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Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NH12-T072-793146

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$78,356.00 to $121,128.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to Sunday, December 09, 2012




Full Time - Indefinite


3 vacancies in the following location:
Newington, NH United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals




NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible officer military assignment in the 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.

This position is located at the unit level in the ANG Aviation Wing, Operations Group at selected Air Mobility Command (AMC) and Air Education Training Command (AETC) gained flying units in the Air National Guard (ANG). The primary purpose of the position is to provide ground and flight instruction in high performance, military airlift aircraft i.e.  KC-135 Strato-Tanker.

This is an Indefinite appointment which may be converted to permanent without further competition.

Open Areas of Consideration: Areas 1, 2 and 3


Area 1 = permanent or indefinite technicians currently employed with the New Hampshire National Guard.

Area 2 = AGRs or traditional/M-Day soldiers and airmen currently serving in the New Hampshire National Guard.

Area 3 = all individuals eligible for membership in the New Hampshire National Guard as a military member. (NOTE:  Please call 603-430-3508 to ensure you are eligible to enlist in the NH Air National Guard as a military member BEFORE applying for this position)


  • Must be or become a member of the New Hampshire National Guard.
  • Must have a secret clearance.


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(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)

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, Tactical Formation Maneuvers, Tactical Departure and Arrival Procedures,  Chemical Warfare Task Qualification Training (CWTQT),  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, 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.

(8) Performs other duties as assigned.



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GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience as a rated pilot on flying status, proficient in the unit-assigned aircraft, possess the flying time established by gaining command criteria, and the certificates and ratings required for the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT(S): Each applicant must fully substantiate on their application how they meet the requirements listed below otherwise, the applicant will be found unqualified for this position.

TO QUALIFY AT THE GS-13 LEVEL, YOU MUST HAVE: 1) A MINIMUM OF 500 MILITARY FLYING HOURS, 2) be certified as an aircrew ground instructor, and 3) be certified by the 157OG/CC as having the knowledge, skill and ability to pilot and instruct others in the piloting of heavy, fixed wing, military aircraft and will attend the Central flight instructor course within 12 months




  • Ability to serve as pilot or co-pilot on various missions involving training, operational and/or administrative flights.
  • Ability to fly aircraft during day and night over all kinds of terrain and in any weather.
  • Ability to participate in tactical flights and weaponry training.
  • Ability to develop new tactics and policies for the training program.
  • Ability to plan exercises or mission operations.
  • Ability to advise commanders and staff officers on safety problems and status of safety programs.

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

Applicable Military Grades: 1LT(0-2) - Lt Col (0-5)

Compatible Military Assignments: 112MF/113MF


OTHER PERTINENT DATA This vacancy will be processed in accordance with NHNG TPR 335 & Article 16 of the Labor Management Agreement.  Military compatibility and grade inversion rules will be strictly adhered to. In order to comply with the NGB compatibility criteria, selected individual will be immediately assigned to compatible military assignment




Reimbursement for PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) expenses are not authorized


Selected individual must enroll in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.  The Federal Financial Management Act of 1994, SEC 402, Electronics Payments, requires direct deposit to a financial institution for all Federal wage or salary payments.


If you are a male born after 31 December 1959, and you desire employment with the Federal Government, you must be registered with Selective Service.


The Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus, Student Loan Repayment Program incentive, and Selected Reserve Recruitment Health Care Professionals incentive will be terminated upon start date for a military technician position or AGR Title 10 or Title 32 tour.  Recoupment may be required depending on the specific incentive contract recoupment procedures.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


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.


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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:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

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:

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:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


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  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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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.       Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.       Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.


Option A:   Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire :

1.          You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

2.          You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

3.          You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- TAG:Closing Date

4.          To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.       Go to

 and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.       Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: TAG:VacancyID. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.       Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

4.          You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.   (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

5.          If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.   Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire , choose one of these options:

1.          If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

2.          If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:   TAG:Online Questionnaire.

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.       You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.       Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

3.       You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

4·          By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.   The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


For this job announcement the following documents are REQUIRED:

·         Current Resume and

·         Flying certification and training documentation which includes an Individual Training Summary and a Flying History Report from ARMS.

For this job announcement the following documents are suggested (*Note: These are not required documents):

·         Military documentation (i.e., DD Form 214, NGB 22, etc)

·         Proof of prior federal service if applicable (SF50s)

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Joanne Desruisseaux
Phone: (603)227-1507
Agency Information:
New Hampshire National Guard
Human Resource Office
1 Minuteman Way ATTN HRO
Concord, NH


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number


1. Title of Job

2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Airplane Flight Instructor

21. Geographic Availability

330356015 Newington, NH

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a member of the New Hampshire National Guard in a permanent or indefinite technician position? (this does NOT include temporary technicians)

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. If you answered no, are you a member of the New Hampshire National Guard in a military (traditional or AGR) position or you are a temporary technician?

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. If you answered no to questions 2 and 3, are you currently eligible AND willing to become a member of the New Hampshire Air National Guard?

A. Yes
B. No

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

4. Are you a rated pilot on flying status proficient in the KC-135R?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you a qualified Instructor Pilot in the KC-135R or are you currently scheduled to attend the Central Flight Instructor Course?

NOTE:  Applicants are required to submit documentation with their applications that verifies this.

A. Yes
B. No

6. Do you hold a Secret Clearance?

A. Yes.
B. No.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Ability to serve as pilot or co-pilot on various missions involving training, operational and/or administrative flights.

8. Ability to participate in tactical flights and weaponry training.

9. Ability to participate in tactical flights and weaponry training.

10. Ability to develop new tactics and policies for the training program.

11. Ability to plan exercises or mission operations.

12. Ability to advise commanders and staff officers on safety problems and status of safety programs.

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