Army National Guard Units (Title 32) SUPERVISORY AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR in Stead AFB, Nevada

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency


This National Guard position is for a SUPERVISORY AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, Position Description Number D0611000, and is part of the Nevada Army National Guard. The purpose of the position is to manage the Operations and Training Section of the AASF and to perform flight instructor duties. The incumbent supervises 3-12 aircraft light instructors, flight engineers and flight operations specialists.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

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. 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.

  1. Directs and coordinates all light operations and training activities at the installation and supervises the AASF Flight Operations Section. Manages the Aviation Training Program for the AASF and oversees the Additional Flight Training Program (AFTP). Consults with unit commanders to determine the training requirements to enable individual aviators and crew members to maintain combat readiness and proficiency in given types of aircraft. Formulates and oversees individual aviator and crew member training to achieve the specified training goals. Plans flying programs in cooperation with maintenance personnel to promote maximum utilization of aircraft and accessory equipment. Oversees flight cost analysis and coordination of all flight mission requests other than in connection with Annual Training and Aviation Unit Inactive Duty Training. Oversees execution of the training program in accordance with the Aircrew Training Manual (ATM) Flight Training Program or aviators and crew members, utilizing single or twin (multi) engine aircraft (airplanes or helicopters). This program includes instruction and evaluation of rated aviators and, where appropriate, crew members in basic and advanced flight and instrument flight techniques required to fly tactical and combat type operations. The ?assignments involve a broad range of hazards from mini mal to substantial depending on nature of the training which includes the use of night vision devices and the conduct of aerial gunnery, multi-ship operations and air-to-air combat maneuvers in a terrain flight environment. The incumbent is required to perform these flight maneuvers during day and night under adverse weather conditions, at maximum gross weight, outside the recommended weight velocity profile, over hazardous terrain such as mountain, high desert, and heavily vegetated areas with few or no safe emergency landing areas. Advises, brief s and represents the commander on status of training and operations programs and related issues.

  2. Plans and assigns work to be accomplished by 3-12 subordinates in grades through GS-13. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Makes assignments based on priori ties, difficulty and requirements of the assignment and the capabilities of individual employees. Conducts employment interviews. Recommends employees for appointment, promotion or reassignment. Establishes performance standards. Monitors and evaluates employee performance. Assists employees in reaching performance goals. Informs subordinates of agency policies and programs. Hears complaints and grievances from employees. Resolves those which can be can be informally resolved, and/or makes recommendations for resolution to appropriate deciding official.

Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and provides or obtains training. Approves and/or disapproves leave requests. Promotes acceptance and adherence of programs such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Federal Women's Program, Physically Handicapped, Labor-Management Relations, and other similar special emphasis programs. Maintains an effective position management program. Assures position descriptions are accurate and positions are operating as intended.

  1. Plans, establishes and updates the standing operating procedures required for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft and transient aircraft. Establishes procedures concerning the operation of aircraft within the local flying area. Coordinates such procedures with military, municipal and local FAA Air Traffic Control authorities to assure compatibility of AASF originating traffic with other air traffic in the area. Responsible for assuring that all assigned, attached and transient aviators receive a thorough preflight briefing prior to departure. Spot checks flight plans to ensure accuracy and compliance with local directives and pertinent regulations.

  2. Instructs and evaluates pilots in operating light or heavy, fixed or rotary wing aircraft.

  3. Trains and evaluates pilots in basic or advanced instrument flight procedures characterized by a substantial degree of hazard and using the technique of operating an aircraft through reference to instruments as well as visual reference to the terrain and horizon.

This involves instrument flight navigation on and off the federal airway structure through the use of automatic direction and instrument landing systems and/or combat mission related training in utility or Heavy transport helicopters. Prepares and presents classroom instruction on aircraft operating procedures, tactical mission procedures, aircraft survivability systems and employment of these systems using current tactical doctrines.

Develops POI's for proper utilization of aviators and crewmember training requirements. Trains and evaluates instructor pilots on tactical techniques of instruction.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All current members of the military eligible to join the Nevada Army National Guard and meet the Compatible Military Assignment Requirements

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • National Guard Membership is required.
  • 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.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific in describing your experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE -IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

Mandatory Qualification Requirements - Eligibility requirements for Dual Status technician positions in this occupation are based on the candidate's possession of Federal Aviation Administration pilot certificates -OR- appropriate military certifications, military ratings in the main-frame military aircraft of employment, and the required competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities). 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 - Is experience that prepares the applicant to perform the Dual Status technician duties and responsibilities. To qualify, an applicant's educational-degree study program, military professional and technical training schools or academies, and aviation certifications may apply as substitutions for some specialized experience factors.

GS-13 Army National Guard Officer Positions

Applicants must demonstrate the following specialized experience competencies (skills, knowledge, and abilities) to qualify for appointments to GS-2181-12 and GS-2181-13 Army National Guard Dual Status Officer positions. For Army National Guard positions, must have working experiences in civilian aviation programs; or, military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components); or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facilities; or, in the Air National Guard Operations Groups. Qualification competencies are determined by three factors in combination: 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 main-frame/military aircraft: Fixed-wing, rotary, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Although a variety of piloting administrative tasks are performed in support of an Army National Guard aviation program, experiences include the abilities to train and instruct others in the piloting of a main-frame military aircraft. Experienced in mission tasking, intelligence reporting, and applying weather information. Experienced in supervising and/or 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; or surveillance and reconnaissance. Ability to conduct or supervise the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks. Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders. Experienced in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics. Must have at least two years experiences in instructing others in a specific air-frame/military aircraft. Competent to complete various piloting administrative tasks performed in support of Army National Guard aviation programs. Skilled to instruct others to pilot military aircraft on a regular and recurring ?basis. Experienced in the aviation unit quality control management programs; plus, skilled in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration directives. Experienced in following directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine unit safety program requirements. Experienced in 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 piloting manned or unmanned aircraft. Experiences may include the traditional "stick and rudder" type controls for piloting aircraft direction, altitude, and speed. Experienced in on-board aircraft instrumentation and aircraft mounted video cameras. Experienced in visual flight-rule 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 flights through Federal Aviation Administration controlled national airspace. Experienced in applying operational directives, training directives, instructions, standard operating procedures, and special instructions of National Guard Bureau, United States Army, and gaining commands. Experienced in working independently to plan and perform work assignments. Experienced in completing safe and efficient missions through the use of Operational Risk Management. Experienced in cancelling flying activities, diverting aircraft, dictating mission requirements, approving specific activities, coordinating for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, and/or, directing emergency actions involving unit support agencies. Experienced in using applicable Army aviation regulations, policies, requirements and standards, skills and practices; and, the applying instructional techniques to the training of other pilots in the Army National Guard flying facilities. Experienced in conducting particular combat tactics, missions, or specific main-frame aircraft; or, flying in mountainous terrain, performing tactical remote site evaluation, performing landings on remote sites, providing ground and flight training, and conducting night-vision operations and instruction. 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; and knowledgeable of weapons and tactics for applicable military aircraft. Experienced in maintaining detailed wartime and peacetime contingency plans and supplements for unit mobility, deployment, strange field operations/ employment, and redeployment.

GS-13 Army National Guard Officer Positions

For Army National Guard Second and First Lieutenants must be actively pursuing an under- graduate degree with at least 90 validated credit hours in a specified program. For Captains and above, must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university. A Graduate Degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum. Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs OR must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools. 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.

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.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement.** In compliance with Title 32 United States Code, the compatible military skill set is determined by the applicable service manpower requirements. Upon selection, individuals are assigned to the authorized position and its compatible military skill in accordance with Air force skill classification directives, statutes, and National Guard Bureau regulations. The Dual Status technician must obtain and maintain all military skill requirements in regard to training, education, certifications, and experience. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Compatible Military Assignment: Commissioned Officer within the military grades of O2 thru O4; Branch qualified as 15A or 15B

*Other Requirements & Conditions of Employment:

  • The applicant must possess or be able to obtain the proper clearance type and level within one year of appointment according to Army Personnel Security Program Management Directives; and

  • Must maintain local network access IAW AR 25-2.

  • Position requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment, must maintain a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to AR 380-67, Personnel Security Program.

  • Wear the uniform appropriate for the members' grade and component of the armed forces, maintaining standards of conduct and appearance.

  • May be required to travel by military or commercial air to conferences, meetings, or other functions away from the normal duty station.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.


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Other 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 (

  • No PCS funds are available.

  • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

  • Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.

  • Military Incentives - Bonuses and Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and/or Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

  • Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory.?

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.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-09-05

Salary: $85,816 to $111,560 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 2181 Aircraft Operation

Appointment type: Excepted Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: NV-10037577-AR-17-035

Control number: 476893400