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Electronics Mechanic

Air Force Civilian Service Greeley, CO

Job Description


Major Duties:

Performs preventive scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the mobile jam resistance, secure satellite communications system, including the following integrated subsystems: The fiber optic subsystem (including: patching equipment, fiber modems, low rate multiplexers, timing devices, and associated test equipment), the spread spectrum digital modem (including: processor, network control equipment, receiver/transmitters, forward error correction coding/decoding equipment, internal encryption equipment, man-machine interface (MMI), critical control circuit equipment); and the Radio Frequency subsystem (including: critical system timing, frequency control subsystems, high power transmitters and receivers, and antenna tracking and control equipment).  Provides decision making input to determine equipment requirements to the Table of Allowance for the Unit.  Configures multiple complex voice, text, and data communications systems over which warning and intelligence reports are transmitted.  Accomplishes initial equipment set-up, configuration, and operation.  Repairs and monitors system equipment, analyzes and isolates malfunctions,  replaces or repairs defective units down to the lowest repairable unit, and performs corrective alignments.  Plans and conducts on the job training for Traditional Guardsmen and newly assigned technicians.  Coordinates directly with MAJCOM, Wing, Numbered Air Forces, Pentagon and National Command Authorities personnel on a routine basis on the integration and testing of new or modified equipment.  Coordinates through the network controller at Ft Detrick and Camp Roberts and directs communication circuit troubleshooting with Schriever AFB and Offut AFB Communications facilities, Cheyenne Mountain technical control, Pentagon technical control and various other National Command Authorities communications technicians.  Implements engineering changes as well as providing technical guidance and assistance to depot repair teams, installation and engineering teams, Space Systems Support Group, and civilian contractors. Performs Validation and Verification (VAL/VER) on new T.O.s because of the uniqueness of the equipment. Operates industrial sized air conditioners and high-powered diesel generators.   Prepares reports and messages for outside agencies, including the Defense Information Systems Agency, Network controllers, Depot support agencies, other network terminals, U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command. Performs other duties as assigned.


Please advise:

  1. Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position.  

  2. An applicants RESUME must provide, in detail, how they meet each specialized experience listed below. 

  3. It must be documented with "from (mm/yy)" and "to (mm/yy)" dates  and description of the specialized experience.

  4. If education or a degree is required as part of the "Specialized Experience", you must include transcripts.

DO NOT copy each bullet listed below word for word and place into your resume; you must describe your personal experience as it pertains to each bullet.

You will be immediately disqualified if you fail to include specialized experience in your resume.    

Must have at least 18 months of Specialized Experience in each of the following

1.  Experience in utilizing principles, basic functions and application of theory of electronic systems or equipment. 

2.  Experience in diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs for malfunctions in electronic equipment or systems.

3.  Experience in making mechanical repairs that required the use of precision measuring and calibrating equipment.

4.  Experience in using complex test equipment such as deviation meters, complex special test panels.

5.  Experience which demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications, and publications.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  (*If applicable, must include transcripts)

Education cannot be substituted for Specialized Experience for this position

Military Requirements:

Military skill set is determined by the designated AFSC requirements.  Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC. 

Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.

Other Requirements:

For positions requiring the operation for motor vehicle, candidates must have a valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 


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Other Information

Failure to submit the required documents will be grounds for disqualification without further review

  1. REQUIRED: HRO Application Checklist:
  2. REQUIRED: A current Resume, providing military rank, email and TVA #
  3. REQUIRED: Specialized experience documented in your resume with mm/yy to mm/yy format
  4. REQUIRED: Your DD214 (if available)  or Service School Certificate awarding your AFSC

If substituting education for Specialized Experience, include transcripts

  1. You will be taken to the Application Manager to submit all required documents after you apply for this position.
  2. If you would like to inquire about joining the Colorado Army National Guard please contact (720) 250-1347. 
  3. If you would like to inquire about joining the Colorado Air National Guard please contact Recruiting Office Supervisor at 720-847-9457.
  4. PCS funds are not available (unless otherwise stated).
  5. Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus may be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives manager at (720) 250-1337.
  6. AGR positions are not announced/applied for on USAjobs. Contact your respective AGR offices for instructions on how to apply for AGR positions.
  7. A security clearance may be required for this position. Please contact the selecting supervisor or state security manager with questions regarding clearances. (Failure to obtain/maintain a security clearance may be grounds for termination from the Technician program.)
  8. Unless stated otherwise: Must be fully qualified or able to obtain AFSC within one year hire if this position is listed as immaterial against NGB compatibility requirements.  If there is a compatible, required, or restricted AFSC listed in this announcement - you will need that AFSC to qualify for the position.  If this position requires specific ASVAB scores, please contact the selecting supervisor with any questions.
  9. This position may be contingent on the vacancy of the incumbent even if not otherwise stated in this announcement. Please contact the HRO with any questions regarding hiring dates.
  10. Unless stated otherwise: If this position is posted as an Indefinite Technician it may be converted to Permanent without further competition. Please contact the HRO with any questions regarding employment status.
  11. Per ARNG-HRH Policy Memorandum #10-39, mandatory Full Time Staff (FTS) training is required within a year of hire as a condition of employment in vacancy announcements for both Technician and Active Guard Reserve positions.  Failure of new FTS personnel to complete NGB prescribed courses at PEC within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment to other full time positions or termination of their employment.
  12. Current COANG Technicians and AGRs hired for a position in which an MCR is required will remain in their current status unless/until the MCR is approved.  In the event the MCR is not approved, they are accepting the position in their current status.
  13. We use E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 466276400
Located In Greeley, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00