AIRCRAFT LOADMASTER (INSTRUCTOR)
Department of the Air Force - Saint Joseph, MO

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MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD

AIR TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

This position is located at the AATTC 139th Airlift Wing in Saint Joseph, MO United States 1 vacancy

Incumbent will be assigned to Position Description Number D0323000 in FAC 31B100

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:
This is a Permanent Excepted Service position. This is a bargaining unit position.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED:
This is an Excepted position that requires active membership in a compatible skill in the Missouri Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Missouri Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-864-6264 (toll free).

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:
Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be AFSC qualified within 12 months from date of appointment.

All qualified Missouri traditional guard members and those eligible for enlistment, appointment or transfer into the Missouri Air National Guard.

Maximum Military Grade

  • TSgt (E-6)
Minimum Military Grade

  • SrA (E-4)
Enlisted - AFSC 1A2XX

Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor (grade inversion).

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are not authorized for this position. Required Security Clearance is Noncritical Sensitive.

Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

AGMO Form 335-1-R is required - see instructions under How to Apply

Membership in Missouri Air National Guard is required for this position

Direct Deposit is mandatory

Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment,

contact the State Incentives Manager for more information

DUTIES:
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Conducts training for worldwide capability to include initial qualification, mission qualification, continuation training and/or upgrade/specialized training. Training includes actual on-the-job practice and formal classroom instruction. Analyzes and interprets guidance, writes or modifies general guidelines from a broad scope of principles, concepts, technology and methodology of the Loadmaster field and forms practical lesson plans for flying training instruction. Keeps records on training, analyzes and evaluates training accomplishments to determine the effectiveness of training. Accomplishes preplanning and prepares complex load plans which involve aircraft with a multitude of different configurations, sizes with respect to weight, cube and trim considerations, mixed cargo destined to a number of ports for a single mission, determining amounts and sizes of loading vehicles/crews that will be required and any other support equipment/personnel needed. Provides Phase I instruction to Air National Guard, Active Air Force, Air Reserve, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines, and International students in Loadmaster Initial qualification training. Provides qualification training in the areas of Combat Aircrew Training, Air Rescue, Recovery, and Special Operations and Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS). Develops and provides instructions to Loadmasters and Air Cargo Specialists in all phases of aerial port operations, including airdrop load rigging, materials handling equipment, hazardous cargo, etc. Develops, instructs and performs procedures relating _to routine airlift support and specialized airlift operations to meet State airlift requirements, NGB directed requirements, Active Air Force support, extensive Army deployments, fighter aircraft deployments, public relations and Governor support requirements, etc. Develops, instructs and perform procedures unique to Ice Cap cargo airlift operations which require a minimum of two loadmasters per mission due to nature of cargo and the severe operating conditions encountered at the Arctic and Antarctic. Performs onload and offload of hazardous and outsize cargo with engines running. With Flight Engineer, arms assisted takeoff (ATO) rockets while engines are running. Coordinates mission requirements with foreign nationals as required. Adapts airdrop systems to meet Army, Navy and Air Force special forces needs. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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GS-09 Specialized Experience:
Must have 24 months of specialized experience which has provided the knowledge of types, capacities and configuration of transport aircraft; weight and balance factors; cargo handling and restraint techniques; and emergency equipment and in-flight emergency procedures. The specialized experience must demonstrate ability to prepare loading plans; determine airworthiness of the aircraft and aircraft cargo; ability to operate cargo loading equipment; experience in proper cargo and personnel airdrop procedures; and ability to train personnel in proper loading and off-loading procedures. Must possess certification as an Aircraft Loadmaster Instructor.

General Experience:
Must have experience in functions such as preparing aircraft loading plans, loading and offloading aircraft, operating loading equipment, and ensuring security of cargo in flight.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 and State Incentives Manager in St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 qualifications questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position and is based on your responses to the qualifications questionnaire. Your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities based on information listed in your resume and/or supporting documents.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Please ensure the accuracy of your information. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.

BENEFITS:
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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.

http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp

or

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

.

OTHER INFORMATION:
ALL APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.

HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following:

1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2. Your résumé, and/or OF-612

3. Completed AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplemental to Application for Employment Military Brief, and

4. Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

NOTE:
If you are using education to qualify for this position

OR

education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU

MUST

submit copies of college transcripts that identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME ON

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY HINDER YOUR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Qualifications Questionnaire, Resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R, and Required Documents.

Please read all instructions before you begin.

You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials.

We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Your materials will not be returned; therefore, do not submit original documents that you may need in the future (upload these documents from your files or submit copies instead).

To expedite the application process, it is recommended to have your resume and your AGMO FORM 335-1-R completed prior to beginning the Application Manager process. This will aid in the upload process and make it more convenient for you. You can access the AGMO Form 335-1-R by clicking on the following link:

http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/AGMO%20Form%20335-1-R%20Supplement%20to%20Application%20for%20Employment%20-%20Military%20Brief.doc

.

The most direct access to the application process of applying for a Missouri National Guard vacancy announcement would be through the Human Resources Home Page which provides a direct link to the vacancy announcement in USA JOBS. The address is:

http://www.moguard.com/technician-jobs.html

.

There are two options used to apply for our positions:
OPTION A: APPLY ON-LINE

To begin, choose one of these options:
If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process: Online Questionnaire.

You must submit a separate application package for each position.

(Note: When logging into Application Manager you will see two (2) options. These are "existing account" or "create an account." If this is the first time you have used Application Manager, please select "Create an Account.")

Follow the instructions to complete your application package.

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links you used to begin as described above, or simply go to

http://applicationmanager.gov/

.

How to upload documents after you have completed the Qualifications Questionnaire and have logged out:

If you want to upload additional documents at a later time, click on or insert this link into your internet browser

https://applicationmanager.gov/

. Login with your user name and password. This will take you to a screen displaying the vacancies you have applied for. Click on the position you are uploading to under "My Application Packages." Select "Upload Documents" from the list to the left. Upload your documents. You will see "Upload Successful" when you are finished.

(

Note: To ensure successful uploads to USASTAFFING, please ensure your documents are saved in an accepted file format and are not password protected. Accepted file formats include: JPG, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, WPD, XFD, FDF, XFDF or HTM/HTML.)

OPTION B: FAXING INSTRUCTIONS

If it is not practical for you to use the Apply On-Line option, you can write your answers on paper and fax your documents following these steps:

1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R, and any supporting documents by fax.

If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you

DO NOT

need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top,

ALWAYS

use the official fax cover sheet by clicking on this link

http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

-- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.

YOU MUST USE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT APPLICATION COVER PAGE WHEN FAXING DOCUMENTS.

If you fail to use the required cover page, your application will not be considered. The fax number is

1-478-757-3144

. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

NOTE:
Make sure to send each application package separately with its own fax cover sheet; i.e., resume, AGMO Form 335-1-R and supporting documents for each position, as this will expedite the upload process.

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS

If you upload your documents using Application Manager,

DO NOT FAX

the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account

https://applicationmanager.gov/

for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.

To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link

http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number
NG833109

  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to
1-478-757-3144

.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.

The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement, these documents can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

The following documents are required in addition to completion of the Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military Brief
The

AGMO Form 335-1-R

is a supporting document that highlights your military service. You can access this form by clicking on the following link:

http://www.moguard.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/AGMO%20Form%20335-1-R%20Supplement%20to%20Application%20for%20Employment%20-%20Military%20Brief.doc

.

You can also save this form on your computer, complete the form and upload the AGMO 335-1-R following the instructions in the section above titled "

How to upload documents after you have completed the Qualifications Questionnaire and have logged out

".

  • Resume, Optional Form 612, or any other written format
Your resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload or fax process. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number. The Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612) can be local at

http://www.moguard.com/moguard-forms.html

.

NOTE:
Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents are required and must be received before your name will be referred for employment consideration:

  • Qualifications Questionnaire for NG833109
  • Resume and/or OF-612
  • AGMO Form 335-1-R, Supplement to Application for Employment Military Brief
  • If you are using education to qualify for this position
OR

education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications,

YOU MUST

submit copies of college transcripts that identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position.

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50. (This is not a requirement for current Technicians employed by the Missouri National Guard.)
Your completed application--qualifications questionnaire, AGMO Form 335-1-R, resume, and required documents must be completed and submitted before you will receive employment consideration. If you have submitted all your materials using the recommended method listed above, you have completed the application process.

CONTACTING US: After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (573) 638-9811.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Deborah Dixon

Phone: (573)638-9500x7495

Email: DEBORAH.DIXON1@US.ARMY.MIL

Agency Information:
Missouri National Guard

Human Resources Office

NGMO-HRD-S

2302 Militia Drive

Jefferson City,
MO

65101-1203

USA

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