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Job Title:Tactical Aircraft Systems Mechanic

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-179-947550

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$29.44 to $34.31 / Per Hour


Thursday, August 22, 2013 to Thursday, September 05, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


3 vacancies in the following location:
Selfridge ANG Base, MI United StatesView Map


Area 1 & 2


MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD: Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your state and your community!

The Michigan National Guard mission is to provide relevant and ready operational military forces, consistent with our values, in support of our state and nation and provide support to military personnel, civilian employees, families, retirees, and veterans. Our vision is to be acknowledged as a premier military and veterans organization meeting state and national requirements and to be recognized as the destination of choice for full spectrum operations and four-season joint training.


Excepted Appointment – Permanent

Acceptance of a Technician Position will result in the termination of “Selected Reserve Bonuses”

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

LOCATION: 127th Wing/AMXS A-10, Selfridge ANGB, MI


AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the MIANG or MIARNG (Tenure I or II Status).

AREA 2 - Open to current military members of the Michigan Air or Army National Guard.

AREAS OF PRIORITY: In accordance with the applicable procedures, applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official to conduct interviews in order by area of priority listed.

AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard (TENURE I or II Status).

AREA 2 - Open to current members of the Michigan Air National Guard or Michigan Army National Guard.COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:


Selectee Must be assigned to a compatible MOS/AFSC within 12 months of appointment into the technician position and maintain satisfactory membership in the Michigan National Guard.




Grade inversion within the full time workforce in not permitted. The military grade must not exceed that of the supervisor. Members applying for this position and exceeding the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement.


--3 years Crew Chief Experience

--2 years   A-10 Experience



  • Position Description: D1525000
  • FC/MD: 22B100


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The major duties for this position are as follows:

This position is located in the Sortie Generation Section of the Aircraft

Generation Division within the Logistics Directorate of an Air National Guard

Flying Wing. Its purpose is to act as the crew chief with responsibility for

directing the total maintenance effort on individually assigned aircraft. The work

involves the total maintenance of complex, high performance military aircraft,

ranging from multi-purpose heavy, multi-engine transports to the most modern

sophisticated fighters and bombers. Fully responsible for providing detailed

technical insight on individual aircraft's level of Mission Capability (MC), then

develops and recommends a comprehensive course of action to maintain the

aircraft at Full Mission Capability (FMC}. All aircraft are fully integrated in and

are part of the Total Force Mission of the United States Air Force. This position

is responsible to fully prepare assigned aircraft for Aerospace Expeditionary

Force/Wing (AEF/AEW) Operations around the world.


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HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS JOB: In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: You must list some experience in each of these areas.


Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications.  Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have at least 18 Months in the following areas.

WG-09 and Above – Experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and Pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification.


--Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow.


--Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES (KSAs): This information is used only for rating and ranking and not used for qualifying applicants. In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the experience and in what position the experience was gained.

(1) Directs, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections

and documentation for one or more aircraft. Work is performed in complex

working conditions under time and/or mission constraints to include all weather

and night operations. Works with, coordinates and oversees the work of

subordinate aircraft mechanics. Coordinates and oversees the work of journey

level workers in other trades working simultaneously on the· assigned aircraft.

Reviews, trains and prepares to perform battle damage assessment/repair.

Participates in mission generation/regeneration operations. Directs multiple

specialists in preparing aircraft for combat operations. Expedites aircraft

operations to include concurrent servicing, hot pit refueling and/or combat turns

or integrated combat turns. Performs preflight, post flight, thru flight, periodic,

isochronal, phase, hourly and special inspections, as well as servicing, defueling,

scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Serves as the technical authority to

advise on, inspect and approve all airframe, mechanical, electrical/environmental, avionics, engine and Pneudraulic repairs on assigned aircraft. Works closely with the production control function to report current aircraft status; requests and coordinates specialist support for accomplishing maintenance exceeding sortie generation capabilities or time constraints.

Controls and performs work assignments based upon priorities, workload,

availability of parts, facilities, material and personnel. Assigns maintenance and

repair functions to subordinate mechanics. Coordinates with production control

to direct short notice availability of the aircraft to accomplish work on delayed

discrepancies and other scheduled maintenance to meet mission requirements.

Observes and inspects performance and work procedures to insure compliance

with applicable technical publications, directives and local policy. Accomplishes

operational tests of aircraft systems and components. Directs and performs the

ground movement of aircraft. Launches, recovers, parks and services aircraft.

Performs end of runway inspection. Installs, removes, inspects and adjusts

aerial delivery systems to mission requirements. Makes diagnoses and solves

malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety of

complex state of the art computerized and/or non computerized diagnostic and

precision equipment, by studying layout drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams

and by analyzing construction and operating characteristics of aircraft and their

components. Performs or oversees maintenance such as troubleshooting,

removing, repairing, replacing, rigging, aligning, cleaning, painting and corrosion

control. May be required to assist DEPOT level maintenance activities on

individual assigned aircraft discrepancies. Ensures all mission associated

support (-21) equipment is available and serviceable for deployment and



(2) Ensures aircraft documentation and Maintenance Information Systems

(MIS) accurately reflect the airworthiness of the Aircraft. Provides technical

guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies and

experienced in-flight characteristics and system malfunctions. Performs or

assists in aircrew debriefing when required.


(3) Performs in-process and final inspection of aircraft and components

undergoing repair, overhaul and/or modification to verify and certify by signature

adherence to work techniques, procedures and quality standards established by

applicable publications. Completed work is reviewed for adherence to

maintenance policy independently to determine that the aircraft is prepared and

safe for flight. Due to the nature of operations tempo, must make decisions on a

wide range of matters that may involve changes to past precedents to ensure

completion of the mission. Clears Red X symbols on aircraft forms,

accomplishes or directs engine power runs, may taxi aircraft in accordance with

applicable directives.


(4} Plans, develops and conducts training during the technician work week to

a multi facet workforce comprised of from 3 to 8 assigned military positions.

Training sessions are designed to provide instructions in techniques of repair and

maintenance of aircraft and related equipment. Conducts and certifies Cross

Utilization Training (CUT} of non WG-88XX series Aircraft Mechanics to meet

mission requirements. Selects the appropriate instructional method, utilizing

either formalized classroom or practical on-the-job method of instruction.

Evaluates and certifies effectiveness of training by observation as the trainee

performs the task(s}. Determines experience and skill level of assigned

personnel. Maintains Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP) for

assigned members.


(5) Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations,

inspections, mobilization and command support exercises and Operations Other

Than War (OOTW). May be required to perform such additional duties as

structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow

removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operation,

maintenance of facilities and equipment or to serve as a team member on boards

to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies. May be required to travel in

military aircraft and drive military vehicles. May be required to participate in

various periods of temporary duty away from place of assignment.


(6) Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental and housekeeping

regulations. Ensures that material and equipment are properly and safely

protected and maintained.


(7) Performs other duties as assigned.

Substitution of Education for specialized experience: None


1.    Incumbent must maintain membership in the Michigan National Guard.

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

3.    For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

4.    Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.

5.    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.

6.    The wearing of the military uniform and abiding by the customs and courtesies as prescribed by applicable military service regulations are conditions of employment.

7.    Employees will be required to participate in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer (DD/EFT).

8.    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized for this position.

9.    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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.

10. Selectees currently militarily assigned to another state are subject to the requirements and procedures of the Michigan National Guard (MIARNG) Interstate Transfer (IST) policies. You MUST coordinate with both the losing military unit and the IST Program Coordinator immediately upon notification of selection. 

11. Selection into a position may cause a reduction in rank.


QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience is evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibly criteria/assignments will be followed. The applicants record of experience, training and education must show possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  Group Life Insurance, Health Insurance Programs, Retirement Program, Injury Compensation Benefits, 13 days Sick Leave each year, Annual Leave - 13 days a year for the first three years, 20 days a year for the next 12 years and 26 days after 15 years, 10 paid Holidays and 120 hours Military Leave.


The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.



The Michigan National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor except where military assignments preclude female membership.


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APPLICATION OPTIONS: Choose one of the following OPTIONS: Use the Apply Online option and the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

OPTION A:  Apply Online

1.    Click Apply Online button and follow the prompted instructions

2.    Check all appropriate boxes and click Apply for this position now!

3.    Create and Application Manager account or if one is created sign in and answer all questions.

4.  All Applicants must go through USAJOBS to reach the Application Manager.

5.    You must click both Finish and Submit my answers now when you are done.


OPTION B:  Apply By FAX and Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Apply Online, you can write your answers on paper and fax your resume

1.    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 here or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.    Complete the Form 1203-FX.

a.    Refer to the printed vacancy announcement as you answer the questions.

b.    You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. 

4.    Submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax

a.    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 documents without the 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet here ( 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.

5.    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 USAJOBS

TIPS FOR USING THE APPLY ONLINE FUNCTION: 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 Midnight EST of the closing date     

To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.    Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.    Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

3.    You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

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. 

If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you also begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire. You complete and submit from this session and not to any Qualifications Questionnaires you may already have saved or submitted.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:  Current Resume

For this job announcement the following documents are optional: Transcripts, Miscellaneous, DD-214s, any other supporting documents.  



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.





Resume Example


“Please include a detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on this vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail (Always include dates). If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade and describe duties in detail (please attach a scanned copy of an SF-50 showing this information) . You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, and include approximate dates.”







Vacancy Identification Number:

Position Title and Grade(s) for which you are applying:



Education Experience:

High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED
          Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code
          Major Field (s) of study
          Type and year of degree (s) received or total credit hours received                                                                             

You must submit college transcripts in order to receive Education Credit for work experience. Please refer to Education Substitution if applicable. 


Work Experience: For each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions)

          Job Title

Starting and Ending dates of employment (month and year).
                   Duties and accomplishments-
Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience.
          If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
          Number of hours per week
          Employer's name and address
          Supervisor's name and phone number (Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.)

Military Experience:

Job Title         

Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year).      

Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying.               

          Duty title of position- Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience.
                   Description of duties

Job Title  Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position such as Deployments.


Other Qualifications:

Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).
Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year)  

Job-related skills (e.g. other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc)
Job-related certificates and licenses

Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc)

Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement to assist with describing work experience; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered.


William J. Archer
Phone: (517)481-7690
Agency Information:
Michigan National Guard
Human Resources Office
Lansing, MI


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 qualified, your name and application will be given to the selecting official for interview.

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