Aircraft Mechanic
Department of the Army - Sandston, VA

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JOIN THE VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD AND SERVE YOUR NATION, YOUR STATE, AND YOUR COMMUNITY!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

This position is located in the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) or Army Aviation Flight Activity (AAFA) with responsibility for the performance of the full range of aircraft maintenance duties including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, repair, and ground testing of assemblies, systems, and surfaces for one or more types of military aircraft, fixed and rotary wing.

DUTY LOCATION : Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF), Sandston, VA 23150

EMPLOYMENT STATUS : Excepted Service Male/Female Enlisted (NTE E7/SFC)

WHO CAN APPLY:
GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted (NTE E7/SFC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.

MILITARY CRITERIA: Applicant must be qualified and eligible for award of an MOS as follows: CMF: 15, 91, 92, 94; MOS: 68W

MILITARY ASSIGNMENT : Applicant selected for this military technician position must occupy a military assignment in the Virginia Army National Guard that ensures proper grade, unit, and MOS prior to placement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
You must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment
Must meet the education/specialized experience--See Qualifications Section DUTIES:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on assigned aircraft to include phase inspection, daily inspections, pre and post flight inspections and such special inspections as required, including fuel contamination checks, oil sampling, and inspection of onboard emergency equipment. Conducts checks on hydraulic, electrical, transmission, power systems, etc. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft. Performs the full range of repair and testing of aircraft systems, assemblies, and surfaces. Using a variety of methods involving test equipment, visual checks, and instruments, diagnoses and identifies problem areas and determines the extent of repairs required. Installs, aligns, and makes needed adjustments to major components and assemblies such as engines, propeller/rotors, transmissions, hydraulic systems, etc., assisting specialists as required. Conducts ground functional tests of all aircraft systems. Inspects for conditions such as oil, fuel, and hydraulic leaks, cut lines, tires and loose panels. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience or training that has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification. Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure completion of critical actions and optimum workflow. Must have the ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Selectee may be subject to a one-year probationary/trial period.
  • Possess or be able to acquire and maintain a Secret security clearance. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For additional information and some highlights visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp .

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp .

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp .

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step-parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/ .

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp and http://www.opm.gov/retire_jobseekers.asp .

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please DO NOT send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, YOU MUST apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs

CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE WITHOUT REGARD TO SEX, AGE, OR HANDICAP (EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY MILITARY REGULATIONS), RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR MEMBERSHIP/NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION...RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the virgina National Guard, please visit our website at Virginia National Guard Homepage Virginia National Guard Homepage .

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