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    Summary

    Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.  In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. 

    This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.

    The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month. 

    Some positions covered may or may not be obligated.  Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.   

    Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application. 

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    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as an Aircraft Mechanic in an aircraft maintenance organization of an Air Force Reserve unit.  The incumbent will perform duties such as:

    • Installing, adjusting, aligning, inspecting, troubleshooting, and final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components such as airframe, landing gear, wheel and tire, power plant, gear boxes, pumps, and hydraulic, pressurization, utility, fuel, oil, pneumatic, and flight control systems.
    • Towing, launching and recovering aircraft
    • Documenting work performed on appropriate forms and systems.
    • Initiating requisitions for needed parts and supplies.
    • Providing on-the-job training to lower graded aircraft workers and others in related trades on aircraft maintenance procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty (TDY) assignments.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualifications Center at 1-800-257-1212.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    8852 Aircraft Mechanic

  • Preferred Military AFSCs: 2A351, 2A353, 2A257, 2A358, 2A551, 2A554
  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the "Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)" website https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgps to obtain this information.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at http://www.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/JobOpportunities.aspx.
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservist who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available with 120 days.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly Qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirement of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the armed forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are with reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/veterans-authorities/. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
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