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.
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:
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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 will not be paid
Military AFSC and Grade: 2A651/E5
Obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
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Performs troubleshooting on a variety of complete operational aircraft reciprocating or gas turbine engines in aircraft on the flight line, or rebuilt or modified engines in test cells.
Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles aircraft engines, their assemblies, and components.
Uses a variety of test equipment, hand, and power tools.
Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work area; certifies work produced under the USAF Technical Order Program.
Removes or installs entire propulsion systems from/on aircraft working as a member or leader of an engine change team; maintain/operate test cell and hush house.
THE HOURLY RATE FOR THIS POSITION IS: $24.14-$28.22
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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 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 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 do the Work as an Aircraft Mechanic of the Position without more than Normal Supervision (Screen out).
2. Knowledge of the installation, operation, and repair of gas turbine or reciprocating aircraft engines and accessory systems;
Knowledge of engine repair practices to identify and correctly choose between alternative methods and trade techniques, adapt accepted repair procedures to new or unfamiliar engines or accessory systems, to anticipate required tools and parts, and to set up the work area.
4. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures; knowledge of documentation procedures; knowledge of USAF Technical Order Program and its certification procedures.
5. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as vibration analyzers, pyrometers, engine analyzers, engine diagnostic computer systems , data transfer sets, and test benches; skill in the interpretation and use of technical orders, manufacturers manuals, engine records, maintenance bulletins, and other technical information.
6. Ability to troubleshoot engine malfunctions, interpret trouble reports or observed instrument readings, appearances, etc., make a tentative diagnosis; select needed tools and test equipment; and disassemble the engine or accessory system to locate the defect; ability to repair and rework engine parts and components and replace accessories such as portions of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
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.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
1. May be required to work overtime, rotating shifts, uncommon tours, weekends, etc. May be required to obtain special certification training (i.e. Red X, engine run, etc.) and security clearance.
2. Incumbent may be required to travel in military or commercial aircraft when TDY is necessary and to support Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) contingencies. May be required to performs other related duties and shop details, as assigned.
. This is a drug testing designated position. Incumbent will be subject to random testing.
4. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements as required by AFRCI 36-114, para 1 and 2, and as noted in AFRCPAM 36-113, para 2.2 and 2.6. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA). The incumbents regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.
5. May be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary /permanent duty assignments.
The work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, and reach. Frequently handles items weighing up to 10 pounds, and often lift and carry assemblies weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoists, hand trucks, lifts, and other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items. May be required to climb steps and ladders and stand on slippery or inclined surfaces.
Work is performed in clean, well lighted, and well ventilated production areas. May work outside or inside in areas that are drafty, cold, hot, and noisy, such as aircraft hangars. Stands on concrete or hard composition floors for long periods of time. Frequently exposed to grease and solvents, to noise from jet engines, drills and hammers, and to the
possibility of cuts and abrasions from handling tools. Occasionally exposed to shop/flight line hazards.
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.
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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government -
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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,
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click
To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8
or above on the rating criteria for this position.
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
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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.
: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
HOW TO APPLY:
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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
be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Monday, April 01, 2013
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2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
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Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.
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The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
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
- 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.
SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
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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.
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