AIRCRAFT MECHANIC
Department of the Air Force - Eastover, SC

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the Nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our SC National Guard Team and serve your nation, SC and your community!

SOUTH CAROLINA AIR NATIONAL GUARD

THIS POSITION IS RESTRICTED TO CURRENT MILITARY MEMBERS

WITH THE SC AIR NATIONAL GUARD

  • INDEFINITE POSITION*
Location: 169 AMXS FLIGHTLINE, Eastover, SC

Compatibility: Enlisted; AFSC 2A5XX,2A3XX

"If funding becomes available; incumbent may convert in place to permenant status without further competittion"

National Guard Membership is Required : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the South Carolina AIR National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

Application materials must be received by the closing date. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. If you are applying with a resume created outside of USA Jobs Resume Builder, follow this link to access the Online QuestionNaire. Otherwise apply using the APPLY ONLINE button at the right of this page to use the RESUME BUILDER resume.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Compatibility: Enlisted

Meet minimum physical and screening requirements

Meet minimum aptitude requirements for the compatible AFSC

Attain/Maintain the Security Clearance and NACLC

Participate in the Direct Deposit Program

DUTIES:
DUTIES:
This position is located in the Sortie Generation Section of the Aircraft Generation Division within the Logistics Directorate of an Air National Guard Flying Wing. Its purpose is to act as the crew chief with responsibility for directing the total maintenance effort on individually assigned aircraft. The work involves the total maintenance of complex, high performance military aircraft, ranging from multi-purpose heavy, multi-engine transports to the most modern sophisticated fighters and bombers. Fully responsible for providing detailed technical insight on individual aircraft’s level of Mission Capability (MC) then develops and recommends a comprehensive course of action to maintain the aircraft at Full Mission Capability (FMC). All aircraft are fully integrated in and are part of the Total Force Mission of the United States Air Force. This position is responsible to fully prepare assigned aircraft for Aerospace Expeditionary Force/Wing (AEF/AEW) Operations around the world.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATIONS:
General: Experience, education or training which has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.

Job Elements :
Specialized: To be rated “Qualified,” applicants must possess EIGHTEEN (18) months of specialized experience in EACH of the following elements.

I. Experience in a repairing, rebuilding, or overhauling aircraft systems and major components using the tools of the trade.

II. Experience which demonstrates the skill to align, adjust and rig systems and controls after the replacement of parts, components and major repairs.

III. Experience in operating a variety of measurement, test and diagnostic equipment utilized in troubleshooting and repair of aircraft.

IV. Experience in inspecting the full range of mechanical systems with the ability to analyze existing or foreseeing problems and recommend corrective action.

V. Experience using a wide variety of technical publications to include complex schematics and specifications.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Job related education/training in aviation technology may be substituted on a day-for-day basis for not more than one half of the required specialized experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Employees selected for full-time positions that require mandatory training at the National Guard Professional Education Center (NGPEC) will have 12 months from the date of hire to complete the required course(s). Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at NGPEC for new personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination.

Enlisted Cash Bonuses: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Your bonus may be terminated and repayment may be required.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the interest of the Government.

For 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.

Employees selected for positions that require Information Assurance (IA) Training and Certification will have 6 months from the date of hire to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for the position as outlined in DoD Publication 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, dated 19 December 2005 (incorporating Change 1, 15 May 2008). Failure to complete the training and certification may be cause for reassignment or termination.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
EVALUATION PROCESS:
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 Online Questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your responses to the questionnaire, 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.

BENEFITS:
BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
OTHER INFORMATION:
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. The South Carolina National Guard is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Soldiers and Airmen will not be assessed, classified, trained, promoted, or otherwise managed on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, reprisal, or non-qualifying handicap. Discrimination due to age or disability are prohibited where not a factor of employment due to military nature of the position. 29 CFR Part 1614. Discrimination due to gender is prohibited except as the direct combat probability coding policy applies to women.

3. Veteran Preference: Under PL 90-486, Veteran Preference is not applicable to the National Guard.

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