This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.
In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy Air Reserve Technician positions.
As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month.
In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay.
Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur.
Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled.
Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.
The first cut-off for this announcement is two (2) weeks from the opening date of this announcement.
After the first cut off, the cut-off will be the 25th of each month.
The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month.
Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.
Some positions covered may or may not be obligated.
Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve.
Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
The Government's most important asset is its people.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
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.
Element A - Ability to Use Hand Tools and Powered Tools (Electronic) Element B - Knowledge of Electronic Installation, Repair, and Alignment: Element C- Theory of Electronics Element D- Troubleshooting Electronic Systems Element E- Ability to Read Electronic Schematics 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.
Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve.
For questions concerning military eligibility please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1-800-257-1212.