at Air Mobility Command in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Summary 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 provide a rigging operations technician in support of the unit training mission and prepare cargo for aerial drop operations utilizing various aircraft for multiple types of aerial delivery loads. Selects and installs cables, ropes, chains, and other weight handling gear. Responsibilities – Performs daily delivery rigging operations and parachute rigger support. repairs, rigs, and inspects aerial delivery training loads which consist of but are not limited to: Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles, Extraction Container Delivery System (XCDS), Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System (JPADS), Low-Cost Low Altitude (LCLA), Heavy Equipment (HE) platforms, Standard Aircrew Training Bundles ( SATBs), and Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) leaflets. – Operates a variety of Material Handling Equipment (MHE). Uses vehicles including forklifts up to 15,000 pounds and less than 168 inches. – Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe work environment. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work area. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This is a Term Position Not to Exceed 30 SEP 2026. In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-5200 Miscellaneous Occupations Group, Rigging. 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 the position 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 established rigging trade practices and techniques to select and install weight-handling gear used in lifting, moving, air dropping, and positioning a variety of large and heavy objects. 2. Ability to determine and apply accepted aerial delivery load requirements using standard shop mathematics; fractions, equations, and measurements, tools and tool control procedures. 3. Ability to move light- to heavy-weight objects and the use of hand and electric tools in the build-up and breakdown of airdrop platforms. 4. Ability to interpret and communicate technical orders and other published guidance; follow checklists and apply accepted safety regulations, practices, and procedures related to the occupation. 5. Ability to operate motor vehicles such as crane trucks, forklifts, flatbed trucks, and other vehicles of various sizes and capabilities; including performing routine vehicle maintenance. Physical Effort: Works on hard surfaces and in work areas that require standing, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Routine heavy lifting and carrying (45-79 pounds) when handling, loading, and unloading cargo or equipment. Both hands are required. Work requires effort in reaching, bending, turning or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to operate vehicles and equipment. Hours of standing are more than 2 hours per day. Hours of kneeling are one to two hours per day. Hours of repeated bending are one to two hours per day. Routine climbing, use of legs and arms is required. Both legs required. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13 inches to 16 inches to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing must meet H1 hearing profile in applicable regulations. Mental and emotional stability required. If it can be otherwise accommodated, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Working Conditions: Work is done inside and outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. The employee is regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, and bruises, falls from ladders or equipment, falling material, or injury from equipment. May be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, solvents, and high noise areas while working in a mechanized work area, toxins, or fumes from vehicles or aircraft. Intermittent excessive noise. Required to wear protective clothing such as steel-toed safety shoes, ear plugs/headsets, helmets, and/or other protective equipment when in vicinity of aircraft with engines running. Works around moving objects or vehicles and works closely with others. 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. Education 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. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 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. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11819267 To ensure

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Job Posting: JC233213800

Posted On: Jan 29, 2023

Updated On: Feb 13, 2023

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