Job opening: AIRPLANE PILOT (CSO FLIGHT TRAINING INSTRUCTOR)
Salary: $107 939 - 140 317 per year
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is: Safely manage complex mission profiles while operating as a single pilot in a heavy (16,100 pound gross takeoff weight), multi-engine modified T-1A aircraft FAA certified for dual-pilot operations. Effectively mange training flight profiles in order to provide student and instructor Combat Systems Officers (CS)/ICSO) a training environment conductive to effective learning. Provide preflight, in-flight, and post-flight instruction in support of all CSO and ICSO training.
Instructor Pilot/Aircraft Commander for Combat Systems Officer (CSO) student training missions.
Instructor Pilot/Aircraft Commander for Instructor Combat System Officer (OCSO) upgrade training missions.
Instructor Pilot/Aircraft Commander for Pilot and Instructor Combat Systems Officer (ICSO) Continuation Training (CT) missions, and for Theater Indoctrination training for new Ips.
Performs other duties to contribute to the success of the 479th Flying Training Group operational and training missions
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
- Must be able to maintain USAF Flying Class II physical standard qualifications IAW 48-123 administered by a properly credentialed DOD flight surgeon (as defined by AFI 48-123).
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours or on weekends; schedule may change periodically based on work requirements, but scheduling procedures will be in accordance with AFI 36-807
- This position has been identified as a designated position under the Air Force Drug Testing Plan. Incumbent(s) of this position is/are subject to the possibility of a random drug testing.
- Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
The incumbent operates within and manages an operational environment characterized by a substantial degree of hazard. The incumbent operates as a single pilot in a complex, multiengine aircraft FAA certified for dual-pilot operations and manages a crew of up to six. The non-standard aircrew complement and crew responsibilities contribute to a complex crew resource management (CRM) environment which places excessive workload demands upon the pilot and which requires a significant degree of concentration to successfully cope with and manage. And the pilot operates primarily in the Pensacola/Gulf Coast region, one of the busiest and most congested airspace environments in the United States.
The incumbent is required to meet and maintain AF requirements to pilot training aircraft on a recurring and regular basis in support of the CSO missions. Must possess and maintain proper qualifications to exercise the privileges for at least a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot certificate with airplane multi-engine land (AMEL) and Instrument Airplane ratings.
The incumbent is required to meet and maintain AF requirements to pilot training aircraft on a recurring and regular basis in support of the mission. Must possess and maintain proper qualifications to exercise the privileges for at least a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot certificate with airplane multi-engine land (AMEL) and Instrument Airplane ratings, or military equivalent.
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Aircraft Operation Series 2181
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
In order to qualify, you must meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements and the Minimum Flight Hour Requirements described below.
Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 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 for the positions.
Certificates and Ratings: For all grade levels and specializations, candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating; both meet the intent of the requirement. If an agency decides, for example, not to accept the military rating, the rationale for the decision should be based upon the requirements of the position and should be thoroughly described in agency operating material. For flight instructor positions, the FAA Flight Instructor Certificate or the military equivalent rating is also required. The pilot certificate must include the rating(s) appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. For example, a position that involves flying a multi-engine airplane to various destinations under instrument flight rules would require the Commercial Pilot Certificate with the airplane, multi-engine, and instrument ratings or appropriate U.S. military ratings. Positions that require flying or instructing in flying both airplanes and helicopters require a rating in both categories. Only those ratings necessary to perform the work are required.
Flight Experience: Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements. The categories in which candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency relate to (1) the general knowledge and skills to pilot the aircraft, and (2) the specific knowledge and skills related to the particular position being filled. Only that flight experience that is directly related to the work of the position is required for purposes of establishing minimum eligibility.
Minimum Flight Hour Requirements
The following flight hour requirements apply to all applicants:
The following flight hour requirements apply to all applicants: Total Flight Time -- Flight time as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. For inservice placements actions, up to one-fourth of the total flight hours may by waived for candidates who have demonstrated possession of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work, provided:
They hold the certificates and ratings required;
They have acquired the pilot-in-command hours and flight hours in other categories essential to performance of the work;
They meet the requirements in terms of level and quality of experience; and
Their flying history indicates they are qualified for the position.
Pilot-In-Command -- Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.
Night Flying -- For inservice placement actions at the GS-11 level and above, 25 hours may be waived if the candidate demonstrates the ability to perform the work.
GS-11 and Above
Total Flight Time 1500
Night Flying 75
For Instructor Time, 500 Instructor hours is required
Instrument 75 hours
Multi-engine 500 hours
Note: General Military Flight Experience and Training: Flight experience and training (not to include solely simulator training gained in the armed services of the United States or elsewhere). Applicants who have flight experience and training, may have up to 50% of the total flight hour requirement waived.-Complex Aircraft Flight Instructor Experience: Applicants who have experience as an instructor in the operation of complex aircraft, may have up to 20% of the Instructor flight hour requirement waived.-Multi-engine Aircraft Time: Applicants who have experience flying multi-engine aircraft, may have up to 20% of the Multi-engine flight hour requirement waived.-Night Vision Device Operations: Applicants who have flown under night vision device operations, may have 20% of their total flight hours waived.
Medical Requirement: 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; both meet the intent of the requirement. If an agency decides, for example, not to accept the second-class medical certificate, the rationale for the decision should be based upon the requirements of the position, and should be thoroughly described in agency operating material. Staff specialists and Simulator Instructor not involved in the operation of aircraft need only have a medical examination indicating that they are able to perform the duties of the position to be filled. For flight test pilots, airspace system inspection pilots, and Customs pilots, all candidates must possess a current first class medical certificate at the time of appointment.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Knowledge of principles of instruction; specifically, knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools necessary to effectively conduct, evaluate, and improve complex military flight training
- Knowledge of aircraft systems and operating procedures, aerodynamics, flying fundamentals, aircraft instrumentation, ground and flight emergency procedures, and instrument and visual flight rules, as well as knowledge of the operation, characteristics, and limitations of assigned aircraft.
- Knowledge of the rules, concepts, techniques, procedures, and operations of flying training programs and objectives related to combat systems training
- Skill in demonstrating flying procedures and maneuvers in a training aircraft
- Ability to formulate plans and courses pertaining to flying operations and unit flying training activities
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
- Address Non-AFSOC Hurlburt Field
212 Lukasik Avenue, Suite 217
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]