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Airplane Flight Instructor

Air Force Civilian Service North Kingstown, RI

Job Description


Brief Description of Duties: 

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.

Projects unit training requirements. Prepares required training records. Utilizes available training aids to instruct airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO), and specific crew duties. Ensures that all applicable directives, instructions, and technical orders applicable to the aircraft and mission are complied with. Reviews, analyzes, and disseminates accident reports, flying safety publications, and special interest items. Determines additional aircrew training requirements to advance aircrew proficiency while striving to attain a zero accident rate.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: The applicant must be a rated pilot on flying status; be proficient in the unit-assigned aircraft (or similar type aircraft). Posses the flying time established by gaining command criteria, and the certificates and ratings required for the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Qualifying criteria is as follows:

GS Level       Duty Category    Minimum Total Time          Additional Requirements


GS-13            500 hrs total  Mil   / 300 hrs C-130J

      Applicant must be currently qualified as an Pilot or Instructor Pilot in accordance with appropriate command directive/NGB directives and provide proof of certification with their application, as outlined under Required Documents Section.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Employment in this position requires membership in the 143rd Operations Group within the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Selected candidate(s) will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment within 60 days of the effective date of placement. Should be AFSC qualified within one year of placement action.

Military Grades: O-2 thru O-5

Compatible Military Assignments: 11MX.

Substitution of education for specialized experience: 


**Note to Incentive Recipients: Service members who accept a temporary or full-time federal technician position and are currently in receipt of an incentive such as a bonus, student loan repayment, or Select Reserve GI Bill may be subject to suspension of the incentive or termination with recoupment of the incentive. Applicants in receipt of a military education/recruitment incentives are strongly encouraged to contact their unit representative or the Education and Incentives Office for Specific details regarding incentive termination or recoupment action. The Education Office can be contacted at 401-275-4109 /4039 or the ANG Retention Office Manager can be contacted at 401-267-3269.


- Incumbent must maintain membership in the Rhode Island Air National Guard.

- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

- Valid state drivers license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

- Applicant must possess a security clearance.

- Background Criminal Investigations (BCI) are required for federal employment.

- Must be a Qualified Pilot, proficient on the C-130J aircraft.


Required Documents:

1. Your Résumé.

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.

3. A filled out and signed OF-306/ Declaration for Federal Employment (

4. AF Form 8 and Flying History Record.


Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.  Any and all resumes must be written in your own words, plagiarism is considered to be dishonest and unethical and will automatically disqualify you from the position. 



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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 Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 466778400
Located In North kingstown, RI
SOC Category 00-0000.00