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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Aircraft Pilot, GS-2181-12/10

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-14-170

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,775.00 to $76,446.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 03, 2014 to Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2181-10/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Antonio, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Texas National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Texas Military Forces

LONE STAR VALUES

Loyalty                 Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Opportunity         Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Networked           Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Ethics                   Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service  Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit         Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Adaptability         Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready                   Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad

TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
EXCEPTED TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

To inquire about your application status, call the Human Resources Office: 512-782-6725


This position is located in State Aviation Office (SAO), San Antonio Army Aviation Support Facility (SAAASF), San Antonio, TX. The purpose of this position is to pilot a variety of aircraft in support of the AASF or AVCRAD logistical and operations missions.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.


Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:
All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army National Guard.
All current members of the Texas Army National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army National Guard.

Appointment Factors: This is a Indefinite Excepted Position open to Officer ranks Not to Exceed O-2. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

Remarks: THIS IS AN INDEFINITE POSITION WHICH MAY CONVERT TO A PERMANENT POSITION AT A LATER DATE WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.  Position is advertised as a GS-12, trainee will be accepted at pay grade of GS-10, then Promoted to a GS-12 without further competition.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

PLEASE NOTE:
ACCEPTANCE OF A MILITARY FEDERAL TECHNICIAN POSITION MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION AND / OR REPAYMENT OF MILITARY INCENTIVES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONTRACT AND CONTACT YOUR SERVICING EDUCATION SERVICES (INCENTIVES) OFFICE OR THE RECRUITING/RETENTION OFFICE.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is NOT required within 90 days of employment.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must currently be a member of the Texas Army National Guard.

DUTIES:

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As a Aircraft Pilot with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience Required
Do you currently possess the appropriate Federal Avition Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirement?


Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-12 grade level you must:
Possess at least the following:

A. Current DA Form 759 (Individual Flight Record and Certificate) or other official Military Service Record showing: 
   (1) Qualification as a Pilot in an aircraft currently being supported by the Texas Army National Guard.

   (2) Minimum of 500 total military flight hours to include simulator time.

B.Current Flight Physical stating "Qualified or Waiver" or DA Form 4186 stating "Fit for Duty" or other official Military Service Record indicating fitness for flight duties.

C. Current Flight Orders (Active, Reserve or National Guard).

D. Currently qualified as an Aircraft Pilot for a UH-60.

 

In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-10 grade level you must:
Possess at least the following:

A. Current DA Form 759 (Individual Flight Record and Certificate) or other official Military Service Record showing: 
   (1) Qualification as a Pilot in an aircraft currently being supported by the Texas Army National Guard.

   (2) Minimum of 200 total military flight hours to include simulator time.

B.Current Flight Physical stating "Qualified or Waiver" or DA Form 4186 stating "Fit for Duty" or other official Military Service Record indicating fitness for flight duties.

C. Current Flight Orders (Active, Reserve or National Guard).

D. Currently qualified as an Aircraft Pilot for a UH-60.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience – None.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
OBR: 15, 67J

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1.Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2.Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume): https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Resume_Builder

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
View Occupational Questionnaire

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
•You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
•You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
•You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Monday, May 05, 2014
•To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
1.Log in to your USA-Jobs account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login?returnurl=~/Applicant/MyAccount/Home and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
2.Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 1082126 Click Select a Vacancy.
3.Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.
•You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.
•If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:
•If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1.You can access the Questionaire Here: View Occupational Questionnaire 
2.Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3.You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
•By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:
  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)
  • SF-50 (Most recent copy) THIS IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE.
  • DA Form 759
  • DA Form 4186
  • Current Flight Orders

To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:
http://www.agd.state.tx.us/jobs/hro/downloads/Application_Packet_form5.pdf

 

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. 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.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:

http://www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

SAMUEL J. SCALLON
Phone: (512)782-5167
TDD: (512)782-6725
Email: SAMUEL.J.SCALLON.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
SAO
2200 West 35th Street
Austin, TX
78703

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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Job Announcement Number:

NGTX-14-170

Control Number:

365359000