Aircraft Attendant (Motor Vehicle Operator)

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Sep 21, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


About the Position: Davison Army Airfield Management conducts continues airfield operations in support of the National Capitol Region to provide all airfield users with a safe, efficient and controlled environment for aviation and contingency operations. This position is located at Davison Army Airfield; Ft Belvoir, VA and the incumbent serves, meets, parks, and fuels and defuels aircraft.
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  • Meet, park, fuel and defuel aircraft.
  • Use hand signals to marshall aircraft to designated parking area.
  • Service aircraft by refueling or defueling following specific procedures to ensure safe operation.
  • Document all fuel issues or defueling operations on appropriate forms.
  • De-ice all types of aircraft in inclement weather.
  • Operate a 10-ton diesel powered tractor with a 5500 gallon capacity fuel tanker and trailers.
  • Operates a 5 and 10-ton dump truck equipped with a detachable snow plow blade in removal of snow from roads, runways, taxiways and aprons.
  • Operate light vehicles to transport personnel and materials on and off airfield and to points throughout the installation and metropolitan area.
  • Operates road graters and bucket loaders to remove snow and keep the runways and taxiways clear.
  • Perform ground maintenance duties to include removing trash/debris from airfield, taxiways, runways, parking areas, and grounds.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Employee must obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with HAZMAT and tanker endorsements.
  • Pre-employment drug test and random drug testing while in position.
  • Pre-employment physical and annual physicals while in position.
  • Shift work is required as well as weekend and/or holidays.
  • Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Required to perform Hot Re-Fuel mission tasks.
  • Position has been designated Key (2) and Mission Essential and cannot be vacated during a national emergency. Position cannot be filled by member of the National Guard, Ready Reservist or military retirees with recall obligations.
  • Inclement weather position - may be required to com or remain on duty during inclement weather.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Aircraft Attendant (Motor Vehicle Operator) without more than normal supervision. Meeting incoming aircraft, refueling aircrafts, operating aircraft group support equipment, and servicing aircrafts - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires moderate to heavy physical effort to lift objects (fertilizer, urea, seed, baggage, material, equipment, etc.) weighing up to 100 pounds. Moderate effort is exerted while operating vehicles, marshalling aircraft to parking areas, and in refueling and defueling operations. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending, reaching, and climbing on or crawling under aircraft is required.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Assignments are performed outside in all types of weather conditions (hot, cold, rain and snow). Incumbent is subject to injury due to falls from aircraft, riding mower equipment and ladders; rotating blades; burns from fuel; high noise levels; and accidents while driving vehicles or tractors. Incumbent performs work where dirt, mud, and fumes are present. The incumbent is required to wear safety shoes, eye goggles, ear/hearing protectors, gloves, coveralls, etc., and follow safety procedures.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)


No education substitution.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Materiel Maintenance Management position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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