As a AIRPLANE PILOT, GS-2181-13, you will pilot advanced, single or multi-engine military airplane, high performance military fighter aircraft on tactical/non-tactical assigned missions using advanced precision instrument flight techniques in conjunction with air navigational aids. Flies well within flight parameters (e.g. speed and loading) to execute normal flights procedures and standard maneuvers in all weather conditions from point-to-point (domestic/foreign) using fully adequate landing areas. Maintain a thorough knowledge of the aircraft systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions. Maintain mission qualifications in the assigned airplane. Prepare for flight to include: securing current and forecast weather information to determine conditions along the proposed route of flight and at the destination; plan the flight through the study of maps and charts to determine routing, intermediate stops, alternate destination, fuel requirements, estimated flying time and, if required, file the airplane flight plan; check or verify that the airplane is ready for flight, including such aspects as loading and weight distribution, maintenance or service conditions, and performing prescribed preflight checks; ensure that any passengers and crew members are briefed on the nature and purpose of the flight and the procedures to be followed in an emergency; and obtain the proper clearances to begin the flight. Operate the airplane with the utmost safety to include: adhering to flight procedures and parameters specified in the airplane flight manual; communicating and coordinating with ground units and controlling activities; monitoring performance of the airplane and progress of the flight; and take corrective action, including the use of emergency procedures as required. Accomplish post-flight activities to include: maintaining airplane logs and forms; writing flight reports; coordinating with maintenance personnel on service conditions; and conduct post-flight checks. Perform other duties as assigned.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Candidate must possess Federal Aviation Administration pilot certificates -OR- appropriate military certifications, military ratings in the main-frame military aircraft of employment, and the required understanding of the occupations basic principles and concepts. Applicants should have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in aviation programs to include: piloting and instructing pilot skills in the assigned aircraft; training and instructing others; reading and applying mission tasks, intelligence reports, and weather information; preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning; flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics.
You must meet the following Education requirements to qualify for this position:
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university.
Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from an accredited civilian aviation school or aviation certifications from an accredited military aviation school.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing states National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Military Grades: May not exceed the rank Lt Col.
Compatible Military Assignments: 11XX
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
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