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Air National Guard Units AIR CARGO SPECIALIST (Title 32) in Peoria, Illinois


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a AIR CARGO SPECIALIST (Title 32), Position Description Number D1965000 and is part of the IL 182 AW, National Guard. About the Position: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. The initial application cut off will be 14 December 2020.


As an AIR CARGO SPECIALIST (Title 32), WG-5201-5/8/10, you will you will Inspect a variety of airdrop equipment such as parachutes, multi loop lines, extraction transfer force couplings, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, actuator assembly, release cargo parachute M-1, lanyard arming wire, connector parachute, timer delay assembly, link lower suspension, link assembly single suspension type IV, link assembly heavy duty, link 4 point, parachute release single knife, bracket suspension, and tie down cargo quick release. Perform visual, dimensional, and operational inspection of the above mentioned equipment at the prescribed times, in accordance with warnings, cautions, and notes and ground precautionary messages (GPM), for safety of flight. Make judgmental decisions on proximity to tolerances and interrelated dimensions on timer delay systems of M-1 release, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, and actuator assembly. Inspect for burrs, rough spots, corrosion, pits, cracks, welds, cuts, foreign material, bends, damaged threads, adjusting collars, set screws, shank pins, and that timers activate within specifications. Use a wide variety of inspection processes and techniques, and many unique and specially designed instruments and gauges (i.e., tension meters, scales, micrometers, gauges, torque wrenches, and protractors). Apply a variety of sophisticated techniques to inspect specialized and complex aircraft systems in accordance with Load Master's Manual. Perform drop zone control operations as Drop Zone Controller/Safety Officer. Ensure items offered for transport by air meet proper specifications to maximize safety and security of the aircraft, aircrew, cargo and passengers. Plan, schedule, and train Air Transportation Operations Element Drill Status Guardsmen on the inspection and operations of aircraft loading equipment; mobility/contingency functions (i.e., load planning, pallet buildup, cargo courier responsibility and hazardous cargo preparation); and all core Career Field Education and Training Plan tasks. Monitor and administrate data systems, within the technical and functional parameters and standards established by USTRANSCOM and in coordination with the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy, to integrate DOD transportation information worldwide and provide transportation and In-Transit Visibility (ITV) data for commanders at all levels. Utilize automated systems, such as the Global Transportation Network (GTN), Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES), Global Decision Support System (GDSS), and Single Mobility System (SMS) for In-Transit Visibility.) Analyze operational plans, policies, and procedures for air terminal activities and facilities essential to air passenger and cargo movement processes. Coordinate with explosive safety and other appropriate agencies on areas designated for parking, loading, and servicing of aircraft with explosive/hazardous cargo. Interprets higher headquarters policies and implements actions of the air terminal management function within the Readiness Flight. Coordinate on development and application of base-wide air terminal operation plans supporting wartime operations, contingencies, natural disasters, and incidents on/off base. Control all aircraft cargo space allocated to each mission and is responsible for obtaining maximum utilization on each mission. Plan, select, sequence, and monitor each aircraft cargo load and initiates and ensure all cargo manifests are prepared. Obtain maximum utilization of space using automated programs such as Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS). Determine helicopter employment considerations, coordinate with supporting aviation units, and safely plans and executes sling load operations. Rig and prepare equipment for recovery by helicopter sling load. Inspect sling load equipment that includes reach pendant, sling set, and static discharge wand. Establish and prepare area for pickup and landing zone. Maintain air to ground radio communications with supporting aircraft. Determine sling attachment points, taking into consideration structural integrity of equipment of equipment to be sling loaded. Perform safety briefing with aircrew and sling load team coordinating normal and emergency evacuation locations for aircraft and sling load team. Direct and supervise all ground crew on rigging and de-rigging operations. Direct and control helicopter pre-positioning over load. Assign hook up team duties and determines hook up equipment requirements. Perform inspection and certification of sling loads on DA Form 7382- R (Sling Inspection Record).


Conditions of Employment


AREA OF CONSIDERATION: The areas of considerations for this position, Title 32 Excepted Service (32 U.S. Code ยง 709), will be in the following manner and sequence, The FIRST area of consideration for this position will be all excepted permanent and indefinite temporary technicians in the Peoria Air National Guard at Wayne A. Downing International Airport. The SECOND area of consideration will be all members of the Illinois Air National Guard. The THIRD area of consideration will be all those eligible for membership in the Illinois Air National Guard. Military Grades: Enlisted Only - May not exceed the rank of MSgt. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the knowledge of equipment and practices associated with the type of work to be done. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: WG-10 level: Must possess 18 months: (1) Experience in verifying cargo against manifest and inspecting for damage or unusual condition of shipment; (2) Experience which demonstrates the applicant's knowledge of appropriate cargo locations considering factors such as use, size, shape of cargo. Knowledge of storing and handling of hazardous cargo; (3) Experience in weight and balance computations, distribution and palletizing of loads. Experience in using forklifts; (4) Experience in using automated or manual means to complete air movement records or reports; (5) Experience in operating sewing machines, punch presses, and stenciling machines. Experience in inspecting parachutes and identifying defective equipment; (6) Experience in using navigational aids to determine timing points and marking drop zones. WG-08 Level - Must possess 12 months experience as listed above. WG-05 Level - Must possess 6 months experience as listed above. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.


Additional Information

If you are needing some extra information regarding Federal Resumes, you should consider the additional resources provided on IL HRO Staffing's Page: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.