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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  IL-14-131

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$18.30 to $29.69 / Per Hour
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 to Monday, May 26, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Scott AFB, IL View Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


About the Agency

ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is anexcepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignmentin the Illinois National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the militaryuniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with theserequirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently amember of the Illinois National Guard must be eligible for immediate membershipand employment in the Illinois National Guard in the military grade listed inthis announcement.

Duty Location: 126 ARW, SCOTT AFB, IL

Selecting Official: CMSgt Steven Young, DSN: 760-4205 

Open Areas of Consideration: 1, 2 The first area of considerationwill be permanent technicians on board with the 126th ARW. Thesecond area of consideration will be individuals holding or eligible to acquiremembership with the 126th ARW. Applicants who meet the first area ofconsideration will be considered before those who meet the second area ofconsideration.


MilitaryRequirements: Selected Candidates willbe required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to the effectivedate of placement.


CompatibleMilitary Assignments: Enlisted: 3E1XX, 3E0XX, 2A6XX, 3E0X2


  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel throughout the U.S will be required


  • No


  • Must be willing to become a member of the Illinois National Guard.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • NGIL Form 73 (Required & Complete)- see How to Apply, Required Documents
  • Secret security clearance required
  • Position is subject to shift work
  • Position available when vacated by incumbent


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Responsible for the accurate interpretation of numerous manufacturer drawings, specifications, operating instructions, and test procedures, to troubleshoot, calibrate, align and repair a variety of highly complex pieces of powered support equipment.  Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, servicing, repair, and adjustments on complex rotary diesel engines.  Must independently determine work sequences, specifications, and special procedures to be used to fault-isolate and repair unusual problems in various pieces of powered support equipment. Troubleshoots, repairs, overhauls, modifies and operates aerospace ground equipment such as AC and DC power generators, various types of internal combustion engines, etc. Participates and assists in conducting the necessary safety program for the Aerospace Ground Equipment activity.


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General Experience:  Experience or training which demonstrates the knowledge of mechanical maintenance work; ability to read and use technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams and schematics, and skill in the use of equipment and hand tools used in troubleshooting, testing and repairing equipment.


Specialized Experience:  WG-10 level:  Must possess 18 months:  Experience or training removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing parts, components, and accessories.  Experience which provided working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory applying to powered support equipment and systems; and skill to replace, fit, install, and make adjustments.  Experience which provided working knowledge of the makeup and operation of the various individual systems maintained and their interrelationships.  Experience reading and interpreting parts lists, manufactures’ repair manuals, diagrams, and electrical schematics.   WG-08 level:  Must possess 12 months: Experience or training must demonstrate a basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic theory and the makeup and operation of the various individual systems and their interrelationships.  Experience using a small variety of test and measurement devices.  Experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components and accessories.  Experience reading and interpreting technical manuals, blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.  WG-05 level:  Must possess 6 months:  Experience or training using common hand tools and making repetitive repairs.  Experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routine duties of the trade. Knowledge of safety regulations and practices. 


Military Requirements- Military skill set is determined by AFSC requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC. 


*Other RequirementsFor 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.


Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume 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 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 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 applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following:

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.


Use the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.


The following link provides some application tips and may be used for aiding you in building your Resume:


Option A: Applying Online


Tips for using the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire:

  • You must click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire is not processed – and your resume is not attached – until you click the Submit My Answers button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your resume.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire. 
  • To receive consideration, you must complete the entire process and submit the complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date -- Monday, May 26, 2014.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received and to verify your application is complete, follow these steps: Log into your USAJOBS account using the following link: Click on "Application Status" 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. Please Note: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Verify that all ofyour documents appear on the Details page with a status of Processed.
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and select Application Status. Choose the vacancy, 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.
  • If you submit more than one Qualifications Assessment 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.


To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire: Click the Apply Online button 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 Assessment Questionnaire.


Option B: Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents


You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (OPM Form 1203-FX) 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), please follow steps 1 and 2 below:


1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page:, and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1111554.


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 Monday, May 26, 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, please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 below:


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

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX; follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items:

3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Note: Do not include a fax cover sheet with the OPM Form 1203-FX. This will cause your application to not process.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume or OF 612 (When using either documentation, be sure to list your duties and responsibilities as they relate to the specialized experience as listed above).
  • NGIL 73 (Be sure to list all AFSC's or MOS's held during your military career)
  • Transcripts (if using education to substitute for experience, you must submit transcripts).


To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: 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.

DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED:  Photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards, and letters of appreciation.


Stephen M. Williams
Phone: (618)222-5707
Agency Information:
126th Air Refueling Wing
126th Guard Way
Scott AFB, IL


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