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Air Force Civilian Service Middletown, PA

Job Description


The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required for this position: A copy of the complete position description is available in the Human Resources Office.

Directs, monitors or performs overall maintenance, servicing, inspections and documentation for one or more aircraft. Ensures  aircraft  documentation  and  Maintenance  Information  Systems (MIS) accurately reflect the airworthiness of the Aircraft. Provides technical guidance and assistance to flight crews regarding observed discrepancies and experienced  in-flight  characteristics  and  system  malfunctions. Performs in-process and final inspection of aircraft and components undergoing repair, overhaul and/or modification to verify and certify by signature adherence to work techniques, procedures and quality standards established by applicable publications. Plans, develops and conducts training during the technician work week to a multi facet workforce comprised of from 3 to 8 assigned military positions. Training sessions are designed to provide instructions in techniques of repair and maintenance of aircraft and related equipment. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and command support exercises and Operations Other Than  War  (OOTW).    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. Complies with safety, fire, security, environmental and housekeeping regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.  



Experience or training that has provided you with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Do you have experience in the use of hand tools and test equipment.


Applicant must indicate 18 months of experience in the following:  experience or training installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting and functionally testing the various major and minor mechanical and pneudraulic systems on an aircraft

during overhaul or modification.  Experience coordinating the work of other mechanics, and scheduling maintenance to ensure

completion of critical actions and optimum workflow. The ability to instruct lower graded mechanics, military and other

personnel in the disassembly and re-assembly of crash damaged engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulic components, and

fuel controls sufficient for the exhibit to be returned to its shipping container.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND COMPETENCIES: Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the nominating supervisor based on the following competencies considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

-Knowledge through extensive training and experience of the incumbent, the position is recognized as the technical expert

and authority in ensuring that very complex military aircraft are prepared to carry out the day to day training mission, as

well as the world wide mobility mission as part of the Air Force and its  Air Expeditionary  Force  (AEF)  structure.

-Knowledge of the technical theory and operational characteristics, not only of the airframe,  but  of  mission  systems 

peculiar  to  the  unit  aircraft  and  assigned mission.

-Knowledge of  the theory and operation of aircraft systems to be able to troubleshoot malfunctions and problems, and

determine the extent of repairs and involvement of others in expediting return to combat ready status.

-Skill and knowledge is required to resolve problems and devise solutions when aircraft are not at home station, or at a

location where the full complement of support  equipment,  supplies,  parts,  tools,  and  maintenance  personnel  are


QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicants record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Per the Labor Relations Management Agreement if there are more than 15 qualified applicants for each position, by category, a KSA board will be convened in accordance with Section 17.8 of the LMRA.


-Individual(s) nominated must successfully complete a baseline initial employment physical examination in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 339 and Technician Personnel Regulation TPR 335.

*NOTE:  Accessioning into this position is contingent upon verification of Secret Security Clearance


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Other Information

REPROMOTION CONSIDERATION     (Applies to technician applicants only.)Technicians who have been demoted from this or a higher grade previously held in the same occupational series without personal cause and who are not in a grade retention status will be given consideration for re-promotion.  Technicians who believe they are entitled to such consideration should forward a description of the circumstances with their application.  Technicians eligible for re-promotion will be considered prior to using competitive promotion procedures, except when another technician has a statutory or regulatory right to be placed in or considered for the position. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT   For all employees and applicants for employment.  Consideration for placement and evaluation of qualifications will be made on a fair and equitable basis without regard to political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, or age, and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Job Details

Date Posted July 17, 2018
Date Closes August 16, 2018
Requisition 466865600
Located In Middletown, PA
SOC Category 00-0000.00