U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide MAINTENANCE MECHANIC LEADER in Malmstrom AFB, Montana

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The primary purpose of this position is to serves as a working leader for inspection, corrosion control, prevention and treatment of structural and ancillary components for ICBM missile sites at Malmstrom AFB, MT.

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  • Serves as team leader and Maintenance Team Chief IAW AFI 21-202.
  • Performs the duties of Shop Quality Control Evaluator and Shop Instructor.
  • Prepares various surfaces of interior and exterior components of buildings and other structures.
  • Mixes, thins, blends, matches, tints, and tones coating materials used in performing maintenance on Nuclear Missile Weapons Systems, components on Launch Facility, Missile Alert Facilities and Missile Support Equipment/Vehicles.
  • Apply coating materials using brushes, rollers, spray guns and other specialized methods to include metal spray (metallization) on Nuclear Missile Weapons Systems and components on Launch Facility, Missile Alert Facilities
  • Continued: and Missile Support Equipment/Vehicles.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 85) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position
  • Shift work may be required; may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Emergency overtime may be required
  • A valid vehicle operator's license is required. The ability to obtain and maintain a class B CDL license is a condition of employment. Required to operate government vehicles up to 32,000 GVW straight truck
  • Will be required to obtain and maintain certification as ICBM Technical Instructor IAW directives and train and/or guide lower graded employees and assist other workers in various crafts
  • Will be required to obtain and maintain certification as ICBM Quality Control Evaluator IAW directives and perform required inspections and evaluations on lower graded employees
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Maintenance Team Chief Certification as a condition of employment
  • Will wear respirators or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as required
  • Ability to complete all collateral training to include but not restricted to, Missile Safety, Nuclear Surety, Personnel Reliability Program, Hazardous Waste Training and all requirements for dispatching to remote missile sites
  • Will be inspected quarterly by direct observation by certified QA Evaluators for job performance and must meet the requirements for "Maintenance Evaluation Program (MEP)"and Production Inspector (PI)
  • Exposure to toxic paints, chemicals, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, formaldehyde or other hazards. Position requires annual occupational health examinations
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Firearm qualifications and Shotgun training as a condition of employment
  • Dispatch to and from LFs and MAFs is required. Remain over Night (RON) at a Malmstrom AFB might be required due to inclement weather, timelines, and safety reasons
  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The employee is subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing as a condition of employment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance and PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM (PRP) certification as a condition of employment
  • A pre-employment physical examination will be required
  • Position includes lead responsibilities


QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4700, General Maintenance And Operations Work Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC LEADER without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS:Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge and ability to perform mechanical procedures, use and maintain specialized tools and equipment employing a variety of skills including pipe fitting and plumbing, electrical maintenance, component disassembly/reassembly and routine maintenance. Use and maintain specialized testing equipment to test surface profile, confined space air sampling, coating thickness and security entry/monitoring equipment.

  2. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, procedures and nuclear weapons safety rules.

  3. Knowledge of electrical testing procedures and AC/DC circuitry, use of electrical test equipment, multi gas air sampling equipment and procedures.

  4. Skill operating personal computers to complete training, perform equipment operation testing, required competency courses and documenting maintenance actions.

  5. Knowledge of current Federal, state, local, and Air Force regulations pertaining to environmental laws and hazardous waste management. Skill and ability to comprehend and apply Air Force publications, technical orders and manufacturer's instructions pertaining to nuclear missile maintenance operations for the mixing, use, and applications of coating materials.

  6. Knowledge of accepted surface preparation and coating application techniques including special finishing techniques, thinning and use of additives. Skill in tinting, toning, matching, and blending coating materials as well as determining the methods, techniques, devices, and materials best suited to obtain the surface condition and finish required.

Physical Effort The Work Leader will be subject to crawling, bending, and standing in various tiring and straining positions in very tight places. Requires lifting, carrying and pulling equipment weighting up to 70 lbs on a regular basis. Prepares and coats surfaces from ladders, scaffolds, and platforms, and in situations where the surfaces to be coated are in cramped and hard-to-reach places. The work may be at extreme heights. Must be able to work in confined areas exposed to heights over 90 feet (launcher closure apron walls) using safety harness and lanyards. This requires the ability to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, be strapped into swing stages, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Ability to lift, carry, and set up materials and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally, may be required to handle materials and equipment that weigh 70 pounds and over.

Work Conditions The work is done inside and outside, with dirt, spray, and fumes usually present. The technician is sometimes required to prepare, treat, and finish surfaces outside in all types of weather. Work is done in areas where hazardous explosives, rocket engine propellant MMH, toxic vapors, Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen, Hydrogen Sulfide, lower explosive limit, and fluids. Often extreme weather conditions with below zero temperatures, severe winds averaging 50 MPH and wind chills of 30 below zero and temperatures over 100 degrees F. Exposure to Hantavirus (a deadly rodent spread virus), dirt grease, oil and various cleaning chemicals. Will be often working with exposure to falls of 30 to 90 feet. Will often work at heights up to 90 feet in confined areas (Launcher Closure abutment walls). Must comply with missile safety requirements and wear all required safety equipment with each task. OSHA, Air Force, base and shop safety directives requires protective equipment and clothing such as safety shoes, safety glasses or sun glasses, gloves, rain gear, hard hats, coveralls, respirators and other protective gear are required, which are usually heavy and uncomfortable. Must comply with TWO PERSON CONCEPT in No Lone Zones at all times. Frequent exposure to the possibility of cuts and bruises; may occasionally be exposed to the possibility of broken bones. Subject to expanded shifts, directed job delays/stoppages, and overnight stays.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

90-Day Register:This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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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.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS:Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


Drug test required


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Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
  3. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if required for the position
  4. If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  5. Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1").
  6. Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify. ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees- Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information. Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees- Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

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How to Apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/15/2018

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10354307

To begin the process, click the Apply Onlinebutton to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Applicationbutton at the end of the process.

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

  1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."
  • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours 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 insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • A complete Application Questionnaire
  1. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10354307

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Human Resources WILL NOTmodify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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GBS Malmstrom AFB 7215 Goddard Drive Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402 US

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Next steps

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

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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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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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  • Selective Service
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516446800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 11/08/2018 to 11/15/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: WL 9

Salary: $51,674 to $60,293 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time