Aircraft Survival Flight Equipment Repairer (Title 32)

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Sandston, Virginia
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Aircraft Survival Flight Equipment Repairer (Title 32), Position Description Number D1992000 and is part of the VA AASF, National Guard.

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As an Aircraft Survival Flight Equipment Repairer (Title 32), WG-4818-10, you will perform the below duties:

(1) Inspects, tests, certifies, repairs, assembles and maintains ALSE to include aircraft/aircrew electronic communications equipment, and aircraft-oxygen related items, aircraft modular survival system, life preservers, helicopter emergency egress devices, first aid kits and microclimate cooling vests. Equipment also includes helmets and helmet-mounted devices such as: laser eye protection, nuclear flash-blindness goggles and night vision goggles; and heads up displays; survival kits and survival components to include radios, beacons, strobe lights, pyrotechnics and various other survival items. Issues, fits and adjusts ALSE.
(2) Instructs crewmembers in all categories of ALSE. Instructs aircrew and other personnel such as aircraft maintenance personnel, aircrew and non-aircrew members of other services and agencies in the care, use, theory of operation and capabilities of ALSE used in a variety of global environments.

(3) Certifies initial and continuation training of aircrew and other personnel. Certifies ALSE requirements for all missions; ensures aircraft are properly configured with proper types and numbers of ALSE dependent on destination and mission being flown.

(4) Complies with safety, fire, security, and housekeeping regulations. Ensures quarterly inspections by Commander, Aviation Safety Officer and Flight Surgeon. Ensures that material and equipment are properly stored, protected and maintained. Issues ALSE lockers to aircrew members.

(5) Supervises, instructs, trains and certifies traditional Guard members on all facets of the aircrew life support career field; performs task evaluations and documents OJT records. Coordinates mobility and deployment requirements. Maintains publications such as regulations and other directives. Ensures publications are reviewed quarterly by Commander, ALSO, Standardization Pilot and Aviation Safety Officer.

(6) Prepares for and participates in various types of readiness evaluations, inspections, mobilization and command support exercises.

(7) Prepares Annual Budget analysis and projections for ALSE shop operations.

(8) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/PVT - E-9/SMG) or Warrant Officers (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/PVT - E-9/SMG) or Warrant Officers (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-1/PVT - E-9/SMG) or Warrant Officers (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5)

Compatible Military Assignments:
  • Enlisted Personnel: E:CMF: 16, 92; E:MOS: 68A, 68W
  • Warrant Officers: W:MOS: 153H2
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the applicants knowledge of materials and equipment used in the line of work (helmets, torso harness assemblies, parachutes, survival equipment). Ability to understand written instructions and to use reference materials and manuals.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have at least 18 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the WG-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the WG grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience or training which has demonstrated knowledge of aviation life support equipment; Experience reading and interpreting military manuals.
  • Experience in supply procedures and property accountability.
  • Experience collecting information and presenting it to various sized groups.
  • Experience in planning a functional shop maintenance program is essential.

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: SF50 for current Federal Technicians, Proof of Recent enlistment if enlistment in the Virginia National Guard occurred within the last 60 days

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