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Job Title:Flight Operations Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAR-14-034

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$44,711.00 to $58,126.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Monday, April 21, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Morrisville, 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 #: 4142-105



  • 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 e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E8 & below)
  • Compatibility: ENL: 15


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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, NOTAMs, 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. 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.


PD:  D0671000


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Minimum Requirements:   Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying basic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of a transportation program.  Experience using computer and automation systems.


Specialized Experience:  Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training arranging or procuring transportation for personnel, cargo, or freight.  Experience interpreting directives and regulations governing transportation of personnel, cargo or freight.  Experience planning and organizing the work of others.  


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. Knowledge of Army Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration regulations and procedures.
2. Knowledge of air traffic rules, radio facility charts, flight information manuals, Airman’s Guide and other applicable flight activity publications.
3. Knowledge of and ability to provide aircraft following services.

4. Ability to maintain and accountability of Aviation Life Support Equipment.

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 3 months of experience.  Education in schools above the high school level may be substituted for experience on the basis of one academic year of study (i.e., 36 weeks of substantially full-time study, or 30 semester hours or the equivalent) for 12 months of experience.  For experience required in excess of 24 months, education in schools above the high school level may be substituted at the rate of one academic year of education for six months experience.  Each 30 semester hours credited must have included at least six semester hours in courses which are directly related to the type of work of the position.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted (E8 & below) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (ENL MOS: 15)


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


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.


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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This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



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, April 21, 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 1072062

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, April 21, 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:





Frederick G. Keller
Phone: (919)804-5300x16224
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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