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Navigator (Instructor) Military Requirement

Air Force Civilian Service Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) officer and manager of the unit Safety Program, to direct, monitor, and coordinate all unit safety program activities and function as a navigator instructor/evaluator on unit assigned aircraft. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties: 

  • Manage the unit safety program.
  • Publicize flying safety issues and oversees the ground and/or weapons materials for the unit.
  • Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Serve as Instructor and/or Examiner Navigator in Unit Mission Aircraft.  


Applicants must meet the flying hours requirement below, qualify for a USAF Navigator Rating, and be currently qualified (within last 36 months) as a Navigator Instructor in a flying component of a U.S. MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT. (Active Duty or Reserve) 

Flying Hours Required: 

Navigator (Instructor), GS-12Must have logged 1,000 hours as a Navigator in a military fixed-wing aircraft. Must be currently instructor qualified in the C-130 aircraft.  NOTE:  Flying hours logged as a student Navigator are creditable.


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Perform primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally, not to exceed 30% of total responsibilities.  (2) Be a mission-ready, rated Navigator Instructor/Evaluator on flying status in aircraft of assigned unit. Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass standardization/evaluation/certification examinations which consist of both written tests and actual flight performance to demonstrate flight knowledge and abilities required of the position.  Incumbent must participate in regular and frequent flights, as required by the unit commander. (3) Incumbent is required to formulate, determine or influence policies of the unit to which assigned. (4) As necessary to meet special and/or essential unscheduled flying missions, may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty, with brief advance notice. (5) If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment. (6) Obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (7) Position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. (8) Position is designated for drug testing where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.  


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees. 

Other Information

  • Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts.  Visit the "Transition GPS (Goals, Plans Success)" website to obtain this VMET information.
  • For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
  • Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date.  Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (PALACE CHASE) if they obtain an ART position.  Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
  • Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP eligibles achieving a score of 80 or higher, excluding veteran preference points, will be considered well qualified.  Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
  • Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection.  For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website  Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
  • All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 466920700
Located In Pittsburgh, PA
SOC Category 00-0000.00