Airplane Pilot

Arlington, Virginia
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Full Time

75% or less - The job may require up to 75% travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - U.S. Citizens: A fixed relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid to new hires to Federal service and student trainees; and a fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid to employees with status.

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Travel Required: 75% Domestic.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Airline Transport (ATP) Certificate-Copy Required.
  • Selectee MUST obtain a First Class Medical Certificate prior to appointment.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • Reference OPM's Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) for 2181, Aircraft Operation Series.


    Eligible candidates will be evaluated based on their responses within the application package and Supplemental Qualifications Statement, FAA Form 3330.47-3 ASIP (10/98). Candidates will also be evaluated based on their possession of the specialized experience required for the position being filled. Applicants who do not meet the specialized experience required for this position will not be referred.

    To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in or related to the duties of this position. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience at the FV-I/FG-13 level in the Federal Service.

    Specialized Experience should reflect knowledge of Flight Program Operations Organization as well as the transportation and/or flight inspection mission. Applicants must demonstrate that they have the certificates, knowledge, and skills required for the work of a transportation pilot and/or Airspace System Inspection Pilot and meet the minimum flight hours and recency of flight experience required as indicated below.

    Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History/Resume. Applicants may be asked to verify information on their application for employment with the FAA.

    CERTIFICATES AND RATINGS: All applicants MUST possess an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. In addition, all applicants MUST possess either a valid first or second-class medical certificate.

    A COPY OF CERTIFICATES MUST BE UPLOADED OR FAXED TO (405) 954-3003 prior to the closing date of the announcement. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

    *Selected candidates must obtain a first class medical certificate prior to appointment.*

    In accordance with OPM Qualification Standards, since this position does not require the operation of an aircraft, selectee will need to have a medical examination indicating that they are able to perform the duties of the position to be filled. If current First or Second-class medical certificate submitted, medical examination would not be required.

    TOTAL FLIGHT TIME - 1500 Hours flight time in aircraft (as defined in 14 CFR 1.1) as a pilot in command or second in command in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. For in-service placement actions, up to one-fourth of the total flight hours may be waived for candidates who have demonstrated possession of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work provided: 1) applicant holds the required certificates and ratings; 2) applicant has acquired the pilot-in-command hours and flight hours in other categories essential to performance of the work; 3) applicant meets the requirements in terms of level and quality of experience; and 4) applicant's flying history indicates they are qualified for the position.

    PILOT-IN-COMMAND TIME - 250 hours: Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.

    NIGHT FLYING TIME - 75 hours: For in-service placement actions, 25 hours may be waived if the applicant demonstrates the ability to perform the work.

    RECENT FLIGHT EXPERIENCE, LAST 12 MONTHS - 100 HOURS: (as the sole manipulator of the flight controls in an aircraft). For all applicants, up to one-half of the required recent flight experience hours may be in a Level C or D Full Flight Simulator certified under 14 CFR Part 60. For in-service placement actions, up to on-half of the recent flight experience hours may be waived provided the applicant's total background reflects the ability to perform the duties of the position safely.

    MULTI ENGINE AIRPLANE TIME - 500 HOURS: Experience may have been in either light or heavy multi-engine airplanes.

    INSTRUMENT TIME - 75 HOURS: At least 10 of the required hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. The balance may have been acquired in a flight simulator or as other types of instrument flight time; e.g. hood instrument.

    Submission of FAA Form 3330-47-3 (10/98), "Supplemental Qualifications Statement for 1825 and 2181 Series", is required to verify the minimum flight hours. A COPY OF THIS FORM MUST BE UPLOADED OR FAXED TO (405) 954-3003 prior to closing date. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

    See Qualifications Required Section.

    Information Regarding KSAs: As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

    In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

    Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Demonstrated Abilities and Other Factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Preview Job Questionnaire Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
    Position may be subject to a background investigation.
    A one-year probationary period may be required.
    The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

    You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.

    30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability.

    Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule A Letter) that:

    • May be a letter or other documentation on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature.
    • Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u).
    • Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.


    1) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.

    2) Applicants must apply online to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

    3) This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

    4) Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.

    5) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.


    This is not a bargaining unit position.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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    Drug test required No

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