Flight Instructor (Pilot)
assists the Rated Crew Member (RCM) Standardization Pilot (SP) with the management and maintenance of the RCM and Non-rated Crew Member (NRCM) Standardization Program.
Knowledge & Skills
- Conduct academic and hands-on performance training and administers evaluations to ensure pilot proficiency and standardization of training in addition to maintaining Individual Aircrew Training Folders (IATFs) and completing required Air Wing Information System (AWIS) entries.
- Fly both single and multi-ship day, night, and if applicable, Night Vision Goggle (NVG) missions; primarily under visual and instrument meteorological conditions.
- Ensure all RCM’s and NRCM’s are fully integrated into the ATP.
- Train and evaluates RCM’s and NRCM’s in their designated aircraft.
- Ensure compliance with all INL/A Standardization Directives, Aircrew Training Manuals, and ATP requirements.
- Develop individual flight training plans in support of the organization’s mission and ATP.
- Develop and administer examinations to determine the knowledge and proficiency of crewmembers.
- Monitor flight instruction including standardization of transitions, annual proficiency reviews, and flight evaluations.
- Report status of crewmember training, proficiency reviews, flight evaluations, currency of certifications and records.
- Participate in the selection and training process of new crewmembers into the INL Program.
- Train and qualify crewmembers for day, night, and NVG operations (rotary-wing only).
- Provide aviation mission support and flight instruction, aircraft transitions, annual proficiency reviews, and flight evaluations.
- Process and report operational and training evaluation results.
- Oversee maintenance of crewmember flight records, weight and balance calculations, and risk assessments.
- Monitor crewmember proficiency in phases of mission planning and flight operations to ensure compliance with policies and directives.
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
Experience & Education
- Qualification in assigned aircraft before or incident to assignment.
- Ability to maintain NVG currency and Instrument proficiency (applicable to rotary-wing aircraft types).
- Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of aircraft systems, components, and operations.
- Thorough knowledge of FAA and ICAO regulations pertinent to operational requirements.
- Complete understanding of the ATP, and as such must be able to provide guidance to all RCMs/NRCMs as well as recommendations for improvement and modification to the existing ATP to ensure compliance with current and future mission requirements.
- Documented completion of a manufacturer’s course of instruction, military flight training or a DoS program of instruction in designated aircraft.
- Ability to maintain knowledge of additions and changes to all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and documentation integral to contract operations.
- Possess a current US Passport or the ability to obtain one before assignment.
- Possess or have the ability to obtain and retain a current Moderate Risk of Public Trust (MRPT) clearance is a condition of employment. A current MRPT is desired.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- 2,000 or more total flight hours including 1,000 hours of turbine engine time required.
- Branch 15 Aviation MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent.
- 250 hours multi-engine turbine pilot in command time (applicable to fixed wing aircraft types) required.
- Night Vision Goggle (NVG) qualified with 300 hours of NVG experience (applicable to rotary wing aircraft types).
- 300 hours (rotary wing) or 250 hours (fixed wing) turbine instructor pilot or check pilot time, as applicable to aircraft type required.
- FAA Commercial and Instrument Airman’s Certificate.
- FAA CFI/CFII or equivalent military Instructor rating.
- FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.
- Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
- Must possess physical dexterity and coordination to qualify for Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Pilot Certificate.
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for up to twelve (12) hours per day and sit for up to eight (8) hours per day.
- Must be able to perform rated crewmember duties during mission operations.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- Must be able to routinely climb/descend stairs.
- Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print, maps, aeronautical charts, and weather charts.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above/below shoulders.
- Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration minimum visual acuity and hearing standards for Class II medical certificate.
- Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift up to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.
- Potential for exposure to hostile fire in this region is high.
- Must be prepared for assignment to a remote area, under austere living and working conditions.
- Individual must be able to travel to and between remote locations in austere and/or hostile environments.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes, gas, airborne particles, chemical mist, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
- May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles or aircraft.
- Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations as requested is required.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin. (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).
- Individual must show documented completion of a manufacturer’s course of instruction, military flight training or a Department of State program of instruction in UH-1H (II) helicopters.
- Spanish language fluency is required.
- Candidates will be expected to deploy to permanent OCONUS location - Honduras.