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Navigator (Instructor), GS-2183-12, D2311000

Air Force Civilian Service Charleston, WV
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Job Description

Duties

Navigates advanced, single or multi-engine military aircraft, high performance military fighter aircraft on tactical/non-tactical assigned missions using advanced precision instrument flight techniques in conjunction with air navigational aids. Directs pilots to fly within flight parameters (e.g. speed and loading) to execute normal flight procedures and standard maneuvers in all-weather condition from point to point (domestic/foreign) using fully adequate landing areas. Prepares for flight to include: securing current and forecast weather information to determine conditions along the proposed route of flight and at the destination; plans the flight through the study of charts to determine routing, intermediate stops, alternate destination, fuel requirements, estimated flying time, and if required, files the aircraft flight plan and reviews aircraft and personnel diplomatic entry requirements; checks and verifies that the airplane is ready for flight, including aspects as defensive equipment and expendables loading, maintenance or service conditions, performing prescribed preflight checks, reviewing load weight, chute type, and positioning for airdrop loads, and obtaining the proper clearances to begin the flight. Performs Flight Examining functions which include: evaluating the performance of aircrew members completing initial training; instructing, evaluating, and examining rated instructors; providing periodic flight evaluations of rated aircrew members; and administering requalification evaluations. Instructor duties include reviewing trainees prior training and experience records of newly assigned aircrew to determine and planning the type and level of training necessary to achieve the required level of proficiency or skill. Prepares individual developmental records, along with a training syllabus with projected units of training required and ensures all required upgrade training items are completed, signed off, and proficiency demonstrated IAW AFI 11-2 MDS grading requirements before recommending trainee for evaluation or certifying the student as qualified in a tactic or mission. Incumbents are subject to rotation to perform administrative staff tasks in any of the Air Operations program support functional areas. Designs and coordinates comprehensive training plans and scenarios to provide realistic technical aircrew training. Adopts and implements policy to ensure accomplishment of all required training. Establishes training goals and objectives for instrument flight and general operation of the UE airplane. Tailors training program to individual needs in order to provide uninterrupted progress. Analyzes post-mission debriefing and critiques to ensure accomplishment of assigned training events. Plans, develops and implements the unit flying schedule using inputs from within the Air Operations Group. Develops unit deliberate planning for implementation of wartime, base and national tasking. Maintains detailed wartime and peacetime contingency plans and supplements for unit mobility, deployment, strange field operations/employment, and redeployment of the unit. Plans, organizes and administers unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Air Force, ANG and OSHA directives, and applicable technical publications. Reviews and analyzes directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine requirements for safety programs. Inspects facilities and flying operations and coordinates with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs. Investigates accidents/incidents, determines human causes, and recommends corrective action. Coordinates with all supervisors and staff personnel concerning safety standards within individual functional areas. Trains and evaluates proficiency and competency of aircrews in mission employment. Prepares and conducts academic training in mission employment, prepares scenarios utilizing improved tactics for aircrew upgrade and continuation training. Plans, organizes and directs the Stan/Eval program. Establishes performance standards for flying proficiency and competency in accordance with FAA, ICAO, USAF, ANG and command directives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM MILITARY GRADE: O-1         MAXIMUM MILITARY GRADE: O-5

(YOUR RANK MUST BE INCLUDED SOMEWHERE WITHIN YOUR WV HRO Form 300)

 All personnel applying for this position who do not meet the minimum military grade requirement MUST provide the proper signed memorandum from your respective Military Personnel Office (MILPO for ARNG, FSS for ANG) to prove eligibility to obtain the required grade upon accepting the position. All personnel who exceed the maximum military rank must provide a memorandum explaining if selected for this position, you will accept an administrative reduction in rank. The memorandum must be submitted WITH your application to be considered for this position.

                                                                              MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: 

OFFICER: 12MX

(ASSIGNMENT TO A COMPATIBLE MILITARY POSITION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION BUT WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF HIRE IF SELECTED.)

YOU MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN YOUR OWN WORDS THAT YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.  WHEN EXPLAINING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE YOU MUST GIVE EXAMPLES.  DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.  EXPLAIN IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS AND GIVE EXAMPLES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   Experience which provided a working knowledge of the navigation systems and navigational instruments of the assigned airframe. 

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training that has required you to obtain information on type of mission, weather and intelligence data, and special instructions; experience preparing navigation flight plans; experience that provided a knowledge of proper readings and operations of navigational systems; experience that shows your ability to test and inspect the operation of compasses, navigation systems, or radio and radar equipment; experience utilizing various navigational methods and aids to accomplish flying missions; experience computing the effect of various factors during flight to establish present course and project balance of course and ability to train, evaluate and certify proficiency and competency of lower graded personnel AND you must have completed 1000 hours total navigation time which includes 200 hours time in the C-130; AND certification as a qualified Navigator Instructor.

 

BENEFITS

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

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. 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. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp


Other Information

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

-Security Clearance: Required to possess or be eligible to obtain the appropriate security clearance.

-Employment in an excepted service position requires concurrent military assignment to a compatible military position in the West Virginia National Guard in one of the listed occupational specialty (MOS) codes or Air Force specialty codes (AFSC). Assignment to a compatible military position is not required for application but will be required if selected for appointment. If a mandatory course is required for this position, the incumbent will attend the course(s) within one year from the date of hire.

-Individual selected for this position will be required to sign up for direct deposit/electronic fund transfer upon appointment.

-Males born after December 31 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

-Military membership in the appropriate service, wearing of the uniform appropriate to the service, and federally recognized grade are requirements for appointment in the excepted service. As a condition of employment, all National Guard Military Technicians are appointed in the excepted service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709, and are required to serve a one (1) year trial period.

-Veterans preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 U.S.C. 709 (f).

-Military technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses, accepting a technician position may terminate these military incentives. Contact Incentive Specialist for current policy.

-The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA, 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301 4335) prohibits discrimination because of past, current, or future military obligations in hiring, promotion, reemployment, termination and benefits.

-Applicant must possess the appropriate ASVAB scores and must meet all medical requirements to be eligible for this position.

-Must be able to report to work within 60 days, unless deployed or unless prior arrangements have been coordinated and approved by management.

Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2017
Date Closes October 4, 2017
Requisition 464503500
Located In Charleston, WV
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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