Department Of Defense Niagara Falls , NY 14301
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This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.
In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the AF Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month.
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), to perform both on and off ordnance equipment maintenance, and to train reservists in the accomplishment of tasks set forth herein.
Installs, modifies, overhauls, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs a complete missile and ordnance systems including support and test equipment consisting of numerous complex integrated components.
Sets up and operates software controlled automatic test equipment (ATE) to test and troubleshoot complex electronic component of missiles and ordnance systems.
Receives stores, handles, and transports ammunition, rockets, unguided and guided weapons and countermeasures, demolition material, and other types of conventional ordnance. Complies with all federal, DOD, USAF, state, and local regulations.
Plans and conducts training of reservists and other employees. Performs and certifies, munitions, missiles, armament, and support equipment serviceability inspection duties. Provides proper allocation, control, care, and use of ordnance.
Job family (Series)
6641 Ordnance Equipment Mechanic
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
A security clearance may be required
PCS expenses will NOT be paid- IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee must maintain current certifications
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Must be a current member of the AF Reserve or willing/qualified to join
This position is obligated
Military AFSC/GRADE: 2W051/E5
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for Trades and Labor Occupations WG-6600 Armament Work Family.
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is the Ability To Do the Work of the Ordnance Equipment Mechanic position without More Than Normal Supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Comprehensive knowledge of munitions maintenance methods and procedures to troubleshoot, repair, modify, and test systems of a variety of aircraft ordnance systems including support and test equipment, sub-assemblies, and associated handling equipment or devices.
2.Knowledge of explosive safety, security, and transportation regulations, practices, and procedures.
3.Skill in the use of test equipment and measuring devices such as leak detectors, feeler gauges, dial indicators, micrometers, bore sight tools, multi-meters, voltmeters, and ammeters and in automated and manual computer systems operations including systems such as the Combat Ammunition Systems, Core Automated Maintenance System, Tactical Munitions Reporting System, and FEDLOG.
4.Ability to interpret technical orders, technical manuals, blueprints, schematic drawings, and other technical information and skill to apply the data. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to plan and organize training includes determining resources requirements, developing lesson plans, schedules and conducting training.
5.Knowledge of ordnance systems maintenance, inspection, storage, and transportation rules, practices procedures, principles and policies including safe operation of various light and heavy machinery and vehicles and assorted tools.
6.Ability to inspect, troubleshoot, repair, modify, adjust and test a variety of aircraft ordnance systems using electronic, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles of operation such as missile and special weapons launching devices, decoys, CAD/PAD items, and rocket launching equipment.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
1.This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. The incumbent's regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in Unit Training Assemblies (UTA) weekends.
2.Incumbent may be required to secure a valid state, commercial driver's license with hazardous materials endorsement.
3.Personal protective equipment must be worn in compliance with safety and health directives.
4.Position requires that the incumbent obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
5.May be required to travel on commercial or military aircraft when TDY is needed. May be required to work uncommon tours of duty.
6.This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 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 this position.
7.This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing.
FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy lifting (45-79 pounds). Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs). Hours of straight pulling are 1 hour per week.
Hours of pushing is 1 hour per week. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers.
Both hands required. Hours of walking are 4 hours per week.
Hours of standing are 10 hours per week.
Hours of crawling are 1 hour per week.
kneeling are 1 hour per week.
Hours of repeated bending are 3 hours per week.
Climbing, use of legs and arms. Both legs required. Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle may be required.
Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other.
Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing (without aid).
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Outside and inside (other than normal commuting). Excessive heat.
Excessive cold. Excessive humidity. Excessive dampness or chilling.
Dry atmospheric conditions. Excessive noise, intermittent. Dust. Solvents (decreasing agents). Grease and oils.
Radiant energy. Electrical energy. Slippery or uneven walking surface.
Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects or vehicles. Explosive. Working closely with others.
Working alone. Double shifts or more.
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.
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs 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. For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212. Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserve.
Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position) on the application. A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.
It 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, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.