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Air Force Materiel Command EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST (STRUCTURAL) in Hill AFB, Utah


Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST (STRUCTURAL), GS-1670-07/11 position is to provide Structural Equipment Specialist expertise and technical assistance for assigned equipment and to serve as the technical expert to AF organizations in terms of structural components and technical data.


Collect, analyze, interpret, and/or develop specialized information systems and components.

Provide assistance and/or advisory services to those who design, test, produce, procure, supply, operate, repair, and/or dispose of structural systems and components.

Manage, advise, -assist, and/or coordinate systems, components, and equipment maintenance/repair programs, strategies, and/or operations in accordance with regulatory policy, processes, and guidance.

Manage, advise, and/or assist in the planning, scheduling, execution, control, and/or resourcing of the production process in maintenance activities.

Manage, advise, and/or assist the disposal of unusable, excess, and/or obsolete systems and components.


Conditions of Employment


Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-1670, Equipment Specialist Series. Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: working as a skilled mechanic or maintenance worker, sales or service engineer, or planner or estimator in a technical group dealing with manufacture, utilization, repair, or operation of equipment; reviewing and applying technical specifications and requirements; analyzing equipment and forecasting spare parts requirements; reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders, and work orders; analyzing contract specifications and examining pertinent equipment to determine if specifications are met; analyzing or supervising maintenance, repair, or production operations to determine methods of improvement; Knowledge of, and skill in applying, a comprehensive range of principles, concepts, and practices to perform difficult and complex assignments concerning structural systems. NOTE: Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. OR

EDUCATION: : One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position OR a Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. OR

COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: An equivalent combination of successfully completed education, if related, and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only a Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement may be used to qualify applicants for the GS-07 level. NOTE: You must submit copies of your unofficial transcripts with your application if using education as a substitution of experience. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of structural design and manufacturing of a family of equipment, parts, assemblies, components and subsystems and composite weapon systems to includes knowledge of their characteristics, properties and uses.

  1. Knowledge of policies and procedures for maintaining equipment, ability to review, analyze, and evaluate equipment specialist programs and knowledge of applicable customer services standards.

  2. Knowledge of sources, responsibilities, and means to provide timely assistance and economical solutions for technical problems.

  3. Knowledge of structure, content, codes, internal and external interfaces, update procedures and uses of automated supply systems and databases and automated databases for equipment specialist determination.

  4. Skill to enhance maintenance effectiveness and efficiency to ensure that modifications or new equipment will satisfactorily interface with existing equipment and skill in using information systems and software for research to review, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and write technical data. 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. FORMALIZED TRAINING PLAN (FTP): This is a formalized trainee position and must be filled at the entry level grade. The program provides opportunity for an employee to gain experience and training within a predetermined time frame allowing the employee a new career path. Employees taking a change-to-lower grade to enter the trainee position may be eligible for salary retention. To retain salary, trainee must sign a formalized training plan. This position provides promotion opportunity to the target grade position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. Employee selected for this formal trainee position will be excluded from consideration for other positions up to and including the target grade level pf their formalized training position.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional Information

Mission Statement: Hill Air Force Base provides worldwide engineering and logistics management for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Minuteman III ICBM, and performs depot maintenance of the F-16, A-10, and C-130 Hercules aircraft. The base is located between Ogden and Salt Lake City. The area is known for year round activities, including skiing, hiking, boating, extreme sports, fishing and hunting, with four distinct seasons, low humidity and moderate snow fall in the valley. Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: Military Spouse Preference applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for Military Spouse Preference. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11081969 If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.