Department of the Air Force - Beale AFB, CA

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to

fly, fight



…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values --

integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.



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).



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 position may be designated as a key position IAW AFI 36-507.

Must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.

A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

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$25.26 to $29.46 per hour.

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, and modify a variety of heavy duty vehicles and mobile equipment which have utility systems or special hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, or electronic systems, features or controls, designed for such purposes as construction, combat, earth moving, firefighting, and comparable industrial or special applications.

Troubleshoots hard-to-locate problems, identifies defects and causes of mechanical problems to determine type and extent of necessary repairs to a variety of heavy mobile vehicles and equipment.

Repairs, overhauls, and rebuilds a variety of heavy mobile equipment/vehicles. Conducts functional and performance tests using a wide variety of test procedures and equipment on completed work assignments.

Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains safe and clean work environment.



on heavy mobile equipment, systems, and vehicles and on automotive repair work done on a variety of vehicles such as sedans, station wagons, buses, light and heavy duty trucks, tractor trailers, road graders, earth moving equipment, aircraft towing tractors, fuel servicing trucks, fire trucks, and base maintenance equipment.

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Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; WG-5803, Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic, dated January, 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: the 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:

Knowledge of heavy mobile equipment assembly, installation, and repair, i.e., bulldozers, road graders, power shovels, mobile cranes, fire truck, refuelers and other specialty equipment.

Knowledge of technical practices


order to repair/overhaul major


i.e., diesel, multi-fuel, and gasoline


automatic and manual transmissions, multi-gear

assemblies, and a variety of positioning systems.

Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

Skill in using measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers dynamometers, exhaust analyzers, vacuum and

fuel pump testers, injector testers, ignition timers, ammeters, and ohmmeters.

Skill in troubleshooting mechanical problems, analyzing malfunctions, and determining the extent of repairs necessary. Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, and modify a variety of heavy

mobile vehicles and equipment without more than normal supervision.

Ability to interpret instructions, technical


illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to make repairs and modifications.

Ability to use and maintain hand and or power tools and equipment required to do the work of heavy mobile equipment mechanic. Ability to conduct


and document corrective

actions required.



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.



May require certification for servicing and maintaining automotive air conditioning systems.

Must receive training on the handling and disposition of hazardous waste.

As required, trains and/or guides lower grade personnel.

May be required to work an unusual tour of duty.

May be required to work overtime in support of base operations or contingencies.

May be subject to recall during exercises, emergencies and contingencies.

This position may be designated as a key position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position may be locally determined to be essential to accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

Works in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods. The work requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching. Works on top of, under, and in tight compartments, performing strenuous work while in cramped or awkward positions. Frequently lifts and carries items unassisted weighing up to 40 pounds and often exerts similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies, and equipment. Frequently lifts and moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes. May work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights.

Works both inside and outside. When inside, is frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, and noise that is difficult to talk above. When outside, is exposed to inclement weather conditions. Worker is exposed to irritations and discomfort from dust, heat, and fumes. Worker is subject to cuts, burns, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and injuries from falls. Follows prescribed safety practices and uses safety equipment such as ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use and must be worn for long periods of time.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

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 -



for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

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


for more information.


: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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.


: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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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

Wednesday, January 30, 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


for the required cover page.

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. Fax your documents to



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.



for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to


. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

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



Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources


modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


Online Application




  • 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




Eligibility Documentation,

SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

If you are faxing any documents, click


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



Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center

550 C Street W Ste 57

Randolph AFB,


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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force...