Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Full Time


About the Position:This position is located in US ARMY C5ISR Center, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Operations Division, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.
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  • Serve as a rotary-wing (required) and fixed-wing (desired) aircraft pilot for testing of prototype sensor systems integrated with Army aircraft.
  • Perform aircraft flight test assignments that require a high degree of skill in determining aircraft performance and flight characteristics.
  • Compile reports, checks and logs on the suitability functioning, and general practicality of the aircraft and components of systems.
  • Perform preflight planning duties that include weather forecasts, study of maps and charts, verification of aircraft readiness, and obtaining proper clearances.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance.
  • This is a Term Position NTE 5 Years
  • Position requires one year term trial period.
  • Position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP)/Drug Testing
  • Position requires 25% or less TDY Travel


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized experience: I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the DE-02 pay band or equivalent grade level in the Federal service which includes Experience performing safe and level flight operations. Experience with rotary-wing aircraft. Experience as a Pilot in Command (PIC) in planning, coordinating, developing target decks, executing flight operations, and performing post op briefings. Planning and performing ground and aerial testing on air-platforms with integrated sensor systems. Experience as Officer-In-Charge and Range Safety Officer. Experience as Airspace Coordinator with host ranges, airfields, and aviation units, and planning and execution of flight plans.
Minimum eligibility requirements for positions in this occupation are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required this position.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings and Current First or Second class Medical Certificate MUST be included with application. Flight hours must be in the body of the resume in the following order: TOTAL FLIGHT TIME; PILOT IN COMMAND; NIGHT FLYING; NIGHT VISION GOGGLE(NVG); FLYING TIMES LAST 12 MONTHS; HEAVY HELICOPTER; INSTRUMENT; INSTRUCTOR TIME.

Flight Hour Requirements are as follows:
Total Flight Time: 1500 hours
Pilot-In-Command: 250 hours
Night Flying: 75 hours
Night Vision Goggle (NVG) : 50 Hours
Flying Time Last 12 Months: 100 hours
Heavy Helicopter: 500 hours
Instrument: 75 hours
Instructor Time: 500 hours
Multi-Engine Fixed Wing experience desired but is not required

Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recency of flight experience. I have included the following flight hours in the body of my resume: TOTAL FLIGHT TIME; PILOT IN COMMAND; NIGHT FLYING; FLYING TIMES LAST 12 MONTHS;NIGHT VISION GOGGLES; HEAVY HELICOPTER; INSTRUMENT;MULTI -ENGINE FIXED WING; INSTRUCTOR TIME MUST BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION.

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.I possess and have included a copy of my medical certificate with my application. MUST BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Accountability
  • Incident Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Credibility


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job,you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Irregular work schedule is required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance
  • License/Certification: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings(MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION)
  • Must possess a current first or second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations. (MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION)
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
  • This position requires the incumbent to work an irregular work schedule with periodic night work.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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