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Salary: $59 966 - 77 955 per year
City: Meridian
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION THAT REQUIRES MILITARY MEMBERSHIP. This National Guard position is for a FLIGHT SERVICES SPECIALIST, Position Description Number PDD1458000 and is part of the Mississippi National Guard.


As a FLIGHT SERVICES SPECIALIST, GS-2101-9, you will be responsible for coordinating and maintaining liaison with military, federal, and local agencies concerning airspace utilization, flying operations, aircraft emergencies, search and rescue operations, and natural disasters. This full- performance level position provides direct support to unit and other military and civilian aircrews during scheduled and unscheduled flying and ground activities. The incumbent works independently on standard and extended and/or rotating shifts to provide aircrews with information and assistance necessary for planning and conducting safe flight operations. Provides preflight briefings to military and civilian aircrews, including those of foreign governments and civilian contractors on CONUS/International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) flight plans. Furnishes pilots with full range of necessary information pertinent to planning and completing their intended flight safely and assists them in making preflight decisions and calculations when required. Reviews and evaluates proposed flight plans for technical accuracy and compliance with USAF, FAA, DOD and ICAO directives. Ensures flight plan information is in proper format prior to processing plans into the FAA flight planning Aeronautical Information System (AIS). Through the use of air-to-ground communications, communicates with pilots in flight within formation regarding flight plans; clearances; advisories on local, enroute, and destination airfield conditions; messages; and other data effecting safety of flight. Coordinates with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) and control Tower on all flight plan changes. Provides special flight following services based on weather elements, airfield conditions, and aircraft characteristics. Sends and receives notifications of inbound and outbound air traffic including emergencies with FAA and local authorities. Schedules and coordinates use of military special use airspace/facilities including air refueling areas, military operating areas, and landing and drop zones. Determines appropriate action in implementing emergency, Quick Reaction Checklist(QRCs), and operations plans. Activates secondary crash phone network for aircraft accidents, and in-flight and ground emergencies. Evaluates seriousness of incidents and notifies proper agencies. Initiates communications search for overdue and unreported military aircraft, and upon confirmation, implements search and rescue procedures. Conducts anti-hijacking procedures during passenger processing activities. Coordinates response activities with air traffic control and crash and rescue agencies and supports local authorities. Operates FAA flight planning communications equipment for input off light plans, receiving arrival/departure messages, making queries concerning overdue aircraft and notifying the appropriate authorities. Monitors primary crash phone system, and activates and transmits emergency information on secondary crash circuits as required. Performs quality control on proposed flight plans with aircrews and provides special briefings to pilots of civilian and non-DOD government aircraft on flight planning procedures. Briefs aircrews on air traffic control, noise abatement, and Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) procedures to include special departure procedures, radar departures, communications requirements, and airfield conditions and restrictions. Ensures aircrews are briefed on Foreign Clearance Guide requirements for OCONUS flight operations. Briefs pilots on alternate airfields' facilities, status and limitations of navigational aids, restricted areas, radio frequency changes, call letters, airfield obstructions, and other information necessary to accomplish the flight safely. Initiates and cancels NOTAMs on airfield facilities/conditions. Maintains current NOTAM file IAW governing directives and other required flight information and aeronautical publications. Measures aircraft braking action on runway and taxiways and prepares information for entry on the weather sequence. Coordinates local drop zone activities with base flying units and Air Traffic Control agencies. Processes reports of adverse public reactions in accordance with applicable directives. Disseminates severe weather warnings to base activities. Performs other duties as assigned



NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. 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. MILITARY MEMBERS WITH BONUSES: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period). GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo or freight. Experience in pre and post auditing of freight bills, bills of lading, and personnel transportation vouchers. Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems. *For positions requiring supervisory functions; experience which included responsibility for the supervision and management of personnel. If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed online in Application Manager. NOTES TO CANDIDATES: a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor. b. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment. c. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). d. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources. e. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. f. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. g. If this announcement results in a temporary promotion for the selectee, it may become permanent at any time without further competition dependent on funding and manpower requirements.


No substitution of education for specialized experience.


  • Address MS 186 ARW 6225 M Street Meridian, MS 39307-7112 US
  • Name: Robert Brady
  • Phone: 601-484-9727
  • Email: [email protected]


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