Maintenance Test Pilot
Department of the Army - Morrisville, NC

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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 State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard .

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is CURRENT ON-BOARD TECHNICIANS ONLY . Applications will only be accepted from current employees North Carolina Army National Guard with permanent or excepted indefinite positions.

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Excepted Service (Indefinite)

POSITION LOCATION : AASF #1

MD #: 4621-012

**Must be currently qualified as an AH-64D Maintenance Test Pilot OR have been recommended to attend the AH-64D MTP course. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the eff-date.
Rank Requirement: WO (CW2 & above)

Compatibility Requirement: WO: 15 (except 150A/151A) DUTIES:
Performs maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement OF modification of components OF aircraft systems. Performs general or limited test flights including test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/op proper functioning of aircraft components or systems.
Performs acceptance test flights of new aircraft when required. Assignment may include instruction to and evaluation of maintenance test pilots. Plans and directs the quality control management program of the AASF. Does immediate and long-range planning for all matters pertaining to quality control at the facility. Plans and
establishes quality control operations and procedures for the application of Modification Work Orders (MWO) and Technical Bulletins (TB) and assures that instructions are followed on all the aircraft supported by the installation. Answers correspondence, prepares reports and furnishes advice and assistance pertaining to quality control matters to super"isors, shop foremen and other members of the organization. Ensures that Quality Deficiency
Reports (QDR) are initiated and forwarded when equipment fails, deficiencies are discovered in newly received equipment or equipment improvements are proposed. Serves as point of contact for the AASF in communications between the facility and the labs in the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) and oversees the local aspects of the
program. Inspects shop facilities, management practices, fire prevention plans. ventilation systems, lighting systems and aircraft and equipment records to assure proper shop and flightline safety for personnel and equipment in the maintenance area of operations. Advises and makes recommendations to the Facility Commander on quality control matters. Exercises supervisory responsibility for one or two subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the aircraft. Accomplishes performance ratings, authorizes and approves leave
requests for assigned personnel. Interviews and recommends job applicants for vacant positions within area of responsibility and orients new employees. Informs subordinates on features of personnel management and employee relations such as the appeal and grievance rights and basis for position classification actions. Exercises overall technical responsibility for the performance of subordinate workers in such endeavors as precision measuring and test equipment calibration and certification, maintenance of the technical publications library, taking samples for the AOAP, inspection of aircraft maintenance work for conformance to established quality
standards, and conducting tear down inspection to determine causes of deficiencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D0615000 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Requirements: Based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience requirements are to be determined locally, depending on the necessary hours required for your current airframe and the required certificates. Specific MOS/AFSC's may be included when essential for successful performance of the job.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

1. Ability and qualified to fly AH-64D aircraft. Must possess appropriate certificate and/or military ratings and meet minimum flight hour requirements as described in the gaining command directives.
2. Knowledge of maintenance test pilot procedures.
3. Knowledge of property book, supply, budget, and related logistics issues required.
4. Knowledge of army aviation shop facilities and management practices.

Quality of Experience: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for three months of specialized experience . Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study, for up to 12 months of the required experience. For such education substitution, a transcript must accompany the application/resume'.

Military Assignment: Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG). Assignment to a compatible Warrant Officer (CW2 & above) position in the NCARNG is mandatory. ( WO BRANCH : 15 (except 150A/151A))

Security Clearance: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed. If the duties of the position require the candidate to bear firearms, he/she must be qualified in accordance with the appropriate military regulation.

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 validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé 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 résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp OTHER INFORMATION:

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 resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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