Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic Fuels Military Requirement Job

Vacancy No. SEU-SR-A/C Pneud Sys(Fuels) Department Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
Salary $22.68 to $26.45 Grade 10 to 10
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/4/2016 Close Date 1/3/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ELMENDORF AFB, AKMONTGOMERY, ALLITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZ
LUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CAMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CATRAVIS AFB, CA
AURORA, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, CODOVER AFB, GERMANY
DOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FLHOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FL
TAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FLMARIETTA, GA
VALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAHICKAM AFB, HISCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL
BUNKER HILL, INMCCONNELL AFB, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MA
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDMINNEAPOLIS, MNWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MS
BILOXI, MSPOPE A F B, NCGOLDSBORO, NCOFFUTT A F B, NE
WRIGHTSTOWN, NJHOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMNELLIS AFB, NVNIAGARA FALLS, NY
DAYTON, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OHALTUS AFB, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
ENID, OKPORTLAND, ORPITTSBURGH, PACHARLESTON AFB, SC
SAN ANTONIO, TXDYESS AFB, TXFORT WORTH, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
UNIVERSAL CITY, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UTHAMPTON, VA
MCCHORD AFB, WA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


Job Title:  Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic (Fuels) - Military Requirement
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
Job Announcement Number:  SEU-SR-A/C Pneud Sys(Fuels)

SALARY RANGE:
$22.68 to $26.45 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, January 4, 2016 to Tuesday, January 3, 2017
SERIES & GRADE:
WG-8268-10
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
10
DUTY LOCATIONS:
Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Elmendorf AFB, AK
Maxwell AFB, AL
Little Rock AFB, AR
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
Luke AFB, AZ
  (54)
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualifications Center at 1-800-257-1212.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Other
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.

Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.  In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. 

This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.

The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month. 

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application. 

The Government’s most important asset is its people.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may or may not be paid.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Incentives and Special Pay Rates may or may not apply.
  • Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements.

DUTIES:

The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position is to test, troubleshoot, repair and modify aircraft fuel distribution systems, repair leaks of external/internal tanks, and to provide training to reservists in the accomplishment of tasks. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

  • Receive work document(s) or oral instructions regarding problems with aircraft fuel systems.
  • Troubleshoot integral fuel tanks, using leak path analysis and other test procedures such as pressure checks, vacuum checks, dye injection checks, helium and argon gas checks, etc., to determine the source of fuel leaks.
  • Troubleshoot fuel cells to determine location of leaks. 
  • Accomplish modifications and prepare components for storage or shipment.
  • Uses a variety of common hand tools, combustible and toxic gas indicators.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have had experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience. Job Elements: Element A - Ability to do the work of an Aircraft Pneudraulic System Mechanic (Fuels). What work can you do by yourself without the help of a boss or supervisor?  Give examples of the kinds of instructions your supervisor gives when you start a task. Tell about experience you have had that shows you can work on the basis of your own judgment. Element B - Ability to use hand tools, powered tools, specialized tools, and support equipment--list the hand tools, power tools, specialized tools, and related support equipment that you have used and give brief examples of the work performed with each. Element C - Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, and repair of aircraft fuel systems--give examples of experience of equipment assembly, installation and repair of aircraft fuel systems. Element F - Knowledge of Aircraft Pneudraulics Systems Mechanic (Fuels) technical practices--give examples of your work experience that required inventing new methods to do tasks that could not be done in regular ways. State trade theory or technical principles you are familiar with which must be understood to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Give examples of work you have performed which required knowledge and experience in new and up-to-date trade practices. Also give examples of your work which demonstrate substitution of methods or materials and special tools required. Element I - Ability to use test equipment and measuring instruments--list the measuring instruments and/or test equipment you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each. Element J - Troubleshooting of Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems (fuels)--Give examples of your experience troubleshooting, testing, analyzing, modifying and repairing aircraft pneudraulic systems. Element K - Ability to work from instructions, specifications, blueprints, personal inspections, etc.--What kind of instructions, specification or directives have you had to interpret? Be sure to describe experience in interpreting new instructions or specifications concerning changes in operational procedures.  How frequent were the changes? On what jobs did you have to interpret manufacturers' guides, catalogs, technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, charts or maps? Give examples of the more difficult instructions, etc. you had to interpret.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Work uncommon tours of duty. (3) Obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance. (4) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug-testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing. (5) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sept 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 such position. (6) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP). (7) Lift up to 79 pounds. (8) Stand, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time. (9) Operate a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle.  (10)  Work outside in inclement weather.  (11)  Be exposed to solvents, grease, oils, radiant energy, electrical energy. excessive noise, vibration, slippery and uneven walking surfaces. (12) Work on ladders or scaffolding and in areas around machinery with moving parts, moving objects or vehicles.

Some positions may be obligated. The selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Job Elements for the position listed under "Qualifications Required" and quality categories as shown below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organization (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualified applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the Job Elements required for this position.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Job Elements listed under "Qualification Required" as they relate to the position for which you are applying.

BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Salary will vary depending on geographical location. Please visit http://www.cpms.osd.mil/wage/scheds/afusa.aspx to obtain the salary for your area of interest.


OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Preferred Military AFSC: 2A6X4
  • 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 https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgps/ to obtain this VMET information.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Special Examining Unit website at http://www.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/JobOpportunities.aspx.
  • 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 categories 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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/veterans-authorities/#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses.  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.
  • HOW TO APPLY:

    Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at 1-478-757-3144. The Special Examining Unit (SEU) office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by Tuesday, January 03, 2017 , which includes: 

    1. Your Resume

    2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire (as applicable)

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, January 03, 2017. Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating. 

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov./pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 1579545. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and

    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and

    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    1. Your Resume-Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week. If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable. Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed. Additional information on what your resume must contain can be found on the following link http://www.afrc.af.mil/Portals/1/documents/jobs/Federal-Jobs-Info-March-10-2015.pdf.

    2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents:

    •  Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable - To successfully claim veterans' preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, please see the information below:

    COPY OF DD 214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY PROVIDED MUST IDENTIFY TYPE OF SEPARATION, CHARACTER OF SERVICE AND NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION.

    • Claims for 5-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter or other form of certification signed by a Military Personnelist or other authorizing official (Commander of your unit or higher headquarters) who certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training).

    If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD 214 prior to entering on duty.

    •  Claims for 10-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit the following documents: (1) Standard Form 15, pages 1&2 (Revised Oct 13 or later; previous editions are unusable); (2) a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability. The Employment Letter is the preferred supporting documentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling 1-800-827-1000; and (3) a DD 214 Member 4 copy.  If sufficient information is not provided, tentative preference may be granted based on 5- Point Veterans' Preference criteria as stated above.

    For recent changes regarding veteran's preference eligibility, p[lease refer to the Federal Register at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-29/html/2014-30295.htm.

    For Additional details on veteran's preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/

    The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website at http://www.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/JobOpportunities.aspx.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    HQ AFRC SEU
    Phone: (478)327-0113
    Fax: (478)757-3144
    Email: SEU@AFRC.AF.MIL
    Agency Information:
    Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit
    Special Examining Unit
    155 Richard Ray Blvd
    Robins AFB, GA
    31098-1601 Fax: (478)757-3144

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Processing time for applications may be several weeks from the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NORs) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. The rating on the initial NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You may receive another NOR via email once your application has been rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating or veterans' preference from the initial notice. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

    Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations:
    Elmendorf AFB, AK
    Maxwell AFB, AL
    Little Rock AFB, AR
    Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
    Luke AFB, AZ
    Beale AFB, CA
    March AFB, CA
    Travis AFB, CA
    Buckley AFB, CO
    Peterson AFB, CO
    Schriever AFB, CO
    Dover AFB, DE
    Eglin AFB, FL
    Homestead AFB, FL
    Hurlburt Field, FL
    MacDill AFB, FL
    Patrick AFB, FL
    Tyndall AFB, FL
    Dobbins AFB, GA
    Moody AFB, GA
    Robins AFB, GA
    Andersen Air Base, GU
    Hickam AFB, HI
    Scott AFB, IL
    Grissom AFB, IN
    McConnell AFB, KS
    Barksdale AFB, LA
    Hanscom AFB, MA
    Westover Air Reserve Base, MA
    Andrews AFB, MD
    Minneapolis, MN
    Whiteman AFB, MO
    Columbus AFB, MS
    Keesler AFB, MS
    Pope AFB, NC
    Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
    Offutt AFB, NE
    McGuire AFB, NJ
    Holloman AFB, NM
    Creech AFB, NV
    Nellis AFB, NV
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
    Youngstown, OH
    Altus AFB, OK
    Tinker AFB, OK
    Vance AFB, OK
    Portland, OR
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Charleston AFB, SC
    Brooks AFB, TX
    Dyess AFB, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    Lackland AFB, TX
    Randolph AFB, TX
    Sheppard AFB, TX
    Hill AFB, UT
    Langley AFB, VA
    McChord AFB, WA


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