Job Overview

Summary

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. 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!

Nebraska National Guard 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible 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.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE MILITARY (NEBRASKA AIR NATIONAL GUARD) PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 1-402-309-1172.

 

NOTE: APPLICANT MUST HOLD A CURRENT TOP SECRET CLEARANCE, WITH SCI ELIGIBILITY.  

 

This position is located at the unit level in the 170th Group, 238th Combat Training Squadron, an ACC gained flying units in the Air National Guard (ANG). The primary purpose of the position is to provide ground and flight instruction in military reconnaissance aircraft such as the RC-135 and TC-135. 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: 170th Group, Offutt AFB, NE

 

PD# D1810000

 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is an Indefinite Dual Status (Excepted Service) Officer position only.

 

The man-year for this position is obligated to a Technician on military duty. Selectee may be displaced upon return of the incumbent or selectee may be converted to Permanent appointment if the incumbent does not request reemployment. Individual selected for an indefinite appointment is entitled to the following employee benefits: accrual of annual, sick, and military leave, health and life insurance benefits; and payment into the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

 

INDIVIDUAL SELECTED AS A GS-12 TRAINEE MAY BE PROMOTED TO GS-13 UPON COMPLETION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:  (1) QUALIFICATION AS A RC-135 INSTRUCTOR PILOT; (2) COMPLETION OF AN INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND (3) COMPLETION OF A CLASSIFICATION REVIEW. INDIVIDUAL MAY BE PROMOTED WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION WHEN QUALIFIED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SELECTING OFFICIAL; HOWEVER PROMOTION IS NOT GUARANTEED. 

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1- Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard and

Area 2 - All members of the Nebraska Air National Guard and personnel eligible to become members of the Nebraska Air National Guard.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

1.  Fully qualified Area 1 applicants.

2.  Fully qualified Area 2 applicants.

3.  Trainee qualified.

Duties

(1) Administrative 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)

   c. Continuation Training (CT)

   d. Upgrade Trailing (UG)

   e. Special Capability Training

 

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.