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Flight Services Specialist (D1458000)

Air Force Civilian Service Belle Chasse, LA
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Job Description

Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


(1) Provides preflight briefings to military and civilian aircrews, including those of foreign governments and civilian contractors on CONUS/International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plans. Furnishes pilots with full range of necessary information pertinent to planning and completing their intended flight safely and assists them in making preflight decisions and calculations when required. Reviews and evaluates proposed flight plans for technical accuracy and compliance with USAF, FAA, DOD and ICAO directives. Ensures flight plan information is in proper format prior to processing plans into the FAA flight planning Aeronautical Information System (AIS). Performs quality control on proposed flight plans with aircrews and provides special briefings to pilots of civilian and non-DOD government aircraft on flight planning procedures. Briefs aircrews on air traffic control, noise abatement, and Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) procedures to include special departure procedures, radar departures, communications requirements, and airfield conditions and restrictions. Ensures aircrews are briefed on Foreign Clearance Guide requirements for OCONUS flight operations. Briefs pilots on alternate airfields facilities, status and limitations of navigational aids, restricted areas, radio frequency changes, call letters, airfield obstructions, and other information necessary to accomplish the flight safely. Recommends revision and/or changes to flight plans as appropriate. Provides taxi, run-up, and takeoff information. Obtains and coordinates Pilot Report (PIREP) information to appropriate agencies related to mission profiles. Briefs Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) as required prior to all flights. Provides flight following as required on all flight plans. Initiates special actions and /or precautions when VIPs, hazardous cargo, and air evacuation flights are involved. Maintains, issues, and destroys classified and COMSEC material for unit and transient aircraft.

(2) Through the use of air-to-ground communications, communicates with pilots in flight with information regarding flight plans; clearances; advisories on local, enroute, and destination airfield conditions; messages; and other data effecting safety of flight. Coordinates with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) and control Tower on all flight plan changes. Provides special flight following services based on weather elements, airfield conditions, and aircraft characteristics. Sends and receives notifications of inbound and outbound air traffic including emergencies with FAA and local authorities.

(3) Schedules and coordinates use of military special use airspace/facilities including air refueling areas, military operating areas, and landing and drop zones. Determines appropriate action in implementing emergency, Quick Reaction Checklist (QRCs), and operations plans. Activates secondary crash phone network for aircraft accidents, and in-flight and ground emergencies. Evaluates seriousness of incidents and notifies proper agencies. Initiates communication search for overdue and unreported military aircraft, and upon confirmation, implements search and rescue procedures. Conducts anti-hijacking procedures during passenger processing activities. Coordinates response activities with air traffic control and crash and rescue agencies and supports local authorities. Operates FAA flight planning communications equipment for input of flight plans, receiving arrival/departure messages, making queries concerning overdue aircraft and notifying the appropriate authorities.

(4) Is subject to Air Traffic Systems Evaluations IAW applicable Air Force, MAJCOM, and NGB directives. This includes individual testing, performance certification, and program management assessment. Inspections and tests are conducted by the Flight Standards Branch (the same unit that inspects the Control Tower).

(5) Inspects or ensures the inspection of ANG tarmac parking and Federal taxi ways daily (or more often as required) for such flying safety hazards as: foreign object debris, violations of lateral clearance criteria, and hazards to landing, take-off, taxiing or parking areas. Monitors repairs and construction projects for ANG property as they affect operations of the airdrome. Initiates and cancels NOTAMs on airfield facilities/conditions. Maintains current NOTAM file IAW governing directives and other required flight information and aeronautical publications. Measures aircraft braking action on runway and taxiways and prepares information for entry on the weather sequence. Coordinates local drop zone activities with base flying units and Air Traffic Control agencies. Processes reports of adverse public reactions in accordance with applicable directives. Disseminates severe weather warnings to base activities.

(6) Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least Twenty-Four (24) months of experience, education, or training in arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight. Experience in pre and post auditing of freight bills, bills of lading, and personnel transportation vouchers. Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems which has provided the candidate with the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below.

KSAs:

I: Knowledge, skills, and ability to furnish pilots with full range of necessary information pertinent to planning and completing their intended flight safely and assists them in making preflight decisions and calculations when required.

II: Knowledge and skills to ensure aircrews are briefed on Foreign Clearance Guide requirements for OCONUS flight operations; briefs pilots on alternate airfields facilities, status and limitations of navigational aids, restricted areas, radio frequency changes, call letters, airfield obstructions, and other information necessary to accomplish the flight safely.

III: Skills and ability to ensure flight plan information is in proper format prior to processing plans into the FAA flight planning Aeronautical Information System (AIS). Ability to provide preflight briefings to military and civilian aircrews, including those of foreign governments and civilian contractors on CONUS/International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plans. Ability to review and evaluate proposed flight plans for technical accuracy and compliance with USAF, FAA, DOD and ICAO directives.

IV: Skills and ability to maintain, issue, and destroy classified and COMSEC material for unit and transient aircraft. Ability to recommend revision and/or changes to flight plans as appropriate; provides taxi, run-up, and takeoff information; Obtains and coordinates Pilot Report (PIREP) information to appropriate agencies related to mission profiles. Briefs Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) as required prior to all flights; provides flight following as required on all flight plans. Initiates special actions and /or precautions when VIPs, hazardous cargo, and air evacuation flights are involved.

V: Ability to perform quality control on proposed flight plans with aircrews and provides special briefings to pilots of civilian and non-DOD government aircraft on flight planning procedures. Briefs aircrews on air traffic control, noise abatement, and Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) procedures to include special departure procedures, radar departures, communications requirements, and airfield conditions and restrictions.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee must also be in a compatible military assignment (MOS/AFSC) prior to or within one year of placement.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.

Compatible Military Grades & Assignments:

·         ENLISTED: 1C7XX, 1C0X2;

***LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS Acceptance of this position may result in the loss of contracted incentive(s). For further details, contact the LANG State Incentive Manager, at (504) 391-8336 ***

 

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

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

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office.  You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.









Job Details

Date Posted November 5, 2017
Date Closes December 5, 2017
Requisition 465964600
Located In Belle chasse, LA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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