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Navigator (Instructor)

Air Force Civilian Service Great Falls, MT

Job Description


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: This position is located in the Air Operations Division of an ANG flying unit. The purpose of this position is to provide ground/airborne navigational instruction to assigned navigators, perform as an aircrew navigator during flying missions, and provide policy, management, and command support for the operational unit. Implements and evaluates unit flying and training policies and programs from any of the following areas: Standard/Evaluation, Weapons and Tactics, Training, Scheduling, Plans, Safety, or Command and Control.  



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: The following knowledge, skills and abilities will be used by the selecting officials to determine the best qualified applicants from which selection will be made: 

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


Must possess 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 the necessary hours required for your current airframe. (ex. 1000 hours total navigation time which includes 200 hours time in the C-130).

GS-12: Must have experience listed above plus certification as a qualified Navigator Instructor (certification documentation required).

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.

Substitution of Education of Specialized Experience:

Education cannot be substituted for Specialized Experience for this position. 


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.


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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 January 6, 2018
Date Closes February 5, 2018
Requisition 466838000
Located In Great falls, MT
SOC Category 00-0000.00