Job Overview

Summary

IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

STATEWIDETECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 116TH BEB

Aircraft Mechanic

Location

MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #: D2194000

Series/Grade: WG-8852-11/11

Salary Range: $25.02-$29.23

MAY CONVERT TO PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE

*Candidates may have to possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance*

IF SELECTED, CURRENT TECHNICIAN'S TENURE WILL TRANSFER WITH MEMBER TO THIS POSITION 

*PCS is not authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

 (1)   Bargaining unit members

 (2)   All other individuals 

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:

CURRENT MEMBERS IN THE IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.

Although position is listed as Indefinite, on board technician tenure will transfer with them.

Application materials must be received by Friday, April 21, 2017.  Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES:(Detailed duties are on the Position Description)

This position performs as the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Mechanic and is responsible for the maintenance of the total system and components . The National Guard Bureau (NGB) title is Aircraft Mechanic and the Occupational Series is WG-8852.

The aircraft and systems maintained primarily involves those UAS where the aircraft relies on the Flight Control System to automatically set the main flight parameters based on navigational information input by the operator.  The UAS mission involves a variety of functions such as surveillance, reconnaissance, combat search and rescue support, and potential target illumination, laser targeting, etc., when airframe capabilities permit.  This position is required to support and sustain a regular and reliable operator flight training program.

Major duties include but are not restricted to:

1) Performs Quality Assurance (QA) inspections and evaluations of unit or facility performed unmanned aircraft system maintenance and repair, in support of organizational, intermediate, and/or depot maintenance on the entire RQ- 7B "Shadow" equipment set assigned to the unit or facility. Inspections are conducted at all stages of work performance from pre-initial entry  into shops, random sampling or directed inspections while work is in progress, and final inspections on completed work. Inspections conducted on contracted work are performed in accordance with the Statement of Work and Workload Agreement in support of the Quality Assurance Surveillance Program. Inspections a re conducted on Army unmanned aircraft systems such as, RQ-7B "Shadow" and any components as a part of or separate from the end­ items. Inspects aircraft fuselage and airframes, landing gears, tires, power trains, drive trains, fuel, electrical,  hydraulic, flight controls,  rotor, transmission,  instruments, armaments, and/or all systems required to make the aircraft a total mission capable system to include the launchers, Tactical Automatic Landing System, Ground Control Stations, tactical vehicles, generators, environmental control units and all other ground support equipment related to the UAS system.

2) Ensures that Government property is controlled and properly maintained.  Checks for evidence of ca relessness or misuse of Government furnished equipment or property. Monitors test equipment and special tools for calibration and serviceability.  Ensures work area is free from unserviceable, unauthorized or unidentifiable parts and only authorized, serviceable tools are used for UAS repair.  Stores red tagged parts in clearly marked location.    

3) Provides technical assistance on all UAS maintenance matters to UAS operators, UAS maintenance crews or contractor support personnel.  Coordinates and recommends solutions to any difficulty encountered having to do with maintenance techniques, work accomplished, technical compliance with directives, or any other support requirements needed.

4)Operates light utility motor vehicles, up to two and a half ton, to transport self and others to worksites that are remote from the immediate shop facility, between installation airfields, or emergency repair sites when required.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No