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The primary purpose of this position is to perform launch, recovery duties on T-1, T-6, T-37, T-38, and T-43 aircraft. Perform aircraft worker duties such as removing, inspecting. cleaning, repairing, adjusting, and installing components and parts, and to assist higher-grade aircraft mechanics in more complex tasks.
- Performs Launch and Recovery functions.
- Removes/installs major components of aircraft structure or systems and performs repairs to control surfaces, fairings, access panels, doors, hatches, landing gear assemblies, engines, activalor units, tubing, electrical wiring, and control cables.
- Performs flightline and ground handling operations.
- Utilizes safety practices and procedures and controls tools.
- Accomplishes operational and maintenance record keeping, both manual and automated, associated with aircraft maintenance and repair.
- Establishes and maintains good working relationships.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- PCS expenses will not be paid.
- Recruitment incentives may be authorized
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
- May be required to work other than normal duty hours, rotating shifts, uncommon tours of duty, emergency callback, weekends, holidays, overtime, etc
- May be required to travel TDY as directed by management, sometimes on short notice, traveling by military or commercial aircraft, or any other designated means
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Must pass flight line vehicle operations test
- Must pass aircraft towing and marshalling procedures tests
- Performs Foreign Object (FO) inspections and FO walks in accordance with established regulations and procedures
- May be required to obtain and maintain aircraft engine run-up certification
- May be required to participate in contingency situations real world or exercise, as directed
- Cannot be color blind to colors used for runway operations (red, green and white)
- Performs all other related duties as directed
- This position requires a pre-employment physical
QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-8800 Aircraft Overhaul Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is th ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of assigned powered and non-powered aerospace ground equipment and the skill and ability to properly and safely service aircraft. Knowledge of and ability to correctly configure aircraft prior to launch and upon recovery of aircraft. Skill and ability to provide proper assistance to aircrews. Knowledge of and the ability to accomplish established Joint Oil Analysis Program procedures. One (1) year in at least three (3) years performing as an aircraft attendant or aircraft worker on T-1, T-6, T-37, T-38, or T-43 aircraft highly desirable.
2. Knowledge of the T-1, T-6, T-37, T-38, or T-43 aircraft makeup, operation, installation, and adjustment of a variety of major aircraft systems, subsystems, and assemblies such as fuel and hydraulic systems, flight control systems, instrumentation systems, engines, landing gear assemblies, airframe, and control surfaces. Skill in selecting and using hand and power tools, measuring instruments, specialized tools, and test equipment. Ability to remove and install a variety of aircrafl parts, accessories, components in proper sequence. Knowledge of aircraft functional test procedures including engine run-up test and monitoring.
3. Knowledge of supply procedures, the publication order system, and documentation procedures.
4. Aircraft ground handling knowledge to include proper-tower radio operations and procedures; towing characteristics of assigned aircraft including landing gear, safety pins, wing locks, braking systems and tying-down and grounding methods; procedures for safely refueling and de-fueling aircraft and the ability to safely refuel and defuel aircraft.
5. Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, tech orders and other guidelines. Knowledge of tool, equipment, materials accounting, and security procedures.
6. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, make legible entries on maintenance related documents, use computer terminals to maintain records and document actions, and effectively communicate orally and legibly in writing, ability to maintain and perform in a fast paced high tempo environment under noisy and sometimes very warm conditions and to work and interact with others in a business-like manner.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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Heavy lifting (40 lbs). Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs). Hours of straight pulling are 1 hr/day. Hours of pulling hand over hand are 1 hr/day. One hour of pushing per day. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands and legs required. hours walking per day. Five hours standing per day. Three hours crawling per day. Three hours kneeling per day. Three hours repeated bending per day. Three hours of climbing, leg only, per day. Climbing. use of arms and legs. Operation of truck, tractor, or motor vehicle. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable lo 13 inches to 26 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Specific vision requirement: Cannot be color blind to colors used for run way operations (R, W, D). Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors. Hearing aid permitted. Annual hearing test. If it cannot he otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate.
Work is performed outdoors, ln/on parked aircraft, in hanger areas, and sometimes in hazardous noise areas. Exposed to extremes in heat. cold, and Inclement weather. Must work in confined areas and in awkward positions. Exposed to dirt, grease, and aircraft fluids, oil, hydraulic fluid, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases such as Hydrazine and Halon. Subject to cuts, bruises, muscle strain, and injury from falls off scaffolds, ladders, and aircraft surfaces. f\.fay be exposed to intake suction and hot exhaust blast. Works closely with others and alone.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
- Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
- If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
- Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1").
- Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/25/2019
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10403434
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."
- It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10403434
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Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
550 D Street East
JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522056200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.