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Job Title:  Aircraft Pilot
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAR-14-001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$70,906.00 to $92,177.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 10, 2014 to Monday, February 10, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Raleigh, NC View Map
Open to areas 1, 2 and 3
Not Applicable


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  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 State and your community!


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.


WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)




MD #: 4020-030



  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the eff-date.
  • Rank Requirement: OFF (O4 & below); WO (CW2 & above)
  • Compatibility Requirement: OFF: 15, 67J, WO: 15 (except 150A/151A)


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Directs, evaluates, and issues technical guidance to aviation units on matters pertaining to aviation training, readiness reporting, the Aircrew Training Manual and National Guard Bureau (NGB) training management and planning. Oversees both collective and individual programs. Provides staff level supervision to training officers and noncommissioned officers in battalions and related requests for waivers of flying program requirements. Manages and directs the Additional Flight Training Period (AFTP) Program; audits and provides reports on utilization, entitlement, and total program execution. Administers Flying Hour Program (FHP) and Operational Support Aircraft (OSA) priorities. Facilitates direct communication between supported and supporting units involving aviation support. Coordinates joint training exercises. Ensures that all aviation support requirements will further collective training, both for aviation and supported ground units and will contribute to increased combat readiness. Supervises and coordinates training program for ground commanders in use and planning for employment of Army aviation assets. Serves as Aircraft Maintenance Manager and as a technical expert in the field of aircraft equipment maintenance with responsibility for coordination of intermediate and limited Depot Maintenance Programs for the Army Aviation Support Facilities (AASFs). Provides coordination and interface between the aviation facilities and such staff offices as USPFO, Support Personnel Management Office, Public Affairs, Emergency Operations Center, Facilities Management Office, and State Maintenance Office to insure smooth operation and function of the State Aviation Maintenance Program. Analyzes the maintenance management system data to determine cause and effect of adverse trends and problems. Takes action based on analysis to correct problems on adverse trends. Collects information, provides advice, renders decisions, and prepares reports of corrective action. Manages the aircraft inventory for the state. Coordinates between receiving and/or losing state or facility for transfer documents, flight crew requirements, and transfer criteria for all aircraft transfers; works directly with facility Property Book Officers (PBOs) to monitor property book management. Manages Physical Security Program in the SAAO and provides staff level support and assistance to physical security/operational security managers of the aviation units in the state. Conducts physical security inspections and evaluations. Has staff responsibility for the Army Aviation accident prevention program, to include semi-annual safety meeting for all aircrew members. Coordinates with the National Guard Bureau and the Army Aviation Center in matters pertaining to aviation safety. May be assigned to aircraft accident investigation teams, maintenance management review and foreign object damage.  Represents the SAAO at conferences and meetings. Delivers formal and informal presentations. May participate as a state Army aviation representative on inspection teams and staff visits. Serves, as required, as chairman or member of boards pertaining to pilot flying status, such as; federal recognition, flying evaluation, aircraft accident in flight standardization. Attends conferences on aviation or related subjects, participating with representatives of other services and federal, state, local, and civic agencies and organizations. In the absence of the SAAO, the incumbent serves as advisor to the Adjutant General regarding ARNG aviation matters, performs liaison between the Adjutant General and user organizations in matter relevant to aviation and aircraft maintenance. Liaison is maintained with appropriate agencies for logistic support of assigned aircraft and with Aviation Officers at various Army headquarters. In these situations, the incumbent may exercise personnel management and supervision of aviation facilities. Performs other duties as assigned. .


PD: D0711000


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Minimum Requirements:  Based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements.


Specialized Experience:  Specialized experience requirements are to be determined locally, depending on the necessary hours required for your current airframe and the required certificates. Specific MOS/AFSC's may be included when essential for successful performance of the job.  



Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process.   KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

1.  Ability to fly aircraft during day and night, over all kinds of terrain and in any weather.

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

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

4.  Knowledge of flight plan requirements.

5.  Knowledge of electronic navigational systems.

6.  Ability to test and inspect operation of navigation and weapons equipment, etc.


Quality of Experience:   Length of time is not of itself qualifying.   Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.   The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: High school graduate or the equivalent may be substituted for three months of specialized experience .  Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study, for up to 12 months of the required experience.  For such education substitution, a transcript must accompany the application/resume'.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Officer (O4 & below) or Warrant Officer (CW2 & above) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.   (OFF BRANCH: 15, 67J WO BRANCH: 15 (except 150A/151A))


Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).


Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.


Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed. If the duties of the position require the candidate to bear firearms, he/she must be qualified in accordance with the appropriate military regulation.




Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé 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 résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating 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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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 resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.







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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.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 10, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • 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.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1027781

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 10, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  • Fax all six pages of 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.


The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)


The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)


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.


Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:




Brian Pierce
Phone: (919)664-6149
Agency Information:
1636 Goldstar Drive
Raleigh, NC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 


***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***

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