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 Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Mission Qualification Training (MQT), Continuation Training (CT), Upgrade Training (UG), and Special Capability. 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 instructor, and/or flight examiner for ground training which consists of classroom academics and/or aircrew training device (ATD) (simulator) training. Performs as a 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, cockpit resource management and mission execution; mission debriefing and reconstruction accuracy. Projects unit training requirements and prepares required training records. Utilizes available training aids to instruct airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, and specific crew duties. Maintains a thorough knowledge of airplane systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions to give timely and accurate instruction to aircrews in the air or on the ground. 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. Serves as the Air Commanders representative when performing duties as Operations Supervisor (SUP), Supervisor of Flying (SOF), or Stand-by Duty Officer (SDO); and is responsible for the safe and efficient mission accomplishment of the unit through the use of an Operational Risk Management (ORM) program. This position is subject to rotation to perform administrative tasks in any of the following Air Operations program support functional areas: Standardization/Evaluation, Training, Scheduling, and Safety. Performs other duties as assigned.
APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A RECORD OF AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE, (OR APPROPRIATE COMPUTER PRINTOUT), AS PART OF BASIC APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION.
Education Requirement: Must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university. A Graduate Degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum.
GS-13 Specialized Experience: Must possess two years specialized experience in piloting and instructing pilot skills in C-130 aircraft and experience must reflect qualification competencies in the following three factors: the aircraft operated; the nature and purpose of assignments, and the degree of hazard. The specialized experience must demonstrate your ability to read and apply mission tasks, intelligence reports, and weather information; supervise and/or conduct mission planning, mission preparations, file of flight plans, and conduct crew briefings; perform aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning; operate aircraft controls and equipment; perform or supervise the work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations, surveillance, or reconnaissance; and conduct or supervise crew member training on simple to complex mission specific tasks. Must currently possess or have held AFSC 11MXB.
General Experience: Must be a rated pilot on flying status; based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings. Must possess at least one year on-the-job experience and a competent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of this position. Must possess Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.
If you are a male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, you are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act. You must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
Be advised that if selected for a military technician position where membership in a reserve component is a condition of employment, your bonus will be terminated and may or may not be subject to recoupment. Questions pertaining to recoupment may be directed to the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 and State Incentives Manager in St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339.
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.
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