Air Education and Training Command ELECTRONICS MECHANIC in Laughlin AFB, Texas

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Salary/Wage: $22.89-$26.71

The primary purpose of this position is: To inspect, troubleshoot, repair, align, calibrate functionally check and certify installed guidance control, electro-environmental, integrated avionics, navigation, communication, flight management, emergency locator, traffic collision, and auto direction finding systems and engine indicating, electrical, and flight data recording components.

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  • Troubleshoots electronic systems, components and Integrated Avionics to determine the nature of malfunction and
  • corrective action required Performs tests modifies, repair, calibrates, certifies and properly documents that repair and replacement actions have corrected system malfunctions and system condition is serviceable.
  • Removes, installs, and replaces electronic systems, components, or subassemblies in aircraft. Follows established safety rules, regulations and
  • procedures, maintains a safe and clean work environment. Uses and Controls tools Complies with security regulations, directives, and polices.
  • Documents work assignments through use of AFTO 78i series forms and Core Automated Maintenance Systems (CAMS) computer terminals.
  • Performs general aircraft ground handling. Repairs and maintains aircraft i0 a safe and airworthy Condition.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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2604 Electronics Mechanic

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. IAW, AFI 44-i07
  • May be required to work rotating shifts of uncommon tours of duty. Subject to call back to meet emergency situations, may be required to deploy TDY.
  • Must pass flight line vehicle operations test and possess a valid operator's license to drive a motor vehicle to and from work site.
  • Cannot be color blind to colors used for runway operations (red, green, and white)
  • Must acquire and maintain RED X inspection certification
  • Must be able to meet requirements to tow aircraft
  • Perfect other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C); for additional information click here. To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate enough experience in your application to show you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position at the level for which 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 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 of operating electronic principle such as circuit elements, digital logic, microprocessors, core memory, interface circuits, digital data transmission, microwave, antennas, signal behavior, amplification and display, as found m complex electric equipment and complete operational aviomcs system(s) consisting of numerous complex integral components that require knowledge of a wide range of electronic principle and practices 2. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures. Skill m the use of electronic test equipment such as computer controlled automated test equipment (ATE), oscilloscopes, pulse and signal generators, distortion and waveform analyzers, digital data generators, digital voltmeters, frequency generators, and special test panels 3. Skill in troubleshooting, installing, repairing, and maintaining malfunctions in complex electronic systems where circuit theory must be used to understand the operation of individual circuit, and the possible interaction of other circuits that create a malfunction, and in interpreting complex drawings, specifications, and schematics of complete system to recognize the function and interconnections of components; assemblies, subassemblies, and connecting cable harnesses 4. Skill to modify systems by adding, altering, or removing components to standardized or alter the purpose of the equipment or to incorporate new features developed since the equipment was manufactured. Skill in the use of a variety of hand tools such as screwdrivers, drills, wrenches, soldering irons, and micro-soldering units. 5. Ability to troubleshoot and repair malfunctions where circuit theory must be used to understand the operation of individual circuit and the interaction of other circuits to create malfunction. Ability to use computer terminals to maintain records and documentation actions required of aircraft maintenance 6. Ability to understand the interaction of a number of complex, interrelated circuits such as timing circuits, pulse forming networks, etc. to determine the cause of a malfunction and the interaction of factors such as ambient temperature and the power and duration of the Signal input, which together causes it to fail 7. Ability to acquire and access aircraft system data with the use of lap top computers in identifying aircraft deficiencies and programming data obtained in the form of Microsoft word and excel programs. Ability to read, interpret and apply a variety of technical information such as technical orders, manufacturers' handbooks and repair manuals, schematics, block diagrams, mathematical expressions. Physical Effort: Frequently lifts and carries, unassisted, items weighing up to 50 pounds Sometimes required lifting and carrying items weighing more than 50 pounds with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers The work requires frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, and stooping Climbing and working in high places may be requited. Ability to operate motor vehicle Some work may require the aid of Magnifying lenses, eye loops, and microscopes to accomplish repairs on miniature components

Working Conditions: Employee typically works outside, subject to prevailing weather conditions, noise extremes, slippery, uneven surfaces and working in confined areas Majority of time requires ear defenders to be worn Exposed to the possibility of fire, explosion, electric shock, burns, bruises, cuts, grease, oil, dirt and fuel

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.

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 below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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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. Transcripts - if qualifying based on education or positive education series (can be a copy)
  4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  5. 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 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). 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.
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How to Apply

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/30/2018

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

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.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10105787

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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Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center





Laughlin AFB 426 Liberty Drive Laughlin AFB, TX 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.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/27/2017 to 03/30/2018

Salary: $47,771 to $55,744 per year

Pay scale & grade: WG 11

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent