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)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This is a designated drug testing position

DUTIES: Back to top · The primary purpose of this position is t o perform work and lead employees assigned to the Heavy Repair, Structures Element (CEOHS). Provides structural maintenance, repair, locksmith and sign support of facilities, real property and real property installed equipment. Work involves construction, repair, and modifying structural systems and wooden, masonry, metal, and concrete buildings, and the ability to fabricate and repair components of buildings, utility systems, and real property equipment.
· Requires knowledge of welding, carpentry, locksmithing, and sign support.
· Serves as work leader to military and civilian workers on proper techniques, methods and procedures. Trains, guides, and demonstrates proper work methods to lower grade or lesser experienced military and civilian workers in the aspects related to the Heavy Repair, Structures Element career field.
· Plans and lays out welding assignments from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, and work orders. Develops patterns, lays out, cuts, forms, joins, assembles and installs items which have combined straight, curved or irregular curved planes.
· Installs, inspects, maintains and repairs hangar, overhead, blast, roll-up, personnel and vault doors. Maintains, repairs and installs locking devices .
· Independently applies skilled methods, techniques, and advanced shop mathematics to construct, install, repair, and modify a wide variety of structures.
· Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing safety practices and procedures, and complying with established safety rules and regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; (e.g. WL-4749, Maintenance Mechanic 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.


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 safety regulations, practices, and procedures, to include environmental standards and requirements.

2. Knowledge of carpentry methods and techniques and precision carpentry equipment; standard mechanical locking devices and safes; and knowledge of a wide range of welding principles, processes, and techniques and how various metals and metal alloys react to welding processes.

3. Knowledge of advanced shop mathematics to plan, compute, and lay out more complex and exact projects; and of regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.

4. Skill in formulating plans, patterns, and templates involving straight and curved edges or irregular curves, angles and planes; in layout and pattern development in fabricating complex items from a variety of materials such as galvanized or stainless steel, black iron, aluminum, and alloys; in using and maintaining a variety of metal and welding tools, equipment, and measuring instruments.

5. Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and technical specifications.

6. Skill in using, setting-up, operating, and maintaining a variety of woodworking and metal working power and hand tools/equipment; constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying wood structures; and in interpreting complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, and building codes.

7. Ability to produce finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions, and acceptable performance.

8. Ability to plan and organize work assignments to include determining resources required to accomplish mission.

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 : · Must be able to obtain within 1 year or have previous or current General Services Administration safe inspection certification.
· Must be able to obtain within 1 year or have previous or current SAE-AMS-STD-1595 6G welding certification.
· Shift work may be required.
· Employee may be required to work extended or uncommon duty hours, to include evenings and weekends and may be subject to recall.
· The work requires the incumbent to drive a motor vehicle. A valid state driver’s license must be obtained and maintained for the position.
· May be required to be certified for working with/and or removing hazardous materials.
· Incumbents are required to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance as a condition of employment.
· May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties.
· This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
Physical Effort

Work encompasses strenuous physical exertion which includes; climbing up and down ladders and scaffolds; working in cramped and awkward positions while installing items; and reaching, lifting and bending while using hand and powered tools in uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Weight lifted seldom exceeds 50 pounds. Uses hand and power tools and equipment that my require standing and holding tools in uncomfortable positions for extended periods. The work requires considerable bending, kneeling and stooping. On-site work typically requires crawling, climbing on ladders, scaffolds, and roof tops. Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes required when handling heavy and bulky materials such as sheets of plywood and other construction materials. May lift and move materials up to 40 pounds, unassisted, and occasionally lift or move heavier items with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.

Working Conditions

Works both inside and outside and is subject to a moderate amount of noise and vibrations from the shop machines. When working outside is subject to a variety of weather conditions. Subject to cuts, bruises, falls and burns. Is exposed to fumes, heat, flying sparks, the glare of torches, ultraviolet radiation, and heated materials. Shop areas normally have adequate lighting and ventilation. Required to wear safety glasses when performing eye hazardous operations. Works in shops and at job sites. In shops, is exposed to moderate high noise levels from operating machinery, sawdust in the air, glue fumes, and hazards associated with woodworking and related power equipment. At job sites, may be exposed to weather conditions and hazards of working on and around scaffolds and ladders and subject to cuts, bruises, and contusions. May work in confined areas such as crawl spaces and attics which may be dusty and dirty. Uses protective devices such as ear plugs, safety glasses, respirators, and gloves.

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 Thursday, February 21, 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 842621. 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.

Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: (800)382-0893
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Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
7215 Goddard Dr Bldg 1191 Rm 123

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