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Air Force Civilian Service Puerta De Tierra, PR

Job Description



The purpose of this position is to provide diagnostic, analytical, calibration, investigative research, troubleshooting, in-depth inspections, quality control inspections, certification, testing, evaluation, and maintenance or overhaul of all aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment. Provides formal academic classroom and technical instruction to all pilots/aircrew on all initial and continuation instruction to ensure aircrew survival ability under peacetime or combat operations. Responds and participates as an Air Force aircraft mishap board representative in investigating life support equipment failures/malfunctions associated with mishaps.

Physical Demands: 

Work is usually completed while standing or sitting and may be for extended periods of time.  Considerable amount  of stooping, bending, or kneeling is necessary as well as working in cramped areas and on ladders and scaffolds.  Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts heavier items with assistance.

Working Environment:

Work is primarily in adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated shops. Occasional work outside is necessary and may be performed under complex conditions and or mission constraints to include extreme weather conditions, night operations, etc. Such work may be performed on the flight line or during field training events. Hazards include eye, respiratory, explosive munitions, pyrotechnics actuating devices and high pressure cylinders, and skin irritation from adhesives, solvents, silicones and epoxies, oxygen, oxidizers and lithium batteries. The incumbent is frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, punctures, and abrasions from handling sharp tools and electrical shock when testing components, and irritation from materials treated with special finishes. The incumbent is subject to a substantial amount of noise from sewing machines and oxygen cylinders, vibration from tools and machines. Dust and lint from fabrics and fumes and odors from glues, preservatives, and cleaners may be present.


You will lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. Experiences copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and will disqualify you from the position.  National Guard military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard provided such service is related to the position to be filled.


Experience, education or training which demonstrates the applicants knowledge of materials and equipment used in the line of work such as helmets, torso harness assemblies, parachutes, survival equipment, oxygen masks, night vision goggles, etc., ability to understand written instructions and to use reference materials and manuals.


Applicant must possess more than EIGHTEEN (18) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as inspecting, testing, calibrating, certifying, diagnostic evaluating, troubleshooting, repairing/replacing, assembling and disassembling all aircrew life support equipment, aircrew chemical/biological defense equipment, and aircraft ejection/non-ejection systems; conducting FOT&E (Follow on Test and Evaluation) of aircrew life support and aircrew chemical defense equipment; planning, organizing, developing, directing, implementing, evaluating, and conducting SERE Training activities; managing, monitoring, and conducting inventories of all Life Support munitions/ammunition assets, forecasting time change requirements, removing and installing all munitions.


Study successfully completed in a college university, technical or vocational school may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of study (30 semesters hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of specialized experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position. Copy of student transcripts or training certificates must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume.


Failure to meet or comply with the following requirements will be basis for non-employment or removal from employment, as appropriate.

- Successfully complete a medical screening before placement action and a periodic medical evaluation thereafter.

- Proper protective equipment must be used to comply with safety standards.

- Males born after 31 Dec 59 must provide evidence of registration with the Selective Service System.

- Evidence of identity must be provided to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL 99-603).  

- Acceptance of the position constitutes concurrence to wear the appropriate military uniform.

- Possess or be able to acquire a SECRET security clearance.

- Possess or be able to acquire a Puerto Rico drivers license/ Heavy Mobile drivers license.

- Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.

- Individual selected must enroll in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit / Electronic Fund Transfer Pay Program.

- Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

- Excepted Civil Service Technicians are required to maintain a MOS/AFSC and military grade that is determined by the NGB to be compatible with the assigned technician position.


In order to achieve compatibility prior to effective date of personnel action, individual selected must be eligible for military assignment to a paragraph and line number in one of the following: AFSC 1P0X1

Note:  In order to qualify for above mentioned AFSC(s) you must comply with mandatory entry requirements contained in Air Force Manual AFMAN 36-2108, Enlisted Classification or AFMAN 36-2105, Officer Classification, as applicable.

Individual selected for this position who is not qualified in one of the mentioned AFSC, MUST submit to HRO, before date of appointment, the correct military paperwork/application to attend the technical training school required to be AFSC Qualified. If selectee fails to process the school application and does not successfully graduate from the school, he/she will be terminated from the technician program for failure to meet the compatibility standards and receive a 30 days notice of separation.


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.

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: .

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: .

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: .

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, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: .

Effective 1 October 2010, ABC-C became the new benefits service center for National Guard Technicians. Go to to access your Employee Benefits Information System or call the IVRS Automated Telephone System at 1-877-276-9287.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. .

Other Information

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMEMENT: The Puerto Rico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regards to religion, race, color, gender, national origin, age and/or disabling condition.

HATCH ACT REFORM:   The provisions in the Hatch Act Reform amendment of 1993 prohibits individuals from making or transmitting to any officer or employee of an agency any recommendation or statement, oral or written, with respect to any employee or applicant who requests or is under consideration for any personnel action.

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 464837600
Located In Puerta de tierra, PR
SOC Category 00-0000.00