ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
Department of the Air Force - Eglin AFB, FL

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES: Back to top The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an electronics technician for a technical support organization within a Squadron whose mission is to provide an organic capability in the design, development, fabrication and integration of specialized electronic systems for development and testing. Assignments of this position relate to the in-house design, modification, fabrication and installation of components/systems used in support of developmental test and evaluation projects such as range instrumentation, airborne digital systems, weapon systems and general ground and airborne data collection systems.

Major Duties · Performs assignments supporting the layout, assembly, and construction of research and development systems to measure and acquire data in a variety of environmental field and laboratory conditions.
· Applies and wide range of technical engineering methods, principles, requirements and work techniques to support the checkout, evaluation, test, and quality assurance of specialized developmental systems.
· Prepares specifications for the procurement of unique and specially designed equipment and components required to support and conduct tests and measurements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Qualification

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0800/0856.htm

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-tech.asp

Basic Qualification Requirement : You must meet one of the following qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement and provide documentation to support your qualifications (If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the required documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. See sections on “College Transcripts” and “Foreign Education” below for required documentation.):

Specialized Experience : You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-08) or equivalent pay scale by serving as an electronics technician for a technical support organization within a Squadron whose mission is to provide an organic capability in the design, development, fabrication and integration of specialized electronic systems for development and testing. Assignments of this position relate to the in-house design, modification, fabrication and installation of components/systems used in support of developmental test and evaluation projects such as range instrumentation, airborne digital systems, weapon systems and general ground and airborne data collection systems. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-08 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: · Ability to perform design, layout, and fabrication of complex electronic circuit boards.
· Knowledge of electronic principles and practices, operating parameters, capabilities, and limitations of electronic systems and components associated with airborne and ground instrumentation systems.
· Knowledge of complex electronic concepts and ability to convert theoretical ideas to functional components and systems.
· Skill in the interpretation of technical data such as drawings, schematics, blueprints, and specification of complete electronic systems.
· Ability to use electronic test equipment.
· Ability to read, interpret, correct, modify, and generate computer aided design schematics.
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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
  • Work requires some physical exertion such as tong periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, rocky, or slippery surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, climbing or similar activities; recurring lifting of light to moderately heavy items weighing less than 50 pounds; and/or regular visits to outdoor sites.
  • Some work is performed in an office or work bench setting. However, at outdoor test and flightline sites there is regular and recurring exposure to adverse weather conditions, temperature extremes, high noise levels and rapid changes in wind shift. The work environment requires the employee to stay alert continually and to take special safety precautions including wearing special protective items of clothing.
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position. May also be required to be qualified for flight line driving.
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • Shift work and/or overtime may be required.
  • May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty.
  • The employee will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS: Back to top Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

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.

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

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 Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 837015. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144 . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :
· Online Application (Questionnaire)
· Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. · Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214 (Member-4 copy or Service 2 form), Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Jean E. Blanchette
Phone: (478)222-0684
Email: JEAN.BLANCHETTE@ROBINS.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Eglin Robins OL Office
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
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