Texas Military Forces
LONE STAR VALUES
Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations
Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad
TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
This position is located in Army Aviation, Austin Army Aviation Support Facility (AAASF), Austin, TX. The purpose of this position is to conduct preflight briefings for pilots and provide in-flight advisory services. The AASF or AAFA provides flight services and mission briefings which are relatively small in number i.e. well below 75,000 and 25,000 respectively.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.
Open Areas of Consideration: In State Excepted. This includes:
- All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
- All current members of the Texas Army National Guard.
Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Enlisted members ranking E-1 Not to Exceed E-7. This is a Bargaining Unit position.
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.
THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.
As a Flight Operations Specialist with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
- Conducts preflight pilot briefings in accordance with National Guard regulations and directives. Briefs pilots on mission, aircraft and flight plan. Briefs and provides pilots with information on mission restrictions; on-route navigational facilities and equipment, hazards and terrain; weather forecasts; notices to airmen (NOTAMS) and deviations to flight plans when required. Is responsible for assuring pilot and crew are qualified in aircraft to be flown and for type of mission to be performed. Is responsible for completion of risk analysis projection. Determines when flight requires higher level approving authority. As flight approving official, signs briefing documents upon completion of mission preflight briefings. Makes recommendations to pilot-in-charge when flights should not be attempted. Conducts post mission debriefs. Provides flight following services for all local and maintenance test flights. Responsible for direct voice communication with aviators in flight to transmit and receive information such as flight plan changes, weather advisories, NOITAMs, other aeronautical information and data affecting safety of flight.
- Processes extended and local clearances, including examination for conformance with flight rules and regulations. Processes, clears and transmits flight plans and flight progress messages to appropriate agencies (FSS, ACT tower, ARTCC) which may require use of service B equipment. Responsible for initiating search and rescue for overdue aircraft and implementing the crash rescue plan in the event of an aircraft accident.
8. Prepares, maintains and files records, charts, graphs, and reports allied to flight operations and flight training activities such as aircraft utilization reports, aircrew information reports, individual flight records, notice to airmen (NOTAM) file and airfield data. Compiles and summarizes reports for analysis through the use of a computer system and peripheral equipment. Maintains and accounts for aircrew training records, medical recommendations, aeronautical orders, physiological training, and aviation service data. Maintains arrival and dispatch records for inbound and outbound aircraft. Schedules and dispatches assigned aircraft and aircrews. Serves as the Synthetic Flight Training System (SFTS) coordinator by scheduling and providing necessary administrative support for aviator training.
- Maintains current file of aircraft flying regulations and navigational information such as radio facility carts, instrument approach procedure charts, aeronautical charts, Airman's Information Manual (AIM), airport directory, location identifiers, ATC procedures manual and Army Flight Information Publications.
- Supervises on-the-job training of unit flight operations personnel performing equivalent training or accomplishing a split unit training assembly at the facility.
- Performs other duties as assigned.