Supervisory Aircraft Pilot (Title 32) (Indefinite)

Sandston, Virginia
Apr 30, 2021
May 07, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Supervisory Aircraft Pilot (Title 32) (Indefinite), Position Description Number D0427000 and is part of the VA AASF, National Guard.

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As an SupervisoryAircraft Pilot, GS-2181-12, you perform the below duties:

(1) Plans, establishes, and updates the Airfield Operation Manual required for the safe and efficient operation of tenant and transient aircraft at the AFX Airfield. Establishes flight following procedures covering the movement of aircraft in the control zone, airfield traffic patterns , and the local flying area and coordinates such procedures with the Air Traffic Control Chief, tenant aviation units, and local municipal, military, and FAA authorities to assure compatibility with other air traffic in the region. Assists the Airfield Safety Officer in the ongoing revision and application of base-wide crash rescue and fire fighting plans. Develops and monitors noise abatement procedures for the airfield and its tenant users.
(2) Conducts daily inspection of all airfield facilities to assure operational readiness of the airfield. On at least a weekly basis, incumbent makes a flight check of the airfield facilities to evaluate traffic patterns, airfield lighting, control tower and ground control approach (WA) communications procedures, flight service ground-to-air communications procedures, and the overall proficiency of tower, CCA, and flight service personnel as these factors relate to the operational readiness and the safe and efficient operation of the airfield.
(3) Oversees and directs the program of the flight service function, assuring that such items as the Flight Planning Room, aircraft clearances, and aircrew briefings are adequate and in compliance with pertinent regulations. Supervises 2-3 shift supervisors directly and through them approximately seven flight service specialists. Perform the full range of supervisory duties such as planning, organizing, and distributing work to subordinates, approving leave, taking necessary personnel actions, and dealing with performance evaluations, disciplinary problem, training needs, and employee complaints.
(4) Perform 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.


GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Traditional Officers (O-1/2LT - O-4/MAJ), currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Traditional Officers (O-1/2LT - O-4/MAJ), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Military Grades: Traditional Officer (O-1/2LT - O-4/MAJ)
GENERAL EXPERIENCE : at least 12 months experience operating various fixed wing aircraft; experience mission planning, and mission preparation as well as the ability to review and analyze mission taskings, intelligence, and weather information; experience in supervising and/or conducting mission preparation and filing of flight plans, and conducting crew briefings, aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : at least 24 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government? This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Pilots a variety of fixed wing twin engine airplanes and utility helicopters to transport passengers and cargo to and from a variety of points.
  • Performs maintenance operation checks (MOCs) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair or replacement of components or aircraft systems.
  • Performs general or limited test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems.
  • Operates aircraft with short takeoff and landing capability, generally in good or fair weather conditions, but may include all types of weather, day and night over terrain such as forests, marshlands, mountain ranges, and open seas.

  • Education

    Army National Guard Officer Positions For Army National Guard Second and First Lieutenants must be actively pursuing an under- graduate degree with at least 90 validated credit hours in a specified program. For Captains and above, must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university. A Graduate Degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.
    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 ( ).

    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):

    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: SF50 for current Federal Employees, proof of recent enlistment if enlistment occurred within the past 60 days

    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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