Air AGR 20-02 Radar, Airfield & Weather Systems (RAWS)

Job Number: 2002

Wage/Grade: E6/TSgt

Location: Alpena

Opening Date: 20191004

Closing Date: 20191204

Additional Information:

MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD
Human Resource Office
3423 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906-2906
ng.mi.miarng.mbx.air-agr@mail.mil

AIR NATIONAL GUARD
ACTIVE GUARD/RESERVE (AGR) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 20-02
TOUR LENGTH : INITIAL TOUR FOUR YEARS / CONTINUATION TOUR SIX YEARS

OPENING DATE: 04 OCT 2019
CLOSING DATE: 04 DEC 2019

POSITION TITLE: RADAR, AIRFIELD & WEATHER SYSTEMS (RAWS)
POSITION GRADE: E6/TSGT
POSITION AFSC: 1C873
ASVAB: M A G E 70 PER AFECD

LOCATION: CRTC ALPENA, MI

WHO CAN APPLY:

AREA 1: ON-BOARD PERMANENT ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) OF THE MICHIGAN AIR NATIONAL GUARD
MINIMUM GRADE E4/SrA
*MAXIMUM GRADE E6/TSgt

AREA 2: OPEN TO ALL CURRENT TRADITIONAL GUARD MEMBERS OF THE MICHIGAN AIR NATIONAL GUARD
MINIMUM GRADE E4/SrA
*MAXIMUM GRADE E6/TSgt

AREA 3: OPEN TO THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE MICHIGAN AIR NATIONAL GUARD
MINIMUM GRADE E4/SrA
*MAXIMUM GRADE E6/TSgt

(PRIOR MILITARY MEMBERS NEED TO SUBMIT DD 214 OR NGB 22 TO VERIFY ELIGIBILITY)

PER ANGI 36-101 ANY APPLICANT SELECTED WHO DOES NOT POSSESS THE AFSC, MUST SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO RETRAIN

POSITION INFORMATION

Specialty Summary

Deploys, installs, maintains, and repairs fixed or mobile air traffic control, weather, ground aircraft control and early warning radar systems, related radar operator training devices, aircraft identification equipment, remoting systems, video mappers, computerized processors, meteorological, navigation and air traffic control ground-to-air radio systems. Operates and relocates related support and communications equipment, uses test equipment, analyzes performance trends, and supervises maintenance activities. RAWS may be required to maintain entire facilities, subsystems, or individual services or equipment that assist in the safe and expedient movement of air traffic throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) as well as providing support to the National Weather Service (NWS). Related DoD Occupational Subgroups: 110000, 110100, 110200, 110300, and 110400.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs Radar, Airfield & Weather Systems (RAWS) functions. Plans, organizes, and schedules work assignments, workloads, and maintenance procedures for RAWS. Establishes production controls and standards. Prepares reports on maintaining, installing, repairing, removing, and siting all types of air traffic control systems. Ensures operations and maintenance economies by improving work methods and procedures. Designs and develops organizational structures, including manning, duty assignments, and workloads. Inspects and evaluates RAWS activities. Performs or directs all maintenance inspections organized to evaluate base or command maintenance programs. Completes all associated communication electronic research and development projects to modernize, upgrade, or replace RAWS.
• Installs, removes, and relocates RAWS. Assembles, connects, modifies, and adjusts electronic subassemblies such as antennas, transmitters, receivers, processors, indicator groups, and ancillary systems such as voice recorders, weather sensors, voice switches, solar observatories, and space weather systems. Studies system characteristics, local terrain, and planned base facilities and requirements. Conducts tests of installed equipment for proper component assembly and compliance with technical orders. Determines equipment position based on plans, diagrams and specifications. Checks and inventories equipment and project materials for serviceability. Assembles, connects and wires components, assemblies and antenna systems. Performs operational tests, and adjusts and aligns equipment. Places in operation, calibrates, tunes, and aligns subassemblies according to approved technical data to maximize performance. Completes flight inspections. Disassembles, relocates, assembles, and connects all decommissioned RAWS.
• Oversees work in progress and reviews completed repairs for sound maintenance practices. Establishes requirements for maintenance and support equipment, tools and spare parts. Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material. Diagnoses and recommends equipment repair, replacement or depot overhaul. Certifies RAWS facilities after repair actions or periodic flight inspections. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Reviews and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures. Develops and enforces safety standards. Evaluates and resolves problems encountered during siting, installing, repairing, and overhauling. Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems, and analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunction. Interprets maintenance and installation policy and procedures.
• Repairs, overhauls, and modifies RAWS. Isolates malfunctions by prescribed systems checking procedures, visual inspections, voltage checks, and other tests using electronic test equipment. Repairs RAWS subassemblies, including antennas, transmitters, receivers, operator training devices, radar beacon systems, remoting systems, video mappers, display systems, and associated communications systems and related equipment. Conducts performance tests of repaired subassemblies, using bench mockups and applicable test equipment. Accomplishes organizational and intermediate level equipment modifications according to time compliance technical orders, or field directives. Assembles, installs, and repairs antenna systems, transmission lines, and waveguides. Performs corrosion control.
• Develops methods for improving maintenance effectiveness and efficiency. Interprets inspection findings, and determines adequacy of corrective actions. Ensures maintenance data collection forms and inspection and maintenance records are accurately completed. Recommends changes to improve equipment performance, maintenance practices, or system interoperability. Evaluates justification and practicality of recommended improvements to equipment performance and maintenance procedures. Develop enforces safety standards and practices for RAWS maintenance activities. Coordinates with appropriate agencies to ensure systems support requirements.
• Establishes requirements for tools, test/support equipment, personnel, supplies, and technical documents. Develops work standards, methods, and controls for functions such as periodic inspections, operational testing, and equipment repair. Identifies maintenance problem areas and initiates corrective action. Maintains inspection and maintenance records. Posts entries on maintenance and inspection records. Records and reviews meter readings, test results, and historical data in equipment records. Completes and reviews maintenance data collection and equipment status reporting databases.
• Prepares RAWS equipment for deployment. Deploys, surveys, sets-up, and activates tactical/mobile RAWS and associated equipment. Completes all required maintenance to sustain system operations according to HHQ requirements.
• Coordinates with Federal Aviation Administration as well as other agencies as needed. Reconstitutes and redeploys systems.

Specialty Qualifications:

• Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: electronic principles and digital techniques, including transistors and solid- state component theory that applies to RAWS; maintenance data processing systems; wiring diagrams, circuit diagrams, schematic diagrams and technical orders; Air Force maintenance and supply procedures; electronic principles; microprocessors; data processing; mathematics principles required to solve electronic formulas and number systems; analog and digital electronic circuits; advanced troubleshooting techniques; principles of meteorological, radar, radio, and navigation systems maintenance; use of technical data and blueprints; system block, data flow, schematic, logic, and interconnecting wiring diagrams; principles and use of test equipment and diagnostic systems; radio frequency principles; and advanced soldering techniques.
• Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school diploma or equivalent is mandatory. Additional courses in physics and mathematics, basic knowledge of electronic principles, computers, and networks is desirable.
• Training. For award of AFSC 1C833, completion of RAWS initial skills course is mandatory.
• Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: 3.4.1. 1C853. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C833. Also, experience is mandatory in functions such as testing, calibrating, cabling, or repairing RAWS, associated communications and identification equipment, operating RAWS. Use of test equipment and interpretation of test results is mandatory.
• 1C873. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C853. Also, experience is mandatory in performing or supervising functions such as project management, siting, installing, repairing, deploying, overhauling, modifying, or flight inspecting RAWS, and associated communications and identification equipment.
• Other. The following are mandatory as indicated: 3.5.1. For entry into this specialty: 3.5.1.1. Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards.
• Must possess a valid state driver’s license to operate government motor vehicles (GMV) in accordance with AFI 24-301, Vehicle Operations
• Freedom from fear of heights.
• See attachment 4 for additional entry requirements.
• For award and retention of this AFSC: 3.5.2.1. Must maintain local network access IAW AFI 17-130, Cybersecurity Program Management and AFMAN 17- 1301, Computer Security.
• Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.
• For award and retention of AFSCs 1C853/73: 3.5.3.1. Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management is mandatory.
• NOTE: Award of the 3-skill level without a completed NACLC is authorized provided an interim Secret security clearance has been granted according to AFI 31-501.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
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HOW TO APPLY: Individuals who meet the Duties, Responsibilities, and Special Information Criteria for this position must submit a complete AGR application package to: ng.mi.miarng.mbx.air-agr@mail.mil

1. DO NOT send application directly to the HRO Office (hand carry, US Post Office, etc). In the event that an applicant is unable to use the email address provided (I.E. rejection email) or is a deployed Airman without accessibility please call 517-481-7715 and you will be provided additional instructions. Applicants must provide documentation in the event that this occurred (I.E. rejection email).

2. *AT A MINIMUM YOUR PACKET SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

a. COMPLETED NGB FORM 34-1 signed and dated with the job announcement and title. (Do not submit an SF Form 171 or OF 612). Due to personal identifiable information (PII) concerns contained within Air AGR packets, we are requesting that all applications for Air AGR positions omit their home of record and social security number upon submission.

b. Military Personnel Report on Individual Personnel (RIP) from either the vMPF or MilPDS no more than 30 days old.

c. An official fitness score of 75% or higher within 1 year (from the AF portal). All fitness test will be
current in the Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFIMS II), with no exemptions, unless on a
permanent profile.

d. Please combine all documents into one PDF file.

*Applications without all the required supporting documentation will not be considered and will not be returned.

3. Applications must be received by 2359 hours on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Further information may be obtained by contacting the AGR Personnel Office: TSgt Stephanie Bagley 517-481-7715, DSN 623-9715. Prior approval required for last minute faxed applications. ________________________________________
NOTES
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EEO POLICY: The management of AGRs will be free of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin and age IAW ANGI 36-7, ANG Military Equal Opportunity Program.

ENTRY QUALIFICATION PER ANGI 36-101

1. The intent of the AGR program is to assess AFSC qualified individuals. However, any applicant selected who does not possess the AFSC, must sign an agreement to retrain.

2. Enlisted personnel applying for Officer position must be eligible for commissioning upon selection for AGR duty. Assignment to the AGR tour will not become effective until the individual receives a commission in the ANG and as a Reserve of the Air Force.

3. Members selected for AGR tours must meet the physical qualifications outlined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards. Airmen with a DD Form 469, Duty Limiting Condition Report reflected at the time of an AGR physical package evaluation, will not be deemed medically qualified. However, accession of a member is possible as long as the member is medically cleared of any Duty Limitation Code (DLC)/medical profile prior to starting an AGR order.

4. Personnel must have retainability to complete the tour of military duty.

5. Applicants are subject to personal interview upon notification of time and place. Necessary travel will be at the applicant’s own expense.

6. Initial AGR tour orders are probationary. Individuals selected for continuation until retirement and electing Career Status Bonus (CSB) must be extended to the date they will achieve 20 satisfactory active duty years on their AGR orders.

7. Voluntary release from the AGR program prior to completion of tour is contingent upon approval of the Adjutant General of Michigan.