Job Overview


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 OR willing and eligible to join. 

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 and those willing and eligible to join.

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)


MD #: 0086481934  0088797534

**Selected applicant without Instructor Pilot certification will be hired at the GS-12 rate. Once Instructor Pilot certification is obtained, the selectee will be promoted to GS-13.


Administers combat flight training to military aircrews.  Instructs and evaluates pilots through a broad training spectrum, in addition to performing pilot duties, which may include but is not limited to: a. Initial Qualification Training – Training to qualify the aircrew in basic aircraft flying duties without specific regard to a unit operational mission.  Elements of instruction include: Basic and Advanced Handling Characteristics, Instrument Approach Procedures, Visual Traffic Patterns, and Emergency Procedures. b. Mission Qualification Training – This training is a prerequisite for Mission Ready status.  Elements of instruction include (but are not limited to): IFR Formation using Station Keeping Equipment, Tactical Airdrop Procedures, Tactical Departure and Arrival Procedures, Assault Takeoff and Landing Procedures, NVG Takeoff and Landing, NVG Tactical Formation Procedures and Airdrop Procedures for Overt and Covert Lighting, and Aircraft Defensive Systems to include threat recognition and maneuvering.  c. Continuation Training – Training to maintain proficiency and improve aircrew capabilities to perform unit missions and aircrew proficiency sorties not flown in formal syllabus missions, tests, or evaluations. 
d. Upgrade Training– Training which is syllabus directed to qualify the aircrew in positions beyond that of the entry-level aircrew.  Elements of “Upgrade Training” include: Mobility Pilot Development, Instructor Pilot, Standardization Evaluation Flight Examiner, Formation/Element Lead Qualification, and Touch and Go certification. Upgrade Training may also include Functional Check Flight certification. e. Special Capability Training - Training which is designed for specific missions and /or special equipment types.  Elements of “Special Capability” instruction include (but are not limited to):  Presidential Support missions, Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), and other Special Qualification/Classified missions.  Assesses flight instructors, pilots and other aircrew members assigned, attached, or newly acquired to the unit to determine flying background and proficiency.   Plans, develops and presents comprehensive courses of instruction in both ground and flight training for pilots to achieve and maintain mission ready status.  Performs as flight instructor, and/or flight examiner, evaluating and examining rated aircrew to assure training standards are met in these general areas: mission planning, preparation and briefing; ground operations, in-flight control, crew resource management and mission execution; mission debriefing and documentation accuracy.  Determines progress and proficiency levels; provides re-qualification evaluations and directs/provides specialized remedial or additional training as necessary.  Evaluates formal training directives, and develops course changes, new material, new training systems and methods.  Maintains a thorough knowledge of airplane systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions to give timely and accurate instruction to aircrews in the air or on the ground.  Briefs and instructs preflight preparations including:  mission planning, weather factors and mission objectives. Conducts comprehensive debrief of mission to ensure that the desired learning objectives were achieved and training rules were followed.  Serves as the Air Commander’s representative when performing duties as Supervisor of Flying and is responsible for the safe and efficient mission accomplishment of the unit through the use of an Operational Risk Management program. Incumbents of these positions are subject to rotation to perform administrative tasks in any of the following Air Operations program support functional areas: Standardization/Evaluation:  Plans, organizes, and directs the Standardization/ Evaluation function.  Prepares and administers written ground examinations, emergency procedures evaluations and conducts flight evaluations for all subjects and duties relevant to aircraft operations to certify flying proficiency/new qualifications.  Tactics:  Trains and evaluates proficiency and competency of aircrews in weapons and tactics. Works in conjunction with the Intelligence functional area to prepare for and conduct academic training in weapons and tactics, prepares scenarios utilizing improved tactics for aircrew upgrade and continuation training.  Briefs / instructs aircrews on existing or anticipated threat’s and countermeasures.  Training:  Designs and coordinates comprehensive training plans and scenarios to provide realistic technical aircrew training.  Adopts and implements policy to ensure accomplishment of all required training.  Schedules and coordinates formal schools, simulator training, and ground and ancillary training. Scheduling:  Primary aircrew scheduler that plans, develops, and implements the unit flying schedule and assigning aircrew to each flight.  Performs other duties as assigned.

PD: D1810000

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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