General Experience: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university and have the Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR have an aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools.
AIRPLANE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, GS-2181-12: Must have experienced with National Guard unmanned aircraft where the pilot issued flight control commands directly to the aircraft via "stick and rudder" as opposed to those where the operator inputs flight and navigational commands into a flight control system which determines the appropriate "piloting" actions.
Experienced in mission tasking, intelligence reports, and weather information.
Experienced in mission planning, mission preparation, filing flight plans, and conducting crew briefings.
Experienced in RPA work during combat or non-combat training missions.
Experienced in noncombat missions, such as intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance; or search and rescue missions.
Experienced in conducting typical non-combat missions to support local, state, and federal agencies following natural disasters; or, have other experiences in contingency operations or patrolling the Nation's borders.
Experienced in piloting missions that involved tracking people or vehicles at low altitudes for several miles across a variety of terrains.
Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, or advising commanders.
Experienced in operating and updating Emergency Mission tactics to ensure aircraft terrain clearances; minimizing unintended flights over local populations; or, conforming to local airfield and airspace procedures.
Experienced in programming code/logic into the aircraft that directs its flight controls when the links between the pilot and the aircraft are lost during flight.
Experienced in the Federal Aviation Administration regulations and Concept of Operation Agreements when flying in the National Airspace System to minimize risk to manned aircraft when the operational links are lost with the RPA.
Experienced with flight testing, maintenance testing, and Operational Test and Evaluation for existing or emerging RPA operating systems.
Experienced with techniques used to determine RPA air-worthiness and evaluating mechanical deficiencies.
Experienced in reading and interpreting reports that discuss the RPA suitability, functions, and general practicability of the aircraft and its components or systems.
Competent in planning, scheduling, and conducting flights through Federal Aviation Administration controlled national airspace.
Experienced in working within operational directives, training directives, instructions, standard operating procedures, and special instructions of National Guard Bureau, United States Army or United States Air Force, and gaining commands.
AIRPLANE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, GS-2181-13: Have at least two years working experiences in civilian aviation programs; or, military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components); or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facility; or, Air National Guard Wing/ Operations Group.
Qualification competencies are determined by three factors: The aircraft operated; the nature and purpose of assignments; and, the degree of hazard.
Experienced in piloting and instructing pilot skills in one or more of the following mainframe/military aircraft: Fixed-wing, rotary, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).
Although a variety of piloting administrative tasks are performed in support of an Air National Guard aviation program, the required competence for this grade includes the ability to train and instruct others in the piloting of a specified main-frame military aircraft.
Experienced in reading and applying mission tasks, intelligence reports, and weather information.
Experienced in supervising and/or conducting mission planning, mission preparations, filing of flight plans, and conducting crew briefings.
Experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning.
Experienced in operating aircraft controls and equipment.
Experienced in performing or supervising the work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations, surveillance, or reconnaissance.
Experienced in conducting or supervising crew member training on simple to complex mission specific tasks.
Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders.
Experienced in planning and preparing for missions; and, must have at least two years experiences in piloting or instructing others in piloting specific air-frame/military aircraft.
Experienced in flying operations and coordinating with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs.
Experienced in one or more missions such as, air-to-air; air-to-ground; mortar-to-arm escort; surveillance; reconnaissance; surface attack; killer-scout; target illumination; or laser targeting.
Experienced in traditional "stick and rudder" type controls for piloting aircraft direction, altitude, and speed.
Experienced in using aircraft instrumentation and aircraft mounted video cameras.
Experienced in visual flightrule type flying and aircraft instrument flying.
Experienced in flying simulated "real world" combat and non-combat missions and terrain.
Experienced in planning, scheduling, and conducting training flights through Federal Aviation Administration controlled national airspace.
Experienced in working independently to plan and perform work assignments.
Experienced in completing safe and efficient mission accomplishments through the use of Operational Risk Management.
Experienced performing aviation duties such as, cancelling flying activities, diverting aircraft, dictating mission requirements, approving specific activities, coordinating for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, or directing emergency actions that involved unit support agencies.
Experienced in using applicable Army aviation regulations, policies, requirements and standards, skills and practices; and, the application of instructional techniques to the training of other pilots in the Army National Guard flying facilities.
Experienced in conducting particular missions and flying specific mainframe aircraft in combat tactics, flying in mountainous terrain, performing tactical remote site evaluations, performing landings on remote sites, providing ground and flight training, and conducting night-vision operations or instructions.
Experienced in standardization and evaluation programs, written ground examinations, emergency procedures, and aircrew performance standards in accordance with applicable directives and Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements.
Experienced in reviewing and complying with applicable service flight publications and directives for accuracy and currency.
Experienced on weaponry and combat or non-combat tactics for applicable military aircraft.
Experienced with wartime and peacetime contingency plans and supplements used for unit mobilizations, deployments, strange field operations, or troop missions and redeployments.
TRAINEE POSITION: Applicants not meeting full qualifications for the GS-13 position indicated above may be considered for GS-12 trainee, if qualified.
Statement-of-Difference of qualification requirements for each are indicated.
If appointed as trainee, the selectee may be non-competitively promoted to GS-13 upon meeting full qualifications and recommendations of supervisor.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Judgement and Decision MakingOperation and ControlSafety and SecurityTeaches Others