Job Overview

Summary

THE NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

FEDERAL TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS IS A MILITARY POSITION

NJ 14-034, VIN# 1040443

UAS OPERATOR (Instructor), GS-2101-11, D1998000

50th IBCT/B Co BSTB Det 1, Lakehurst, New Jersey

Starting Salary: $65,377 pa

Salary Range: $65,377 - $84,990 pa

                                                            OPENING DATE                                 CLOSING DATE

                                                            5 February 2014                                    7 March 2014

                                                            

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:

AREA I:   All New Jersey National Guard (NJNG) Technicians

AREA II:  All Members of the NJNG

If a New Jersey Air National Guard (NJANG) member is selected, the person must transfer to the NJARNG, and may be required to attend U.S. Army Basic Training.   Applicant may contact an Army National Guard Recruiter.

If the individual selected is currently on a title 10 tour no action can be taken until he/she is released from tour.

  

APPOINTMENT STATUS:    EXCEPTED

This is a Dual Status Excepted Service Technician position in the New Jersey Army National Guard

                               (  ) OFFICER           (  ) WARRANT OFFICER         (XXX) ENLISTED

MINIMUM RANK:     SPC/E-4                                     MAXIMUM RANK:   SGT/E-5

APPLICANTS ABOVE THE MAXIMUM RANK:  Applicants with an enlisted rank that exceeds the maximum advertised rank for the position may be considered.   Applicant must provide a statement with their resume/application which indicates their willingness to accept a reduction in military rank.   If selected, reduction in military rank is required to prevent grade inversion.   Air/Army Officers and Army Warrant Officers may be allowed to reduce their Officer/Warrant Officer rank to Enlisted only.   Military recruiters can provide Air/Army Officers and Army Warrant Officers with specifics applicable to the applicant.

MILITARY UNIT:  MUST BE A MEMBER OR BECOME A MEMBER OF Co B 50th BSTB, Det 1, if selected

MILITARY POSITION:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP STATUS:   Employment in this position requires concurrent military assignment to a compatible military position in the New Jersey National Guard in one of the following military specialty codes:   MOS 15W

 

NOTE:   THE INDIVIDUAL SELECTED HAS ONE YEAR TO OBTAIN ADVERTISED AFSC/MOS

LEVEL OF CLEARANCE/INVESTIGATION:   MUST POSSESS A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.

 

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORSN/A

PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:    Requires a physical profile: N/A

 

SELECTING OFFICIAL:   CW2 Earl L. Watkins

Duties

The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required for this position:  A copy of the complete position description is available in the Human Resource Office.

MAJOR DUTIES:   KNOWLEDGE of the assigned unmanned aircraft's capabilities, handling characteristics, and limitations to actively participate in mission planning meetings and to safely launch, operate, and recover the UA during assigned missions.  KNOWLEDGE of military and civilian airspace and aircraft separation requirements, restrictions, and limitations to operate the UAS in airspaces controlled by military and Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers.    KNOWLEDGE of all flight procedures and rules applicable to the geographical area(s) in which the UAS will be operated for training and tactical missions.  KNOWLEDGE of ground crew operations along with the operations of the launcher and recovery equipment to ensure launch and recovery operations are completed successfully.  ABILITY to assess student operators' strengths and weaknesses to adapt instructional assignments to meet each student's training needs and thus enhancing the overall training experience.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • occasional travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No