Department of the Air Force - McConnell AFB, KS

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This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. They are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserves. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position & unit) on their application.

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)
  • The Government’s most important asset is its people
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be a current member of the AF Reserves or willing/qualified to join
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • Military AFSC and grade: 2A771/E6
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

DUTIES: Back to top · Performs administrative supervisory duties over the journey level mechanics in the section no more than 25 percent of the time.
· Manufactures parts and items from castings, forgings, weldments, stock of metals, alloys, and other fabrications, following detailed drawings and/or specifications for the material to be used and design of the end item.
· Controls tools; performs various welding assignments.
· Overhauls, machines, and repairs various types and sizes of aircraft parts and equipment.
· Ensures compliance and practice of security directives, good safety, and health habits in all work areas; certifies work produced under the USAF Technical Order Program.
THE HOURLY RATE FOR THIS POSITION FOR: is $ 26.36-$30.79 per hr

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

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. Ability to Work with Minimum Supervision (Screen out Element)

2. Ability to measure and lay out materials, tools, steps, etc., needed to perform assignments; ability to apply technical practices in the performance of assigned work; ability to use mechanical shop drawings; ability to use hand tools for machine shop; ability to use machine drawings, technical manuals, and similar guides.

3. Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials accounting and security and ability to operate machine tools; knowledge of and skill in applying the full range of conventional and/or numerically controlled machining principles, processes, and techniques, in addition to welding procedures; knowledge of operating characteristics and design of a wide range of aircraft equipment; knowledge of safety and security requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations and technical

4. Knowledge of the nature and properties of metals required for work to be performed; Knowledge of how numerous metals, metal alloys and other materials react to different machine tools and processes and techniques; knowledge of USAF Technical Order Program and its procedures; knowledge of applicable personnel, manpower, time, and attendance, and budgeting instructions, guidelines, and requirements.

5. Skill in planning work sequences; skill in operating a wide variety of conventional and/or NC machine tools; skill in using measuring instruments to maintain precise dimensions; s kill in repairing, welding, and machining a wide variety of aircraft components, parts, and non-powered AGE equipment; skill in setting up and operating various machine tools used in the machinist trade to manufacture or re-machine aircraft components and parts; skill in aligning and making fit-up when reassembling aircraft components and non-powered AGE equipment.

6. Ability to lay out reference points, lines, dimensions, and angles using shop mathematics and handbook formulas; ability to select and set up welding equipment, machine tools, and cutting tools; ability to perform precision handwork to fit, finish, and assemble machined parts and equipment; ability to follow budgeting directives, instructions, and procedures; ability to clean work area and/or job site upon completion of work.

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. Performs other related duties as assigned. Must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft. May be required to work in shifts. May be required to work overtime. May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Must be certified for welding both aerospace and non-aerospace equipment under USAF technical orders and regulations.

2. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA). The incumbent's regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. May be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.


Works in tiring positions for prolonged periods. The work requires frequent standing, bending, stooping, crouching, and arm movement. Some work may be occasionally performed in cramped areas, on temporary platforms, or overhead. The employee frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally lifts heavier

items with assistance.


Works in machine shop areas or other enclosed areas which are sometimes noisy, dirty, or unheated. The employee is exposed to eye, skin, nose, and lung irritations from coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds, and to possible injuries and burns from flying metal chips, abrasive particles, and hot metal. The employee is also frequently exposed to the possibility of receiving cuts and serious injuries to hands and fingers from accidents while operating machines. To minimize or eliminate the effects of some of these conditions, the machinist follows numerous safety practices and wears or uses various protective devices such as machine tool shields, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, face shields, hearing protection devices, and respirators. These devices may be uncomfortable and may be worn for long periods of time.

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: Air Reserve Technician (ART) Positions : For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212.

Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the “Verification of Military Experience and Training Web Site” to obtain this information, click here

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8 0 or above on the rating criteria for this 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 843483 . 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.
· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

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: 800-3890893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
McConnell AFB
53147 Kansas Street Ste 102
Wichita , KS

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