Washington D.C.
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Full Time

This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position.

Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service.  In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

This is a standing register used to fill positions at AFRC locations as vacancies occur.  Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled.  Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on the location of position.

The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month.  Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.

Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.

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  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to fly in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty (TDY) assignments.

  • No

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Incentives/Special Pay Rates may or may not apply.
  • Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements.
  • Permanent Change of Station costs may or may not be paid.
  • Applicants must meet the flying hours requirement below, qualify for a USAF Pilot Rating, and be currently qualified (within the last 36 months) as an Airplane Flight Instructor in a flying component of a U.S. MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT. (Active Duty or Reserve)

    Flying Hours Required: 

    Airplane Flight Instructor, GS-13

    Must have logged 2,000 hours total pilot time, or 1,300 hours First Pilot/Instructor Pilot time in a military fixed-wing aircraft. Must be currently instructor qualified in the unit aircraft.

    NOTE: Flying hours logged as student pilot are creditable. Flying hours in fighter/training aircraft will be given two-for-one credit by the examining office (Student hours will not be doubled). 


    Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Formulate, determine or influence policies of the assigned units. (2) Be a mission-capable, rated aircrew member on flying status, and instructor qualified, in the assigned unit aircraft. 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. (3) Aircrew and management duties include stress (both mental and physical), exposures to extreme hot and cold temperatures, gravity forces of three in non-fighters and nine or higher in fighters as well as the typical risks or discomforts involved in flying any aircraft through combat maneuvers, night aerial refueling, low level flying, using night vision goggles (NVG) and other tactics. (4) As necessary, to meet special or essential unscheduled activities, may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice.  (5) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent’s regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent is assigned non-ART duties not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA).  (6) If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.  (7) Some positions under this announcement may be 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) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing. (9) Obtain a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance.



    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Airplane Flight Instructor, providing ground and airborne flight instruction to assigned Reservists in unit aircraft.  Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties: • Conduct training for the upgrade of unqualified Reserve aircrew members and proficiency training for qualified Reservists and ART personnel.
    • Analyze and interpret unit training objectives, developing training program and training other instructors such that the highest level of combat mission-ready proficiency of assigned crew members is maintained.
    • As required, fly as an instructor/evaluator in unit aircraft in support of the unit mission.
    • Represent the unit by participating in discussions, meetings or serve on panels or committees.