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    The Wildlife Services (WS) Aviation Program is responsible for the evaluation and analysis of the aviation safety and flight crew proficiency for all fixed wing aviation activities that fall within WS operations and research programs. The incumbent conducts flight evaluations of WS pilot and respective crew-member activities and provides training to enhance awareness of APHIS aviation policies and the aviation management program.

    Hiring 1 fixed wing and 1 rotary flight instructor.

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    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Serves as the WS primary mission check pilot for all fixed-wing operations. Conducts and coordinates routine Proficiency Flight Reviews (check ride) for all WS agency and contractor pilots.
    • With assistance from the WS National Aviation Program Coordinator (NAPC) analyzes pilot flight proficiency via semi-annual proficiency flight reviews.
    • Conducts safety inspections to verify training certification requirements and required minimum equipment list functionality for all agency and contract fixed-wing aircraft and crews.
    • Develops training strategies and techniques to respond to ?lessons learned? through aircraft mishap reports, accident investigation information, and accident report results and recommendations
    • Writes, edits and approves briefings for use in aviation safety and management training seminars.
    • Coordinates with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to ensure that APHIS-WS meets or exceeds safety standards prescribed by those agencies
    • Attends and participates in field aerial operations, monitors the results of their training and provides assistance until proficiency is established.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Frequent travel within the WS Western and Eastern Region

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2181 Aircraft Operation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535480500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.