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Job Title:AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC - Military Membership Required

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:F957602

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$30.84 to $35.99 / Per Hour


Monday, September 09, 2013 to Wednesday, October 09, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




2 vacancies in the following location:
Eielson AFB, AK United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


Ready for a great outdoors adventure? Join the Alaska National Guard today! You'll serve your community, your state and your country. As an Alaska National Guardsman, you may be involved in community efforts, responding to wildfires, earthquakes, or even rescue missions. It may also include deploying overseas or even partnering with foreign forces. So, what does the Alaska National Guard do? Whatever is needed, wherever it is needed. Join us today!

Take the challenge.  Find your strength.

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Incentives may be available. Payment of such incentives will be made IAW current Alaska HRO Policy. Incentives are subject to funding availability, superior qualifications as determined by selecting supervisors, quality/recency of experience, and pool of qualified candidates.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907)727-0400.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration:  1, 2, 3 


Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 2 - All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 3 - All other military members who are eligible to join the Alaska Air National Guard.

PDCN:  D1635000

Selecting Supervisor:  Mark Renson 


  • Alaska Air National Guard membership is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
  • Selectee must verify U.S. employment eligibility using Form I-9
  • Selectee is subject to Entrance on Duty (EOD) physical to include audiogram


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Troubleshoots malfunctioning engines and interrelated propulsion system components. Repairs or replaces defective components, diagnostic computers and associated hardware. Analyzes malfunctions using schematic and wiring diagrams, blueprints, manufacturer's specifications, computer diagnostics data, inspection findings, trending data and aircrew debriefs. Performs engine run operations on installed engines to troubleshoot malfunctions or verify findings. Troubleshoots, modifies, repairs, and performs sequential maintenance on auxiliary power units. Performs scheduled and special evaluations on installed engines, auxiliary power units, and associated airframe-mounted systems. Interprets Engine Management trend data and investigates trend anomalies to eliminate catastrophic engine failure or damage by the prediction and detection of adverse trends towards known failure modes before they occur. Performs command directed and locally established in-progress inspections (IPI). Requisitions, processes, and accounts for supply assets as required by the repairable processing system. Provides technical advice and troubleshooting expertise to other work centers when propulsion systems affect or are affected by interrelated aircraft systems. Provides on-the-job training to lower graded personnel or newly assigned personnel regardless of grade. Examines recurring malfunctions and initiates corrective actions by submission of quality deficiency or material deficiency reports. Devises repair procedures based on findings and recommends program changes or data corrections to correct software or technical data deficiencies. Serves as the hazardous materials manager as required. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI), Inspector General (IG) Inspections, Unit Effectiveness Inspections and mobility and command support exercises. Performs additional duties such as, equipment management, tool control, technical order distribution, bench stock, safety representative, maintenance of facilities and equipment, and assists local authorities during natural disasters or civil emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.


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Specialized Experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

WG-08 - Experience or training removing and installing components and accessories with detailed guidance. Experience in following detailed instructions in making minor repairs and modifications to aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.

WG-10 - Experience or training performing standard, routine assembly and disassembly operations and making prescribed modifications to aircraft engines, engine assemblies, and accessories. Experience or training performing maintenance overhaul, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of aircraft engines, engine components, and power trains for fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft. Experience determining maintenance needed from work orders, inspection reports, historical record, and by own diagnosis.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying, your experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on your rank; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments will be followed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

- Knowledge in installing, removing, operating, and repairing a variety of conventional and modified aircraft engines and engine accessories systems on and off the aircraft.

- Knowledge and understanding of jet engine theory and the integration of the jet engine with all aircraft systems.

- Knowledge and skill to operate a variety of test equipment, such as vibration analyzers, air data simulators, engine monitoring computer, data transfer equipment, fan trim balancing equipment, high pressure hydraulic test equipment, voltmeters and other precision measurement equipment.

- Skill and ability to interpret technical orders, manufacturer’s catalogs, blueprints and schematic drawings.

- Knowledge of and ability to apply technical order data, principles and practices.

- Knowledge of and ability to understand and interpret engine trending data, to determine defects and failure rates on installed engines.

- Ability to communicate both verbally and in written form.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following AFSC: 2A6X1.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document.  This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.  Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other 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 eligibility and rating.


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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:

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

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

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

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

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


- If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

- The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

- 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.

- Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.

- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

- Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility and possibly being required to pay for an incentive you have received (recoupment), you should check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rules apply: - Incentive Termination with Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have not served at least six months of the incentive contract term. - Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have served at least six months of the incentive contract term.


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If you are a current member of the Alaska National Guard in any capacity, it must be indicated on your application/resume and questionnaire for determination of which area you will be considered as. National Guard and active military experience(s) must be fully described to include time frames, unit and rank.

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 Wednesday, October 09, 2013 to receive consideration.

Applying Online:

- 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,, 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.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

Applying via Fax:

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):

- To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 957602.

-  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 Wednesday, October 09, 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:

- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

- Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

- 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.

Applying by mail or in person:

- Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

- Obtain and print a copy of the OPM 1203FX form, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

- Submit your Form 1203FX form, your resume, and any supporting documents by mail or in person to:

Alaska National Guard HRO

Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK 99505

Attention: Travis Doyle or Tiffany Hutchison


- The complete Application Package must be postmarked, or date stamped by the Alaska Human Resources Office, no later than 1600 hrs on Wednesday, October 09, 2013.


You must submit the following documents:

- Resume

- Questionnaire

- Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration

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 can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:

- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- 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. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

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.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title 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.)

Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


Travis L. Doyle
Phone: (907)428-6459
Agency Information:
Alaska National Guard HRO
Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK


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.  Referral to the hiring official will be IAW our agency Merit Promotion Plan and current Labor agreement.  Qualified applicants may be further evaluated by a ranking panel.  Referred candidates will be further evaluated and interviewed by a selection panel.

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