Job Overview




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.


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.