Washington D.C.
Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • A security clearance may be required
  • This position is designated as a Key Position. Employees must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available.
  • Must possess (or obtain prior to initial appointment) and be able to maintain a FAA Medical Certificate Second Class or better.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • This is a drug testing designated position. Selectee will be subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • May be required to fly in commercial, general aviation, and military aircraft to perform other duty assignments.
  • If not currently possessing the required Drug Enforcement Agency/Customs clearance, individual's employment is contingent until receipt of this clearance.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and/or overtime.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Search and rescue operations and exercises may require employee to travel on foot over all kinds of terrain.
  • Loss of flying status, if not correctable within one year, will result in the employee no longer meeting the conditions for employment in this position.
  • Superior Qualification Appointment (SQA) will be considered if eligible.
  • An incentive for Prior Non-Federal Work Experience or Active Duty Uniformed Service for Determining Leave Accrual Rate will be offered.
  • In order to qualify for this Airplane Pilot, GS-2181-12, you must meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements and the Minimum Flight Hour Requirements described below.

    Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
    Possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating. Note: You must submit documentation of your current certificate and/or rating.

    Possess the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Instructor Certificate or the military equivalent rating. The pilot certificate must include rating(s) in flying airplanes and/or helicopters. Note: You must submit documentation of your current certificate and/or rating.

    Minimum Flight Hour Requirements:
    Possess a Total Flight Time of 1500 hours. Total Flight Time -- Flight time as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.


    Possess 250 hours as a pilot-in-command. Only flight hours acquired as pilot in command are creditable. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.

    Possess 75 hours of night flying. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.

    Possess a minimum of 500 hours of instructor time in a fixed-wing aircraft. At least 250 hours must have involved instrument instruction. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.

    Possess 100 hours of flying time in either airplanes or helicopters in the last 12 months. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.

    Possess 75 hours of instrument time in which at least 10 of the required hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. Note: You must submit documentation of your instrument time.

    Possess 500 hours of instructor time which must be related to the nature of the instruction work and in operating small, single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Note: You must submit documentation of your instrument time.

    At the time of initial appointment, candidates for all pilot positions must possess a current first or second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations. Note: submit a copy if you possess a medical certificate.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of and skill in the application of Air Force goals and program initiatives as they relate to the Civil Air Patrol.
    2. Knowledge of and skill in operating small fixed wing general aviation aircraft operations.
    3. Knowledge of organizational management functions such as financial management practices, budget procedures, and supply processes in order to manage the functions of a highly-stressful, quick reaction regional liaison office.
    4. Knowledge of flying, logistics, and support missions and their integration in order to guide CAP units on mission planning, execution, and support.
    5. Knowledge of and skill in using analytical methods and processes and effective use of computer support software, databases, and spreadsheets, and web sites to assist in analysis of program operations.
    6. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing to include public speaking before large and small audiences alike.
    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The assignments of this position entail a minimum degree of hazard in that they typically involve: operating to and from airfields that are fully adequate for the aircraft; point-to-point flying using normal flight procedures; and operating primarily in the daytime under favorable weather conditions. Few, if any, demands are placed on the pilot to perform tasks other than those connected with instructing in/flying the aircraft.

    Physical Requirement: In the ground (office) environment, the work is primarily sedentary. During training or actual operational missions, the employee may perform in an office environment, a command post environment, austere field conditions, or in flight, subjecting the employee to a quick-reaction environment for extended duration. May lift and carry weights up to 40 pounds.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives: Recruitment incentives may or may not be used.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

    Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
    Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
    Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

    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 assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received 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.

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