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Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic Supervisor

Air Force Civilian Service Boise, ID

Job Description


MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

The purpose of this position is to supervise workers, either directly or through one or more subordinate leaders, in accomplishing the operations of a distinct organizational unit and to perform associated non-supervisory work.  The occupation and non-supervisory grade level which best reflects the nature of the overall work operations supervised is Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic, WG-6652-11.


(1) Planning. Plans weekly or monthly work schedules and sequence of operations.  Establishes deadlines and priorities based on established general schedules, methods and policies.  Determines skills, materials and equipment required to do the work and participates in the initial planning of current and future work schedules and development of budget requests.  Provides workload data, estimates, information on staffing needs, and recommendations for the scheduling of projected work.

(2) Work Direction.  Assigns tasks to be performed. Explains work requirements, methods, and procedures.  Instructs subordinates on new procedures or methods and provides assistance on difficult or new problem areas.  Reviews work in progress or on completion.  Makes adjustments as necessary to effectively and economically accomplish the work.  Notes and investigates work related problems and independently implements corrective actions which can be taken without affecting work operations controlled by other supervisors.  Assures that equipment and materiel is available when needed.  Coordinates work with other units.

(3) Administration.  Recommends and participates in the selection of personnel to fill vacancies.  Schedules and approves leave of subordinates.  Sets performance requirements and makes formal and informal performance appraisals.  Determines training needs of subordinates and arranges for its accomplishment.  Counsels employees on problems.  Adjusts informal complaints through discussions with employees and union representatives.  Takes informal corrective action on conduct or performance problems.  Initiates proposals for disciplinary action where needed.  Works to achieve the objectives of Government-wide programs and policies, e.g. equal employment opportunity and labor management relations.

(4) Performs the non-supervisory work of the function as needed.

(5) Implements safety regulatory requirements.  Ensures that subordinates wear appropriate safety equipment and follow pertinent safety precautions.

(6) Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and command support exercises.  May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operation, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or to serve as a team member on boards to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies.

(7) Performs other duties as assigned.



Work involved in troubleshooting, installing, modifying, repairing and adjusting a variety of ordnance systems such as missile and special weapons launching equipment.

Experience or training which demonstrates that the candidate has the ability to organize assignments for subordinates, estimate material and manpower needed for specific jobs; able to explain manuals and work procedures; and to prepare production records, work records and reports.



No special education requirements needed for this vacancy.


Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the WS 11 must have 36 months of Experience or training in planning and layout of repair sequence and ability to complete modification, repair and installation of ordnance systems. Experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions and determining remedy where complex relationships exist. Experience in hand tools and a limited number of measuring equipment. Experience in the use of a variety of test equipment. Experience in interpreting technical directions, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams and manufacturers specifications.

In addition to the journeyman level knowledge, experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, direct, and organize work assignments for lower grade personnel. Experience which required the review of work requirements and establish priorities to meet deadlines. Experience that provided knowledge of various lines of work performed by this function. Experience which demonstrates the ability to supervise or the potential to perform such duties as evidenced by the ability to communicate knowledge of general supervisory concepts, and knowledge of shop processes. Experience in adapting existing equipment and techniques to new situations.



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Job Details

Date Posted June 10, 2018
Date Closes July 10, 2018
Requisition 465576200
Located In Boise, ID
SOC Category 00-0000.00