Aircraft Survival and Flight Equipment Repairer

Help Duties Summary
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians 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 Air Reserve Technician 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 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 potential positions 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 first cut-off for this announcement is two (2) weeks from the opening date of this announcement. After the first cut off, the cut-off will be 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.
Some positions covered may or may not be obligated. Therefore, 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.
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.
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The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as an Aircraft Survival and Flight Equipment Repairer in a flying squadron at an Air Force Reserve Unit. As such, the incumbent will:
Inspect, test, troubleshoot, maintain, disassemble, repair, install, modify, store, issue, fit, and adjust aircrew flight equipment and chemical/biological defense equipment.
Disassemble, assemble, inspect, fabricate, modify, alter, clean, repair, and pack aerospace components such as protective clothing and covers, upholstery, thermal radiation barriers, flotation equipment, emergency evacuation systems.
Perform documentation and Quality Control Inspections (QCI) tasks.
Perform operation and circuit checks of emergency signaling and communication devices such as survival radios and beacons.
Provide aircrew flight equipment, egress, and water and land survival training by demonstrating proper usage and operation of equipment and related procedures to aircrew members.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Job family (Series)
4818 Aircraft Survival Flight Equipment Repair
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a United States Citizen
Travel Expenses will not be paid
Incentives will not be offered
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Preferred Military AFSC and Grade: 1P0X1
Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements
Incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.
Position may require a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance.
Some positions under this announcement may be testing designated positions (TDP).
Incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.
A valid drivers license may be required.
Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions cover by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP)
EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information refer to the FWS qualifications link above. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for all trade and labor occupations, you must meet any minimum experience or training requirements per OPM qualifications standards and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Element 1: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element).
Element 75-A: Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
Element 81: Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Element 2-E : Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
Element 25-E:Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Element 96: Troubleshooting
Element 60: Use of Measuring Instruments
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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