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AIRPLANE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Air Force Civilian Service Scott Afb, IL
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Job Description

Duties

**This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties.**

Administers combat flight training to military aircrews.  Instructs and evaluates pilots through a broad training spectrum, in addition to performing pilot duties, which may include but is not limited to:

a. Initial Qualification Training (IQT) Training to qualify the aircrew in basic aircraft flying duties without specific regard to a unit operational mission.  It is the minimum training requirement for Basic Aircraft Qualification (BAQ).  Elements of instruction include: Basic and Advanced Handling Characteristics, Instrument Approach Procedures, Visual Traffic Patterns, Basic Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training and Airborne Emergency Procedures.

b. Mission Qualification Training (MQT) Training required to achieve a basic level of competence in the units primary tasked missions.  This training is a prerequisite for Mission Ready (MR) status.  Elements of instruction include (but are not limited to): IFR Formation using Station Keeping Equipment (SKE), Tactical Formation Maneuvers, Tactical Airdrop Procedures, Tactical Departure and Arrival Procedures, Assault Takeoff and Landing Procedures, Low Altitude Awareness Training (LAAT), Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN), Chemical Warfare Task Qualification Training (CWTQT), NVG Takeoff and Landing, NVG Tactical Formation Procedures, NVG Tactical Airdrop Procedures for Overt and Covert Lighting, NVG Assault Takeoff and Landings, NVG ground handling for combat on/offloading, and Aircraft Defensive Systems (ADS) to include threat recognition and maneuvering. 

c. Continuation Training (CT) Training to maintain proficiency and improve aircrew capabilities to perform unit missions and aircrew proficiency sorties not flown in formal syllabus missions, tests, or evaluations.  Many CT events for aircrew members require the direct supervision of an instructor while accomplishing the training.  

d. Upgrade Training (UG) Training which is syllabus directed to qualify the aircrew in positions beyond that of the entry-level aircrew.  Elements of "Upgrade Training" include: Mobility Pilot Development (MPD), Instructor Pilot (IP), Standardization Evaluation Flight Examiner (SEFE), Formation/Element Lead Qualification, and Touch and Go certification.

e. Special Capability Training - Training which is designed for specific missions and /or special equipment types.  Elements of "Special Capability" instruction include (but are not limited to):  Special Certification Training for specific Geographic locations, Presidential Support missions, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), Senior Scout missions, Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), and other Special Qualification/Classified missions. 

Assesses flight instructors, pilots and other aircrew members assigned, attached, or newly acquired to the unit to determine flying background and proficiency in the Unit Equipped (UE) airplane.  Plans, develops and presents comprehensive courses of instruction in both ground and flight training for pilots to achieve and maintain mission ready status.  Performs as flight instructor, and/or flight examiner, evaluating and examining rated aircrew to assure training standards are met in these general areas: mission planning, preparation and briefing; ground operations, in-flight control, crew resource management and mission execution; mission debriefing and documentation accuracy.  Determines progress and proficiency levels; provides re-qualification evaluations and directs/provides specialized remedial or additional training as necessary.  Evaluates formal training directives, and develops course changes, new material, new training systems and methods.

Briefs and instructs preflight preparations including:  intelligence briefings, mission planning, weather factors, mission objectives, and other agency coordination to ensure safe flight procedures and effective mission accomplishment.  Conducts comprehensive debrief of mission (to include video tape review and digital flight debriefing media) to ensure that the desired learning objectives were achieved and training rules were followed.  Monitors physical capability, mental attitudes and individual problems of aircrew that can adversely affect flying performance. 

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:   An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from an accredited civilian aviation school or aviation certifications from an accredited military aviation school.

*Copy of official college transcripts are required*

*Copy of Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from an accredited civilian aviation school or aviation certifications from an accredited military aviation school are required.*

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

Your resume must contain the following competencies.  Address each of the following competencies:   (1) Ability to instruct students or rated pilots in instrument flying techniques and methods of instruction; (2) Ability to write lesson plans, develop training texts and evaluate material; (3) Ability to evaluate flight instructors and airplane pilots in their proficiency to engage in flight instruction, proficiency, tactical qualifications and/or upgrade; (4) Ability to fly aircraft during day and night, over all kinds of terrain and in any weather; (5) Ability to serve as pilot or co-pilot on various missions involving training, operational and/or administrative flights; (6) Ability to plan exercises or mission operations; (7) Ability to coordinate with various unit functions to accomplish scheduled flight training; (8) Ability to determine requirements for safety programs.

GS-13 LEVEL:  EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE ON THEIR APPLICATION/RESUME THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW, OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION.

Applicants must demonstrate the following specialized experience to qualify for GS-2181-13 Air National Guard Dual Status Officer positions. Must have at least two years working experience in the Air Force aviation program. Experience and skill are required in piloting and instructing in the units aircraft.  Qualification includes the ability to train and instruct others in the piloting of the units assigned aircraft. Must have the ability to review mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information. Experience is required in supervising and/or conducting mission planning, preparation and filing of flight plans, and conducting crew briefings. Experience factors include aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning. Experience is required in operating aircraft controls and equipment. Must have experience in performing or supervising the work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations, surveillance, or reconnaissance. Ability and skill are required to conduct or supervise the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks. Experience includes developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders. Knowledge is required in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics.  Experience is required in planning and preparing for missions; and, must have at least two years experience competencies to pilot and instruct others in specific air-frame/military aircraft. Experience requirements include the review of directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine unit safety program requirements. Working knowledge in one or more missions such as, air refueling is required. Experience must include the traditional "stick and rudder" type controls for piloting aircraft direction, altitude, and speed. Ability and skill in flying simulated "real world" combat and non-combat missions and terrain are required. Ability and skill to plan, schedule, and conduct training flights through Federal Aviation Administration controlled national airspace are imperative. 

 

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 December 6, 2017
Date Closes January 5, 2018
Requisition 466157000
Located In Scott afb, IL
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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