FUEL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS MECHANIC
Department of the Air Force - Malmstrom AFB, MT

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This position is in the Air Force Global Strike Command.

The mission of the Air Force Global Strike Command is to develop and provide safe, secure and credible combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders. 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)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This is the designated drug testing position

DUTIES: Back to top · The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, inspect, install, repair, replace, and modify liquid fuel storage and distribution systems and their electrical components, water, sewer and natural gas distribution systems and their electrical components, as well as fire suppression systems.
· Performs all phases of liquid fuel system and component maintenance including preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and modification.
· Troubleshoots and repairs problems in the electrical components of water, sewage, natural gas, fire suppression and fuel distribution systems.
· Maintains, repairs, and tests a variety of complex equipment and systems involving new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment such as water distribution pumps, water treatment systems, chemical dispensers, electronic and mechanical altitude valves, sewage lift station pumps, fire suppression systems, natural gas distribution system components, water closets, faucets, and backflow prevention assemblies.
· Troubleshoots/inspects high- pressure piping systems and equipment and determines need for modification and/or repair to insure proper and safe operation.
· Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; (e.g. WG-4255-10, dated SEP 1991). 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 THE POSITION 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 various utility systems and equipment such as water, fuel, fire suppression, natural gas distribution systems, and backflow prevention assemblies.

2. Skill in installing, modifying, and repairing new and existing water, fuels, fire suppression, natural gas systems and equipment with little or no supervision.

3. Skill in using and maintaining tools and equipment such as rules, levels, plumb bobs, dividers, various gauges and meters, various drain cleaning devices, hydrostatic pumps, and torches.

4. Knowledge of safety regulations, procedures, and practices.

5. Skill in calibration of water and fuel dispensing systems and techniques used to measure, cut, thread, join, and fit piping and tubing.

6. Ability to analyze deficiencies and diagnose malfunctions of system components such as automatic control valves, backflow prevention assemblies, pumps, flow meters, etc.

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. Shift work may be required.

2. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays.

3. The work may require that the employee be certified in the use of a respirator.

4. The work may require that the employee be certified or able to be certified as qualified for entry into hazardous permit required confine spaces for inspection, cleaning, and repair.

5. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.

6. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

7. A pre-employment physical is required. Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.

8. In accordance with State law, incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a Montana State Water Distribution 2A license (Administrative Rules of Montana 37-42-102 MCA).

9. In accordance with Federal law incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain an American Backflow Prevention license, or equivalent. (AFI 32-1066-14 and Public Law 93-523).

10. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

Physical Effort

Performs work that involves frequent bending, reaching, crouching, kneeling, crawling, stooping, standing, arm movement, and climbing. Sometimes must work in awkward, tiring, or uncomfortable positions, or cramped areas. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up pa1ts and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts items weighing over 50 pounds using jacks, hoists, or helpers. May be required to make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms and to enter bulk storage tanks through tank manholes 24 inches in diameter.

Working Conditions

Work is perfo1med inside and outside and may be subject to extreme heat and cold and hard, damp floors or surfaces. Work is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. May be required to make installations and repairs outside during inclement weather. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, strains, bruises, bums, infections, and skin abrasions. Subject to skin irritation from fuels and oils; exposure to noxious fumes or toxic vapors; and danger of fire, explosion, electrical shock, and asphyxiation. Occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones. May be subject to claustrophobic conditions and the wearing of cumbersome breathing equipment when performing periodic cleaning of the interior of bulk storage tanks. Works around machinery or moving parts. May wear and use uncomfortable protective clothing and safety devices such as protective eyeglasses, ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, respirators, and gloves 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: 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 843390. 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

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: AFPC RSC
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: (800)382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
341 FSS/FSMC
7215 Goddard Dr Bldg 1191 Rm 123
MALSTROM AFB, MT
59402-6857

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