Electronics Technician

Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Sep 15, 2023
Oct 15, 2023
Full Time

This position will serve as the Transformer Technician In Depth (TID) for the AJW-L970 Transformer and Power MRO Shop.


Serves as an independent contributor as a technician in-depth (TID), and a contributing specialist on large work activities, or as a team leader for single or small work activities. May provide formal on-the -job training or instruction to less experienced technicians. Performs highly specialized technical varying and complex assignments associated with analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, reverse engineering or evaluating the complex National Airspace Systems (NAS) to include electromagnetic equipment and power equipment that AJW-L970 maintains for the NAS. Applies broad experience and advanced technical knowledge of assigned disciplines and specialties. Understands how assigned systems, components, and disciplines are integrated with other systems and components.

Plans, coordinates, and performs work with a high degree of independence, keeping supervisor advised of significant problem areas, which may impact solutions to be developed based upon past experience and knowledge of the repair discipline in question. Resolves problems as they arise by making sound decisions and engineering compromises concerning alternative approaches to ensure project completion. The incumbent will assist in the development of new drawings and establish quality standard specifications to update the engineering library database. Work will be reviewed for compliance with established policy and sound engineering finding as is consistent with the complexity of the assignment.

Work is vital to the success of activities and projects that are critical to the safe and continual operation of the NAS, FAA aircraft and programs. Assists in the development of technical guidelines and organizational work instructions for use by other technicians. Identifies resources needed to perform assignments.

Independently plans and organizes work to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish limited work activities within established schedules. Ability to utilize and interpret technical manuals, manufacturers' instructions, FAA policies and procedures and other publications to be used as a repair reference for some assignments. In many cases the FAA's repair manuals are inadequate or incomplete. This will require responsibilities include reviewing the quality and standard techniques used in the shop to all items not covered by existing blueprints or published specifications.

Applies broad knowledge and practical experience of assigned duties. Possess a comprehensive understanding in analyzing, installing, repairing, fabricating and trouble-shooting electronics, electrical systems, components, power supplies, transformers and heat sinks. Interprets complex circuit diagrams and drawings, engineering specifications, manufacturers manuals, electronic equipment modifications and field change notices and etc. to determine if equipment being repaired, manufactured, rebuilt, and certified meets modification and/or design tolerance.

Initiates action to perform the following: stripping wire, soldering, de-soldering, operating a winding lathe, operate and use micrometers, operate and use calipers, use and knowledge of basic hand tools, ability to use and operate various electronic test equipment. Applies experience in specialized overhaul, repair, and rewinding of National Airspace (NAS) transformers and associated equipment.

Contacts are both internal and external and include cross-function/organization personnel, NAS organizational representatives, engineers, other technicians, and contractors. Often considered to be a key technical point of contact for assigned systems, programs, and projects. Contacts are made to furnish technical guidance and advice, instruct other employees, share information, provide data, discuss the status of assignments, and coordinate the activities of contractors.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • A pre-employment physical is required.


To qualify for this position at the FV-H (GS/FG-12) level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G (GS/FG 10-11) level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience includes experience analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, reverse engineering or evaluating National Airspace Systems (NAS); developing new drawings; interpreting complex circuit diagrams and drawings. Engineering specifications, manufacturers manuals, electronic equipment modifications, and field changes; performing routine assembly/disassembly of dry and oil filled transformers, soldering/de-soldering of transformers, high voltage testing of transformers, operating a winding lathe and handling of insulating oils.

Applicant should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.


Pre-employment Physical Requirements: You must be able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position without hazard to yourself or others. Selectee must pass a pre-employment physical prior to appointment.


See Qualifications Required.

Information Regarding KSA's:

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and Selective Factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Quality Ranking Factor (QRF), if applicable, and the KSA's listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.


1. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be considered.

2. Some, none or all applicants may be interviewed.

3. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

4. Position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits .

5. Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com.

6. Please upload documents through USAjobs.gov or 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov and reference the announcement number. To check receipt of emailed documents, please email Holli.B.Malaske@faa.gov

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by AFGE 2282: Aero Center Consolidated.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA


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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.


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Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50) is required, Supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts, etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to 9-AMC-AHF-C400@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

If you are an FAA employee, you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must be submitted at the time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with a register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Agency contact information

Holli Malaske


1 (405) 954-0166




Federal Aviation Administration
AAC Regional HR Services Branch
6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155
Oklahoma City, OK 73169

Next steps

Once we receive your complete application, the Human Resources Office will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Eligible and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. You will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, please go to: USAJOBS Help Guide.

Important - If you make any changes to your application, you must resubmit it. If you make changes to your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and only your previously submitted application will be evaluated.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed in the Agency Contact Information section of this announcement or the hiring manager. An employee with a disability must notify the decision-maker of the accommodation request. Job applicants and employees are required to follow up oral requests in writing. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.