Airplane Flight Instructor
Department of the Air Force 8,943 reviews - Cheyenne, WY

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WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must currently be members in the Wyoming Air National Guard in order to be considered for employment.

Area 6: Indefinite Job Opportunity Technician - Merit Promotion: All current military members of the Wyoming Air National Guard may apply.

Technician Info:
Position #: 085704034

FAC #: 31A100

Position Title: Airplane Flight Instructor

Position Series/Grade: GS-2181-12/13
Position Location: 153rd Operations Group, Cheyenne, WY KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a current member of the Wyoming Air National Guard.
Must submit vMPF Rip with application.
Refer to "Required Documents" for additional details.
Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
Relocation Costs are not authorized with this vacancy. DUTIES:

This position is located in the Air Operations section of an Air National Guard (ANG) unit. The primary purpose of the position is to provide ground and flight instruction to upgrade pilot/navigator skills to obtain maximum performance on the C-130H model aircraft.

(1) Administers combat flight training to military aircrews. Instructs and evaluates pilots through a broad training spectrum, in addition to performing pilot duties, which may include but is not limited to:

a. Initial Qualification Training (IQT) - Training to qualify the aircrew in basic aircraft flying duties without specific regard to a unit operational mission. It is the minimum training requirement for Basic Aircraft Qualification (BAQ). Elements of instruction include: Basic and Advanced Handling Characteristics, Instrument Approach Procedures, Visual Traffic Patterns, Basic Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training and Airborne Emergency Procedures.

b. Mission Qualification Training (MQT) - Training required to achieve a basic level of competence in the unit’s primary tasked missions. This training is a prerequisite for Mission Ready (MR) status. Elements of instruction include (but are not limited to): IFR Formation using Station Keeping Equipment (SKE), Tactical Formation Maneuvers, Tactical Airdrop Procedures, Tactical Departure and Arrival Procedures, Assault Takeoff and Landing Procedures, Low Altitude Awareness Training (LAAT), Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN), Chemical Warfare Task Qualification Training (CWTQT), NVG Takeoff and Landing, NVG Tactical Formation Procedures, NVG Tactical Airdrop Procedures for Overt and Covert Lighting, NVG Assault Takeoff and Landings, NVG ground handling for combat on/offloading, and Aircraft Defensive Systems (ADS) to include threat recognition and maneuvering.

c. Continuation Training (CT) - Training to maintain proficiency and improve aircrew capabilities to perform unit missions and aircrew proficiency sorties not flown in formal syllabus missions, tests, or evaluations. Many CT events for aircrew members require the direct supervision of an instructor while accomplishing the training. CT is directed by AFI11-2MDS Vol 1. Continuation Training is measured in number and types of sorties and events accomplished. All types of training mentioned in this section pertain to maintaining Mission Ready (MR) status for world-wide deployment capability.

d. Upgrade Training (UG) - Training which is syllabus directed to qualify the aircrew in positions beyond that of the entry-level aircrew. Elements of “Upgrade Training” include: Mobility Pilot Development (MPD), Instructor Pilot (IP), Standardization Evaluation Flight Examiner (SEFE), Formation/Element Lead Qualification, and Touch and Go certification. Upgrade Training may also include Functional Check Flight certification.

e. Special Capability Training - Training which is designed for specific missions and /or special equipment types. Elements of “Special Capability” instruction include (but are not limited to): Special Certification Training for specific Geographic locations, Presidential Support missions, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), Senior Scout missions, Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), and other Special Qualification/Classified missions.

A glossary of mission/sortie and event definitions can be found in AFI 11-2 MDS - Volume 1.

(2) Assesses flight instructors, pilots and other aircrew members assigned, attached, or newly acquired to the unit to determine flying background and proficiency in the Unit Equipped (UE) airplane. Plans, develops and presents comprehensive courses of instruction in both ground and flight training for pilots to achieve and maintain mission ready status. Performs as flight instructor, and/or flight examiner, evaluating and examining rated aircrew to assure training standards are met in these general areas: mission planning, preparation and briefing; ground operations, in-flight control, crew resource management and mission execution; mission debriefing and documentation accuracy. Determines progress and proficiency levels; provides re-qualification evaluations and directs/provides specialized remedial or additional training as necessary. Evaluates formal training directives, and develops course changes, new material, new training systems and methods.

(3) Projects unit training requirements. Prepares required training records. Utilizes available training aids to instruct airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO), and specific crew duties. Ensures that all applicable directives, instructions, and technical orders applicable to the aircraft and mission are complied with. Reviews, analyzes, and disseminates accident reports, flying safety publications, and special interest items. Determines additional aircrew training requirements to advance aircrew proficiency while striving to attain a zero accident rate.

(4) Maintains a thorough knowledge of airplane systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions to give timely and accurate instruction to aircrews in the air or on the ground. Flight training will be conducted in both day and night missions, in visual and instrument conditions and with and without night vision devices.

(5) Briefs and instructs preflight preparations including: intelligence briefings, mission planning, weather factors, mission objectives, and other agency coordination to ensure safe flight procedures and effective mission accomplishment. Conducts comprehensive debrief of mission (to include video tape review and digital flight debriefing media) to ensure that the desired learning objectives were achieved and training rules were followed. Monitors physical capability, mental attitudes and individual problems of aircrew that can adversely affect flying performance.

(6) Serves as the Air Commander’s representative when performing duties as: Operations Supervisor (SUP), Supervisor of Flying (SOF), or Stand-by Duty Officer (SDO); and is responsible for the safe and efficient mission accomplishment of the unit through the use of an Operational Risk Management (ORM) program. The SUP/SOF has the authority to cancel flying activities, divert aircraft, dictate mission requirements, approve specific activities, coordinate for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, and direct emergency actions involving UE airplanes.

(7) Incumbents of these positions are subject to rotation to perform administrative tasks in any of the following Air Operations program support functional areas:

Standardization/Evaluation : Plans, organizes, and directs the Standardization/ Evaluation function. Prepares and administers written ground examinations, emergency procedures evaluations and conducts flight evaluations for all subjects and duties relevant to aircraft operations to certify flying proficiency/new qualifications. Conducts scheduled and unscheduled evaluations of other flight examiners, flight instructors, and aircrews. Establishes performance standards for flying proficiency and competency in accordance with USAF, ANG, and command directives. Reviews flight publications and directives for accuracy and currency. Analyzes performance discrepancies and identifies trends, recommends corrective action to higher authorities.

Weapons and Tactics : Trains and evaluates proficiency and competency of aircrews in weapons and tactics. Works in conjunction with the Intelligence functional area to prepare for and conduct academic training in weapons and tactics, prepares scenarios utilizing improved tactics for aircrew upgrade and continuation training. Tests new tactics and weapons delivery procedures and makes refinements. Reviews, defines, and updates current threats and countermeasures. Briefs / instructs aircrews on existing or anticipated threat’s and countermeasures. Responsible for the mission planning function and manages the System Support Representative (SSR).

Training : Designs and coordinates comprehensive training plans and scenarios to provide realistic technical aircrew training. Adopts and implements policy to ensure accomplishment of all required training. Establishes training goals and objectives for tactics, weapons system employment, instrument flights and general needs, in order to provide uninterrupted progress. Analyzes post- mission debriefing and critiques to ensure accomplishment of assigned training events. Plans, coordinates, and manages unit upgrade programs for new mission capability requirements. Schedules and coordinates formal schools, simulator training, and ground and ancillary training.

Scheduling : Plans, develops, and implements the unit flying schedule and flying hour program using inputs from within the Air Operations and Logistics Divisions. Coordinates the operational requirements with the, MAJCOM, FAA, USDAO, civil and international Fixed Base Operations (FBO), Diplomatic Clearance requirements, Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC), and other wing and outside agencies. Ensures availability of resources when coordinating use of assigned and non-assigned assets to establish unit mission requirements.

Plans : Develops unit deliberate planning for implementation of wartime, base and national tasking. Maintains detailed wartime and peacetime contingency plans and supplements for unit mobility, deployment, strange field operations/ employment, and redeployment of the unit. Coordinates with the gaining command, NGB, and appropriate theater headquarters.

Command and Control : Plans, organizes and directs the Command and Control function. Ensures successful training/operation of the Crisis Action Team (CAT). Provides liaison between the CAT, wing control centers, State Headquarters, NGB, MAJCOM command and control facilities, and other agencies. Assists the Air Operations Officer in matters pertaining to command and control and develops schedules to exercise command post disaster preparedness, security, and mobility functions. Monitors the Status Of Resources and Training System (SORTS) for all base reporting units. Schedules, implements, and manages 24 hour operations during actual contingency and/or emergency response events.

Safety : Plans, organizes and administers unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Air Force, ANG and OSHA directives, and applicable technical publications. Reviews and analyzes directives regulations, accident reports, safety data and local operating conditions to determine requirements for safety programs. Inspects facilities and flying operations and coordinates with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs. Investigates accidents/incidents, determines human causes, and recommends corrective action. Coordinates with all supervisors and staff personnel concerning safety standards within individual functional areas. Performs technical analyses of safety data and recommends procedures and guidelines to ensure safe operations of all units flying and ground activities. Advises Air Commander on status of units safety programs. The source of first level supervision is the Air Mission Commander. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

involving piloting or copiloting of aircraft to carry out various programs and
functions of the Army and Air National Guard; providing ground and flight
instruction and in-flight evaluation in piloting of aircraft; flight testing of
developmental and modified aircraft and components; in-flight inspection and
evaluation of air navigation facilities and the environmental conditions
affecting instrument flight procedures; and performing staff work concerned
with planning, analyzing, or administering agency aviation programs, where the
work requires primarily the application of pilot knowledge and skills.

Based on possession of the appropriate Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military
ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements. Candidates must demonstrate
possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting the
minimum flight hour requirements as described in the gaining command
directives, including currency of flight experience.

GS-12: To qualify at the
GS-12 level, applicant must possess at least 36 months experience flying the
C-130H aircraft during varying conditions and circumstances; experience flying
aircraft when there was a specific objective involved; experience flying
aircraft in military tactical exercises; experience in the planning and
execution of military flying training exercises; and experience that required
knowledge of flying safety regulations practices, procedures, and submission of
safety reports.

GS-13: To qualify at the
GS-13 level, applicant must be airplane flight instructor certified or eligible
for immediate upgrade to instructor on the C-130H model aircraft.

Specialized experience will be used to determine
qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide begin
and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your
specialized experience.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be
required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the
effective date of placement.

Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum
military grade authorized. Over-grade applicant must provide a written
statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively
reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.

Officer Min: O3 Max:
O5 (Dependent upon unit
availability )

Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a
military grade promotion.



Must possess or be eligible to retrain into AFSC.

  • Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
  • The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment" and "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
  • Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.
  • Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.
  • Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  • Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).
  • Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.

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1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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