Federal Aviation Administration Electronics Technician in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Summary

This position requires the knowledge of the techniques and theories characteristic of electronics such as a knowledge of basic electricity and electronic theory, algebra, and elementary physics, the ability to apply that knowledge of duties involved in electronic maintenance and repair functions such as development, evaluation, testing, installation and maintenance, and a knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, operations, and functional use of a variety of electronic equipment and systems.

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Responsibilities

Performs basic, progressively more difficult assignments. Receives academic and on-the-job instruction in the fundamentals of this discipline. Acquires and applies basic technical knowledge and limited experience to accomplish assignments. Receives instruction in engineering, mechanical, electrical, or electronics fundamentals, federal aviation regulations, and shop practices.

Functions as an assistant to other employees during early development stages. As employee progresses in training, and gains experience, he or she independently completes assignments of limited difficulty. During early development stages, contacts are primarily internal to the immediate work unit. As training progresses, contacts are expanded to include representatives of external organizations. In both cases, contacts are made to share information, provide data, and discuss the status of assignments.

Regularly refers problems and questions to a supervisor, team leader, or more experienced technician. Works with increasing independence as development progresses. Supervisors, team leaders, or more experienced technicians define objectives, resources, and deadlines. Established manuals, procedures, and publications provide detailed guidance for almost all assignments. Supervisors, team leaders, and more experienced technicians furnish instructions for completing detailed assignments. Work is reviewed carefully and frequently while in progress and at completion for quality and timeliness.

Applies formal training in electronics and circuit analysis to troubleshoot, repair and modify electronic assemblies to the component level that are used in the National Airspace System (NAS) Instrument Landing System including (ILS)/electronic equipment, ILS antennas, subsystems and ILS components.

Utilizes established Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) work habits in all aspects of NAS system repair. This includes following current ESD procedures and guidelines as established within the Quality Management System (QMS).

Adheres to International Standards Organization (ISO) principles in the repair/maintenance/overhaul of all NAS equipment. This includes, but not limited to, the use of work instructions and knowledge of the QMS and associated policies.

Uses safety equipment provided and brings to the attention of the branch supervisor any safety hazard he/she is aware of in the work area. Conserves supplies, safeguards tools and operates and maintains hand and power tools properly.

Travel: Travel may be required into the field for service order requirements, emergency NAS system support, or technical/quality investigations. These services include, but are not limited to, removal and replacements, alignments, modifications, preventive maintenance, and overall system analysis.

Physical and Environmental Factors:Employee must be capable of heavy lifting (at least 45 pounds), pulling hand over hand, crawling, kneeling, climbing, depth perception, and operating a crane, truck, or motor vehicle. Employee may be required to work outside in excessive cold, heat, humidity, dust, solvents (degreasing agents), and on slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Employee may be required to work on ladders or scaffolding at heights in excess of 130 feet.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

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0856 Electronics Technical

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Conditions of Employment
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
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Qualifications

Reference OPM Group Coverage Qualifications Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements for Electronics Technician Series Positions.

To qualify for this position at the FV-F level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to next lower grade level, FV-E (FG/GS-8) in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE may include but is not limited to: Analyzing, designing, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, modifying, and evaluating electronic systems and equipment; experience utilizing a variety of electronics test equipment.

Education

Information Regarding KSA’s:

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and Selective Factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Quality Ranking Factor (QRF), if applicable, and the KSA’s listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

NOTES:

  1. Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
  2. Applicants may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA.
  3. This position has physical requirements. You must be able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position without hazard to yourself or others. Selectee must pass a pre-employment physical prior to appointment.
  4. Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.
  5. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
  6. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.
  7. TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS CALL 405-954-7947.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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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.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

Please upload or fax supporting documents (405)954-3003. TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS, PLEASE SEE CONTACT INFORMATION.

PLEASE REFERENCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER ON ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY FAX AND ENSURE SUBMISSION NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

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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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.

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How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
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  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

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Agency contact information
LaToshia Hill
Phone

(405) 954-7947

Fax

(405) 954-3003

Email

latoshia.hill@faa.gov

Address

Federal Aviation Administration DOT/FAA/MMAC/AHF-C400 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK US

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Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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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.

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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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504974900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/13/2018 to 07/19/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV F

Salary: $43,873 to $65,811 per year Salary includes locality pay of 15.37%.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time