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The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) - Air Force Assistant Director of Operations (ADO). Serve as a primary liaison between CAP Wings and the AF Liaison Region Commander; to provide advice and oversight of CAP activities at both the regional and national levels; to manage the ADO office; and to assist in managing the CAP Reserve Assistance Program.
- Organizing, administering and actively managing the office operations and expenditures for the United States Air Force (USAF) representative to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Wings.
- Operating small, single engine, fixed-wing aircraft in support of CAP -USAF duties.
- Providing advice and oversight to CAP Region and Wing Commanders on all aspects of CAP flying and other operations to include but not limited to emergency services, homeland security issues, disaster response, and CAP cadet orientation flying.
- Advising and assisting with CAP logistics and operations (aircraft, vehicle, communications equipment, acquisition, maintenance, and supplies).
- Providing guidance, counsel, recommendations, advice, liaison and oversight of the CAP Cadet Program. Serves as Instructor Pilot in unit mission aircraft.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
- A security clearance may be required
- This position is designated as a Key Position. Employees must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available.
- Must possess (or obtain prior to initial appointment) and be able to maintain a FAA Medical Certificate Second Class or better.
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- This is a drug testing designated position. Selectee will be subject to initial and random drug testing.
- May be required to fly in commercial, general aviation, and military aircraft to perform other duty assignments.
- If not currently possessing the required Drug Enforcement Agency/Customs clearance, individual's employment is contingent until receipt of this clearance.
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and/or overtime.
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Search and rescue operations and exercises may require employee to travel on foot over all kinds of terrain.
- Loss of flying status, if not correctable within one year, will result in the employee no longer meeting the conditions for employment in this position.
- Superior Qualification Appointment (SQA) will be considered if eligible.
- An incentive for Prior Non-Federal Work Experience or Active Duty Uniformed Service for Determining Leave Accrual Rate will be offered.
QualificationsIn order to qualify for this Airplane Pilot, GS-2181-12, you must meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements and the Minimum Flight Hour Requirements described below.
Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating. Note: You must submit documentation of your current certificate and/or rating.
Possess the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Instructor Certificate or the military equivalent rating. The pilot certificate must include rating(s) in flying airplanes and/or helicopters. Note: You must submit documentation of your current certificate and/or rating.
Minimum Flight Hour Requirements:
Possess a Total Flight Time of 1500 hours. Total Flight Time -- Flight time as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.
Possess 250 hours as a pilot-in-command. Only flight hours acquired as pilot in command are creditable. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.
Possess 75 hours of night flying. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.
Possess a minimum of 500 hours of instructor time in a fixed-wing aircraft. At least 250 hours must have involved instrument instruction. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.
Possess 100 hours of flying time in either airplanes or helicopters in the last 12 months. Note: You must submit documentation of your flight time.
Possess 75 hours of instrument time in which at least 10 of the required hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. Note: You must submit documentation of your instrument time.
Possess 500 hours of instructor time which must be related to the nature of the instruction work and in operating small, single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Note: You must submit documentation of your instrument time.
At the time of initial appointment, candidates for all pilot positions must possess a current first or second-class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations. Note: submit a copy if you possess a medical certificate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Knowledge of and skill in the application of Air Force goals and program initiatives as they relate to the Civil Air Patrol.
- Knowledge of and skill in operating small fixed wing general aviation aircraft operations.
- Knowledge of organizational management functions such as financial management practices, budget procedures, and supply processes in order to manage the functions of a highly-stressful, quick reaction regional liaison office.
- Knowledge of flying, logistics, and support missions and their integration in order to guide CAP units on mission planning, execution, and support.
- Knowledge of and skill in using analytical methods and processes and effective use of computer support software, databases, and spreadsheets, and web sites to assist in analysis of program operations.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing to include public speaking before large and small audiences alike.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The assignments of this position entail a minimum degree of hazard in that they typically involve: operating to and from airfields that are fully adequate for the aircraft; point-to-point flying using normal flight procedures; and operating primarily in the daytime under favorable weather conditions. Few, if any, demands are placed on the pilot to perform tasks other than those connected with instructing in/flying the aircraft.
Physical Requirement: In the ground (office) environment, the work is primarily sedentary. During training or actual operational missions, the employee may perform in an office environment, a command post environment, austere field conditions, or in flight, subjecting the employee to a quick-reaction environment for extended duration. May lift and carry weights up to 40 pounds.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Incentives: Recruitment incentives may or may not be used.
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Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
BASIS OF RATING:
Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.
Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Resume: (cover letter is optional). Your resume must include the beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), number of hours/week, and duties performed for each position listed.
- License/Certificates: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate and Flight Instructor Certificate or the appropriate military rating.
- Flight Documentation: Applicants must submit documentation/copy of flight log documenting your flight time.
- Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/23/2019
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10390834
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."
- It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 10390834
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
17851 Warren Shingle Road
Beale AFB, CA 95903
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
Fair & Transparent
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520917000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.