AIRCRAFT SURVIVAL FLIGHT EQUIPMENT REPAIRER - Military Membership Required
Department of the Air Force - Elmendorf AFB, AK

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Are you ready to broaden your horizon by challenging yourself in the last frontier? Do you love the great outdoors? Do you want to serve your community, State, and Nation? If so, the Alaska National Guard wants you! So come camp out with us and learn how to survive in the tundra! Take up airlift and rescue missions! Work with communities during natural disasters! Even take part in reconstruction efforts! Make an impact today by joining us in the Alaska National Guard!

Take the challenge. Find your strength.

To learn more about the National Guard, go to http://www.nationalguard.com/

T his position is subject to potential furlough due to planned reduction in the expenditures (TPR715)

Incentives may be available. Payment of such incentives will be made IAW current Alaska HRO Policy. Incentives are subject to funding availability, superior qualifications as determined by selecting supervisors, quality/recency of experience, and pool of qualified candidates.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted service position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact (907)727-0400.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3, 4

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Area 1 - AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 2 - All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 3 - All other military members who are eligible to join the Alaska Air National Guard.

Area 4 - All others who are eligible to become military member's of the Alaska Air National Guard.

PDCN: D1867000

Selecting Supervisor: Andrew Butz
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Alaska Air National Guard membership is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
  • Selectee must verify U.S. employment eligibility using Form I-9
  • Selectee is subject to Entrance on Duty (EOD) physical to include audiogram

DUTIES: Back to top Ensures all aircrew flight equipment meets strict airworthiness criteria and that it will sustain combat operations/readiness by inspecting, testing, calibrating, certifying, diagnostic evaluating, troubleshooting, repairing/replacing, assembling and disassembling all Aircrew Flight Equipment, aircrew chemical/biological defense equipment, and aircraft ejection/non-ejection systems. Clears Red X symbols on aircraft forms, aircraft/aircrew electronic communications equipment, and aircraft-oxygen related systems. Certifies Aircrew Flight Equipment requirements for all missions; and ensures aircraft are properly configured with proper types and numbers of Aircrew Flight Equipment dependent on destination and mission being flown. Conducts weapons (9MM & M-16) and ammunition inspections and issue/turn-in procedures during operational contingencies/exercises. Aircrew Flight Equipment includes the following items: Specialized Flying Helmets with sophisticated Helmet-Mounted devices such as Flying Helmet-Mounted Display Unit with a built in electronics Heads-up-Display System which requires diagnostic evaluations, calibrations and inspections on the entire system to ensure daily mission and combat readiness is sustained; Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, with an advanced forward-looking electronics and cathode package supporting the pilots look down/shoot down capability; multiple Laser Eye Protection Systems; Nuclear Flash Blindness Goggles; Night Vision Goggles/Panoramic Night Vision Goggles with additional fiber-optic inverters, photo cathodes, phosphor, micro-channel plates to amplify the electron image; Night Vision evasion scopes, Survival Kit/Vest, electronic signaling devices and life saving survival components to include Personnel Recovery Survival Radios with installed Global Positioning Systems and Programmable Classified/Non-Classified UHF/VHF Frequencies; SARSAT/SATCOM communication transceivers; Quick Draw electronic surveillance and interrogation equipment; Base Station-2 SARSAT/SATCOM CSAR chart plotter, Personnel Locator Beacons; Global Positioning Systems; Infrared Signaling Devices; Rescue Strobe Lights; Pyrotechnics and various other survival items; Combined Advanced Technology Enhanced Design "G" Ensemble (COMBAT EDGE) system which is a Positive Pressure for G (PBG) and oxygen system for acceleration (+4 to +9) protection at altitudes of 50,000 ft; Multiple Oxygen Mask Systems with Explosive Passive Anti Drowning Devices installed for incapacitated aircrew/passengers upon water entry; and multiple Life Sustaining Flotation Systems (Life Rafts/Life Preservers) which use self-inflating systems and explosive devices for incapacitated aircrew/passengers upon water entry. Utilizes a variety of complex state of the art diagnostic testers/systems/specialty tools to include: Helmet Head-Up Display Unit Test Set; Combined Aircrew System Test Set; Electronic Radio Testers TS-4317 and TS-24/B; Quick draw and Suitcase Interrogators with UHF/Global Positioning Systems/Encryption technologies which interrogate Recovery Survival Radios; Night Vision Goggle Calibration 126 Tester which calibrates diopter settings/columniation/Goggle Gain and Drain; Infinity Focus Infrared 20/20 Tester; Optic Nitrogen Purge Kit Systems; Pressure Breathing Oxygen Flight Ensemble Test Set (TTU-529); Global Positioning Position Systems with Computer Program Interface; Multi-Meters with multiple ohm resistors; Micrometers; Precision Calipers, and Electrical Circuitry Test Consoles to ensure systems are calibrated to Technical Orders (T.O.'s) and factory specifications. Performs precision soldering on flexible circuit boards ensuring serviceability of Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, Helmet Mounted Display Units, Night Vision Goggles, Panoramic Night Vision Goggles, Electro-Optical Systems, and Recovery Survival Radios. Conducts in-depth and quality control inspections to diagnose the nature and extent of equipment malfunction and to determine whether equipment may be economically repaired or declared unserviceable. Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Performs inspections and recharges compressed oxygen and CO2 cylinders in excess of 1800 pounds per square inch. Performs required inspections and repair on all parachutes, survival equipment, flotation equipment, fabric leather, and rubber and aircrew personal flying equipment as prescribed in appropriate technical publications. Cleans, repairs, and packs complicated multiple personnel, cargo and deceleration parachutes. Operates, repairs and maintains sewing machines, punch presses and other related equipment. Inspects, cleans and tests safety belts and restraint harnesses. Performs technical order compliance and modifications on parachutes. Assists in scheduling and performance of technical order compliance and modifications on all other survival equipment. Conducts formal academic classroom and technical instruction for all pilots, aircrew, passengers (aircraft maintenance personnel, dignitaries, civilian search and rescue agencies, etc.) on: Global Survival, Combat Search and Rescue Training; Water Survival Training; High Risk Isolation (HRI); Ejection/Non-ejection Seat Egress Training; Emergency Parachute Procedural Descent Training, utilizing a state of the art virtual reality trainer; Aircrew Chemical Defense Equipment, utilizing the Aircrew Eye Respiratory Protection System (AERPS), which is an aircraft-integrated, self-contained oxygen and filtration system with aircraft-integrated electronics, communications and oxygen capabilities; Aircrew Chemical/Biological Control Area Decontamination procedures; and Aircrew Chemical Defense task qualification training. Incorporates Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) field instruction for pilots/aircrew members into all survival training. Utilizes Equipment and Financial Processing Systems. Orders Technical Orders (T.O.'s), receives/updates T.O. changes, files and distributes T.O.'s, performs inventories and checks, orders compliance and modification items, performs Interim Time Compliance Technical Order (ITCTO), Operational and Safety Supplement changes to all affected equipment, performs T.O. Familiarization, and records and documents appropriate forms. Inventories and monitors Precision Maintenance Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) equipment, prepares equipment for pick up and delivery, prepares appropriate documentation, coordinates with inspection or maintenance activities, picks up and drops off equipment, unloads and loads vehicle, performs acceptance inspection, and annotates equipment record. Manages, monitors, and conducts inventories of all Aircrew Flight Equipment munitions/ammunition assets, forecasts time change requirements, removes and installs all munitions, and transports via Military/Commercial Aircraft and/or vehicles. Maintains certification and remains proficient in handling, shipping, storing, and ordering multiple hazardous materials. Certifies, handles, and ships all required hazardous materials for operational contingencies on any type of military aircraft, commercial aircraft, and/or vehicles, which directly support Aircrew Flight Equipment. Manages a comprehensive Aircrew Flight Equipment mobility package required to sustain bare base operations under surge type conditions. Utilizes and monitors the Logistics Detail (LOGDET) Data-Base, ensuring all assets are properly loaded into the system for accuracy. May be required to perform additional duties such as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operation, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a team member on boards to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top General Experience is experience or training which demonstrates your knowledge of materials and equipment used in the line of work (helmets, torso harness assemblies, parachutes, survival equipment, oxygen masks, night vision goggles, etc.). Ability to understand written instructions and to use reference materials and manuals.

Specialized Experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

WG-05 - Experience or training which has demonstrated a basic knowledge of aviation life support equipment . Experience using common hand tools. Experience that demonstrates the ability to follow written instructions.

WG-08 - Experience or training which has demonstrated knowledge of aviation life support equipment. Experience reading and interpreting military manuals. Experience in supply procedures and property accountability.

WG-10 - Experience or training which has demonstrated knowledge of aviation life support equipment. Experience reading and interpreting military manuals. Experience in supply procedures and property accountability. Experience collecting information and presenting it to various sized groups. Experience in planning a functional shop maintenance program is essential.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on your rank. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

-- Knowledge and understanding of all aircrew flight equipment and chemical/biological defense equipment utilized by the units aircrew to ensure aircrew flight equipment/ components meet airworthiness criteria, operate within specified tolerances and in the proper sequence, and are mission ready to support the requirements of day-to-day operation as well as sustained critical combat operations.

-- Ability to inspect, test, calibrate, certify, evaluate, troubleshoot, disassemble, repair, overhaul, assemble, replace, as necessary, and issue life support parts and equipment.

-- Ability to install, remove, and inspect all aircrew flight equipment on the unit aircraft.

-- Ability to utilize a variety of complex, state of the art diagnostic testers/systems/specialty tools to test, troubleshoot, and repair all aircrew flight equipment utilized by the unit.

-- Ability to perform precision soldering on flexible circuit boards to repair/replace defective parts.

-- Ability and certification to plan, organize, develop, direct, implement, conduct, and evaluate formal academic classroom and technical instruction on a wide variety of life support topics to provide initial and recurring training for all aircrew and passengers.

-- Knowledge of and ability to utilize multiple computer main frame programs/data bases.

-- Knowledge of materials handling, inventorying, and supply procedures to store and maintain adequate supplies of aircrew flight function parts and equipment.

-- Knowledge of and certification in handling, shipping, storing, and ordering multiple hazardous materials to include munitions/ammunition assets.

-- Skill and ability in the operation of materials handling equipment utilized in receipt, storage, and shipment of the unit life support supplies and equipment.

-- Ability to plan unscheduled work when detailed specifications are not available and take measurements for articles of various shapes and sizes.

-- Knowledge of fabrication mathematics, to include fractions, equations, and plane measurements to make problematical calculations.

-- Expertise to fit items to spaces or locations with unique parameters, unusual shapes, or obstructions.

-- Thorough knowledge of all types of common fibers, blends, fabrics, and finishes to include a knowledge of performance and handling characteristics such as dimensional stability, abrasion resistance, and heat sensitivity, to select materials to meet particular needs.

-- Ability to substitute materials when the precise type or weight desired is not available.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following AFSC: 1T1X1, 2A7X4.

***Due to Grade Inversion, the maximum military grade for this position is Technical Sergeant (TSgt/E6).***

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing 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 eligibility and rating.

BENEFITS: Back to top 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.

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/retirement-services/

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION: - If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee , you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

- The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

- 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.

- Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.

- Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

- Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility and possibly being required to pay for an incentive you have received (recoupment), you should check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rules apply: - Incentive Termination with Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have not served at least six months of the incentive contract term. - Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have served at least six months of the incentive contract term.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top If you are a current member of the Alaska National Guard in any capacity, it must be indicated on your application/resume and questionnaire for determination of which area you will be considered as. National Guard and active military experience(s) must be fully described to include time frames, unit and rank.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 to receive consideration.

Applying Online:

- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

Applying via Fax:

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

- To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 890323 .

- Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

- Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf .

- Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Applying by mail or in person:

- Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

- Obtain and print a copy of the OPM 1203FX form, 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

- Submit your Form 1203FX form, your resume, and any supporting documents by mail or in person to:

Alaska National Guard HRO

Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK 99505
USA

Attention: Travis Doyle or Tiffany Hutchison

890323

- The complete Application Package must be postmarked, or date stamped by the Alaska Human Resources Office, no later than 1600 hrs on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: You must submit the following documents:

- Resume

- Questionnaire

- Any additional documentation you wish to submit for consideration

Your resume, curriculum vitae, 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 process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:

- Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.

Education:

- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)

- Job related certificates and licenses.

- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Travis L. Doyle
Phone: (907)428-6459
Email: TRAVIS.L.DOYLE.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Alaska National Guard HRO
Camp Denali Bldg 49000 RM D-209
PO Box 5800
Fort Richardson, AK
99505
USA

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