Telecommunications Specialist (Instructor-Airborne)

Company Name:
Department of Defense - Dept. of the Air Force
United States Citizens Indefinite Full Time
Area of Consideration: Open Nationwide to current or prior enlisted military service members (Active Duty, Reserve, or NG status) eligible for immediate enlistment into the Georgia Air National Guard.
Position Location: 128th ACCS, Robins AFB, GA 31098
Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted Indefinite, dual-status position which requires Georgia Air National Guard Membership. _Position is Indefinite but may convert to Permanent without further competition. If a tenured applicant is selected, tenure will not change._
Job Summary: This position islocated in an Air National Guard Aviation Unit, Operations Directorate. Aircraft include: E8-C. The purpose of this position is for providing ground and flight training for developing, upgrading, and evaluating skills of Airborne Mission Systems Specialist (AMSS); to provide training to instructors and flight examiners on instruction technique, student assessment and training techniques; to perform Airborne Mission Systems ground and aircrew communications duties, to include telecommunications, radar, computer networking, sensors, electronic systems and secure voice/data links on worldwide command and control in support of combat, peacetime, humanitarian and Personal Recovery (PR) missions; to perform air operations related staff support duties.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.
Relocation Incentive: Relocation incentive is not authorized.
Background Check: Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.
National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for Georgia Air National Guard Enlisted incumbent only. In accordance with ANG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish Telecommunications Specialist (Instructor-Airborne) functions in support of programs essential to state Air National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.
As a member of a unit of the Georgia Air National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.
Must be a current U.S. Citizen. Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply. Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory. Military Requirement: Enlisted AFSC 1A3X1.
The following list is not comprehensive but provides a snapshot of some of the duties that may be required of this position:
Performs as Instructor/Evaluator for the Airborne Mission Systems Specialist.
Performs as Standardization/Evaluation Flight Examiner, ensures established standards of flight proficiency are maintained through evaluation and observation; administers scheduled and unscheduled evaluations during operational and training flights; analyzes evaluation data for adverse trends in performance; conducts flight evaluation critiques; recommends necessary changes or improvements; and develops testing material for evaluations.
Performs telecommunications aircrew duties as an Airborne Mission Systems Specialist (AMSS) on ground and airborne platforms in a high threat combat environment.
Receives, inventories, issues, and destroys Communications Security (COMSEC) materials for the unit.
Performs technical and analytical work pertaining to the planning, development, acquisition, testing, integration, installation, utilization, and modification of electronic and telecommunications systems, services and procedures.
Performs as necessary required mission planning and staff work in areas such as scheduling, training, current operations, standards and evaluation, intelligence, weapons and tactics, chief of staff, mission planning, combat readiness, exercises, safety and flight duties.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Minimum eligibility requirements for positions in the occupation are based on possession of the appropriate aircrew certifications and/or appropriate military training requirements. Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge skills and abilities (KSAs) required for the position by meeting the minimum experience requirements as described in the gaining command directives. Additionally, candidates must be qualified as a rated ART, CST, AOT or SDT in the aircraft supported by the 116th ACW. Minimum flight experience requirements specified below must be verified on a Flying History report.
The following flight hour requirements apply to all applicants:
Flight Hours
GS-11 and above
1. Total E-8C Flight Hours
2. Instructor Hours
3. Flying Hours, Last 12 months
Total E-8C Flight Hours - E-8C flight hours may be waived provided applicant meets or exceeds the total requirements using a combination of E-8C hours and hours from another C2 and/or ISR platform.
Instructor Hours - Requirement may be waived by Operations Group Commander if applicant meets all AFI 11-2E-8V1 requirements for instructor upgrade.
Flying Hours, Last 12 Months - For in-service placement actions, up to one-half of the flight hours may be waived provided the individual's total background reflects the ability to perform the duties of the position safely.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicant must possess a minimum of above specialized experience that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) as listed below. Such experience is gained in a line of work or training program similar to or closely related to the work of the position to be filled.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Knowledge of and skill required to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and test airborne radar, computers, communication systems, and associated cooling systems and a thorough understanding of operating principles and characteristics of airborne computer, radar, and communication systems and subsystems.
Knowledge of and skill required to conduct preflight, power on, and power down of airborne radar, computer, communication systems, and associated cooling systems.
Knowledge of and skill required to observe fault indications and software messages for system malfunctions, assesses impact of malfunction, and initiates appropriate procedures in accordance with technical data.
Knowledge of and skill required to run diagnostic programs, replaces modules, parts, and performs in-flight maintenance as required.
Knowledge of and skill required to assess computer, radar, and communication system's status and coordinates with appropriate crew members concerning configuration and optimization of mission systems.
Knowledge of and skill of emergency procedures and equipment.
Knowledge and capability to perform duties as a primary mission crew firefighter during simulated and actual emergencies.
Knowledge and capability to perform mission planning and staff work as required in areas such as scheduling, training, current operations, standards and evaluations, intelligence, weapons and tactics, combat readiness, exercises, safety, and other mission related duties.
Other Requirements: For positions requring a security clearance _(Secret or Top Secret),_ selectee must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.
National Guard Compatibility: Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician position, the selectee must be assigned to any unit in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Enlisted member in AFSC: 1A3X1.
Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.
Wear of the Air Force uniform as prescribed by AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position. Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.
The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Flying History Report
Note: Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use the USA JOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position. Do __ not__ submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted. If you choose to use your personal resume, ensure that your resume includes mandatory information as outlined in the Resume example guidance posted at , "The Application Process." If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification process .Resume note:Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determination, your resume must contain_ hours worked per week and month/year format_ for all dates of employment.
Note: To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 1229653. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, _and_
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Flying History Report

Resume note: Your resume may be submitted in any format. However, the USA Jobs resume builder is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to apply for this position. For qualifications determination, your resume must contain _hours worked per week and month/year format for all dates_ of employment. If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon 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 once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). If you do not provide an email address then you will not receive status notices.
Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard. Good Luck!
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