Edgewood, Maryland
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 02, 2020
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a FLIGHT ENGINEER (INSTRUCTOR), Position Description Number NGD0606000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

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Serves as instructor/flight examiner for CH-47F Non-rated Crewmembers providing instruction, evaluation and examination on ground and operational training flights to develop and upgrade skills of aircrew members. Applying knowledge of the full range of aircrew duties and responsibilities, methods of instruction and requirements of the program, performs standardization. currency, instrument, proficiency, tactical, emergency and special tasks evaluation flights. Ensures prescribed programs of instruction for aircrew training is adequately covered in terms of course content, coverage, and scope of material presented. Adapts instruction to proficiency level of individuals being rated. Performs the following typical tasks: Assesses newly assigned individuals' level of experience and training through review of training records and/or proficiency flight evaluation to determine proficiency and skill status. Plans and conducts aircrew training program. Prepares formal course outlines. Schedules and conducts initial, refresher and continuing training, (including ground and flight instruction, procedures training). Provides training on in-flight planning and coordination responsibilities, operating principles and characteristics of major aircraft systems; aircraft parameters, operational/mission requirements, equipment systems operation/and troubleshooting, proper and correct methods of performing aircrew duties, e.g., use of aircraft performance charts, computation and aircraft weight and balance, techniques of aircraft internal loading, forms and records completion, arm and hand signals, ground handling of aircraft, use of ground equipment, techniques of normal and rapid (hot) refueling, armament rearming, passenger briefing, sling(external) loads, hoist operations, observer duties, and emergency procedures. Administers evaluation and determines examinees proficiency to perform duties as a crew member. Performs a variety of administrative functions associated with administration of the enlisted aircrew training program. Ensures all necessary course materials and training aids are available, technical and related publications are current, keeping crew members informed of pertinent changes. May perform duties of a CH-47F Flight Engineer which includes utilizing a knowiedge of major aircraft systems associated with heavy multiengine aircraft. The interrelationships among these systems and capabilities of the aircraft. Incumbent provides assistance to the pilot in preflight planning, monitoring adherence to flight plan, and operating alrcraft engines and a wide variety of aircraft control systems, e.g., engine, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, fire suppression, environmental, pressurization throughout the flight. Incumbent inspects condition and readiness of aircraft, accompanies pilots on preflight/in-flight inspections and aircraft test flights and operational checks. Operates and monitors aircraft control devices and indicators. Determines and monitors factors and data affecting performance of aircraft, such as temperature, altitude, humidity, field conditions, configuration and weight of aircraft, on aircraft takeoff, filght and landing, and keeps pilot informed. Computes fuel and cargo load, and weights and balance factors. Prepares for combination loads determining placement of cargo and passengers within weight and balance limitations. Prior to takeoff, insures cargo is properly secured, and proper publications and emergency equipment are aboard as required. Uses, inspects, and maintains aircraft installed mission equipment such as recovery hardware, slings, litters, etc. Assists in familiarizing crew members with operating procedures. Indoctrinates crew by briefing on mission equipment and use of life support equipment and safety emergency procedures. Ensures carry-on weapons are cleared and safe and that loose equipment, baggage and passengers are secured. Reports operational progress to pilot. During flight, updates and records in-flight performance data, observes warning indicators for system failure or malfunction performing aircraft systems operational checks. Operates test and troubleshooting systems. Assesses and diagnoses problems or malfunctions, reports abnormal conditions to pilot, and initiates corrective and/or emergency action. Provides direction to pilot during ground maneuvers. Directs off loading of cargo. Maintains records of operational equipment indicating flights, repairs, maintenance and Inspections; coordinates with maintenance personnel on activities on discrepancies requiring action. May assist the pilot on the operation of communications/navigation equipment, performing basic navigation and map reading and checklist reading, Provides dipection and operational progress to pilot regarding maneuvering the aircraft over objects for hoist and sling operations and in securing and releasing external cargo loads.
Performs other duties as assigned

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: Enlisted

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of aircraft weight and balance computations; aircraft performance data; aircraft records maintenance; and aircraft systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Experience providing instruction, evaluation and examination on ground and during operational training flights to develop and upgrade skills of aircrew members for the CH-47F. Applying knowledge of the full range of aircrew duties and responsibilities, methods of instruction and requirements of the program, performs standardization. currency, proficiency, tactical, emergency and special tasks evaluation flights for a CH-47F. Ensuring prescribed programs of instruction for CH-47F aircrew training is adequately covered in terms of course content, coverage, and scope of material presented.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

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 .

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, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): This position instructs and performs the full range of flight crew work supporting CH-47F aircraft, provides assistance to the pilot in the overall operation of these aircraft.. The aircrafts' missions range from combat service support airlift (including movement of heavy supplies, vehicles, other aircraft and equipment), transport of troops, ammo, equipment which supply combat units, troop air assaults, extraction and resupply of troops, and aeromedical evacuations. Incumbent is responsible to provide assistance to the pilot in flight planning, monitoring and operating engines, and a wide variety of aircraft control systems to include fuel, electrical, hydraulic, fire suppression, and environmental. Knowledge and skills are required of the overall performance of the aircraft, and an operational knowledge of aircraft systems and components such as propulsion, airframe, electrical, hydraulic and environmental systems. This position exceeds lower levels of the standard which states primary responsibilities involve only specific functions.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

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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