Department Of The Air Force - Air Force Materiel Command
$58,269.00 to $67,953.00
Open & closing dates
$58,269 to $67,953 per year
$27.92 to $32.56 / Per Hour
Pay scale & grade
Edwards AFB, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Family of Overseas Employee
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win?in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
A BOLD SPIRIT. A PROUD HISTORY. Ad Inexplorata. It means Toward The Unexplored. This motto defines the very spirit and history of Edwards Air Force Base, CA. It is where Capt. Chuck Yeager became the first human to break the sound barrier, where tomorrow's ambitious aviation breakthroughs continue to become reality and where talented civilian professionals experience truly unique careers.
to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide:
Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)
DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc. (Excluding Air Force)
Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)
Military Spouses - Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)
Schedule A - Individual with Disabilities - click here
for additional information
Former Overseas Employees (EO 12721)
ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)
Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)
Federal Employees with Other Appointment Eligibilities (TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.)
VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)
VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment)
30% Disabled Veterans
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
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As B-1, B-2, B-52 Maintenance Mechanic, WG-6652-11, you will provide on-equipment maintenance to assigned aircraft. Prepare aircraft for, and perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections, maintenance and modifications. You will also: Troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, modify, test and service aircraft Weapons systems, subsystems, components, and accessories of aircraft.
Test, inspect, troubleshoot and repair a variety of specially Instrumented, test, preproduction, standard and modified high performance, test modified, Bomber Munitions and Aircraft systems, subsystems, and components to ensure serviceability, proper installation, and operation, using appropriate test equipment, special tools, technical data, diagrams, blueprints, etc.
Perform required periodic, phased, minor, major, and special inspections, functional checks and modifications, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to the assigned Aircraft and Stores Management System (SMS) avionics and assigned Alternate mission Equipment (AME).
Upload and download the complete Air Force inventory of B-1, B-2, and B-52 munitions, including items in development or undergoing system upgrades/redesign.
Receive and inspect munitions upon delivery to aircraft for safety, serviceability and proper configuration for their intended use.
Maintain aircraft munitions and maintenance records, including all standard records and records of modifications performed on assigned aircraft and equipment, following established procedures, technical data and directives.
Perform ground handling and servicing of assigned aircraft, including the preflight, post flight, launch, recovery, refueling, towing, washing, lubricating, jacking, etc
Debrief air crews after flight to analyze comments concerning deficiencies in performance of SMS and installed air munitions as required.
Occasional travel - May be required to travel on temporary duty (TDY) by government or commercial aircraft, bus, rail, or automobile.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Federal Employees, VEOA, VRA, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, and Former Overseas Employees. See Job Summary for further information on Who May Apply.
Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.
Job family (Series)
6652 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be required to work on day or night shift.
May be required to travel on temporary duty (TDY) by government or commercial aircraft, bus, rail, or automobile.
Subject to unscheduled recall, and to work uncommon tour of duty, overtime or nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
May be required to fill in for absent supervisor.
A Flightline driver's license is required.
May be assigned other duties deemed necessary within the Logistics Test Unit to support its mission.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance as a condition of employment.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The mechanic makes repairs from work stands, and where parts worked on are in hard to reach places. This requires climbing, standing, stooping, bending, stretching and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The aircraft mechanic frequently lifts parts and equipment that weigh up to 20lbs., and occasionally lifts and carries items that weigh up to 50lbs. Good distant vision and the ability to read printed material without strain, glasses are permitted and normal color vision. Incumbent must have the ability to hear normal conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid. Incumbents must possess emotional and mental stability.
NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL
WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to the hazards of : Desert weather conditions, high noise levels of operational jet engines, operation machinery and vehicles, falls and falling objects, toxic and corrosive chemicals, etc., inside and outside. Exposed to drafts, noise and fumes. Possible dermatitis from such fluids as oils or hydraulic fluids. Possibility of cuts, burns, shocks, and strains. Desert weather conditions, high noise levels of operating jet engines, operating machinery and vehicles, falls and falling objects, toxic and corrosive chemicals, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS: The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C); for additional information click here
. To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities 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.
SCREEN OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element. To meet basic eligibility you must receive at least 2 points on the Screen Out Element indicated below and must have an average of 2 points on all elements listed. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official. Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
APPROVED JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skill and ability in the following job element areas as reported on your résumé:
1. MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING ABILITY TO BE RATED ELIGIBLE FOR THE POSITION (SCREENOUT ELEMENT): ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF THE POSITION WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION.
2. KNOWLEDGE OF EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY, INSTALLATION, REPAIR etc.
3. TECHNICAL PRACTICES (THEORETICAL, PRECISE, ARTISTIC).
4. USE OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS.
5. ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, ETC. (INCLUDES BLUEPRINT READING).
6. ABILITY TO USE AND MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.
7. TROUBLE SHOOTING.
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.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here
. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here
for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
INCENTIVES: Recruitment/Relocation bonus may be offered at the selection official discretion from $0 - $7,500
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here
to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming. Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a certification of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of veteran under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The certification must reflect 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 of submission. The certification must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid certification of service with their initial application will be found not eligible. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/18/2018
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10108237
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application
. The Vacancy ID is 10108237
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here
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Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Edwards AFB DP2YHE
5 N Seller Avenue
Bldg 3000 Rm 120
Edwards AFB, CA
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Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Department Of The Air Force - Air Force Materiel Command
Website : http://www.afmc.af.mil/
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) traces its heritage to 1917 at McCook Field, a World War I-era, experimental engineering facility in Dayton, Ohio. With the creation of the U.S. Air Service in 1918, the organization became known as the Engineering Division and was expanded to include responsibility for the Air Corps' logistics system. It was redesignated the Air Corps Materiel Division in 1926. As the largest branch of the Air Corps, the Materiel Division was responsible for all aircraft and equipment research, development, procurement, maintenance, supply and flight tests.