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Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic (Military Requirement)

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Air Force
Applicant must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at . Permanent Full Time
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy Air Reserve Technician positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
Due to administrative error, this announcement was inadvertently identifying Seymour Johnson AFB, NC as the location in lieu of Elmendorf AFB, AK. Therefore, this announcement will be closing as of 11/21/2014 and will be re-announced under SEU-15-0166. If you wish to apply, please apply under new announcement.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL UPCOMING LIKE POSITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. CERTIFICATES MAY BE ESTABLISHED AND USED FOR 90 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
The Government's most important asset is its people.
Must Be a United States Citizens Military AFSC and Rank : 2W171/TSgt Incentives will not be offered. Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Air Reserve Technician (ART) position; to verify and analyze malfunctions, troubleshoot, calibrate, modify, test, align, inspect, repair, configure, deconfigure, and load assigned integrated weapons delivery systems; and to provide training to reservists in the accomplishment of tasks set forth herein.
Incumbent of this position will provide the following duties:
Troubleshoot integrated weapons systems, electronic and electromechanical components, subassemblies and test equipment to determine nature of malfunction and corrective actions required.
Perform maintenance repair, inspection, fabrication and modification of integrated weapons systems electronic and electro-mechanical components and their subassemblies.
Perform alignment and calibration of integrated weapons systems components, subassemblies and associated test equipment.
Remove/install integrated weapons systems electronic components, and sub assemblies into aircraft, alternate mission equipment, and associated test equipment.
Perform pretest, operational, functional, and final testing of integrated weapons systems electronic component, AME and their subassemblies.
A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have had experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience.
(ELEMENT A) --Ability to Do the Work of the an Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic Without More Than Normal Supervision. What work can you do by yourself without the help of a boss or supervisor? Give examples of the kinds of instructions your supervisor gives when you start a task. Tell about experience you have had that shows you can work on the basis of your own judgment (Screening Element). (ELEMENT B) --Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment--List the hand tools, power tools, specialized tools, and related support equipment that you have used and give brief examples of the work performed with each. (ELEMENT C) --Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, Etc.--List the kinds of equipment you have had to assemble; make; install; test; or repair. Give examples of the work you performed on the equipment such as assemble; disassemble; install; test; maintain; repair; troubleshoot; calibrate; modify; and design. (ELEMENT F) --Technical Practices--Give examples of your work experience that required inventing new methods to do tasks that could not be done in regular ways. State trade theory or technical principles you are familiar with which must be understood to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Give examples of work you have performed which required knowledge and experience in new and up-to-date trade practices. Also, give examples of your work, which required precise timing, accurate dimensions, or precise fit. ( ELEMENT I) --Use of Test Equipment or Measuring Instruments--List the measuring instruments and/or test equipment that you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each. (ELEMENT J) --Troubleshooting--Give examples of your experience troubleshooting equipment. Show the extent to which you had to understand the entire system to isolate the problem. Tell extent of danger to equipment if incorrectly handled while troubleshooting. Give examples of the more difficult troubleshooting you have done. (ELEMENT K) --Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications (including Blueprints), Etc.--What kind of instructions, specification or directives have you had to interpret? Be sure to describe experience in interpreting new instructions or specifications concerning changes in operational procedures. How frequent were changes? On what jobs did you have to interpret manufacturers' guides, catalogues, technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, charts or maps? Give examples of the more difficult instructions, etc. you had to interpret.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Job Elements for the position listed under "Qualifications Required" and quality categories as shown below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organization (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualified applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the Job Elements required for this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) May be required to work uncommon tours of duty. (3) May be required to perform expedite/dispatcher duties. (4) This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. (5) Work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle, operate crane, truck or tractor. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required. (6) Work requires moderate to strenuous effort. Must stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb, and crawl. Frequently handles items weighing up to 80 pounds, and occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Hoist hand trucks, lifts, or other employees are available to assist when handling heavy or awkward items. (7) Work is performed in clean well lighted, and well-ventilated production areas. May work outside or inside areas that are drafty and noisy, such as hangars. Stands on concrete or hard composition floors for long periods of time. Frequently exposed to grease oils, fuels, and solvents; to noise from drills and hammers; and to the possibility of cuts, bruises, and injury from falls from scaffolds, ladders, or aircraft surfaces. (8) This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing. (9) May be required to undergo a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance.
Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Job Elements for the position listed under 'Qualifications Required' and quality categories as shown below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organization (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualified applicants eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over nonveterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the Job Elements required for this position.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. _ Highly Qualified -_ Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. _ Qualified -_ Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Job Elements listed under 'Qualifications Required' as they relate to the position you are applying.
Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) . The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package byFriday, November 21, 2014, which includes
1. Your Resume -
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire (as applicable) 3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) onFriday, November 21, 2014. Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.
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, complete this cover
using the following Vacancy ID1244286. Fax your documents to .
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents are required:
1. Your R sum - Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week. If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable. Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed. Additional information on what your resume must contain can be found on the following link .
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents :
Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable -To successfully claim Veterans' Preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, please see the information below.
COPY OF DD 214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY PROVIDED MUST IDENTIFY TYPE OF SEPARATION, CHARACTER OF SERVICE, AND NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION
Claims for 5-Point Veterans' Preference . Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter or other form of certification signed by a Military Personnelist or other authorizing official (Commander of your unit or higher headquarters) to include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training).
If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD 214 prior to entering on duty
Claims for 10-Point Veterans' Preference . Submit the following documents (1) Standard Form 15, pages 1&2 (Revised 10/13 or later; previous editions are unusable) (2) a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability. The Employment Letter is the preferred supportingdocumentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling ; and (3) a DD-214 Member 4 copy. If sufficient information is not provided, tentative preference may be granted based on 5-Point Veterans' Preference criteria as stated above.
For further details on veterans preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide at
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The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website .
Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You may receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating or veterans' preference from the initial notice. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Salary will vary depending on geographical location. Please visit "> to obtain the salary for your area of interest.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees
Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the 'Transition GPS (Goals, Plans Success)' website / to obtain this VMET information
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at .
Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available with 120 days.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website /#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
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