This National Guard position is for a FUEL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS WORKER, Position Description Number D0441000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.

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As a Fuel Distribution System Worker, WG-5413-05/08, you will receive, stores, and issues aviation fuels for the facility. Orders fuel under a negotiated government contract with a vendor who provides delivery to the storage location. Receives fuel by tanker truck or direct pipeline and assists in operations required to secure fuel in fixed storage facilities. Handles and monitors associated equipment including grounding lines, hoses, gauges, pumps, etc., and ensures that established procedures and safety practices are strictly observed.Ensures that fuel amounts received are the amounts ordered, and completes appropriate receipt documents. Operates a complete bulk fuel storage and distribution system composed of storage tanks, interconnecting line and pipe arrangements, pumps, meters and gauges, etc., in the movement of fuels b&men storage tanks and to refueling equipment and facilities consisting of 1200-5000 gallon tanker trucks and/or hydrant refueling equipment interconnected with the fuel farm. Operates necessary transfer and pumping equipment including valves, pumps, safety lines, and hoses. Coordinates with personnel receiving fuel, and observes to ensure safe conditions exist during fuel transfers. Performs general maintenance on facilities involving flushing tanks, cleaning and changing strainers, draining water from lines and tanks, and reporting the need for more extensive repair needs. Operates gasoline or diesel powered truck with a gross vehicle weight of more than 22,000 pounds having 1200 to 5000 gallon capacity on public roads and highways on a regular and recurring basis in order to receive aircraft fuel from a commercial or government storage site and transport it to aircraft operating sites. Based on destination, determines the route to be followed taking into consideration clearance of underpasses, load limits of bridges and overpasses, detours, and road capacities, etc. Exercises skill in beinq capable of operating vehicles with multiple forward speeds in two or more gear ranges, two or more driving wheels and air brake systems. Must be able to back the vehicle into narrow areas and around loading docks, etc., and drive on steep grades and curves without spilling cargos. Because of the hazardous nature of the cargo transported, exercises extreme care and all applicable safety precautions in loading, storing and dispensing fuel and in operation of the transporting vehicles. At a tank truck loading facility, operates equipment to transfer fuel from storage tanks by coupling and uncoupling hoses, monitoring meters and gauges, opening and closing valves, operating pumps, and recording fuel mounts received. Transports fuel from the fuel farm to the flight line and positions the vehicles to facilitate off-loading of fuel. Exercises extreme caution in manueverinq around parked aircraft and associated support equipment as wall as aircraft moving on the ramp. Assists in the fueling of aircraft by ensuring that tanker and aircraft are properly grounded and operates the pumping equipment used to transfer fuel to the aircraft. Monitors gauges and meters and coordinates with personnel fueling the aircraft. Starts and stops pumps, closes and opens valves, disconnects and drains hoses, etc. Effects emergency cut off of pumping operations in case of accident. Performs operator maintenance to ensure equipment is safe and operable. Performs duties required to off-load or defuel aircraft when needed to perform maintenance or other functions. Performs required fuel testing. Determines the existence of water in fuel tanks and follows procedures to drain it. Conducts aqua-glo, milipor, and other fuels tests at required intervals to determine the existence of water, sediments, and other contaminates in the fuel. Drains required fuel samples from storage and dispensinq units, and prepares them for shipment to testing laboratories. Performs documentation required in accounting of fuels, and coordinates information with other supply functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


Military Grades: Enlisted

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and to safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position.


WG-05: Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to use common hand tools and makes repetitive repairs. Must have basic knowledge of the type of work performed by the occupational series. Provide assistance to the journeyman by performing the simpler and routine duties of the trade.

WG-08: Experience or training working in activities such as large fuel depots or fuel farms with complex, interconnecting line and pipe arrangements, and frequent requirements for large scale movement and transfer of a variety of liquid fuels.

Quality of Experience – Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position


You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

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 ( https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): The Fuel Distribution System Worker is required to perform a variety of duties at several locations, to include the operation of equipment to receive fuel supplies, to me supplies within the complex,and to release fuel to the tanker trucks. While in storage, the fuel mist be checked for water and various quality checks made to ensure fuel does not become contaminated. The entire system must be examined regularly for unsafe conditions, leaks, corrosion,etc. Periodic maintenance is required to ensure valves, hoses, tanks, gauges, meters and strainers are serviceable and acceptable.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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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