Airplane Pilot

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 13, 2019
Closes
Sep 18, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent is responsible for providing transportation of passengers and cargo in support of the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Transportation officials, members of the President's Cabinet, FAA Administrator and his/her staff, other Federal Departments and Agencies and members of Congress.

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Responsibilities

Conducts flight inspection and in-flight validation of aeronautical charts and National Airspace data. Conducts research and development flights as assigned.

Serves as a restricted or unrestricted 14 CFR 135 Pilot-in-Command on DCA Flight Ops missions in one aircraft type and is directly responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft, and functions as team leader of an assigned air crew. Incumbent may be subject to twenty-four hour on-call duty. Operations may include transporting passengers or cargo to and from a variety of domestic and foreign airports.

Requires working knowledge of modern cockpit avionics as well as above average ability to use the latest flight planning and computer based aviation programs on laptop computers as well as mobile devices.

Provide technical direction and oversight to team; plan, organize and direct team efforts; coordinate and integrate team efforts; assure production and accuracy requirements of team members; provide advice, counsel, and instruction to team members on work, provide on-the-job training to team members; report to supervisory on work accomplishments, training needs, and disciplinary problems of team members; provide information or make suggestions, as requested by the supervisor, concerning promotions, reassignments, recognition and awards, and personnel needs of team members; resolve informal complaints and suggest ways to improve productivity or increase the quality of the work performed by the team.

Aircraft operations are conducted in accordance with applicable Statutes, Federal Aviation Regulations and other established policies, standards, and procedures. Ensures all necessary documentation required in connection with the flight operation is accurate and completed in a timely manner.

This is a sensitive, noncritical position. The mission requirements of this position may require access to information classified up to and including SECRET since the purpose and location of flights, or information aboard the aircraft may be classified.

The incumbent shall maintain a Class 1 medical certificate and shall possess an Airline Transport Pilot certification.

Position requires frequent travel and availability on weekends and evenings.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • 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.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • Please Review Required Documents & Additional Information


Qualifications

Reference OPM's Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) for 2181, Aircraft Operation Series.

Website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2100/aircraft-operation-series-2181/

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-H/FG-9/11/12 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.

Education

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.

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Additional information

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.

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.

NOTES:

1) Applications must be received by the servicing personnel office on or before the closing date of this announcement. Your application package must meet the announcement requirements, include the information listed in the "How to Apply" section of the vacancy announcement, and include all required forms.

2) Current or former permanent employees of another Federal agency (Competitive or Excepted Service), who completed a one-year probationary period. TRANSFER/REINSTATEMENT eligibles MUST upload or fax a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or its equivalent, which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record.

3) Veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. EVHO eligibles MUST upload or fax a copy of a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility. All supporting documents must be uploaded or faxed to 405-954-3003 BY THE CLOSING DATE.

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

5) Multiple positions to be filled

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

7) 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.

8) 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.

9) TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF DOCUMENTS CALL 405-954-8019.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Supporting documentation, e.g. Certificates, Required form(s), Notification of Personnel Actions SF-50, Veterans documents etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 405-954-3003 by the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

Copies of documents are required, failure to provide copies will eliminate you from consideration.
1) FAA Form 3330-47-3, "Supplemental Qualifications Statement for 1825 and 2181 Series"
2) Valid Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (Front and Back).
3) First or Second Class Medical Certificate

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/ .

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

Forms:
  • FAA-3330-473 : 2181/1825 Supplemental Qualifications Statement


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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