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    This position is located in New Mexico or Arizona on Forest Service Regional Aviation Group, Fire and Aviation Management Region 3. The primary purpose of the position is aerial fire suppression, aerial supervision, aerial detection, natural resources support, transport of passengers and cargo, fuels reduction, and law enforcement support.

    For additional information about the duties and locations of this position, please contact Jami Anzalone at 505-842-3351 or email at jami.anzalone@usda.gov.

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    • Duties listed are at full performance level of GS-12.
    • Pilots a variety of models at low altitudes and varying speeds over large expanses of water or unfavorable terrain such as mountains, forests, or deserts, during both day and night conditions.
    • Planning involves pre-flight checks of aircraft and related equipment, and evaluates weather conditions at the point of departure, at points along the route, and at the destination.
    • Serve as a technical advisor to the Regional Aviation Officer/ Regional Supervisory Pilot for multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft activities (WCF and contract) used by the agency for project and fire management work.
    • As the Aviation Contracting Officers Technical Expert regarding airplane contracts and contract pilots, serves as a technical leader in a specific subject matter area, providing definitive technical guidance to contractors.
    • Performs basic systems inspection on light or heavy multi-engine aircraft to confirm that aircraft is ready for flight operations according to prescribed pre-flight and post-flight checks.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel overnights for fire suppression/fire related assignments for this position.

    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/575716100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.