Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Aircraft Survival Flight Equipment Repairer in Morrisville, North Carolina

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Morrisville, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 9/28/2016 (27 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (3 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, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE. Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Excepted Service (Permanent)


MD #: 4141-125


This position is located in the Aviation Life Support function, ARNG Aviation Support Facility. Provides control, inspection and certification, testing, evaluation and maintenance or overhaul of Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE). Provides initial and continuation instruction in the following ALSE subject categories: environmental life support and protective subsystems, over water survival equipment, escape and descent life support subsystems, survival recovery life support subsystem, global survival, aircrew chemical decontamination procedures and aircrew chemical defense task qualification training. Documents and maintains records of ALSE crewmember training. Inspects, tests, certifies, repairs, assembles and maintains ALSE to include aircraft/aircrew electronic communications equipment, and aircraft-oxygen related items, aircraft modular survival system, life preservers, helicopter emergency egress devices, first aid kits and microclimate cooling vests. Equipment also includes helmets and helmet-mounted devices such as: laser eye protection, nuclear flash-blindness goggles and night vision goggles; and heads up displays; survival kits and survival components to include radios, beacons, strobe lights, pyrotechnics and various other survival items. Issues, fits and adjusts ALSE. Schedules and maintains inspection and accountability documentation on ALSE and weapons. Inspects and maintains stock of medications necessary in survival vests, survival kits and first aid kits. Maintains documentation of all procedures conducted. Performs ALSE supply functions to include maintenance and records of Bench Stock/ Shop Stock, Prescribed Load Lists, Operational Load Lists, sensitive items and Class VIII supply items. Instructs crewmembers in all categories of ALSE. Instructs aircrew and other personnel such as aircraft maintenance personnel, aircrew and non-aircrew members of other services and agencies in the care, use, theory of operation and capabilities of ALSE used in a variety of global environments. Instructs aircrew and other personnel in procedures and techniques for ground and air egress, hanging harness and personnel lowering devices, water ditching and water survival. Instructs survival techniques to include peacetime and combat scenarios; food and water procurement, land navigation, shelter building, fire-craft, search and rescue, escape, evasion and resistance, physiological and psychological aspects of survival; signaling devices such as radios, beacons, strobe lights, mirrors, handheld flare and gyro jet flares, time-on-target satellite signaling techniques. Administers practical and written evaluations. Develops charts, mock-ups and maintains training aids. May conduct passenger briefings. Certifies initial and continuation training of aircrew and other personnel. Certifies ALSE requirements for all missions; ensures aircraft are properly configured with proper types and numbers of ALSE dependent on destination and mission being flown. Certifies by signature forms and equipment records to verify proper configuration and serviceability of aircraft installed equipment. Conducts FOT&E; (Follow on Test and Evaluation) of ALSE to ensure flight safety and optimum performance standards. Makes suggestions and recommendations to change processes and procedures related to technical material governing equipment and practices. Forecasts, requisitions and stores life support equipment and supplies. Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Ensures quarterly inspections by Commander, Aviation Safety Officer and Flight Surgeon. Ensures that material and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained. Issues ALSE lockers to aircrew members. Supervises, instructs, trains and certifies traditional Guard members on all facets of the aircrew life support career field; performs task evaluations and documents OJT records. Coordinates mobility and deployment requirements. Maintains publications such as regulations and other directives. Ensures publications are reviewed quarterly by Commander, ALSO, Standardization Pilot and Aviation Safety Officer. Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and command support exercises. Ensures ALSE shop is prepared for Aviation Resource Management Survey inspections. May be required to perform such additional duties as structural firefighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operation, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or serve as a team member on boards to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies. May serve as a voting member of the aircraft accident mishap investigation boards, and prepares related reports. Prepares Annual Budget analysis and projections for ALSE shop operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D1992000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the eff-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENLISTED (E7 and below)
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 15, 92, 68A, 68W

Minimum Requirements: 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: 18 months 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. Experience collecting information and presenting it to various sized groups. Experience in planning a functional shop maintenance program is essential.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

  1. Knowledge required to check and insure that components operate within specified tolerances and in the proper sequence. In accordance with applicable guidance and modification instructions, overhauls, repairs and modifies equipment and components using test equipment such as multi-meters, micrometers, calipers, and electrical circuitry test consoles. Ability to conduct visual inspections for obvious defects such as torn shoulder and lap harnesses. Ability to conduct detailed visual and tactile inspections such as inspection of helmets for cracks and delamination.

  2. Ability to use sketches, electrical diagrams, technical specifications and engineering drawing in conjunction with standard pre-calculated formulas and shop mathematics.

  3. Ability to plan work when detailed specifications are not available and take measurements for articles of various shapes and sizes. Ability to apply knowledge of shop mathematics, including fractions, equations, and plane measurements, to make more difficult calculations such as computing dimensions and laying out circles, angles, curves, and irregular shapes. Ability to draw individual patterns or alter or adjust standard patterns to fit special measurements and incorporate design features such as chemical warfare ensembles or aircrew and passenger oxygen equipment bags.

  4. Ability to work with a wide variety of fabrics and materials which includes newly developed materials. Requires application of a thorough knowledge of all types of fibers, blends, fabrics and finishes, including knowledge of performance and handling characteristics such as dimensional stability, abrasion resistance and heavy sensitivity, to select materials to meet particular needs. Ability to substitute material when the precise type or weight desired is not available.

Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

Military Assignment: Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARG). Assignment to a compatible Enlisted *(E7 & below) *position in the NCANG is mandatory. (ENL MOS: 15, 92, 68A, 68W)

Security Clearance: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

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. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status. If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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Other Information
  1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

  2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

Salary Range: $21.94 to $25.67 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-4818-10/10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to areas 1, 2, and 3

Control Number: 451839600

Job Announcement Number: NCAR-16-139