Department of the Air Force - Reno, NV

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152 OSF


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

Persons with an INDEFINITE status:
[1] Must meet all military membership and compatibility requirements.

[2] Do not acquire permanent status.

[3] Do not serve a trial period.

[4] Are in Tenure Group III for Reduction in Force purposes.

[5] Separated when no longer needed and preceded by a 30-day advance written notice.

[6] Are entitled to retirement and insurance (life and health) benefits.

This is an indefinite position funded through the current fiscal year (FY) (30 Sep 13).
Position may be extended pending FY14 funding.

This position is located in the Air crew Flight Equipment Function, Air Operations Division. The position provides diagnostic, analytical, calibration, investigative research, troubleshooting, in-depth inspections, quality control inspections,certification, testing, evaluation, and maintenance or overhaul of all Air crew Flight Equipment and air crew chemical defense equipment. Provides formal academic classroom and technical instruction to all pilots/air crew on all initial and continuation instruction to ensure air crew survival ability under peacetime or combat operations. Responds and participates as an Air Force aircraft mishap board representative in investigating flight support equipment failures/malfunctions associated with mishaps .


Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
Ref: Title 32 USC 709 for competitive and excepted employees DUTIES:

(1) Ensures all aircrew flight equipment meets strict air worthiness 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.

(a) 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 and 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 lifesaving survival components to include Personnel Recovery Survival Radios within stalled 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. Responsible for inspecting,repairing and packing personnel, deceleration, and cargo drop parachutes, life rafts and life vests.

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Ensures material and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained.

(f) Performs inspections and recharges compressed oxygen and CO2 cylinders in excess of 1800 pounds per square inch.Exposed to extremely high level of noise when performing maintenance on oxygen and CO2 cylinders.

(g) 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. .

(h) Cleans, repairs, and packs complicated multiple personnel, cargo and deceleration parachutes. Inspects and determines asset serviceability according to comprehensive technical inspections.

(i) Operates, repairs and maintains sewing machines, punch presses and other related equipment. Inspects, cleans and tests safety belts and restraint harnesses.

(j) Performs technical order compliance and modifications on parachutes.

(2) 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. The incumbent plans, organizes, develops,directs, implements, evaluates, and conducts SERE Training activities. Utilizes curriculum, functional structure,and procedures for SERE and Code of Conduct Training (CoCT).

(3) Utilizes, maintains, and updates multiple computer main frame programs/data bases to analyze, troubleshoot, schedule, and maintain inspection and accountability reports/documentation on all air crew/aircraft life support and aircrew chemical-biological defense equipment.

(4) Utilizes Equipment and Financial Processing Systems. Reviews Allowance Source Codes and Fed log and initiates and sends supply documents.

(5) 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.

(6) 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.

(7) 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.

(8) Maintains certification and remains proficient in handling, shipping,storing, and ordering multiple hazardous materials.

(9) Manages a comprehensive Aircrew Flight Equipment mobility package required to sustain bare base operations under surge type conditions.
(10) 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. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:


WG - E xperience or training which demonstrates the
applicants knowledge of materials
and equipment used in the line of work (helmets, torso harness assemblies,
parachutes, survival equipment). Ability
to understand written instructions and to use reference materials and manuals.

Specialized Experience

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.
EXCEPTED, Enlisted, E4 - E6

Compatible Military Specialty: 1POX1

REQUIRED: Secret Security Clearance


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 occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and 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 rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Be prepared to address the following questions or statements on the assessment questionnaire:

1. Ability to utilize a variety of complex state of the art diagnostic testers/systems/specialty tools to include: Night Vision Goggle Calibration 126A Tester, Optic Nitrogen Purge Kit Systems; Pressure Breathing Oxygen Flight Ensemble Test Set; Multi-Meters with multiple ohm resistors and Electrical Circuitry Test Consoles to ensure systems are within Technical Orders (T.O.'s) specs.

2. Ability to interpret technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams and schematics to make repairs and modifications.

3. Ability to conduct in-depth and quality control inspections to diagnose the nature and extent of equipment malfunction and to determine whither equipment may be economically repaired or declared unserviceable.

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Wear of the appropriate military uniform and maintaining standards of conduct and appearance are mandatory. Additionally, the selectee agrees to attend all Unit Training Assemblies and Annual Training with his/her unit of assignment.
Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.
IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.
IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States .
Member agrees to initiate Direct Deposit Action for payroll checks.
Acceptance of a military technician position will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. An initial payment received less than 180 days from the start of any technician tour, WILL be recouped. This does not apply to temporary technician assignments of less than 180 days. This does not affect GI Bill eligibility.
No PCS funds are available.
Grade inversion is not permitted.

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