Edgewood, Maryland
Oct 22, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT SURVIVAL FLIGHT EQUIPMENT REPAIRER, Position Description Number D1992000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

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(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. Schedules and maintains inspection and accountability documentation
on ALSE and weapons. Inspects and maintains stock of medications necessary in survival
vests, survival kits and first aid kits. Maintains documentation of all procedures conducted.
Performs ALSE supply functions to include maintenance and records of Bench Stock/ Shop
Stock, Prescribed Load Lists, Operational Load Lists, sensitive items and Class VIII supply
(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. Instructs aircrew and other personnel in procedures and
techniques for ground and air egress, hanging harness and personnel lowering devices,
water ditching and water survival. Instructs survival techniques to include peacetime and
combat scenarios; food and water procurement, land navigation, shelter building, fire-craft,
search and rescue, escape, evasion and resistance, physiological and psychological aspects
of survival; signaling devices such as radios, beacons, strobe lights, mirrors, handheld flare
and gyro jet flares, time-on-target satellite signaling techniques. Administers practical and
written evaluations. Develops charts, mock-ups and maintains training aids. May conduct
passenger briefings.
(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. Certifies by
signature forms and equipment records to verify proper configuration and serviceability of
aircraft installed equipment. Conducts FOT&E (Follow on Test and Evaluation) of ALSE to
ensure flight safety and optimum performance standards. Makes suggestions and
recommendations to change processes and procedures related to technical material
governing equipment and practices. Forecasts, requisitions and stores life support
equipment and supplies.
(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. Ensures ALSE shop is prepared for Aviation
Resource Management Survey inspections. May be required to perform such additional
duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow
removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operation, maintenance of
facilities and equipment, or serve as a team member on boards to cope with natural
disasters or civil emergencies. May serve as a voting member of the aircraft accident
mishap investigation boards, and prepares related reports.
(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

This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.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. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: Warrant Officer and Enlisted

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 : 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.

Quality of Experience - 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 required to check and insure that components operate within specified
tolerances and in the proper sequence. In accordance with applicable guidance and
modification instructions, overhauls, repairs and modifies equipment and components using
test equipment such as multi-meters, micrometers, calipers, and electrical circuitry test
consoles. Ability to conduct visual inspections for obvious defects such as torn shoulder and
lap harnesses. Ability to conduct detailed visual and tactile inspections such as inspection
of helmets for cracks and delaminations.
Ability to use sketches, electrical diagrams, technical specifications and engineering
drawing in conjunction with standard pre-calculated formulas and shop mathematics.
Ability to plan work when detailed specifications are not available and take measurements
for articles of various shapes and sizes. Ability to apply knowledge of shop mathematics,
including fractions, equations, and plane measurements, to make more difficult calculations
such as computing dimensions and laying out circles, angles, curves, and irregular shapes.
Ability to draw individual patterns or alter or adjust standard patterns to fit special
measurements and incorporate design features such as chemical warfare ensembles or
aircrew and passenger oxygen equipment bags.
Ability to work with a wide variety of fabrics and materials which includes newly developed
materials. Requires application of a thorough knowledge of all types of fibers, blends,
fabrics and finishes, including knowledge of performance and handling characteristics such
as dimensional stability, abrasion resistance and heavy sensitivity, to select materials to
meet particular needs. Ability to substitute material when the precise type or weight
desired is not available.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

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:

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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