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    This National Guard position is for a Supervisory Navigator (Instructor), Position Description Number D2310000 and is part of the WY 153rd Operations Group, National Guard.

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    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as chief of the function and as such, is responsible for all navigational support provided by the squadron.

    (1) Performs supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
    (2) Develops and monitors the Squadron's navigation ground and flight training program.
    (3) As required, serves as standardization/evaluation flight examiner.
    (4) As required, flies as mission-ready rated navigator in unit aircraft.
    (5) Ensures that complete navigation packets (DD 1801 flight plans, navigator flight plans, charts, forms, fuel plan, and air crew flimsy) are developed, available, and distributed.

    ** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    2183 Air Navigation

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    Conditions Of Employment

    Must be a current military member of WY Air Nat'l Guard
    Must submit vMPF Rip with application
    Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links
    Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a T3/SECRET security clearance
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    Indefinite position may convert to Perm if funding/position is available

    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment" and a "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) and TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, if eligible. Subject to funding and TAG approval.
    PCS is not authorized in lieu of incentives.
    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.

    1. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
    2. Work will require access to classified information. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Top Secret or Secret security clearance.
    3. May require incumbent to perform Functional Check Flights to determine airworthiness of UE aircraft.
    4. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
    5. Qualifications for this position require the Navigator/CSO to have graduated from USAF or USN Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT).
    6 Incumbents are required to maintain the same medical standards as USAF military navigators/Combat system Operators.


    Min: O3/Capt
    Max: O5/Lt Col

    Applicant's military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Applicants' under or those over-grade will not be considered for this vacancy. Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.

    Must possess experience which provided a working knowledge of the navigation systems and navigational instruments of the assigned airframe.

    For GS-11: Must possess at least 36 months experience, education or training that has required you to obtain information on type of mission, weather and intelligence data, and special instructions; experience preparing navigation flight plans; experience that provided a knowledge of proper readings and operations of navigational systems. Experience that shows your ability to test and inspect the operation of compasses, navigation systems, or radio and radar equipment; experience utilizing various navigational methods and aids to accomplish flying missions. Experience computing the effect of various factors during flight to establish present course and project balance of course and ability to train, evaluate and certify proficiency and competency of lower graded personnel AND you must have completed the necessary hours required for your current airframe. (ex. 1000 hours total navigation time which includes 200 hours time in the C-130).

    For GS-12: In addition to GS-11 experience listed above, must possess certification as a qualified Navigator Instructor.

    For GS-13: In addition to GS-11 and GS-12 experiences listed above, must have been a GS-12 for one year.

    NOTE: Minimum Requirements and Specialized Experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

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

    Officer: 12MX

    Must possess AFSC 12M3B, Mobility Combat Systems Officer.

    Must possess a valid state's driver's license.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional 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 (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    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.

    Purpose: To fill a position that may last for more than 1 year where the need for an employee's services is not permanent or management expects the position to potentially become permanent (career or career-conditional) at some time in the future.

    Often used to backfill positions left vacant by employees entering Title 10 or Title 32 military orders with reemployment rights. An employee with statutory reemployment rights (USERRA) is protected for five years.

    The selected incumbent will be required to complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", a "Memorandum of Understanding upon acceptance of an Indefinite position", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

    Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice when the position and/or employee's services are no longer needed.

    The potential exists for non-competitive conversion to career-conditional or career appointment within the Excepted Service under the following conditions:

    • Incumbent was appointed under open, competitive procedures to the indefinite position;
    • Incumbent completes at least 1 year of current continuous service under an indefinite appointment;
    • Incumbent's performance under an indefinite appointment is a least "fully successful" or equivalent;
    • Outplacement program requirements have been met, and
    • Similarly situated employees (in the same title, pay plan, series and grade) within the organization, hired under the same appointment conversion provision, have been considered under internal competition procedures.
    Employees serving a T32 Indefinite appointment are entitled to the following employee benefits:
    • Accrual of annual, sick, and military leave
    • Health and life insurance benefits
    • Enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan, and
    Enrollment in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume which includes:

    * Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
    * Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    *** Cover Letter - Optional

    *** Records Review
    Wyoming Air National Guard members must submit virtual Military Personnel Flight Record of Individual Person (vMPF Rip) with application.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11129681

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Madison Becerra


    WY 153rd Operations Group
    217 Dell Range Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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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 states and your community!

    WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 Excepted Service 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 5: INDEFINITE JOB OPPORTUNITY DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN - MERIT PROMOTION: Only current military members of the Wyoming Air National Guard will be considered.

    PAS / FAC #: FHSJ/31Q000
    Posn #: 0966023

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    Next steps

    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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