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Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command AIRCRAFT ELECTRICIAN (AIRCRAFT PNEUDRAULIC SYSTEMS MECHANIC) in Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts


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. Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information.


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) install, troubleshoot, adjust, test, modify, calibrate, and repair aircraft electrical systems and equipment on board conventional aircraft.

Performs troubleshooting of electrical or environmental systems and related equipment for assigned aircraft. Tests, corrects and maintains power control systems which include the tie-in of power and control circuits with other functional systems.

Installs, modifies, repairs, replaces, adjusts and overhauls complex and/or electrical or environmental systems, components, and accessories, with intricate wiring armament, landing gear, antiskid, ignition, stall warning, power distribution, etc.

Performs final functional and operational tests of the entire aircraft electrical/environmental systems and related. Analyzes fault indications obtained during testing, determines the type and location of malfunction, performs necessary repairs, etc.

Utilizes safety practices and procedures and complies with security regulations, directives, and policies. Maintains awareness of shop safety procedures and identifies/corrects any unsafe practices and/or procedures.


Conditions of Employment


Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for 2800 Electrical Installation and Maintenance 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 perform the duties of an Aircraft Electrician (Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic) 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: Knowledge of assigned shop and trade practices; ability to follow appropriate work practices including keeping a tidy, clean, and orderly work area; knowledge of the electrical theory, principles, and circuitry and instruments used in shop and trade practices and a knowledge of aircraft electrical systems and their relationships. Ability to apply technical practices in the performance of assigned work; knowledge of electronic principles in order to recognize types and sizes of resistors, capacitors, wiring, and transistors; knowledge of the interface of electrical or environmental systems with hydraulic, electronic armament, instrument, and mechanical systems and assemblies. Knowledge of testing and troubleshooting techniques and procedures utilizing a variety of test devices and ability to analyze, modify, and repair complex electrical or environmental systems and components on assigned aircraft; skill in installing, relocating, and repositioning electrical and electronic components and wiring to facilitate installation of equipment. Ability to lay-out connecting circuits and make connections in order to prevent equipment or circuit overload or malfunction; skill in calibrating and adjusting components such as amplifiers, proximity boxes, generators, and voltage regulators; ability to use and interpret computer data, wiring diagrams, technical data, blueprints, schematics, and engineering instructions. Ability to use and interpret computer data, wiring diagrams, technical data, blueprints, schematics, and engineering instructions; skill in tracing hard to locate and intermittent electrical defects and problems using a variety of meters and testing devices. Knowledge of safety and security requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations and technical orders; knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials accounting and security; knowledge of USAF Technical Order Program and its procedures. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: The incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may also be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not exceed 30 % of total responsibilities. Must be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance. This is a testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing. Performs uncommon tours of duty. Maybe required to work other than normal duty hours which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be required to fly in military or commercial aircraft for TDY purposes. FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work requires light to heavy physical exertion and required in lifting and carrying items weighing from 10 to 50 pounds, and occasional objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. The work requires climbing, standing, bending, and stooping for extended periods of time and working at heights of up to 65 feet. Requires good hearing and active hand eye coordination. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Exposed to prevailing weather conditions, and must work outdoors and indoors. Exposed to physical hazards of aircraft maintenance including, but not limited to, electrical shock, flight line noise and work during hours of darkness or darkened conditions lighted by means of artificial light. 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.


Additional Information

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. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 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 and/or retention incentives may or may not be used. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: