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AIRPLANE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Air Force Civilian Service Great Falls, MT
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Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:  Assesses flight instructors, pilots & other aircrew members assigned to unit to determine proficiency in Unit Equipped (UE) airplane.  Plans, develops & presents courses of instruction in ground/flight training for pilots to achieve/maintain mission ready status. Performs  as flight instructor and/or flight examiner, evaluating & examining rated  aircrew to assure training  standards are met in these general areas: mission  planning, preparation  & briefing ; ground operations, in-flight control, crew resource  management & mission execution ; mission debriefing and documentation  accuracy.  Determines progress and proficiency levels; provides re-qualification evaluations &directs/ provides specialized remedial or additional training as necessary.  Evaluates formal training directives & develops course changes, new material, new training systems & methods.  Projects unit training requirements, prepares required training records & utilizes available training aids to instruct airplane specific crew duties.  Ensures compliance with all applicable directives, instructions & technical orders applicable to the aircraft & mission.  Reviews, analyzes & disseminates flying safety publications & special interest items.  Determines additional aircrew training requirements to advance aircrew proficiency.  Maintains thorough knowledge of airplane systems and procedures under normal, instrument & emergency conditions to give timely/accurate instruction to aircrews in the air or on the ground.  Flight training conducted in both day/night missions, visual/instrument conditions and with & without night vision devices.  Briefs and instructs preflight preparations to ensure safe flight procedures & effective mission accomplishment.  Conducts debrief of mission to ensure desired learning objectives were achieved.  Serves as the Air Commanders representative when performing duties as Operations Supervisor (SUP), Supervisor of Flying (SOF)  and is responsible for the safe & efficient mission accomplishment of the unit through the use of an Operational Risk Management (ORM) program.  The SUP/ SOF has the authority to cancel flying activities, divert aircraft, dictate mission requirements, approve specific activities , coordinate for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, and direct emergency actions involving UE airplanes.

Incumbents of these positions are subject to rotation to perform administrative tasks in any of the following Air Operations program support functional areas:

Standardization / Evaluation: Plans, organizes & directs Standardization / Evaluation functions.  Prepares/administers written ground examinations, emergency procedures evaluations & flight evaluations for all subjects and duties relevant to aircraft operations to certify flying proficiency / new qualifications. Conducts scheduled and unscheduled evaluations of other flight examiners, flight instructors, and aircrews.  Establishes performance standards for flying proficiency and competency in accordance with directives. Reviews flight publications and directives for accuracy and currency. Analyzes performance discrepancies and identifies trends, recommends corrective action to higher authorities.

Weapons and Tactics: Trains/evaluates aircrew proficiency & competency of aircrews in weapons and tactics. Works in conjunction with the Intelligence functional area to prepare for & conduct academic training in weapons and tactics, prepares scenarios utilizing improved tactics for aircrew upgrade/continuation training.  Evaluates new and existing tactics & delivery procedures and threats & countermeasures.  Responsible for the mission planning function & manages the System Support Representative (SSR).

Training: Designs/coordinates comprehensive training plans/scenarios to provide realistic technical aircrew training.  Ensures accomplishment of all required training. Analyzes post-mission debriefing & critiques to ensure accomplishment of assigned training events.  Plans, coordinates & manages unit upgrade programs for new mission capability requirements.  Schedules/coordinates formal schools, simulator training & flight, ground or ancillary training.

Scheduling:  Plans, develops &implements unit flying schedule and flying hour program using inputs from within Air Operations & Logistics Divisions. Coordinates operational requirements with all outside agencies.

Plans: Develops unit deliberate planning for implementation of wartime, base and national tasking.  Maintains wartime/peacetime contingency plans & supplements for unit mobility, deployment, strange field operations/employment & redeployment of the unit.

Command and Control: Assists Air Operations Officer in matters pertaining to command and control & develops schedules that implement/manage 24 hour operations during actual emergency and/or contingency operations.

Safety: Ensures flying operations comply with all applicable safety regulations and programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Mandatory Qualification Requirements:  Eligibility requirements for Dual Status technician positions in this occupation are based on the candidates possession of Federal Aviation Administration pilot certificates -OR- appropriate military certifications, military ratings in the main-frame military aircraft of employment and the required competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities). 

BASIC ELIGIBILITY FACTORS :  

Document prior experience, education, and training relating to the General and Specialized Experience requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY (KSAs) are no longer basic eligibility factors, but will be used as rating and ranking factors.

 

KSAs

1. Ability to plan, organize and administer unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Air Force, ANG and OSHA directives, and applicable technical publications, with special emphasis on Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFI 90-802, Risk Management.  

2. Skill in reviewing and analyzing directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine requirements for safety programs.

3. Knowledge to inspect facilities and flying operations and coordinate with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs including Air Force Inspection System programs and requirements.

4. Ability and knowledge to investigate accidents/incidents, determine human causes, and recommend corrective action.

5. Skill in coordinating with all supervisors and staff personnel concerning safety standards within individual functional areas.

6. Ability to perform technical analysis of safety data and recommend procedures and guidelines to ensure safe operations of all unit flying and grounds activities.

7. Competence to advise Airlift Wing Commander on status of units safety programs. 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have a competent understanding of the occupations basic principles and concepts. Applicants should have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Is experience that prepares the applicant to perform the Dual Status technician duties and responsibilities. To qualify, an applicants educational-degree study program, military professional and technical training schools or academies, and aviation certifications may apply as substitutions for some specialized experience factors.

Applicants must demonstrate the following specialized experience competencies (skills, knowledge, and abilities) to qualify for appointments to GS-2181-13 Air National Guard Dual Status Officer positions. Must have at least two years work experience in military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components) or ANG Wing/Operations Group.  Competencies determined by aircraft operated and purpose of assignment.  Experienced in piloting/instructing skills in fixed wing main-frame/military aircraft.  Required competence for this grade includes ability to train/instruct others in the piloting of a specified main-frame military aircraft.  Experienced in conducting mission planning/preparation, flight plan filing, and conducting crew briefings.  Experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning.  Experienced in performing or supervising work procedures involved in navigation, airdrop/airland, and search & rescue operations.  Experienced in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics.  Must have at least two years experiences in piloting or instructing others in piloting specific air-frame/military aircraft. Experienced in unit flying and ground safety programs in accordance with US Air Force, National Guard Bureau (NGB), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration directives. Experienced in applying directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine unit safety program requirements.  Experienced in traditional "stick and rudder" type controls for piloting aircraft direction, altitude, and speed. Experienced in visual and instrument flight-rules type flying.  Experienced in flying "real world" combat and non-combat missions.  Experienced in safe and efficient mission accomplishment through the use of Operational Risk Management.  Experienced performing aviation duties such as, cancelling flying activities, diverting aircraft, dictating mission requirements, approving specific activities, coordinating for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, or directing emergency actions that involved unit support agencies.  Experienced in conducting particular missions and flying specific main-frame aircraft in combat tactics, flying in mountainous terrain, performing tactical remote site evaluations, performing landings on remote sites, providing ground and flight training, and conducting night-vision operations or instructions. Experienced in standardization and evaluation programs, written ground examinations, emergency procedures, and aircrew performance standards in accordance with applicable directives and FAA certification requirements.  Experienced with wartime and peacetime contingency plans/supplements used for mobilizations, deployments, and redeployments.

You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR) of experience on resume to be considered.

NOTE:  Your application must contain a DETAILED description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. A Graduate Degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYISCIAL: A pre-employment physical examination or medical screening may be required for placement to this position.

DIRECT DEPOSIT PARTICIPATION: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) program as a condition of employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:  Selectee is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position.

MILITARY INCENTIVES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect bonus, educational assistance and/or military incentives. Please contact your Incentive Program Manager for further details.

BENEFITS

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp


Other 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.      

 

This office does not accept applications by electronic mail(e-mail), regular mail, or in person.  Please do not fax any documents to the Montana National Guard Human Resources Office.  Failure to follow the procedures for applying, may result in loss of consideration for the position.  It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, assessment questions and answers, transcripts) is received and accurate.

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes September 3, 2017
Requisition 466885400
Located In Great falls, MT
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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