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Job Title:  Air Cargo Specialist
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAF-14-007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$20.61 to $24.15 / Per Hour
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to Thursday, March 27, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Charlotte, NC View Map
Open to areas 1, 2, 3 and 4
Not Applicable


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


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the eff-date.
  • Rank Requirement: Enlisted
  • Compatibility Requirement: AFSC: 2T2XX


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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



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Minimum Requirements: 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: 18 months experience or training in functions such as loading and unloading aircraft; operating automated or manual materials handling and other loading equipment; or processing, scheduling, and maintaining records relating to passenger and cargo movement; experience supervising functions such as preparing aircraft load plans; loading and unloading aircraft; operating automated and manual materials handling equipment; and processing, scheduling, maintaining records on passenger movement by airlift.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process.   KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.


1. Knowledge of Air Terminal Operations Center (ATOC) functions and operation sufficient to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and expedite on-time movement of air cargo in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.  Must maintain load planning qualification currency to plan and compute load distribution using automated programs, manual methods, and/or other weight and balance computation methods. JAI and JI qualifications/currency to identify through prescribed inspection processes problems to eliminate malfunctions that may affect the safety of aircraft/crew, to ensure a safe and proper drop of load from aircraft, and to insure items offered/accepted for transport by air meet proper specifications. School qualifications/currency as a rigger/parachute packer knowledgeable of proper rigging procedures and ability to rig loads for airdrop to include preparation/packing, and repair of parachutes utilized for these drops. Special handling currency qualifications and competency to handle, process, and ensure compatibility of hazardous materials being transported on aircraft.

2. Skill and ability to train traditional guard personnel in all aerial port functions.

3. Skill and ability to analyze and determine causes in malfunctions relating to aerialdrops.

4. Knowledge of drop zone control operations to direct and control drop zone operations.

5. Knowledge of and ability to receive, warehouse, process, and categorize cargo and to process related paperwork.

6. Ability to select and assemble aircraft loads, and to load and offload aircraft.

7. Ability to operate a variety of materials handling equipment (MHE) utilized in moving cargo within the air terminal and to transport cargo to and from the aircraft (i.e., 4-10K forklifts, 25-60K aircraft loaders, etc.).

8. Must have knowledge of and ability to perform fleet service responsibilities.

9. Knowledge of procedures and regulations governing processing and eligibility of passengers traveling on government owned/sponsored aircraft.

10. Knowledge of proper safety practices to perform all aerial port responsibilities in a safe manner and safety of flight and aircrew.

11. Knowledge of aircraft design, configuration, and limitations, obtains maximum utilization of space using automated programs such as Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS). 


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

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted position in the NCANG is mandatory.  (AFSC: 2T2XX)


Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).


Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.


Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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1. 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.


2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.







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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are 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 youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer 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):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1050743

2. 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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 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.


The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)


The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)


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.


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:




Jackie Stabel
Phone: (704)391-4169
Agency Information:
4930 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, NC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 


***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***

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