The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as an Aircraft Mechanic in an aircraft maintenance organization of an Air Force Reserve unit. The incumbent will perform duties such as:
- Installing, adjusting, aligning, inspecting, troubleshooting, and final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components such as airframe, landing gear, wheel and tire, power plant, gear boxes, pumps, and hydraulic, pressurization, utility, fuel, oil, pneumatic, and flight control systems.
- Towing, launching and recovering aircraft
- Documenting work performed on appropriate forms and systems.
- Initiating requisitions for needed parts and supplies.
- Providing on-the-job training to lower graded aircraft workers and others in related trades on aircraft maintenance procedures.
A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have 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 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 Position 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 you 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 -- Identify 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, and Repair -- Identify the types of equipment you 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 -- Provide examples of your work experience that require 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 -- Identify the measuring instruments and/or test equipment that you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each. ELEMENT J - Troubleshooting -- Provide 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 with troubleshooting. Give examples of the more difficult troubleshooting you have done. ELEMENT K - Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, or Blueprints -- 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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Be exposed to intake suction or hot exhaust blasts. (2) Drive a motor vehicle. (3) Lift 80 lbs or more. (4) Work in heat, cold and inclement weather. (5) Be exposed to aircraft fluids, oils, hydraulic fluids, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases. (6) Work on slippery or uneven surfaces. (7) Work around machinery with moving parts. (8) Work uncommon tours of duty. (9) Obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (10) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing. (11) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sept 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 such positions. (12) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions cover by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP). (13) Regular assignments are primarily ART duties, however, some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities may be assigned.
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Salary will vary depending on geographical location. Please visit http://www.cpms.osd.mil/wage/scheds/afusa.aspx to obtain the salary for your area of interest.
- Preferred Military AFSCs: 2A351, 2A353, 2A257, 2A358, 2A551, 2A554
- Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the "Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)" website https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgps to obtain this information.
- For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at http://www.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/JobOpportunities.aspx.
- 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. Reservist 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 requirement 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 with reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/veterans-authorities/. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
- All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.