Andrews AFB, Maryland
May 27, 2022
Jun 03, 2022
Full Time

As a(n) AIRPLANE PILOT (TITLE 32), GS-2181-13, you will perform but are not limited to:
Plans and implements flight training and instruction for rated pilots and instructor pilots in accordance with the Aircrew Training Manual (ATM). Adjusts course material to meet individual needs. Conducts training flights involving operating an aircraft through reference to instruments and use of automatic direction finding equipment such as Omni directional radials, ground control approach and instrument landing systems on and off Federal airways. Conducts refresher, mission and continuation training in light fixed wing or utility and observer helicopters. Trains pilots in basic and advanced techniques required to support the Pilot's unit mission. Conducts training flights involving a substantial degree of hazard such as training helicopter pilots in advanced flight techniques required in combat situations, tactical flying at night in all weather conditions and with the use of night vision devices, flight maneuvers which take advantage of the terrain, low level flight, short field takeoffs and landings, flying in formation. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Minimum Rank: O-3/Capt
  • Maximum Rank: O-4/Maj
  • Compatible AFSC: Must be a qualified in the 11M AFSC
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS not authorized
  • Selected Reserve Incentive Program: Acceptance of this position will cause termination of Federal bonuses pursuant to respective Selected Reserve Incentive Programs (SRIP). This termination may be with or without recoupment of payments already made.
  • Relocation Incentive: Incentive not authorized
  • May be required to travel by military or commercial air to conferences, meetings, or other functions away from the normal duty station.
  • Work may require access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Qualifications for this position require the pilot to have graduated from USAF or USN Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT).
  • Pilots are required to maintain the same medical standards as USAF military pilots.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Must have Federal Aviation Administration pilot certificates -OR- appropriate military certifications.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory.


MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the minimum military rank as specified in this announcement. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a DC Air National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. Applicants applying to this position who exceed the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement. Please note that exceeding the maximum rank does not automatically qualify you for consideration. Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement

The National Guard's full-time support program requires that all military technicians are members of the National Guard and are appointed to full-time positions which correspond to their military assignments. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership.

Minimum Military Rank: O-3/Capt
Maximum Military Rank: O-4/Maj
Compatible Military Assignments: 11M/F/R/S

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Mandatory Qualification Requirements: Eligibility requirements for Dual Status technician positions in this occupation are based on the candidate's possession of Federal Aviation Administration pilot certificates -OR- appropriate military certifications, military ratings in the main-frame military aircraft of employment, and the required competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities).
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a competent understanding of the occupation's basic principles and concepts. 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 : GS-13 Level- Must possess specialized experience which includes at least 24 months of experience in civilian aviation programs or military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components) or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facility or, Air National Guard Wing/ Operations Group; experience in piloting and instructing pilot skills in one or more of the following main- frame/military aircraft: Fixed-wing, rotary, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Although a variety of piloting administrative tasks are performed in support of an Air National Guard aviation program, the required competence for this grade includes the ability to train and instruct others in the piloting of a specified mainframe military aircraft; experience in reading and applying mission tasks, intelligence reports, and weather information; experience in supervising and/or conducting mission planning, mission preparations, filing of flight plans, and conducting crew briefings; experience in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning; experience in operating aircraft controls and equipment; experience in performing or supervising the work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations, surveillance, or reconnaissance; experience in conducting or supervising crew member training on simple to complex mission specific tasks; experience in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders; experience in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics; experience in planning and preparing for missions; and, must have at least two years experiences in piloting or instructing others in piloting specific air-frame/military aircraft; experience in various piloting administrative tasks performed in support of Air National Guard aviation programs; experience in aviation unit quality control management programs; experience in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of the Air Force, National Guard Bureau, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration directives; experience in applying directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine unit safety program requirements; experience in flying operations and coordinating with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs; experience in one or more missions such as, air-to-air; air-to-ground; mortar-to-arm escort; surveillance; reconnaissance; surface attack; killer-scout; target illumination; or laser targeting; experience in traditional "stick and rudder" type controls for piloting aircraft direction, altitude, and speed; experience in using aircraft instrumentation and aircraft mounted video cameras; experience in visual flight- rule type flying and aircraft instrument flying; experience in flying simulated "real world" combat and non-combat missions and terrain; experience in planning, scheduling, and conducting training flights through Federal Aviation Administration controlled national airspace; experience in applying operational directives, training directives, instructions, standard operating procedures, and special instructions of National Guard Bureau, United States Army or United States Air Force, and gaining commands; experience in working independently to plan and perform work assignments; experience in completing safe and efficient mission accomplishments through the use of Operational Risk Management; experience performing aviation duties such as, cancelling flying activities, diverting aircraft, dictating mission requirements, approving specific activities, coordinating for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, or directing emergency actions that involved unit support agencies; experience in using applicable Army aviation regulations, policies, requirements and standards, skills and practices; and, the application of instructional techniques to the training of other pilots in the Army National Guard flying facilities; experience in conducting particular missions and flying specific main- frame aircraft in combat tactics, flying in mountainous terrain, performing tactical remote site evaluations, performing landings on remote sites, providing ground and flight training, and conducting night-vision operations or instructions; experience in standardization and evaluation programs, written ground examinations, emergency procedures, and aircrew performance standards in accordance with applicable directives and Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements; experience in reviewing and complying with applicable service flight publications and directives for accuracy and currency; experience on weaponry and combat or non-combat tactics for applicable military aircraft; experience with wartime and peacetime contingency plans and supplements used for unit mobilizations, deployments, strange field operations, or troop missions and redeployments.

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the lower grade level in the Federal service in order to be considered for this position.


You must meet the following education requirement to qualify for this position:

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. A Graduate Degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.

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.

Additional 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 ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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