AIRCRAFT MECHANIC - Military Membership Required
Department of the Air Force - Fort Richardson, AK

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Ready for a great outdoors adventure? Join the Alaska National Guard today! You'll serve your community, your state and your country. As an Alaska National Guardsman, you may be involved in community efforts, responding to wildfires, earthquakes, or even rescue missions. It may also include deploying overseas or even partnering with foreign forces. So, what does the Alaska National Guard do? Whatever is needed, wherever it is needed. Join us today!

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Incentives may be available. Payment of such incentives will be made IAW current Alaska HRO Policy. Incentives are subject to funding availability, superior qualifications as determined by selecting supervisors, quality/recency of experience, and pool of qualified candidates.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Air National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-642-6228.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:

Area 1 = AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, excepted or competitive civil service currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 2 = All Traditional Guard or Active Guard Reserves (AGR) members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 3 = All others who are eligible to become member of the Alaska Air National Guard.

PDCN: D1366

Selecting Supervisor: Gary Swan
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Alaska Air National Guard membership is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
  • Bargaining Unit: Bargaining
  • Selectee must verify U.S. employment eligibility using Form I-9
  • Selectee is subject to Entrance on Duty (EOD) physical to include audiogram

DUTIES: Performs inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft, and inspects aircraft to include periodic, phase, hourly, preflight, post flight, thru-flight and special inspections such as fuel contamination, emergency equipment, and oil sampling. Inspects and performs functional checks such as landing gear retraction and operation checks on hydraulic, electrical, pressurization, lubrication, de-icing, vacuum, induction and exhaust systems. Installs equipment such as external tanks, hoists and pylons. Troubleshoots and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned and transient aircraft, utilizing various gauges, meters, measuring devices and other related test equipment. Removes and replaces aircraft components such as control surfaces, engines, constant speed drive, engine mounted gear boxes, wing fuel tanks or cells, landing gear mechanisms, wheels, brakes, and tires. Services oil, fluid, fuel, hydraulic, and oxygen systems. Adjusts and maintains installed equipment. Removes and replaces working or inoperative parts and elements. Performs operator maintenance on aircraft installed auxiliary power units. Meets and de-briefs the aircrew on the status of the aircraft. Launches and recovers assigned and transient aircraft to include those on alert status. Inspects for conditions such as oil, fuel, hydraulic leaks; damaged tires; and loose panels, which would make the aircraft unsafe for flight. May be required to perform user and organizational level maintenance on assigned support equipment including inspection, repair, modification and corrosion prevention. Inventories, controls, stores and repairs equipment for assigned aircraft. Accomplishes and reviews all non-powered AGE and equipment records relating to assigned equipment. Instructs, directs and assigns maintenance repair tasks to drill status guardsmen. Observes work and ensures compliance with standard procedures and applicable technical publications. Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Ensures that material and equipment are properly stored, protected, maintained, and secured. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations such as MEI, ORI, IG and UE inspections, mobility and command support exercises. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: General Experience is experience or training which 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 is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

WG-05 is experience or training in the use of common hand tools in making repetitive mechanical repairs under close supervision. Experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the simpler and routing duties of the trade.

WG-08 is experience or training in the use of common hand tools to make mechanical repairs. Experience removing and installing aircraft parts, components and accessories with detailed guidance. Experience in following detailed instructions in making routine, reoccurring repairs and modifications to aircraft parts, subassemblies and components, e.g. such as jacking and leveling aircraft, installing and adjusting engines, landing gear assemblies, instrument panels, and flight control systems.

WG-10 is 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.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Your experience will be evaluated on the basis of duties performed. Your record of experience and/or training must show possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position:

- Knowledge of the makeup, operation and installation of a variety of systems, assemblies, and surfaces.

- Knowledge of types and extent of adjustments and alignments.

- Skill in the removal, replacement and adjustment of various systems, assemblies, surfaces or any of their components and parts.

- Skill in connecting, meshing and adjusting surfaces, assemblies, and systems with one another.

- Knowledge and skill in using precision test equipment, technical data, schematics, wiring diagrams, mathematical formulas, common hand tools, jigs, templates, and various gauges.

- Knowledge of and skill in repairing, rebuilding, or overhauling aircraft systems and major components.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Air National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in one of the following AFSCs: 2A3XX, 2A5XX .

DESIREABLE: C-17 HSC experience.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other 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 score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and 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.

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

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

3. 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.

4. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.

5. Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

6. Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program : If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility and possibly being required to pay for an incentive you have received (recoupment), you should check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rules apply: - Incentive Termination with Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have not served at least six months of the incentive contract term. - Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have served at least six months of the incentive contract term.

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