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Aerial Refueling Technician (Military Requirement)

Air Force Civilian Service March Afb, CA

Job Description


This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position located in the aircraft operations function of an Air Force Reserve KC-135 Squadron and receive developmental training to attain instructor qualification level to perform at full performance level as the sole enlisted aircrew member. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • In a developmental capacity, develop and provide technical aerial refueling technician upgrade an proficiency training/instruction to Reserve aircrew members and ART personnel.
  • Under supervision, assist the aircraft pilot in the operation of the aircraft by performing flight engineering duties.
  • Under supervision, assist the pilot in loading data into Inertial or Global Positioning Systems (INS/GPS) and Flight Management System Computer (FMS).
  • In a developmental capacity, perform aerial refueling technician duties.
  • Perform loadmaster functions.


Applicants must meet the flying hours requirement below and be currently qualified (within last 36 months) as an Aerial Refueling Technician in a flying component of a U.S. MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT. (Active Duty or Reserve)

Flying Hours Required:

Aerial Refueling Technician, GS-09

Must have logged 200 hours as an Aerial Refueling Technician, in the KC-135 aircraft.


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies. The incumbents regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Must attain and maintain mission-ready status at the appropriate crew qualification level in the units assigned aircraft. (3) Must be instructor qualified, maintaining proficiency in the Principles of Instruction. May be required to maintain flight examiner qualification. Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass written and in-flight standardization/evaluation examinations to include random no-notice evaluations. (4) Obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance. (5) Be subject to the normal pressures, deadlines and other conditions inherent in this position and others found in the aircrew occupation, such as the hazards of flight plus physical and psychological demand of routine lengthy mission (up to 18 hours duration).  (6) Maintain proficiency in the use of firearms. As prescribed by regulation, may be required to carry and use a concealed weapon while performing aircrew related duties. (7) Perform duties of sky marshal.  (8) This is a drug testing designated (TDP). Incumbent is subject to random drug testing. (9) 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.


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Other Information

  • 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 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 within 120 days.
  • Individual who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified catergories 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 within reach of selection.
  • For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website 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.

Job Details

Date Posted June 10, 2018
Date Closes July 10, 2018
Requisition 466491100
Located In March afb, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00