Job Overview


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  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!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Air National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Air National Guard or willing and eligible to join.

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is NATIONWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Air National Guard and those willing and eligible to join.

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)


MD #: 0077527734


Inspects a variety of airdrop equipment. Performs visual, dimensional, and operational inspection of the above mentioned equipment at the prescribed times. Makes judgmental decisions on proximity to tolerances and interrelated dimensions on timer delay systems of M-1 release, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, and actuator assembly. Inspects for burrs, rough spots, corrosion, pits, cracks, welds, cuts, foreign material, bends, damaged threads, adjusting collars, set screws, shank pins, and that timers activate within specifications. Performs airdrop inspections. Makes decisions on a wide range of matters. Applies a variety of sophisticated techniques to inspect specialized and complex aircraft systems in accordance with Load Master’s Manual. Inspects systems i.e. dual rail and lock settings and hydraulic systems for ramp and door and ADS arms for the ramp. Rigs and prepares unilateral airdrop training loads to include type V or other airdrop platforms for airdrops. Fabricates container delivery systems loads, skid boards, and other associated airdrop items, as required. Receives, unpacks, and inspects unit possessed parachutes. Cleans, dries, inspects, and packs cargo parachutes after use. Maintains and repairs a variety of fabric, rubber, and leather articles. Operates and performs minor maintenance on sewing machines, punch presses, stenciling machines, and other similar equipment. Performs inspections and repair of cargo, deceleration, and extraction parachutes, and is responsible for certification. Performs Joint Airdrop Inspections as the aerial port inspector. Performs technical order compliance modifications and modifications of parachutes and related items. Maintains an adequate stock level of current aerial delivery system equipment, components, and supplies. Serves as unit representative on the Aerial Delivery Review Panel and as a Joint Airdrop Inspector. Performs as Drop Zone Controller/Safety Officer. Conducts weather observations marking drop zone. Directs and controls all airdrop zone operations. Formulates, implements, and documents programs to train Wing augmentation. Develops deployment lesson plans. Provides hands-on training and classroom instruction for other service components. Conducts briefings on explosive, ground, and flight line safety. Ensures items offered for transport by air meet proper specifications. Plans, schedules, and trains Air Transportation Operations Element Drill Status Guardsmen on the inspection and operations of aircraft loading equipment; mobility/contingency functions and all core Career Field Education and Training Plan tasks. Monitors and administrates data systems, within the technical and functional parameters and standards established by USTRANSCOM and in coordination with the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy; such as the Global Transportation Network (GTN), Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES), Global Decision Support System (GDSS), and Single Mobility System (SMS). Analyzes operational plans, policies, and procedures for air terminal activities and facilities essential to air passenger and cargo movement processes. Develops policies concerned with the establishment and improvement of air terminal operations. Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies rules and directives. Coordinates with explosive safety and other appropriate agencies. Coordinates on development and application of base-wide air terminal operation plans. Controls all aircraft cargo space allocated to each mission. Plans, selects, sequences, and monitors each aircraft cargo load and initiates and ensures all cargo manifests are prepared. Preplans and computes aircraft load distribution. Initiates and provides load plans. Monitors opportune airlift and forecasts in-transit capability on inbound missions that will depart station on the operating day. Inspects cargo received for airlift. Sequences aircraft loads, loads/offloads aircraft. Performs daily operator inspections of all Air Terminal MHE. Checks cargo against manifests and annotates overages, shortages, or damage. Establish and maintains the installation Space Available air travel program. Reviews passenger travel authorizations for validity and accuracy. Checks in passengers, processes, schedules, transports, and escorts passengers to and from the aircraft. Prepares manual and/or automated generated DD Form 2131, Passenger Manifests. Receives and prepares baggage for shipment and inspects hand carried baggage. Conducts anti-hijack briefing to passengers along with additional flight information. Operates, inspects and calibrates passenger terminal and security, and secure the sterile holding area. Complies with U.S. Customs, Agriculture, Immigrations, and Foreign Clearance Guide requirements. Serves as the wing focal point for 463L pallet and net management. Performs other additional duties as assigned.

PD: D1965000

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No