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Air Depot Maintenance Specialist III

  • Air Depot Maintenance Specialist III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$46,392.00 – $73,896.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,933.00 – $3,079.00
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This is highly technical administrative work in the planning and operation of the Office of the Adjutant General, Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD) program.

The employee in this class serves as a specialized technical representative for the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to the Aviation Troop Command (ATCOM), Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depots (AVCRAD’s). Work requires a broad range of aircraft maintenance knowledge and involves responsibility for planning and coordinating air depot maintenance work and the methods, tools, equipment and procedures required for lower-level air depot maintenance staff and/or contractors to efficiently and effectively carry out their assignments. Work also involves performing highly technical evaluations of specialized maintenance and repair activities and may involve providing technical advice and guidance within each specialized aircraft maintenance and repair area. General direction is received from the Chief, Aviation Systems Division of the National Guard Bureau or other designated administrative superiors.

Job Duties

Provides technical advice and guidance in all specialized areas of aircraft maintenance and repair.

Analyzes repair techniques and unusual maintenance and supply issues; identities factors inhibiting productivity, and generates a corrective action or solution.

Identifies testing, tools and repair procedures necessary to support new aircraft, aircraft systems or equipment.

Reviews current workload status, schedules and individual Air Depot Maintenance Specialist assignments; develops clear strategic work plans.

Evaluates and reviews proposals; organizes and documents findings of studies; formulates recommendations for implementation of new systems, policies, procedures or organizational changes affecting rates, or budget decisions.

Catalogs workload requirements, unit capabilities and the equipment procurement levels necessary to support AVCRAD activities.

Plans and prepares reports defining program problems and possible solutions.

Coordinates activities among interested parties on matters of design changes, material changes, modification proposals, and maintenance techniques.

Identifies training requirements and assists in obtaining specialized training sources for aircraft maintenance employee development; plans and conducts technical training programs for staff.

Investigates complex or sensitive problems involving the validity, accuracy, or completeness of maintenance procedures.

Directs the maintenance of appropriate records to substantiate failure rates for aircraft components.

Assists federal management staff in the development and implementation of technical plans to achieve desired aircraft maintenance objectives.

Develops, directs, evaluates and coordinates studies in conjunction with other agencies and industry representatives.

Plans and oversees the implementation of equipment replacement schedules and the purchase and/or replacement of testing or repair equipment.

Briefs the Chief, Aviation Systems Division (NGB), State Aviation Officers and commanders or their representatives on status of new equipment procurement, maintenance of equipment and technical analysis of failure rates.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

Two years at the Air Depot Maintenance Specialist II level and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


Five years of technical experience in the specialized maintenance and repair of aircraft components and equipment; two of which must have been supervisory and/or administrative in nature with at least one year of experience at an air depot facility; and completion of a military or civilian educational program on aviation maintenance. (College course work, trade or technical school education with relevant specialization may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the stated general experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Extensive knowledge of methods, tools, and practices used in all specialized aircraft maintenance and repair areas such as avionics, electronics, electrical infrastructure, stabilization equipment, turbine engines, controls, armaments, structural integrity, etc.

Thorough knowledge of schematics, wiring diagrams and algebra used in aircraft maintenance and repair work.

Working knowledge of the U.S. Army logistics system.

Ability to analyze and define complex aircraft maintenance issues at a task level, in a policy or procedure format.

Ability to plan, organize and carry out assignments effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

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