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    This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.

    Air Reserve Technicians 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 Air Reserve Technician 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 Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

    THIS IS A 180-DAY SEMI-ANNUAL REGISTER THAT IS USED TO FILL ART AIRCRAFT MECHANIC HELPER WG-05 VACANCIES WITH PROMOTION POTENTIAL TO WG-10 AT AFRC LOCATIONS FOR THE PERIOD 1 FEB 2018 THROUGH 31 JUL 2018. THE NEXT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE POSTED THE FIRST WEEK IN AUG 2018. THE BEGINNING AND ENDING SALARIES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE POSITION.

    The first cut-off for this announcement is two (2) weeks from the opening date of this announcement. After the first cut off, the cut-off will be 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 Helper providing support to aircraft mechanic maintenance operations of an Air Force Reserve Maintenance Squadron. This is a developmental position leading to the Aircraft Mechanic Worker, WG-8852-08 and full performance level of journeyman Aircraft Mechanic, WG-8852-10. As an Aircraft Mechanic Helper, the incumbent will:

    • Receive on the job training to become familiar with basic tasks, methods, procedures and tools common to the aircraft mechanic trade.
    • Assist journeyman aircraft mechanics in performing the more routine duties of the trade. For example: gather all necessary tools and equipment for assignment; cover work areas with protective materials; and hand tools or other materials to journeyman mechanics as required.
    • Learn to read and use work orders, blueprints, schematics, sketches, and repair manuals.
    • Learn to use measuring instruments.
    • Sweep, dust and remove trash to keep work area clean.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

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

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490914300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.