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Air Force Materiel Command ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN in Hill AFB, Utah


Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an electronics technician subject matter expert responsible for design, development, repair, production, and documentation of software/hardware products for automatic testing and support equipment used to evaluate the technical operation of components, equipment, and/or systems for automatic test equipment.


Perform technical electronics tasks pertaining to the development or maintenance of Air Force weapon systems and/or support equipment.

Support the testing requirements of current and future weapon systems, employee develops, Gelds, and sustains test/support equipment.

Evaluate and recommend procedures and innovative techniques and methods to achieve goals.

Develop evaluations and technical justification of feasibility, practicability, and technical soundness, recognizing priorities as well as the urgency of the situation.

Perform analysis to ascertain needed changes or modification to production methods, procedures, and/or approaches.


Conditions of Employment


QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Technical and Medical Support Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0856, Electronics Technical Series. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this position that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically, we would find this experience in work within a field that is closely related. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11), pay band or equivalent. Specialized experience is described as use of use of the techniques and theories characteristic of electronics, such as the use of basic electricity and electronic theory, algebra, and elementary physics. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. 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. Knowledge of electronics concepts, practices, standards, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment to effectively apply electronics principles and concepts to project development and execution

  1. Knowledge of integrated air-vehicles, ground systems, and support equipment sufficient to plan, design, test, troubleshoot, and develop and/or sustain electronic systems or devices

  2. Knowledge of electronics as it pertains to the design, development, and documentation of hardware/software products for automatic testing and support equipment, practices, and procedures.

  3. Ability to analyze data and establish requirements for technical objectives and characteristics PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is a mix of sedentary and some physical exertion. Some work may require periods of walking, standing, bending, climbing, or driving a motor vehicle and work may be conducted in night-line or industrial areas. Employees may canJ light items such as books, instruments, and other similar materials not exceeding 14 pounds. Work may also include occasional soldering requirement. Climbing is limited to building stairs or step stools to access the top of ATE. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for ilems such as, but not limited to

soldering, exposure to Liquid Nitrogen (for environmental testing) and hearing protection for certain operational environments. Work is conducted in a cubicle environment and a lab environment that could involve long periods of standing. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and trnffic signals. The work may also involve exposure to conditions in laboratories, production facilities or industrial sites requiring normal safety precautions. 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.


Additional Information

Hill Air Force Base provides worldwide engineering and logistics management for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Minuteman III ICBM, and performs depot maintenance of the F-16, A-10, and C-130 Hercules aircraft. The base is located between Ogden and Salt Lake City. The area is known for year round activities, including skiing, hiking, boating, extreme sports, fishing and hunting, with four distinct seasons, low humidity and moderate snow fall in the valley. 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"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) 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. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.