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Job opening: Aircraft Pilot

Salary: $128 354 - 166 865 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Boise
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is a Aircraft Pilot, GS-2181-13, working in Boise, Idaho, for the R9-Branch of Aviation Management. This position is also open to the public under announcement R9-24-12362238-ALM-DE. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.


As a Aircraft Pilot your duties will include but are not limited to the following: Develops Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) procedures to implement Department of Interior (DOI) aviation safety policies. Coordinates aviation safety and aircraft accident prevention program in concert with the DOI aviation safety program; providing guidance to FWS operational units in implementing all aviation safety policies; and ensuring that DOI, FWS, and appropriate National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy requirements are followed. Keeps current on the types of aircraft and aviation technology. Provides leadership in the implementation of DOI aviation user training, evaluates curricula, and monitors delivery to meet FWS training requirements. Provides expert technical assistance to Regional Directors and Program Managers regarding safety of aviation operations. Represents the FWS in general and the National Aviation Manager specifically at a variety of functions such as safety seminars and conferences, mid-level and senior management meetings, education and training sessions, wildland fire management support activities, and other aviation related activities. Performs pilot duties when required - retains appropriate pilot certifications. Special skills include aircraft pilot and mission observer. Performs pilot duties in order to remain current in assigned service fleet aircraft.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume (See "Required Documents"). Failure to provide ALL required information on your resume will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is provided on resume.
  • Eligibility and Supporting documents - You will ONLY be considered for the eligibilities that you select "yes" to AND submit the required supporting documentation, as listed in the Required Documents section.
  • Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Drug testing position: Selectees tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Medical Requirements: Selectees must pass a pre-employment medical examination and may be subject to post-employment medical examinations to determine if they are maintaining the fitness standards for this position.
  • Driver’s License: Selectees MAY be required to possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure.
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
  • Must possess, submit, and maintain a FAA Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificate, or an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate at all times during your tenure.
  • Must possess and submit current and maintain Class or II FAA Medical Certificate at all times during your tenure.


Only experience and education obtained by 04/08/2024 will be considered. In order to qualify for this position, you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification. Basic 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 requirement. 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. Flight Experience: Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recent flight experience. 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: Candidates must have completed at least 1,500 hours of total flight time; which includes at least 250 hours of flight time as a Pilot-in-Command; at least 75 hours of night flying; AND at least 100 hours of flying time within the last 12 months. In addition, must have at least 75 hours of instruments flight time and at least 10 of these hours were logged in actual instrument weather. You MUST submit the supporting documents before the closing date. Specialized Experience Requirement: In addition to the basic requirements listed above, you must possess the following specialized experience to qualify at the GS-13 level: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your knowledge and experience of aviation regulations used to assess aviation resources in order to advise and participate in the development of aviation policy. Examples of specialized experience in providing guidance regarding aviation safety compliance; making recommending to Senior Aviation Managers regarding aviation accident prevention policy, procedures, and practices. Providing aviation instructions and evaluations to aircraft pilots. Must demonstrate experience flying single-engine aircraft, low level, where flight is conducted less than 500 feet above from the ground. (Note - There is a preference for Kodiak K-100 qualified with 100 hours of flight experience and also for Aircraft qualifications in C-206 and CC-18. Should you have this experience please specify this in your resume.) NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Time In Grade Requirement: Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the JOA. Specifically, i. Area of Consideration. ii. Time-in-grade (TIG) requirements as specified in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. iii. Time after competitive appointment as specified in 5 CFR 330.502. iv. Qualification requirements outlined in OPM's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or for Federal Wage System (FWS), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations and the job element examining method. Your SF-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/"


There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. See Qualifications section.


  • Address Division of Human Resources Division of Human Resources 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS-BPHC Falls Church, VA 22041 US
  • Name: Human Resources Staffing Division
  • Email: [email protected]


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