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    This National Guard position is for a FLIGHT ENGINEER (INSTRUCTOR), Position Description Number D0606000and is part of AASF 2 Nebraska Army National Guard.


    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 states and your community!

    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO JOIN THE NEBRASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL RECRUITING OFFICE AT 402-309-7458.

    OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: AREA 1, 2 and 3 ONLY

    DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
    AREA 1 - Current permanent and indefinite bargaining unit Technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 2 - All Drill Status/M-Day members and temporary Technicians of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 3 - Current military service members who are willing to become a member of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard
    AREA 4 - All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the Nebraska Army or Air National Guard. Selected individual must become a member of the respective National Guard prior to the date of hire.

    THE MAN YEAR FOR THIS POSITION IS OBLIGATED TO A TECHNICIAN ON MILITARY DUTY. SELECTEE MAY BE DISPLACED UPON RETURN OF THE INCUMBENT OR SELECTEE MAY BE CONVERTED TO PERMANENT APPOINTMENT IF THE INCUMBENT DOES NOT REQUEST REEMPLOYMENT. INDEFINITE EMPLOYMENT IS TEMPORARY IN NATURE AND WILL LAST MORE THAN ONE YEAR BUT NO MORE THAN SIX YEARS. BENEFITS ARE THE SAME AS A PERMANENT APPOINTMENT.

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    Responsibilities

    As a FLIGHT ENGINEER (INSTRUCTOR), GS-2185-10, duties include:
    (1) Serves as instructor/flight examiner providing instruction, evaluation and examination on ground and operational training flights to develop and upgrade skills of aircrew members. Applying knowledge of the full range of aircrew duties and responsibilities, methods of instruction and requirements of the program, performs standardization. currency, instrument, proficiency, tactical, emergency and special tasks evaluation flights. Ensures prescribed programs of instruction for aircrew training is adequately covered in terms of course content, coverage, and scope of material presented. Adapts instruction to proficiency level of individuals being rated. Performs the following typical tasks: Assesses newly assigned individuals' level of experience and training through review of training records and/or proficiency flight evaluation to determine proficiency and skill status. Plans and conducts aircrew training program. Prepares formal course outlines. Schedules and conducts initial, refresher and continuing training, (including ground and flight instruction, procedures training). Provides training on in-flight planning and coordination responsibilities, operating principles and characteristics of major aircraft systems; aircraft parameters, operational/mission requirements, equipment systems operation/and troubleshooting, proper and correct methods of performing aircrew duties, e.g., use of aircraft performance charts, computation and aircraft weight and balance, techniques of aircraft internal loading, forms and records completion, arm and hand signals, ground handling of aircraft, use of ground equipment, techniques of normal and rapid (hot) refueling, armament rearming, passenger briefing, sling(external) loads, hoist operations, observer duties, and emergency procedures. Administers evaluation and determines examinees proficiency to perform duties as a crew member. Performs a variety of administrative functions associated with administration of the enlisted aircrew training program. Ensures all necessary course materials and training aids are available, technical and related publications are current, keeping crew members informed of pertinent changes.
    (2) May perform duties of Flight Engineer which includes utilizing a knowledge of major aircraft systems associated with heavy multiengine aircraft. The interrelationships among these systems and capabilities of the aircraft. Incumbent provides assistance to the pilot in preflight planning, monitoring adherence to flight plan, and operating aircraft engines and a wide variety of aircraft control systems, e.g., engine, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, fire suppression, environmental, pressurization throughout the flight. Incumbent inspects condition and readiness of aircraft, accompanies pilots on preflight/in-flight inspections and aircraft test flights and operational checks. Operates and monitors aircraft control devices and indicators. Determines and monitors factors and data affecting performance of aircraft, such as temperature, altitude, humidity, field conditions, configuration and weight of aircraft, on aircraft takeoff, flight and landing, and keeps pilot informed. Computes fuel and cargo load, and weights and balance factors. Prepares for combination loads determining placement of cargo and passengers within weight and balance limitations. Prior to takeoff, insures cargo is properly secured, and proper publications and emergency equipment are aboard as required. Uses, inspects, and maintains aircraft installed mission equipment such as recovery hardware, slings, litters, etc. Assists in familiarizing crew members with operating procedures. Indoctrinates crew by briefing on mission equipment and use of life support equipment and safety emergency procedures. Ensures carry-on weapons are cleared and safe and that loose equipment, baggage and passengers are secured. Reports operational progress to pilot. During flight, updates and records in-flight performance data, observes warning indicators for system failure or malfunction performing aircraft systems operational checks. Operates test and troubleshooting systems. Assesses and diagnoses problems or malfunctions, reports abnormal conditions to pilot, and initiates corrective and/or emergency action. Provides direction to pilot during ground maneuvers. Directs off loading of cargo. Maintains records of operational equipment indicating flights, repairs, maintenance and Inspections; coordinates with maintenance personnel on activities on discrepancies requiring action. May assist the pilot on the operation of communications/navigation equipment, performing basic navigation and map reading and checklist reading, Provides inspection and operational progress to pilot regarding maneuvering the aircraft over objects for hoist and sling operations and in securing and releasing external cargo loads.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Nebraska National Guard Area 1, 2 and 3 applicants

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  • Job family (Series)

    2185 Aircrew Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487941700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.