Air National Guard Fuel Distribution Systems Worker, WG-5413-08, SSGT/E-5, D1952000 in Tucson, Arizona

Air National Guard
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Tucson, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 3/8/2016 (231 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 12/12/2016 (48 day(s) away)

Job Overview




The mission of the Arizona National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: (602) 267-2311 (AIR).

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED – This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted 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 in the military grade listed in this announcement.

Open to current members (and those eligible for membership) of the Arizona Air National Guard, in the rank of SSgt/E5. Applicants will maintain their current military assignment.

This job announcement is for employment as an Arizona Air National Guard Technician; a Federal/ Excepted Civil Service position. This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in a National Guard unit/wing and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace.


This position is located in the Fuels Management Flight, within the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Mission Support Group, at an ANG Aviation Wing. The primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain a fuel distribution system that includes a fuels laboratory, cryogenic storage, bulk storage, base service station, fuels information service center, mobile fueling operations , and to manage all accounts for missile propellants, aviation fuels, ground fuels and cryogenics utilized in support of aircraft, motor vehicles, engine test cells, powered Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE), generators and heating systems required to support the Wing mission and transient aircraft. Inspects, operates and maintains a complete fuels distribution system(s) to receive, store, transfer and issue both aviation and ground fuels. Inspects systems for leakage, corrosion, faulty fittings, and inoperative components such as distribution lines, storage tanks, hydrant pits/outlets, oil/water separator, pumps, automatic/manual valves, meters, and system control rooms. Performs operator maintenance to include checking components for operation, adjustment, pressures, and external leakage under pressure, removing/cleaning/inspecting receipt and dispensing strainers, calibrating additive injectors, draining water from lines, tanks, filter separator vessels and dike/containment areas. Reports more extensive repairs/needs. Receives and transfers fuel by coupling and uncoupling hoses, closing and opening valves, starting and stopping pumps, monitoring gauges, meters and filter separators. Maintains hazardous waste management program. Initiates emergency procedures as necessary. Operates, inspects and performs all required maintenance and repair on 400-5,000 gallon cryogenic storage tanks. Inspects, maintains, performs operator maintenance, and minor repairs to support equipment and cryogenic samplers to include the following: air purging units, vacuum gauges, vacuum pumps, portable efficiency meters, portable samplers and other support equipment that is required to maintain the cryogenic storage tank in a ready condition to receive, store and transfer LOX or LIN. Applies safety or precautionary procedures required in handling cryogenic fluids. Analyzes, isolates, and corrects system malfunctions. Performs preventive maintenance on components and tanks, to include inspections. This includes routine maintenance/servicing of components such as compressors, safety valves, hand operated valves, pressure disks, filter/strainer assemblies, gauges, and various moving mechanical parts by disassembling, cleaning, accomplishing minor repairing or adjusting, and reassembling components. Ensures that parts are cleaned and certified as suitable for oxygen/nitrogen servicing. Purges and maintains insulating vacuum on tanks as required by technical orders or product testing results. Maintains inspection and maintenance records and performs quality control of cryogenic products. Establishes and maintains a level of spare parts or system subparts that are required to keep the tank(s) operational. Performs required quality control testing in the fuels laboratory as set forth in TO 42B-1-1, AFI 23-201 and other governing directives. Draws product samples from receiving transports, pipeline, mobile equipment and bulk storage tanks. Performs base level laboratory analysis of these samples in accordance with applicable specifications, technical orders and other quality assurance manuals. Maintains constant surveillance over all fuels equipment and systems to ensure no deviation from accepted quality assurance standards. Uses independent judgment and a comprehensive understanding of product specifications to make field-type visual and/or instrument checks that are necessary to identify product or product contamination. Directs, implements and monitors the Lock Out/Tag Out program IAW applicable AFOSH Standards. Responsible for placing and removing AF Form 979 (Danger Tag) and AF Form 980 (Caution Tag) on any suspected contaminated or off specification products or equipment. Responsible for maintaining the Quality Control module in the Fuels Automated System (FAS)/Fuels Manager Defense (FMD) database. Documents all sampling, sample due dates and the status of all equipment in the FAS/FMD. Builds and maintains test sets in the Quality Control Module of FAS/FMD. Follows Federal, state and local requirements when storing, using, handling, labeling and disposing of contaminated materials and waste. Maintains a crashed aircraft sampling kit and responds to aircraft mishaps. Lab personnel obtain all fuel samples associated with aircraft incidents and submit samples IAW TO 42B-1-1. Ensures aviation and cryogenic samples are recorded in the Air Force Test and Analysis Tool (AFTAT) and forwarded to the Fuels Area Lab lAW applicable directives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

APPOINTMENT FACTORS :This position is the Federal/Excepted Civil Service and is open to current members (and those eligible for membership) in the Arizona Air National Guard.Individual selected will receive an Indefinite Appointment

and may be converted to permanent based on availability of funds or position no longer being encumbered



Prior to appointment into this position, selectee must be a current member of the Arizona Air National Guard and must possess for the following AFSC : 2F0X1

Max Military Grade: E5


Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (BONUS). Individual selected will be required to take a pre-employment medical screening which will be paid for by the Agency.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

QUALIFICATION:Fuel Distribution Systems Worker, WG-5413-08, SSGT/E-5

Specialized Experience:

12 months experience training working in activities such as large fuel depots or fuel farms with complex, interconnecting line and pipe arrangements, and frequent requirements for large scale movement and transfer of a variety of liquid fuels.


  1. Must have an understanding of the composition, properties, toxicity, explosive and burning characteristics of petroleum/cryogenic products and missile propellants.

  2. Ability to use a wide range of cryogenics and petroleum fuels laboratory analysis equipment to include flash testers, conductivity unit meters, analytical balances, cloud point determination apparatus, microscopes, aqua-glo viewers, hydrometers, Fuels System Icing Inhibitor scopes, de-mineralized water purifier, vacuum pumps, graduated cylinders beakers and assorted glassware.

  3. Must be familiar with disposal methods, hazards, identification methods and the use of protective clothing/equipment and safety regulations.

  4. Must have knowledge of diagnostic methods, procedures, and principles to identify computer system failures, take corrective actions to resume normal operations.

  5. Must know the rules and regulations governing flightline/airfield driving.

  6. Must have knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems and their major components related to fixed and mobile refueling equipment.

  7. Must be able to use technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and similar guides to make minor or routine repairs and modifications.

  8. Applies skill in measuring, fitting, and installing needed components to clearances which are specified in manuals or instructions.

  9. Applies skill in connecting, meshing, aligning and adjusting components to assure effective operations of the complete system and vehicle.

Candidate must be a citizen of the United States

Direct Deposit of pay is mandatory.

Known Promotion Potential: None

For this job announcement the following documents are REQUIRED to be COMPLETED WITH SIGNATURE:


  • Resume or Optional Form 612

  • Optional Form 306, declaration for Federal Employment*(WITH SIGNATURE)*

  • AZNG Form 335-2-R (Knowledge, Skill and Ability Supplement) or substantiating document that contains the listed KSA's in this announcement with your relevant experiences.

Additional Supporting Documentation: Enlisted/Officer Record Brief (Army), Report of Individual Personnel (Air), other documentation that shows MOS/ASVAB/Rank qualifications etc. (Optional but recommended)

Please click on the link below to review the TOP REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

You may download the required forms from the Arizona National Guard Human Resources website at . After you have completed the form, please submit using the upload instructions above listed under Option A.

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.**


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Other Information

1. If you are a current excepted service Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility,you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects excepted service tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. All qualification requirements must be met prior to the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

3.* Please do not fax/email any applications or resumes to the Arizona National Guard Human Resource Office.* You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter.

Salary Range: $21.19 to $24.73 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-5413-08/08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 432017700

Job Announcement Number: AZ16-090T-1647662