Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 11, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT ORDNANCE SYSTEMS MECHANIC LEADER, Position Description Number D1739P01 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

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(1) Provides direction and advice to resolve problems on aircraft ordnance and electronic
systems on fighter aircraft. On a regular and recurring basis, leads Aircraft Ordnance
Systems Mechanics, WG-6652-11, in diagnosing malfunctions, troubleshooting, and
evaluating electronic system tests to determine the disassembly necessary for repair or
replacement of parts.
(2) Monitors work of assigned personnel, sets the work pace, conveys work assignments,
and ensures that materials, tools, equipment, and stock are available. Coordinates and
works with weapon system mechanics and specialists performing journey level work.
(3) Ensures assigned personnel are fully utilized and work is accomplished in accordance
with established time frames and priorities. Checks work in progress and/or upon
completion for compliance with supervisor's instructions, appropriate technical orders, etc.
Serves as a technical advisor by answering questions regarding appropriate procedures,
policies, written instructions, and other directives. Assures that all safety, housekeeping,
security, and other environmental rules and procedures are followed in the shop and the
flight line.
(4) Advises the supervisor of overall work operations, status and progress of work, causes
for delays, problems encountered, and individual performance (e.g., additional on-the-job
training requirements for individual employees). As requested by the supervisor, provides
functional planning for the flight line maintenance activities. On a daily basis, recommends
adjustments in work schedules to provide optimum utilization of personnel in support of
functional requirements.
(5) Routinely works with and alongside journey-level counterparts.
(6) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This position is open to On-Board Federal Technicians of the Maryland National Guard only. Applicants must submit current copies of their SF-50 to verify eligibility.
Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. 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.


Military Grades: E7 and E6 Promotable to E7

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training that has provided the candidate with sufficient knowledge to complete the work of this occupational series. Experience or training which demonstrates the candidates ability to lead other technicians engaged in the duties performed by an ORDNANCE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : In addition to the journeyman level knowledge, experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, and lead the work of others in fields directly related the repair function of this occupational series. Must have the ability to perform administrative functions; to read and interpret a variety of technical publications used in the repair of supported equipment. The ability to provide guidance to others in work related to ORDNANCE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

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):
- Knowledge and appropriate training in functions of inspection, maintenance, installation,
modification and repair of air munitions launch, release, suspension systems, R/F electronic
countermeasures system and aircraft gun systems. Comprehensive knowledge and skill in
troubleshooting procedures, diagnosing problems and determining corrective action in the
aircraft ordnance systems.
- Skill and knowledge to troubleshoot, repair, modify, or remove equipment and
components such as gun systems, bomb racks, pylons, and the Ammunition Loading
Systems (UALS/ALS).
- Knowledge and ability to interpret and trace schematic, logic and wiring diagrams and use
a wide variety of test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE). Ability to perform
algebraic and trigonometric formulas to solve work related problems.
- Knowledge and skilled in the operation, interrelationship and interdependent aspects of
each electronic system and subsystems within the total complex aircraft electronic system
(s) within fighter aircraft. Extensive knowledge of each system's prerequisites, sequential
events, and logic flow and signal input/output requirements for successful target
acquisition, lock-on, launch and delivery of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.
- Knowledge of the principals of digital and analog circuits, synchro-electro-mechanical
devices, solid-state devices theory, digital techniques /servo operation and circuit theory.
- Comprehensive knowledge and skill to exercise judgment and to apply electronic theories
and practices to identify, isolate, and repair malfunctions in complex electronic systems or
individual subsystems of an electronic system.
- Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and optical principals.
- Knowledge of assigned computer systems used to document job data and personal
computers (PC) to operate and run test equipment.
- Current certification in high reliability soldering techniques and electrostatic discharge
protective techniques is required.
- Knowledge of the Technical Order Distribution System and other technical publications
and directives relating to work requirements.

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: This position is open to On-Board Federal Technicians of the Maryland National Guard only. Applicants must submit current copies of their SF-50 to verify eligibility.

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.

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