Department of the Air Force - Pensacola, 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)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Hourly $24.58 to $28.72

DUTIES: Back to top · The primary purpose of this position is to inspect, repair, maintain, adjust, troubleshoot, modify, and perform final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems on T-1, T-6, T-37, T-37 and T-43 aircraft.
· Performs troubleshooting on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components.
· Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles major aircraft systems, their assemblies and components.
· Performs aircraft scheduled and unscheduled aircraft system inspections; Performs flight line and ground handling operations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; (e.g. WG- 8852 , AIRCRAFT MECHANIC HRCD-6 dated 01/1999 ). Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which they are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The screen out element for this position is Ability To Do The Work Of an AIRCRAFT MECHANIC Without More Than Normal Supervision

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:

1. Knowledge of the T-1, T-6, T-37, T-38, or T43 aircraft makeup, operation, installation, and adjustment of a variety major interrelated and/or integrated aircraft system, subsystems, and assemblies such as fuel and hydraulic systems, flight control systems, instrumentation systems, engines, landing gear assemblies, airframe, and control surfaces. Skill in electing and using standard and specialized tools and test equipment including fixtures, templates, scales, test stands, and external power sources. Ability to remove and install a variety of aircraft parts, accessories, components in proper sequence. One (1) year in at least three (3) years performing as an aircraft mechanic on T-1, T-6, T-37, or T-43 aircraft is highly desirable.

2. Comprehensive knowledge of a wide variety of parts, components, subsystems, and assemblies such as jet engine, hydraulic, electrical, ejection seats, canopy and landing gear system, or similar self-contained systems. Ability to rig, function test, or troubleshoot systems; determine when they are operating properly or whether portions of the system should be repaired or replaced; and the type and extent of adjustment and alignment needed. Knowledge of aircraft ground functional test procedures including engine run-up test and monitoring. Skill in reading and understanding data and setting from cockpit instruments and gauges. Ability to read and interpret instructions, specifications and a variety of technical data such as schematic diagrams, blue prints, technical orders, etc. to troubleshoot and repair various systems malfunctions. Knowledge of supply procedures, the publication order system, and documentation procedures. Ability to perform as Task Oriented (TOT) to provide FTD type training to other personnel.

3. Knowledge of Red X inspection procedures for assigned aircraft and the ability to evaluate work, which has placed aircraft in Red X status.

4. Aircraft ground handling knowledge to include proper-tower radio operations and procedures; towing characteristics of assigned aircraft including landing gear, safety pins, wing locks, braking systems and tying-down and grounding methods; procedures for safely refueling and de-fueling aircraft and the ability to safely refuel and de-fuel aircraft. Ability to operate 20-ton crane and crash recovery equipment to safely remove damaged aircraft from active runways and other airfield areas.

5. Knowledge of safety requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, tech orders and other guidelines. Knowledge of tool, equipment, materials accounting, and security procedures.

6. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, make legible entries on maintenance related documents, and to use computer terminals to maintain records and document actions. Ability to maintain and perform in a fast paced high tempo environment under noisy and sometimes very warm conditions and to work and interact with others in a business-like manner.

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.


1. Have to obtain, or maintain a valid driver’s license. Must pass aircraft towing procedures test. . Must acquire and maintain Red X inspection certification

2. Must pass flight line vehicle operations test. May be required to pass test on operators of 20-ton crash/rescue crane. May be required to obtain and maintain aircraft engine run-up certification

3. Must hold or pass certification for flight control and canopy rigging.

4. Performs Foreign Object (FO) inspections and PO walks in accordance with established regulations and procedures.


May be required to travel TDY as directed by management, sometimes on short notice, traveling by military or commercial aircraft, or any other designated means.

6. May be required to participate in contingency situations real world or exercise, as directed. Performs all other related duties as directed.

7. Cannot be color blind to colors used for runway operations (red, green, and white).

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 Friday, February 22, 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 840608 . 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. · 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.

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here :
· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, 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.

Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
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Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
212 Lucasik Avenue

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