Airplane flight instructor

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Air Force
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
This position is located at the unit level in the ANG Aviation Wing, Operations Group at selected Air Mobility Command (AMC) and Air Education Training Command (AETC) gained flying units in the Air National Guard (ANG). The primary purpose of the position is to provide ground and flight instruction in high performance, military airlift aircraft i.e. C-130, KC-135, C-5, C-17 and other similar type "jumbo" aircraft.
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership is required.POSITION STATUS: NON-MERITLOCATION: 117TH ARW, BIRMINGHAM, ALSELECTING OFFICIAL: COL S. GRAHAM
Must be U.S. Citizen & maintain AL ANG membership for continued employment. Minimum Military Rank: 2d Lt; Maximum Military Grade: LTC Compatible Military Assignment: ASFC: 11MX, 11RX, 11SX Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance. No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date. Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.
ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD POSITION:
AREA 1: All permanent Alabama Air National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA 2: All Drill Status/M-Day members of the Alabama Air National Guard.
AREA 3: All U.S. citizens eligible for membership in the Alabama Air National Guard.
(1) 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:
a. Initial Qualification Training (IQT) - Training to qualify the aircrew in basic aircraft flying duties without specific regard to a unit operational mission. It is the minimum training requirement for Basic Aircraft Qualification (BAQ).
b. Mission Qualification Training (MQT) - Training required to achieve a basic level of competence in the unit's primary tasked missions. This training is a prerequisite for Mission Ready (MR) status.
c. Continuation Training (CT) - Training to maintain proficiency and improve aircrew capabilities to perform unit missions and aircrew proficiency sorties not flown in formal syllabus missions, tests, or evaluations.
d. Upgrade Training (UG) - Training which is syllabus directed to qualify the aircrew in positions beyond that of the entry-level aircrew. Elements of "Upgrade Training" include: Mobility Pilot Development (MPD), Instructor Pilot (IP), Standardization Evaluation Flight Examiner (SEFE), Formation/Element Lead Qualification, and Touch and Go certification. Upgrade Training may also include Functional Check Flight certification.
e. Special Capability Training - Training which is designed for specific missions and /or special equipment types.
A glossary of mission/sortie and event definitions can be found in AFI 11-2 MDS - Volume 1.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) 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.
(6) Serves as the Air Commander's 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.
(7) Incumbents of these positions are subject to rotation to perform administrative tasks in any of the following Air Operations program support functional areas:
Standardization/Evaluation: Plans, organizes, and directs the Standardization/ Evaluation function. Prepares and administers written ground examinations, emergency procedures evaluations and conducts flight evaluations for all subjects and duties relevant to aircraft operations to certify flying proficiency/new qualifications.
Weapons and Tactics: Trains and evaluates proficiency and competency of aircrews in weapons and tactics.
Training: Designs and coordinates comprehensive training plans and scenarios to provide realistic technical aircrew training.
Scheduling: Plans, develops, and implements the unit flying schedule and flying hour program using inputs from within the Air Operations and Logistics Divisions.
Plans: Develops unit deliberate planning for implementation of wartime, base and national tasking.
Command and Control: Plans, organizes and directs the Command and Control function. Ensures successful training/operation of the Crisis Action Team (CAT).
Safety: Plans, organizes and administers unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Air Force, ANG and OSHA directives, and applicable technical publications.
(8) Performs other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
(1) Maintaining currency in unit aircraft
(2) Maintaining flying technical orders
(3) Scheduling, planning, and conducting required proficiency training flights and operational missions
(4) Planning, organizing and conducting Unit Training Assemblies, and other unit exercises
(5) Flying Safety Officer, responsible for planning organizing and evaluation of unit flight and ground safety programs.
SPECIFIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum eligibility requirements for positions are based on possession of the appropriate pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position. Must have Flight Instructor Certificate or the military equivalent rating: The pilot certificate must include the ratings appropriate to the work of the position. Must have Instructor Time to the nature of the instruction work and the category of aircraft operated of the position. At the time of initial appointment, candidate must possess a current first or second class medical certificate.
MINIMUM FLIGHT HOUR REQUIREMENTS:
FOR THE GS-12 PILOT MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Current Qualified in KC-135
2. 500 hours total Flight time
3. 250 hours KC-135 time
FOR THE GS-13 INSTRUCTOR PILOT MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Qualified and current in KC-135.
2. Qualified as Instructor with Certificate of Completion.
3. 1000 total Flight time
4. 300 Instructor time
5. 500 hours pilot in Command
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR THIS CAREER FIELD.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please submit last 5 FORM 8s, Current letter of X's, and last 5 OPRs with your resume.
INDIVIDUAL SELECTED MUST POSSESS A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE PRIOR TO BEING PLACED IN THE POSITION.
COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of AFSC. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 11MX, 11RX, 11SX Applicants do not have to possess this AFSC tobe certified as qualified.
Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Your resume must have complete information: 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). 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 not be considered for this position.
You may use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):
Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire
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You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed - and your r sum is not attached - until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your r sum .
You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
You must complete the entire process by 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the closing date: Monday, December 22, 2014 / Vacancy Identification Number: 1265656
If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:
If your r sum is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your r sum will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is . Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.
For this job announcement, the following documents are required:
Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)
Transcripts(Required if using education to substitute for experience)
Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.
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