Powered Support Systems Mechanic- Military Requirement

Washington D.C.
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Full Time

This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.

Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) 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 ART 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 Force 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 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.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to fly in a military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments.

  • No

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may or may not be paid.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Incentives/Special Pay Rates may or may not apply
  • Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements
  • A specific length of experience is not required. However, you must have had experience (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience as identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience.

    ELEMENT A: Ability to do the Work of Powered Support Systems Mechanic -- Work independently, make decisions, and plan operations in the powered support systems mechanic position.  ELEMENT B: Ability to Use Hand Tools, Powered Tools, Specialized Tools, and Support Equipment -- Independently select and use or operate, as needed, hand and powered machines used. Element C: Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair -- Ability to assemble, install and repair powered ground support equipment. ELEMENT F: Knowledge of Powered Support Systems Mechanic Technical Practices -- Experience in new and up-to-date trade practices. ELEMENT J : Troubleshooting of Ground Powered Support System -- Trouble, test, analyze, modify and repair ground powered support systems. Element K: Ability to Work from Instructions, Specifications, Blueprints, Personal Inspections, etc. --Analyze, interpret, and follow work orders, blueprints, specifications, and sketches. ELEMENT M: Knowledge of Materials -- Knowledge of and ability to use materials used in performing the duties of the position.


    Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. (2) Work uncommon tours of duty. (3) Obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance. (4) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug-testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing. (5) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sept 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.  An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of such position. (6) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP). (7) Lift up to 79 pounds. (8) Stand, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time. (9) Operate a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle.  (10)  Work outside in inclement weather.  (11)  Be exposed to solvents, grease, oils, radiant energy, electrical energy. excessive noise, vibration, slippery and uneven walking surfaces. (12) Work on ladders or scaffolding and in areas around machinery with moving parts, moving objects or vehicles.



    The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as a journeyman mechanic to troubleshoot, test, repair, modify, overhaul, service and dispatch powered ground support equipment and to train reservists in the accomplishment of tasks set forth herein.

    Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

    • Perform preventive maintenance on ground power support systems.
    • Perform major maintenance on ground support equipment such as power sources, major components, support components, and associated components.
    • Perform periodic, routine and special inspections of all scheduled equipment.
    • Maintain records and document actions.
    • Certify work produced under the USAF Technical Order Program.