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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)
POSITION LOCATION: ASO
MD #: 4141-060
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.