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Fuel Distribution System Mechanic

Job Title:Fuel Distribution System Mechanic

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:AFPC-658458-610244-OPM

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/316819500

SALARY RANGE:

$23.36 to $27.29 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 to Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-4255-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancy(s) - Minot AFB, ND United StatesView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

All groups of qualified individuals
 

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES

  • The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, inspect, install, replace, and modify liquid fuel storage and distribution systems and their electrical components.
  • Inspects and tests fuel receiving, storage, and distribution facilities and performs preventive maintenance on fuel systems and components.
  • Performs all phases of liquid fuel system and component maintenance including preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and modification.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs problems in the electrical components of liquid fuel distribution systems.
  • Participates in cleaning the interior surface of bulk storage tanks, above and below ground, by entering tanks.
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
     

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, candidates must meet any screen-out elements listed, and show through experience and training that they possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which they are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/Tabindx.asp

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Ability to do the work of a Fuel Distribution Systems Mechanic without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)
  2. Knowledge of fuel distribution and storage systems.
  3. Knowledge of the physical properties and hazards associated with the handling of various types of petroleum fuels.
  4. Knowledge of preventive maintenance and inspection techniques as applied to fuel distribution and storage systems.
  5. Knowledge of the troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of electrical components such as electric motors, disconnect switches, starters, contractors, solenoids, and magnetic switches.
  6. Skill in calibration of fuel dispensing systems and tank and pressure gauges.
  7. Skill in techniques used to measure, cut, thread join, and fit piping and tubing.
  8. Ability to analyze deficiencies and diagnose malfunctions of system components such as automatic control valves, pumps, flow meters, etc.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

 


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

 

  1. Shift work may be required
  2. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  3. The work may require that the employee be certified in the use of a respirator.
  4. The work may require that the employee be certified or able to be certified as qualified for entry into hazardous liquid fuel tanks for inspection, cleaning, and repair.
  5. The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required for the position.

 

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.

Category 2, Well Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.

Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

Your rating will be based on your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you category rating score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteran' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher)


BENEFITS:

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This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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.


HOW TO APPLY:

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

  1. Your Resume
  2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below):
  4. Veterans Documentation (if applicable)
  5. College Transcripts (if qualifying based on education or position have a positive education requirement)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

 

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

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 658458. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

Note: 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.

 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 

The following documents are required and must be received PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. THE APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)

  • 1. Your Resume
  • 2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
  • 3. Other supporting documents:
  • Veterans Preference Doumentation (if applicable)
  • College transcript(s) (if qualifying based on education, or if job have a positive education requirement)
     
  • Veterans’ Preference -  a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of serviceor a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference 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).
  • If claiming 5 point veterans’ preference,  a copy of your DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy), which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. Below is a website for veterans to gain access to their DD214 online: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

  • 30% Disabled Veteran - DD 214 (Member 4 copy same requirements as above). Must provide VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.

  • Documents Not Listed Above – Provide required documentation to substantiate your eligibility for the appointment authority you are claiming.
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  • ALL supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of self-nomination or applicants may receive an ineligible rating.

     

    IF ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE YOUR APPLICATION MAY NOT BE REFERRED TO THE HIRING MANAGER.

      

    Electronic submission is the quickest and easiest option.

 

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Helen Butler
Phone: (210)805-2421
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Agency Information:
AFPC OPM Office
8610 Broadway Rm 305
San Antonio, TX
78217
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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