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Supervisory Electronic Technician (Data-IT)

Air Force Civilian Service Wichita, KS

Job Description


This position is located in the Network Systems Branch of an Air National Guard (ANG) Air Control Squadron (ACS). The purpose of this position is to supervise, direct and manage employees designing, engineering, analyzing, installing, maintaining, programming and operating Theater Air Control Weapons systems comprised of sensor systems, Information Technology (IT) networks, and communications systems in both tactical and fixed base environments.  Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work of the full range of C-E (Communications-Electronics) equipment and systems assigned.  Evaluates scheduling, rescheduling or reassignment of work by assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.  Establishes work performance standards and evaluates the work performance of subordinates.  Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.  Provides highly complex technical solutions to support unique systems requirements for specialized command and control, communications, and computer equipment.  Monitors quality control practices and identifies ways to improve production, timeliness, efficiency or quality of work.  Monitors system and equipment status, repair actions, modifications, and related matters. Analyzes the branch's mission support capabilities, evaluates maintenance effectiveness, and reports the branch's mission capability.  Initiates action required to maintain maximum degrees of efficiency and reliability. Develops new procedures to solve unprecedented technical problems.  Takes, directs, or recommends remedial actions to correct problems or deficiencies and to preclude recurrence. Advises the Communication/Information Maintenance Manager of significant issues and matters concerning the branches mission readiness capabilities.  Interviews candidates for positions in the unit and recommends selection of new employees for reassignment and promotion to such positions.  Ensures the proper use, management, and training of all personnel, consisting of multiple technical disciplines within the branch.  Identifies developmental and training needs of employees, and provides or arranges for such.  Ensures Drill Status Guard personnel are properly trained and able to perform the assigned activities.  Hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager.  Initiates minor disciplinary actions, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases.  Recommends awards, approves leave and step increases.  Realigns duties within the branch to ensure efficient use of assigned manpower to accomplish units mission.  Manages overall personnel program within the section.  Prepares and submits budget estimates and revisions for the procurement, installation, and operation/maintenance of equipment and supply items.  Monitors and controls the expenditure of material and manpower resources in accomplishment of peacetime and wartime mission goals.  Identifies resource shortages or projected shortages to supervisor and/or unit commander.  Analyzes and evaluates new requirements and recommends most efficient completion method.   Exercises continuing responsibility for safety conditions, procedures, and work practices employed within the branch.  Provides work force guidance on safety matters and ensures safe work practices are utilized.  Ensures periodic inspections of work centers are performed and immediate action is taken to correct unsafe conditions.   Performs the non-supervisory work by designing, engineering, analyzing, installing, maintaining, programming and operating the equipment within their assigned career field alongside of those employees supervised. Performs other duties as assigned.


General Experience:  Experience, education or training performing simple mechanical installations and adjustments.  Experience which demonstrates the applicant's ability to recognize obvious malfunctions.  Experience using common hand tools.  Experience that demonstrates the ability to follow written instructions.

GS-12 Specialized Experience:  Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training in utilizing principles, basic functions and application of theory of electronic systems or equipment.  Experience in diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs for malfunctions in electronic equipment or systems.  Experience in making mechanical repairs that required the use of precision measuring and calibrating equipment.  Experience in using complex test equipment such as deviation meters, complex special test panels, etc.   Experience which demonstrates the ability to interpret technical manuals, specifications, and publications.  Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed.  Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  For GS-4 or equivalent: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in engineering, physical science, technology, or mathematics. At least 6 of the 12 semester hours must have been in electronics courses.  For GS-5 or equivalent: Successful completion of (a) all the requirements for a bachelors degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electronics technology, or (b) 3 years of study in an accredited (by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) curriculum in electronics, or (c) a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree that included major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-4 or equivalent. At least 12 of the 24 semester hours must have been in electronics courses. Submit an official transcript to verify educational requirements were met.



Selected applicant must meet the following security requirement option:  3

  1. Applicant must successfully pass a National Agency Check (NAC).
  2. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  3. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  4. Applicant must successfully obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance/SCI.

RANK/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Open to military ranks/grades immediately promotable to SMSgt/E8 - CMSgt/E9


*Assignment to a compatible military position is NOT required for application, but required for appointment.

  • AFSC:  3D100, 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D0X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X3, 3D190


This position is for the following categories:  1

  1. Enlisted   2. Warrant Officer   3. Officer   4. Non-Dual Status

This position is:  1

  1. Supervisory position   2. Non-Supervisory position


  1. Permanent   2. Indefinite/Reimbursable   3. Indefinite NTE Deployment + 30 days   4. Indefinite NTE 30 SEP 17   5. Temporary


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Other Information

  • Selecting Supervisor:  Lt Col Derek Lundgren , 316-759-7951
  • Kansas Drivers Lincense:  Must have a valid Kansas State drivers license prior to appointment
  • Security Clearance:  Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance within one year of appointment.