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Powered Support Systems Mechanic - Military Requirement

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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 ART 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 Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
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 Citizen Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses will be Paid Relocation Incentives will be Offered Preferred Military AFSC and Grade: 2A652/SSgt Meet and Maintain Air Force Reserve Military Requirements The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as a Powered Support Systems Mechanic journeyman mechanic that troubleshoots, tests, repairs, modifies, overhauls, services, and dispatches powered ground support equipment and to train reservists in the accomplishment of tasks set forth herein.
The organizational location of this position is in the Maintenance Squadron, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, or Rescue Squadron, Aerospace Ground Equipment Shop.
Perform preventive maintenance on ground power support systems.
Perform major maintenance on ground support equipment such as power sources, major components, support components, and associated components.
Perform periodic routine and special inspections of all scheduled equipment.
Maintain records and document actions.
Certify work produced under the USAF Technical Order Program.
A specific length of experience is not required. However, you must have had experience (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.
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 Powered Support Systems Mechanic -- Work independently, make decisions, and plan operations in the powered support systems mechanic position. ELEMENT B: Ability to Use Hand Tools, Powered Tools, Specialized Tools, and Support Equipment -- Independently select and use or operate, as needed, hand and powered machines used. Element C: Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair -- Ability to assemble, install and repair powered ground support equipment. ELEMENT F: Knowledge of Powered Support Systems Mechanic Technical Practices -- Experience in new and up-to-date trade practices. ELEMENT J : Troubleshooting of Ground Powered Support System. Trouble, test, analyze, modify and repair ground powered support systems. Element K: Ability to Work from Instructions, Specifications, Blueprints, Personal Inspections, etc. -- Analyze, interpret, and follow work orders, blueprints, specifications, and sketches. ELEMENT M: Knowledge of Materials -- Knowledge of and ability to use materials used in performing the duties of the position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
(1) 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 tour of duty. (3) Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (4) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. (5) This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Incumbent will be subject to pre-employment and random Drug Testing as a condition of employment. (6) Perform work which involves frequent bending, reaching, crouching, standing, arm movement and working in awkward positions or cramped areas.
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. Please follow all instructions carefully. 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 positionlisted 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 organizations (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 KSAs 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 for which 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 by Monday, December 29, 2014, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, December 29, 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 ID 1286762. 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 .
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. Transcripts (if applicable)
4. Other:
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 10/13/14 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 further consideration.
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' at: to obtain this VMET information.
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website
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 within 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 be 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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