Air National Guard Airplane Flight Instructor, GS-2181-13, 16-082T, in Tucson, Arizona

Air National Guard
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Tucson, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Indefinite

Opened Monday 3/14/2016 (225 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 12/12/2016 (48 day(s) away)

Job Overview




The mission of the Arizona National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: (602) 267-2311 (AIR).

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED – This is an excepted 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 position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

Open to current members and those eligible for membership of the Arizona Air National Guard, in the rank of 1Lt/O1-Lt Col/O5 Applicants will maintain their current military assignment.

This job announcement is for employment as an Arizona Air National Guard Technician; a Federal/ Excepted Civil Service position. This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in a National Guard unit/wing and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace.


This position is located at the unit level in the Air National Guard (ANG) Aviation Wing, Operations Group at the 162nd Wing, Tucson, Arizona ANG. The primary purpose of this position is to both personally pilot and to instruct others in the piloting of highly advanced military Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) which involves such functions as launch and recovery, surveillance, surface attack, full scale weapons employment, mortar to arm escort, killer scout, target illumination, laser targeting, functional flight tests, and flight testing. This position description is designed for those National Guard unmanned aircraft where the pilot is issuing flight control commands directly to the aircraft via "stick and rudder" as opposed to those where the operator inputs flight and navigational commands into a flight control system which determines the appropriate "piloting" actions. The incumbent performs limited supervisory duties over a small number of RPA pilots and instructor pilots. The supervisor responsibilities are performed for less than 25% of the average work time. Administers combat flight training to military aircrews. Instructs and evaluates pilots through a broad training spectrum, in addition to performing pilot duties. Initial Qualification Training (IQT): Training to qualify the aircrew in basic aircraft flying duties without specific regard to a unit operational mission. It is the minimum training requirement for Basic Aircraft Qualification (BAQ). Elements of instruction include: Basic and Advanced Handling Characteristics (throughout the full spectrum of the flight envelope), Instrument Flight, Instrument and Visual Traffic Patterns, Airborne Emergency Procedures and Patterns, Line of Sight (LOS C-Band) Fundamentals, KU Band Datalink Fundamentals, and Lost Link Logic/Profiles. Mission Qualification Training (MQT): Training required to achieve a basic level of competence in the unit's primary tasked missions. This training is a prerequisite for Basic Mission Capable (BMC) and Combat Mission Ready (CMR) status. Elements of instruction include, but are not limited to: Precision Strike; Close Air Support (CAS); Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR); Time Sensitive Targeting (TST); Armed Escort; and Killer Scout.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

APPOINTMENT FACTORS :This position is the Federal/Excepted Civil Service and is open to current members in the Arizona Air National Guard.Individual selected will receive an Indefinite Appointment

and may be converted to permanent based on availability of funds or position no longer being encumbered



Prior to appointment into this position, selectee must be a current member of the Arizona Air National Guard and must possess for the following AFSC : 11U3A/12U3A/18A3A

Max Military Grade: O5


Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (BONUS). Individual selected will be required to take a pre-employment medical screening which will be paid for by the Agency.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position

Point of Contact Information:

Col James Thompson-

DSN: 228-1399 or commercial 520-228-1399


Lt Col Jeffrey Hills-

DSN:228-1359 or commercial 520-228-1359


Specialized Experience:

36 months experience in civilian aviation programs; or, military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components); or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facility; or, Air National Guard Wing/ Operations Group. Qualification competencies are determined by three factors: The aircraft operated; the nature and purpose of assignments; and, the degree of hazard. Experienced in piloting and instructing pilot skills in one or more of the following main-frame/military aircraft: Fixed-wing, rotary, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Although a variety of piloting administrative tasks are performed in support of an Air National Guard aviation program, the required competence for this grade includes the ability to train and instruct others in the piloting of a specified main-frame military aircraft. Experienced in reading and applying mission tasks, intelligence reports, and weather information. Experienced in supervising and/or conducting mission planning, mission preparations, filing of flight plans, and conducting crew briefings. Experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, equipment assessments, and mission manning. Experienced in operating aircraft controls and equipment.


  1. Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders.

  2. Experienced in conducting or supervising crew member training on simple to complex mission specific tasks.

  3. Experienced in flying operations and coordinating with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs.

  4. Experienced in operating aircraft controls and equipment.

Candidate must be a citizen of the United States

Direct Deposit of pay is mandatory.

Known Promotion Potential: None

For this job announcement the following documents are REQUIRED to be COMPLETED WITH SIGNATURE:


  • Resume or Optional Form 612

  • Optional Form 306, declaration for Federal Employment*(WITH SIGNATURE)*

  • AZNG Form 335-2-R (Knowledge, Skill and Ability Supplement) or substantiating document that contains the listed KSA's in this announcement with your relevant experiences.

Additional Supporting Documentation: Enlisted/Officer Record Brief (Army), Report of Individual Personnel (Air), other documentation that shows MOS/ASVAB/Rank qualifications etc. (Optional but recommended)

Please click on the link below to review the TOP REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

You may download the required forms from the Arizona National Guard Human Resources website at . After you have completed the form, please submit using the upload instructions above listed under Option A.

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.**


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Other Information

1. If you are a current excepted service Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility,you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects excepted service tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. All qualification requirements must be met prior to the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

3.* Please do not fax/email any applications or resumes to the Arizona National Guard Human Resource Office.* You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter.

Salary Range: $82,642.00 to $107,434.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2181-13/13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 432681700

Job Announcement Number: AZ16-082T-1653039