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Job Title:  Airplane Flight Instructor
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  NCAF-14-028

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$69,497.00 to $107,434.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to Friday, August 15, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
3 vacancies 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 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.


  • 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: Officer
  • Compatibility Requirement: AFSC: 11MX, 11RX, 11SX


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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


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Minimum Requirements:   Experience based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements. 


Specialized Experience:  Specialized experience requirements are to be determined locally, depending on the necessary hours required for your current airframe and the required certificates.  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. Ability to pilot required aircraft during day and night over all kinds of terrain and in any weather.

2. Ability to instruct and evaluate rated aviators and non-rated crew-members in tactical, special mission, and instrument flight tasks under all flight conditions.

3. Ability to develop new tactics and policies for the training program.

4. Ability to present formal and informal classroom instruction, on a group and individual basis, in all aspects, functions, and systems of aircraft

5. Knowledge of applicable aviation related regulations, training circulars, programs of instruction, and technical manuals.


Quality of Experience: Level 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 Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG).  Assignment to a compatible Officer position in the NCANG is mandatory. (AFSC: 11MX, 11RX, 11SX)


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.



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 Friday, August 15, 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 1167547

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 Friday, August 15, 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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