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Job Title:  Airplane Pilot
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  U.S. Marshals Service
Job Announcement Number:  CK-884704-EMS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Oklahoma City, OK United StatesView Map
United States Citizens




The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

Vacancy ID: 884704

Job Title: Airplane Pilot, GS-2181-13

Promotion Potential: 13

Duty Location: Oklahoma City, OK United States 2 vacancies

Open Period: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Salary Range - $81,823.00 - $106,369.00 Annually

Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National.

This is the position of an Airplane Pilot within the United States Marshal Service's (USMS) Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation System's (JPATS) Aviation Branch, located in Oklahoma City, OK.  The incumbent serves as a pilot/co-pilot responsible for flying USMS owned and/or operated large (over 12,500 pounds gross weight) turbine powered, turbo-prop, and reciprocating multi-engine fixed wing aircraft.  The incumbent supports prisoner movements; special operations; patrol and reconnaissance; transport of cargoes of ammunition, pyrotechnics, chemical munitions, and parachute deliveries; and flies in and out of small airfields over unfavorable terrain during the day and night.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Must pass a drug test and background investigation
  • Must enter into a one year service agreement after training completion
  • Must possess Air Transport Pilot Certificate with multi-engine rating
  • Must possess B-737 Type Rating and Pass 1st or 2nd Class Physical


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The major duties and responsibilities of the position include the following: 

  • Operating aircraft over established routes for transporting passengers, freight, and supplies.  The flights are conducted over all types of terrain under visual or instrument flight rules, during the day or night, in the Continental United States, over water, and in U.S. territories and foreign countries.
  • Ensuring all pre-flight, flight, and post-flight operations are conducted within the standards set by applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and in accordance with USMS flight operations policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring aircraft are properly maintained and reviewing and/or completing aircraft maintenance reports and aircraft logs and trip reports as required.  This includes identifying any and all irregularities in those logs and taking appropriate actions to correct them.


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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must meet the specialized experience, certificate, rating type, and all minimum flight hours requirements to be rated eligible for this job.  The quality ranking factor is desirable, but not mandatory to be considered.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service which demonstrates experience performing the following tasks:  

·      Flying large (over 12,500 pounds gross weight) turbine powered, turbo-prop, and/or reciprocating multi- engine fixed wing aircraft over established routes for transporting passengers, freight, and supplies;

·      Ensuring pre-flight, flight, and post-flight operations were conducted in accordance with the standards set by applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations;

·      Ensuring aircraft is properly maintained;

·      Completing aircraft maintenance reports, logs, and trip reports; and

·      Performing pre-flight inspections.

Certificates and Ratings:  This position requires the possession of an Air Transport Pilot Certificate, multi-engine rating (B-737 Type Rating), or the appropriate military ratings covering all of these areas (Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or log books showing their status as a rated military pilot in all of the areas described above).

Applicants must possess the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting the following minimum flight hour requirements:  


Total Flight time includes flight time as pilot-in-command or co-pilot.  

Total Flight time requires 500 hours of multi-engine airplane, 50% of which involved B-737 Type RatingPilot-In-Command--Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable. 






1. Total Flight Time



2. Pilot-In-Command



3. Night Flying



4. Flying Time, Last 12 months



We require a flight experience summary which should include the following:   Total flight time, instrument time, night time, total time in each type aircraft (DC9, B737, B52, KC135, etc.) for which you are rated and in what capacity the flight time was achieved (Captain or First Officer).

Quality Ranking Factor:  For this position, 50 hours as pilot-in-command in a B-737 within the last five years is highly desirable.

Flight Documents Required:

·         Air Transport Pilot Certificate

·         Multi-engine rating

·         B-737 Type Rating

·         First or Second Class FAA medical certificate

·         Proof of currency – 100 hours in the last 12 months

Optional Documents:

·         Restricted Radio-telephone operator permit

·       Civilian passport - current


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 

All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

  • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
  • Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

  • Ability to fly turbine powered, multi-engine fixed wing aircraft with gross weight of 12,500 lbs
  • Knowledge of aviation instrument, navigation, and flight procedures and regulations
  • Ability to serve as a pilot, co-pilot, or flight engineer as required

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:   1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.   Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.   Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.   Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See


Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.  


In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you MUST submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.


Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.   In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).


EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to receive consideration.


Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.


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

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable 
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID CK-884704-EMS. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Agency Information:
5900 Air Cargo Rd
Oklahoma City, OK


We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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