Aircraft Flight Instructor (Title 32) (Temporary promotion Not To Exceed One Year)

Sandston, Virginia
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time

As a Aircraft Flight Instructor, GS-2181-13, you will perform the below duties:
  • Plans and implements flight training and instruction for rated pilots and instructor pilots in accordance with the Aircrew Training Manual (ATM). Adjusts course material to meet individual needs. For a substantial portion of the time (at least 20%), performs one or more of the following: a) trains, instructs and evaluates pilots in operating aircraft using advanced instrument flight techniques; b) instructs pilots in methods of instruction and evaluates instructor pilots proficiency to engage in flight instruction; cl instructs pilots in operating advanced attack helicopters or heavy multi-engine advanced transport helicopters. Conducts training flights involving operating an aircraft through reference to instruments and use of automatic direction finding equipment such as Omni directional radials, ground control approach and instrument landing systems on and off Federal airways.
  • Conducts refresher, mission and continuation training in light fixed wing or utility and observer helicopters. Trains pilots in basic and advanced techniques required to support the Pilot's unit mission. Conducts training flights involving a substantial degree of hazard such as training helicopter pilots in advanced flight techniques required in combat situations, tactical flying at night in all weather conditions and with the use of night vision devices, flight maneuvers which take advantage of the terrain, low level flight, short field takeoffs and landings, flying in formation, evasive maneuvers and emergency procedures involving engine failures and malfunctions of hydraulic and electrical systems over hazardous terrain. Performs routine operational flight assignments. Transports passengers including dignitaries to and from a variety of different points. As required, performs maintenance test flights of aircraft following repair of maintenance.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Per Centers for Disease Control, you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose in your vaccination series.
    • You must provide proof of vaccination, or an approved medical/religious exemption (or application) at orientation.
    • 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.


    REMARKS: TEMPORARY PROMOTION Position opened to current employees in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program. Selected applicant will receive a temporary promotion Not to Exceed 1 Year. Should the need for temporary time limitations placed on this position no longer exist, the Temporary Promotion could be converted to a permanent action without further competition. Additionally, applicant selected can be returned to the position held prior to the Temporary Promotion when the temporary action is no longer needed.

    - All qualified Male/Female Warrant/Commissioned Officers (W1/WO1 - O5/LTC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.

    Military Grades: Warrant/Commissioned Officers (W1/WO1 - O5/LTC)

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE : An applicant must have a competent understanding of the occupation's basic principles and concepts. Applicants should have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 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:
    (1) Must have experience in operating a specific main-frame military aircraft, mission planning, and mission preparation.
    (2) Experienced in reviewing and analyzing mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information.
    (3) Experienced in filing flight plans and conducting crew briefings.
    (4) Experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, and equipment assessments.


    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 .

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