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    This National Guard position is for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (INSTRUCTOR-AIRBORNE) - Title 32, Position Description Number D1968000 and is part of the GA 128 ACCS, National Guard.

    This is a full-time, Excepted Permanent, dual status position which requires Georgia Air National Guard Membership.

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    As a GS-0391-11 Telecommunications Specialist (Instructor-Airborne) you will:

    Performs as Instructor/Evaluator for the Airborne Mission Systems Specialist. Insures training encompasses the full cycle of theory, formal classroom and actual in-flight practice. Prepares mission specific course outlines to include: operation of complex classified electronic and telecommunications equipment, involving audio and video programming equipment, high powered transmitters, receivers, antenna systems, and communications terminal equipment; basic aircrew duties and responsibilities; safety precautions, in an airborne electronic environment; psychological; and mission procedures. Develops lesson plans in accordance with syllabus courseware. Develops, establishes, validates and maintains unit airborne computer systems training programs using instructional systems development (ISD) process. Develops unit and section mission specific instructional standards, training plans, tests, lesson plans, and other training materials. Identifies resource and funding requirements. Performs cost analysis, task analysis, and student load factor analysis. Selects media. Evaluates training program effectiveness. Leads or participates in process improvement teams to recommend improvements to instructional methods or processes. Works with aircrew training contractors. Participates in workshops and course reviews. Recommends course changes. Provides feedback on contractor course-ware and instructional effectiveness. Schedules upgrade and proficiency training for airborne computer systems personnel. Schedules and conducts training for instructors and examiners on instructional methodology, student assessment and training techniques to develop instructor proficiency. Conducts training for worldwide capability to include initial, upgrade and proficiency training to established standards. Conducts flight tests of sophisticated airborne electronic communications systems. Interfaces with maintenance and contractor personnel to ensure compliance with technical manuals, regulations, and work standards. Continuous programmed weapons systems upgrades to communications and mission radar systems requiring continuing classroom and aircrew training device instruction. Monitors and evaluates individual training accomplishments. Applies existing or devises new measurement tools. Maintains current records of flight and ground training.

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

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    0391 Telecommunications

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements 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.


    Each applicant must fully substantiate (in her/his own words) that they meet the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this vacancy. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THE VACANCY. Please ensure that you have included beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.

    Military Grades:

    Compatible Military Assignments:
    AFSC: 1A351.

    General Experience: Experience, education, or training involving the knowledge of the needs of communications users. Experience using computer and automation systems.

    Specialized Experience: Candidate must have 36 months specialized experience in addition to the journeyman level knowledge, experience which demonstrates the ability to plan, direct, and organize work assignments for lower grade personnel. Experience which required the review of work requirements and establish priorities to meet deadlines. Experience that provided knowledge of various lines of work performed by this function. Experience which demonstrates the ability to supervise or the potential to perform such duties as evidenced by the ability to communicate knowledge of general supervisory concepts, and knowledge of shop processes. Experience in adapting existing equipment and techniques to new situations.


    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 .

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    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 of and skill required to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and test airborne radar, computers, communication systems, and associated cooling systems and a thorough understanding of operating principles and characteristics of airborne computer, radar, and communication systems and subsystems.
    • Knowledge of and skill required to conduct preflight, power on, and power down of airborne radar, computer, communication systems, and associated cooling systems.
    • Knowledge of and skill required to observe fault indications and software messages for system malfunctions, assesses impact of malfunction, and initiates appropriate procedures in accordance with technical data.
    • Knowledge of and skill required to run diagnostic programs, replaces modules, parts, and performs in-flight maintenance as required.
    • Knowledge of and skill required to run assess computer, radar, and communication system's status and coordinates with appropriate crew members concerning configuration and optimization of mission systems.
    • Knowledge of and skill of emergency procedures and equipment.
    • Knowledge and capability to perform duties as a primary mission crew firefighter during simulated and actual emergencies.
    • Knowledge and capability to perform mission planning and staff work as required in areas such as scheduling, training, current operations, standards and evaluations, intelligence, weapons and tactics, combat readiness, exercises, safety, and other mission related duties.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
    Help 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: RIP.

    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.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

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    Agency contact information David Drew

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    GA 128 ACCS
    Bldg 2045
    Robins AFB, GA 31098

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Full time
Robins AFB, GA, US