthiness criteria and that it will sustain combat operations/readiness by inspecting, testing, calibrating, certifying, diagnostic evaluating, troubleshooting, repairing/replacing, assembling and disassembling all aircrew life support equipment, aircrew chemical/biological defense equipment, and aircraft ejection/non-ejection systems.  Clears Red X symbols on aircraft forms, aircraft/aircrew electronic communications equipment, and aircraft-oxygen related systems.  Certifies Aircrew Life Support equipment requirements for all missions; and ensures aircraft are properly configured with proper types and numbers of aircrew life support equipment dependent on destination and mission being flown. Certifies by signature forms and equipment records the proper configuration and serviceability of aircraft installed equipment.  Conducts FOT&E (Follow on Test and Evaluation) of aircrew life support and aircrew chemical defense equipment to ensure flight safety and optimum performance standards . Makes suggestions and recommendations to change processes and procedures related to technical material governing equipment and practices   Forecasts, requisitions and stores life support equipment and supplies.  Follows Aircrew and Life Support Personnel Weapons (9MM & M-16) and Ammunition inspections and issue/turn-in procedures during operational contingencies/exercises.

 

            (a)  Aircrew Equipment includes the following items:  Specialized Flying Helmets with sophisticated Helmet-Mounted devices such as Flying Helmet-Mounted Display Unit with a built in electronics Heads-up-Display System which requires diagnostic evaluations, calibrations and inspections on the entire system to ensure daily mission and combat readiness is sustained; Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, with an advanced forward-looking electronics and cathode package supporting the pilots look down/shoot down capability;  multiple Laser Eye Protection Systems; Nuclear Flash Blindness Goggles; Night Vision Goggles/Panoramic Night Vision Goggles with additional fiber-optic inverters, photo cathodes, phosphor, micro-channel plates to amplify the electron image; Night Vision Mono-Scopes, Survival Kit/Vest electronic devices and survival components which include Personnel Recovery Survival Radios with installed Global Positioning Systems and Programmable UHF/VHF Classified/Non-Classified Frequencies; Personnel Recovery Survival Radio Quick Draw Integrators; Personnel Locator Beacons; Global Positioning Systems; Infrared Signaling Devices; Rescue Strobe Lights; Pyrotechnics and various other survival items; Combined Advanced Technology Enhanced Design “G” Ensemble (COMBAT EDGE) system which is a Positive Pressure for G (PBG) and oxygen system for acceleration (+4 to +9) protection at altitudes of 50,000 ft; Multiple Oxygen Mask Systems with Explosive Passive Anti Drowning Devices installed for incapacitated aircrew/passengers upon water entry; and multiple Life Sustaining Flotation Systems (Life Rafts/Life Preservers) which use self-inflating systems and explosive devices for incapacitated aircrew/passengers upon water entry. 

 

            (b)  Utilizes a variety of complex state of the art diagnostic testers/systems/specialty tools to include:  Helmet Head-Up Display Unit Test Set; Combined Aircrew System Test Set; Electronic Radio Testers TS-4317 and TS-24/B; Quickdraw and Suitcase Interrogators with UHF/Global Positioning Systems/Encrytion technologies which interrogate Recovery Survival Radios; Night Vision Goggle Calibration 126 Tester which calibrates diopter settings/collimination/Goggle Gain and Drain; Infinity Focus Infrared 20/20 Tester; Optic Nitrogen Purge Kit Systems; Pressure Breathing Oxygen Flight Ensemble Test Set (TTU-529); Global Positioning Position Systems with Computer Program Interface; Multi-Meters with multiple ohm resistors; Micrometers; Precision Calipers, and Electrical Circuitry Test Consoles to ensure systems are calibrated to Technical Orders (T.O.’s) and factory specifications.

 

            (c)  Performs precision soldering on flexible circuit boards ensuring serviceability of Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, Helmet Mounted Display Units, Night Vision Goggles, Panoramic Night Vision Goggles, Electro-Optical Systems, and Recovery Survival Radios.  Works with numerous specialty tools such as:  Sensitive inch ounce/pound Torque Wrenches, Torque/Spanner Wrenches, etc.

 

            (d)  Conducts in-depth and quality control inspections to diagnose the nature and extent of equipment malfunction and to determine whether equipment may be economically repaired or declared unserviceable.  Additionally, makes technical evaluations and inspections of all life support equipment to determine whether the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the equipment.

 

            (e)  Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations.  Ensures material and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained.

 

 

****  A more comprehensive detailed description of the position may be found in Position Description "D1729000" in the employing unit or in the Human Resources Office  ****


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This is a Permanent Excepted Service position 

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required

  • Minimum Military Grade: AB (E-1)
  • Maximum Military Grade: TSgt (E-6)
  • Compatible AFSC: 1P071

 

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.

 

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME THAT ADDRESSES THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES LISTED BELOW. THE RESUME MUST INCLUDE DATES INDICATING WHEN THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

 

General Experience:

 Experience or training which demonstrates the applicants knowledge of  materials and equipment used in the line of work (helmets, torso harness assemblies, parachutes, survival equipment).  Ability to understand written instructions and to use reference materials and manuals. 

 

 

Specialized Experience:(WG-4818-10)

1. Experience or training which has demonstrated knowledge of aviation life support equipment.

 

2. Experience reading and interpreting military manuals.

 

3. Experience in supply procedures and property accountability.

 

4. Experience collecting information and presenting it to various sized groups. 

 

5. Experience in planning a functional shop maintenance program is essential.


 

Requirements

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.

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. 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.


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.

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

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:


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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Monday, September 09, 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login  , 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 936282.  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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


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

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

JOHNNY C. WILLIS
Phone: (419)520-6122
Email: JOHN.WILLIS@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
179th Airlift Wing
1947 Harrington Memorial Rd
Mansfield, OH
44903
USA

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 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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Job Announcement Number:

JA 13-260-C

Control Number:

349134000