Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Aircraft Survival & Flight Equipment Repairer in Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 9/29/2016 (28 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/2/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizen soldiers have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join the National Guard and serve your nation, your state, and your community!

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Membership in the National Guard is Required: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard at the required military grade listed if the position is open to "Nationwide" under the Areas of Consideration section below.

Washington Army National Guard Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies

Aircraft Survival & Flight Equipment Repairer

Location: AASF 1, JBLM, WA Appointment Type: Permanent PD Number: D0672000 Series/Grade: WG-4818-08 Salary Range: $25.13-$29.32 Security Clearance: N/A PCS Expenses: Not Authorized Advertise As: ENLISTED

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in disqualification. A list of documents required for this announcement can be found under the Required Documents section.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration: This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709 Area 1: In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard. Area 3: In-State Excepted - All participating members of the Washington Army National Guard, including in-service technicians that are not covered by the bargaining unit, and indefinite employees.


Inspects and maintains ALSE for aviators and crew members. ALSE includes helmets with communication gear and weapon sighting device, survival vests comprised of various components, survival radios, cold/hot/overwater survival kits, life rafts/life preservers, oxygen masks, first aid kits, night vision goggles, torso harness assemblies, flight clothing, antiexposure assemblies, and body armor. Manages a Central Issue Facility (CIF) for ALSE and flight clothing. Conducts initial issue, fitting and adjustments for comfort and safety. Accomplishes all related supply functions to include accountability of equipment issue to flight crew members, additional stockage levels/reorder points and individual records files. Conducts an effective ALSE training program for crew members, non-crew-members and civilian technicians. Prepares and presents instructions on the purpose, operation, use and care of ALSE equipment. Obtains and maintains current appropriate ALSE instructional material (e.g. technical tapes, manuals, training aids). Conducts instruction on ALSE subjects to include personal survival, emergency simulated egress, ditching, and forced landing demonstrations and drills. Presents preflight briefings on ALSE equipment required for special missions and for non-rated personnel prior to their participation in flying activities. Serves as a back-up position for the Flight Operations Specialist. Provides administrative support and assistance for flight operations and flight service functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • The above duty description doesn't contain all details of the official position description. If you would like a copy of the entire position description please contact the Washington National Guard Human Resources Office.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • As required for job training or mission requirements.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Military Rank Requirement: SPC/ E-4 to CSM/ E-9
  • MOS*: ECMF 15
  • *Individuals without the required MOS will still be considered
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

General Experience: Experience or training which demonstrates the applicants knowledge of materials and equipment used in the line of work (helmets, torso harness assemblies, parachutes, survival equipment). Ability to understand written instructions and to use reference materials and manuals.

Specialized Experience: WG-08 level must have 12 months of experience or training which has demonstrated knowledge of aviation life support equipment. Experience reading and interpreting military manuals. Experience in supply procedures and property accountability.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

** -- Knowledge and skill to perform a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance repair, testing, cleaning and storage of aviation life support equipment such as flyers protective helmets with communications systems, night vision goggles, protective clothing, survival radios and survival kits, lift rafts and life preservers, oxygen masks, torso harness assemblies and body armor.

  • Ability to use test sets, multi-meters and hand tools.

  • Skill and knowledge of instructional techniques to provide initial and continued training on the use and care of ALSE equipment.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Not Applicable.


  • Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

  • All soldiers, civilian employees, and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Other Information
  1. Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.
  2. Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.
  3. Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  4. Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).
  5. All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

**EQUALOPPORTUNITY: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation.

Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.**

*Baseline physical*

An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB. This physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.**

Salary Range: $25.13 to $29.32 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4818-08/08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Qualified applicants within the Areas of Consideration.

Control Number: 452098000

Job Announcement Number: WAAR 16-242 709327