Edgewood, Maryland
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a FLIGHT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D0671000 and is part of the MD AASF, National Guard.

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1. Conducts preflight pilot briefings in accordance with National
Guard regulations and directives. Briefs pilots on mission, aircraft
and flight plan. Briefs and provides pilots with information on
mission restrictions; on-route navigational facilities and equipment,
hazards and terrain; weather forecasts; notices to airmen (NOTAMS) and
deviations to flight plans when required. Is responsible for assuring
pilot and crew are qualified in aircraft to be flown and for type of
mission to be performed. Is responsible for completion of risk
analysis projection. Determines when flight requires higher level
approving authority. As flight approving official, signs briefing
documents upon completion of mission preflight briefings. Makes
recommendations to pilot-in-charge when flights should not be
attempted. Conducts post mission debriefs. Provides flight following
services for all local and maintenance test flights. Responsible for
direct voice communication with aviators in flight to transmit and
receive information such as flight plan changes, weather advisories,
NOTAMs, other aeronautical information and data affecting safety of
2. Processes extended and local clearances, including examination
for conformance with flight rules and regulations. Processes, clears
and transmits flight plans and flight progress messages to appropriate
agencies (FSS, ACT tower, ARTCC) which may require use of service B
equipment. Responsible for initiating search and rescue for overdue
aircraft and implementing the crash rescue plan in the event of an
aircraft accident.
3. Prepares, maintains and files records, charts, graphs, and
reports allied to flight operations and flight training activities such
as aircraft utilization reports, aircrew information reports,
individual flight records, notice to airmen (NOTAM) file and airfield
data. Compiles and summarizes reports for analysis through the use of
a computer system and peripheral equipment. Maintains and accounts for
aircrew training records, medical recommendations, aeronautical orders,
physiological training, and aviation service data. Maintains arrival
and dispatch records for inbound and outbound aircraft. Schedules and
dispatches assigned aircraft and aircrews. Serves as the Synthetic
Flight Training System (SFTS) coordinator by scheduling and providing
necessary administrative support for aviator training.
4. Maintains current file of aircraft flying regulations and
navigational information such as radio facility carts, instrument
approach procedure charts, aeronautical charts, Airman's Information
Manual (AIM), airport directory, location identifiers, ATC procedures
manual and Army Flight Information Publications.
5. Supervises on-the-job training of unit flight operations
personnel performing equivalent training or accomplishing a split unit
training assembly at the facility.
6. 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.

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96)
of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a
qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and
customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be
5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You
are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by
legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.


Military Grades: Warrant Officer or Enlisted

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of a transportation program. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training arranging and interpreting directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Experience applying directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight. Experience verifying legal entitlements or official authorizations for travel, securing from carriers guides and timetables, information regarding schedules, fares, and availability of space accommodations. Experience planning and organizing the work of others.

Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


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):
Conduct preflight briefings and provide technical information required by pilots to
conduct safe flights. Additional administrative and support duties
include processing flight clearances, maintaining flight records and
preparing reports.

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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