About ART Jobs

An Air Reserve Technician (ART) carries dual status, working as a full-time Department of Defense civil service employee and as Reservist performing the same job in an Air Force Reserve Command unit.

ARTs are full-time civilian employees who are required to serve as members of the Air Force Reserve one weekend a month and at least 14 days a year of annual training. On these weekend Unit Training Assemblies (UTAs) and during their annual two-week tour of duty, ARTs train with fellow reservists.

During the normal five-day workweek, ARTs perform as civilians, maintaining and operating reserve facilities in direct support of their unit.

Becoming an ART

Click on the brochure to find out how to become an Air Reserve Technician

The process

Application Forms

Standard Form 15 (SF15)

Supplemental Statement for Aeronautical Qualifications Form ATAFR 209

Information and Requirements

Federal Job Information

Resume Requirements

Notation Guide

Rating and Selection

Category rating and selection procedures for selecting officials

Contact SEU

Air Force Reserve
Special Examining Unit (SEU)
Comm: (478) 327-0113 / DSN: 497
FAX: (478) 327-0112
EMAIL: SEU@afrc.af.mil

Job opportunities

Air Reserve Technician job vacancies

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Current ART vacancies

Air Reserve Technician vacancies on USAJobs.gov

Click on the image above to view the current listing of ART position vacancies listed on the USAJobs.gov website as well as information on qualification criteria, position details, required forms, and links to website with more pertinent information.

Man Day Tours

 Learn more about man-day tours

Personnel Force Innovation matches Guard and Reserve personnel with Department of Defense agencies for Man-Day tours from one to three years. Some positions are non-Air Force Specialty Code specific. Search and apply for positions at the PFI website.


online applications

Case Exams, Open Continuous Announcements (Standing Registers) and 90-day Registers

ART positions are announced through the Special Examining Unit (SEU) on USAJOBS as “case exams” and “standing registers”.  A case exam is a one-time announcement for a specific job at a specific location and is normally open for a 5 business day period.  Open continuous announcements (Standing Registers) are the exception to case exams.  They are established when there is a consistent need to maintain a pool of qualified applicants to fill possible various vacancies/locations.  The SEU has annually and quarterly announced Standing Registers.

The annual Standing Register announcements will open 4 January 2016 – 3 January 2017.  Applications for annual standing registers have a monthly cutoff.  Applications received by the 25th of the month will be processed for Request for Personnel Action (RPAs) received the following month.  

Current Standing Registers are listed below.  Newly added Standing Registers are identified with an asterisk (*) below:

Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS)
   Intelligence Officer, GG-0132-12*

General Schedule
    Airplane Flight Instructor, GS-2181-13
    Airplane Pilot, GS-2181-09*
    Airplane Pilot, GS-2181-11*
    Airplane Pilot, GS-2181-12
    Command Post Specialist, GS-0301-09*
Telecommunications Specialist, GS-0391-09*

Wage Grade
    Aircraft Electrician, WG-2892-10*
    Aircraft Mechanic (Fixed Wing), WG-8852-10
    Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic (Fuels), WG-8268-10*
    Aircraft Pneudraulic System Mechanic
  (Hydraulics), WG-8268-10*     
    Sheet Metal Mechanic (Aircraft/Painter), WG-3806-10*
    Aircraft Survival and Flight Equipment Repairer, WG-4818-09*
    Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic, WG-2610-12 
    Aircraft Engine Mechanic, WG-8602-10  
    Ordnance Equipment Mechanic, WG-6641-10* 
    Powered Support Systems Mechanic, WG-5378-10*

* - newly added Standing Registers

The SEU maintains 90-day (quarterly) registers that are normally advertised on USAJOBS for 5 business days at the beginning of each calendar quarter:
4 – 11 January 2016, 1 – 8 April 2016, 1 - 11 July 2016 and 3 -11 October 2016.  These quarterly registers are used to fill vacancies received during the applicable 90 day period.

Any applications received for the January announcements will be rated only for Request for Personnel Actions (RPAs) received during that applicable quarter.  When the next quarterly announcements are advertised, the same rules will apply.  Only applications received during the open announcement period will be rated for RPAs received for the applicable quarter.  Applications will not roll over, meaning those who apply in January must re-apply when announced the next quarter.  Once the announcement closes, no additional documentation will be accepted.

Current SEU quarterly (90-day) Standing Registers are listed below.  Newly added quarterly Standing Registers are identified with an asterisk (*) below:

    Administrative Support Assistant (Office / Automation), GS-303-05/06/07
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager, GS-1601-12*
    Executive Officer, GS-0301-11 and -12*
    Human Resources Assistant, GS-0203-07
    Medical Administrative Assistant, GS-0303-07*
    Operations Flight Clerk, GS-0303-07*
    Training Technician (Clerical), GS-1702-07*
    Training Technician (Admin/Mgt), GS-1702-09*

* - Newly added quarterly Standing Registers