Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Davenport, Iowa
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IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD This position is restricted to current on board technicians (Tenure 1 and 2) of the Iowa Army National Guard.
LOCATION: AASF #3 Davenport, Iowa NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10/27/2017. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.
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As a SUPERVISORY MAINTENANCE TEST PILOT, GS-2181-12 your duties are below; Performs maintenance operational checks (MOC)and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement or modification of components or aircraft systems. Performs general or limited test flights including test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems. Performs acceptance test flights of new aircraft when required. Assignments may include instruction to and evaluation of maintenance test pilots. Plans and directs the quality control management program of the AASF. Does immediate and long-range planning for all matters pertaining to quality control at the facility. Plans and establishes quality control operations and procedures for the application of Modification Work Orders (MWO) and Technical Bulletins (TBs) and assures that instructions are followed on all the aircraft supported by the installation. Answers correspondence, prepares reports and furnishes advice and assistance pertaining to quality control matters to supervisors, shop foremen and other members of the organization. Ensures that Quality Deficiency Reports (QDRs) are initiated and forwarded when equipment fails, deficiencies are discovered in newly received equipment or equipment improvements are proposed. Serves as point of contact for the AASF in communications between the facility and the labs in the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) and oversees the local aspects of the program. Inspects shop facilities, management practices , fire prevention plans, ventilation systems, lighting systems and aircraft and equipment records to assure proper shop and flight-line safety for personnel and equipment in the maintenance area of operations. Advises and makes recommendations to the Facility Commander on quality control matters. Exercises supervisory responsibility over 3 to 8 subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the aircraft. Accomplishes performance ratings, authorizes and approves leave requests for assigned personnel. Interviews and recommends applicants for vacant positions within area of responsibility and orientates new employees. Informs subordinates on features of personnel management and employee relations such as the appeal and grievance rights and basis for position classification actions. Exercises overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as precision measuring and test equipment calibration and certification, maintenance of the technical publications library, taking samples for the AOAP, inspection of aircraft maintenance work for conformance to established quality standards, and conducting tear-down inspection to determine causes of deficiencies. Performs other duties as assigned. D0614
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Restricted to current on board technicians (Tenure 1 and 2) of the Iowa Army National Guard
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2181 Aircraft Operation
Conditions of Employment
- Military Rank Requirements: Warrant Officer and Officer (CPT and below)
- MOS Compatibility: 15, 67J
- Attend Aviation Maintenance Officer Course within first year of employment
- Attend CH-47 MTP Course within first year of employment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for this position:
- Skill and knowledge of an aircraft pilot.
- Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
- Knowledge in testing light and heavy aircraft to determine if they are airworthy following repair or extensive maintenance.
**In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:**Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs or must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools; must have a competent understanding of the occupation's basic principles and concepts. Applicants should have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-2181-12:Must have at least* 36 monthsexperience in the following:* 1. Experience operating a specific main-frame military aircraft, mission planning, and mission preparation. 2. Experienced in reviewing and analyzing mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information. 3. Experienced in filing flight plans and conducting crew briefings. 4. Experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, and equipment assessments. 5. Experienced in performing or supervising work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations or surveillance and reconnaissance. 6. Experienced in conducting or supervising the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks. 7. Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders. 8. Experienced in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of Defense, Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies, regulations, and directives.
GS-10 through GS-13 Army National Guard Warrant Officer Positions Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs or must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.
GS-12 through GS-13 Army National Guard Officer Positions For Army National Guard Second and First Lieutenants must be actively pursuing an under- graduate degree with at least 90 validated credit hours in a specified program. For Captains and above, must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university. A Graduate Degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.
To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims.
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment. Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS. ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
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- Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
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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.
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IA AASF 3 9650 Harrison St Davenport, IA US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481773200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 10/12/2017 to 10/27/2017
Salary: $72,168 to $93,821 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent