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Job Title:Aircraft Loadmaster (Instructor)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAF-14-010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,923.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Charlotte, NC View Map


Open to areas 1, 2, 3 and 4


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 Air 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 Air National Guard.


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


POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)




MD #: 00863372


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • This position requires a pre-placement physical prior to employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the eff-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E7 & below)
  • Compatibility Requirement: AFSC: 1A2XX


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Performs as Instructor Loadmaster Technician. Conducts training to ensure worldwide airlift loadmaster capability to include initial Qualification, Mission Qualification, Requalification, continuation training and specialized training. Training includes actual formal classroom instruction and on-the-job experience through flying, simulated or real world missions. Analyzes and interprets, writes and modifies general guidelines from a broad scope of principles, concepts, technology and methodology in order to form practical lesson plans for flying training. Initiates and maintains training records. Analyzes and evaluates training accomplishments to determine the effectiveness of the Aircrew Loadmaster training program. Instructs and certifies Loadmasters on the proper use of night vision equipment for engine running on/off loads, Aeromedical Evacuation missions, and all methods of airdrop. Preplans all airplane cargo loads and supervises all personnel involved in loading/offloading operations. Ensures the airplane cargo compartment is properly configured for any assigned mission. Operates airplane systems pertaining to loading/offloading operations. Ensures all cargo and passengers are properly restrained prior to flight. Computes airplane weight and balance and performs appropriate preflight and postflight inspections. Ensures airplane is prepared for all types of aerial delivery missions and ensures airdrop systems and loads are properly rigged in the airplane. Advises the pilot of malfunctions and recommends proper corrective actions in all areas pertaining to airplane loading/offloading and aerial delivery operations. Monitors cargo and adjusts restraints as required in flight. Supervises passengers. Performs the duties of scanner in flight. Performs emergency procedure actions as required by applicable directives and/or the pilot. Operates airplane defensive/ECM systems as required. Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) The Aircrew Loadmaster is the sole operator of the complex MAFFS. Provides instruction on MAFFS and in-flight MAFFS duties to Aircrew Loadmasters. Coordinates directly with the U.S. Forest Service and applicable State and Local agencies for the onloading of firefighting retardants. Responsible for rapid loading, assembling, securing and preflighting of the MAFFS unit on C-130 aircraft. Performs duties while aircraft is flying at very low level altitudes over forest fires. Loadmasters are exposed to the compounds used in the fire retardant operations. Joint Airdrop Inspector (JAI) Develops, manages, and instructs/evaluates all loadmasters on airdrop equipment, load rigging, hazardous cargo and JAI procedures.  Performs final airdrop inspections on all airdrop loads to insure and certify all airdrop loads have been rigged IAW all applicable rigging Technical Orders (T.O.s). Serves as unit representative on all inter-service aerial delivery review panels.  Attends tri-annual Joint Service Airdrop Review and Malfunction Analysis Board meetings.  Investigates and reports on airdrop malfunctions in the aircraft and at remote drop zones and serves as critical liaison between the flying squadron and group tactics office. Must attend, re-certify, conduct and instruct a Joint Airdrop Inspector certification course annually. Drop Zone Control Officer (DZCO)  Performs as a Drop Zone Control Officer directing airdrop operations with responsibility for the safe employment and recovery of all aerial delivery equipment and the safety of all drop zone personnel and equipment. Must determine surface winds and winds at altitude and relay to aircraft formations via radio transmission or visual signals and grant permission to airdrop. Must be knowledgeable of local range restrictions, to include MOA’s, local air traffic restrictions, NOTAM’s and local airport operation requirements and restrictions prior to allowing aircraft permission to airdrop/transit the drop zones. Instructs and inspects airdrop loads in unit aircraft for proper rigging procedures. Installs aerial delivery kits, buffer stop assemblies, centerline vertical restraint (CVR) rails, pulleys, cable assemblies, Towed Paratroop Retrieval System (TPRS) and Emergency Parachute Jettison System (EPJS).  Inspects restraint devices, parachutes, containers, suspension system and extraction system to ensure safe in-flight delivery of cargo.  Manually operates aircraft ramp and door during system failure to ensure mission completion. Performs staff work based on specialized knowledge of the unit’s mission, assigned aircraft and the related programs to ensure safe and successful accomplishment of required training, assigned mission support and airlift support requirements.  Coordinates with Supervisory Loadmaster concerning areas beyond their scope of responsibility. Peforms other duties as assigned.


PD: 0323000


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Minimum Requirements: Experience in functions such as preparing aircraft loading plans, loading and offloading aircraft, operating loading equipment, and ensuring security of cargo in flight.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience requirements are to be determined locally.  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. Knowledge of the missions and assignments of the unit aircraft.
2. Knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems of assigned aircraft.
3. Skill to monitor and operate a variety of aircraft systems and equipment.
4. Knowledge to determine positioning, bracing and securing of items relative to computations of weight and balance and restraint factors.
5. Ability to conduct initial qualification, mission qualification, continuation training and/or upgrade/specialized training through on-the-job practice and formal classroom instruction.

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 and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position. 

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted (E7 & below) position in the NCANG is mandatory.  (AFSC: 1A2XX)


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.


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, 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 1077161

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:




Jackie Stabel
Phone: (704)391-4169
Agency Information:
4930 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, 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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