Airplane Helicopter Pilot Job

Vacancy No. SR-APHP-12 Department U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Salary $64,490.00 to $83,840.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/18/2019 Close Date 11/17/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ELMENDORF AFB, AKMONTGOMERY, ALMONTGOMERY, ALLITTLE ROCK, AR
TUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZTUCSON, AZYOUNGTOWN, AZ
BEALE AFB, CAEDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CA
MONTEREY, CATRAVIS AFB, CALOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMY
BUCKLEY AFBCOLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, COANACOSTIA ANNEX, DC
DOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FLHOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FL
TAMPA, FLMIAMI, FLPATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FL
ATLANTA, GAMARIETTA, GAVALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GA
ANDERSEN AIR BASEHICKAM AFB, HISCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILGRISSOM AFB
MCCONNELL AFB, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LAWESTOVER ARBANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD
MINNEAPOLIS, MNWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MS
GOLDSBORO, NCOFFUTT A F B, NEMCGUIRE AFBCREECH AFB
NELLIS AFB, NVNIAGARA FALLS, NYDAYTON, OHALTUS AFB, OK
FORT SILL, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFB
PORTLAND, ORPITTSBURGH, PAPITTSBURGH, PACHARLESTON AFB, SC
SHAW A F B, SCDYESS AFB, TXFORT WORTH, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
UNIVERSAL CITY, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UTHAMPTON, VA
ARLINGTON, VAMCCHORD AFB, WATUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZ
TUCSON, AZYOUNGTOWN, AZBEALE AFB, CAEDWARDS, CA
EDWARDS AFBMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CAMONTEREY, CATRAVIS AFB, CA
LOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFBCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO
COLORADO SPRINGS, COANACOSTIA ANNEX, DCDOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FL
HOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FLTAMPA, FLMIAMI, FL
PATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FLATLANTA, GAMARIETTA, GA
VALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAANDERSEN AIR BASEHICKAM AFB, HI
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILGRISSOM AFBMCCONNELL AFB, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LA
WESTOVER ARBANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDMINNEAPOLIS, MNWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MO
COLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MSGOLDSBORO, NCOFFUTT A F B, NE
MCGUIRE AFBCREECH AFBNELLIS AFB, NVNIAGARA FALLS, NY
DAYTON, OHALTUS AFB, OKFORT SILL, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFBPORTLAND, ORPITTSBURGH, PA
PITTSBURGH, PACHARLESTON AFB, SCSHAW A F B, SCDYESS AFB, TX
FORT WORTH, TXSAN ANTONIO, TXUNIVERSAL CITY, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TX
HILL AFB, UTHAMPTON, VAARLINGTON, VAMCCHORD AFB, WA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 11/18/2019 to 11/17/2020

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Salary

    $64,490 to $83,840 per year

    This is the base salary and does not include the additional locality pay.

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

Many vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Permanent Change of Station costs will be paid.

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions, concerning military eligibility please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1800-257-1212.

Announcement number

SR-APHP-12

Control number

552589400

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for IMPORTANT additional information.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Airplane or Helicopter Pilot, providing ground and airborne flight to assigned Reservists in unit aircraft. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:

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    Responsibilities
    • Execute the duties and responsibilities of an aircraft commander.
    • Represent the unit by participating in discussions, meetings or serve on panels or committees.
    • Perform other duties related to flying and accomplishment of the unit operational and training mission.
    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    2181 Aircraft Operation

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Must be a United States Citizen
    • Incentives and Special Pay Rates may or may not be offered. Travel and Relocation may be paid.
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • Preferred Military AFSC and Grade: 11XX
    • Aircrew and management duties may include stress (both mental and physical), exposures to extreme hot and cold temperatures, gravity forces of three to seven depending on aircraft to which assigned
    • Required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities
    • Position may require a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance
    • Typical risks or discomforts involved in flying any aircraft through combat maneuvers, night aerial refueling, low level flying and other tactics, and short notification
    • Must be a rated pilot aircrew member on flying status in unit to which assigned. Must participate in regular and frequent flights as required by the commander
    • Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass standardization/evaluation examinations which consist of both written tests and actual flight performance to demonstrate flight knowledge and abilities required of the position
    • Must pass physical examination and meet annual flying requirements
    • Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968
    • An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position
    • If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment
    • Incumbent is subject to the normal pressures, deadlines, and other conditions inherent in this position and others found in the aircrew occupation. May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice
    • Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing
    • Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions covered by the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP)
    • Some positions covered by this announcement may be obligated
    • Some positions covered by this announcement is subject to the provisions of DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP)
    • Those individuals who previously applied under Announcement# SR-APHP-12-13, must applied under this announcement in order to be considered for the Airplane Pilot/Helicopter Pilot position.
    Qualifications
    Basic Requirement GS-2181:
    Certificates and Ratings: To qualify, applicants must possess an Undergraduate Pilot Trainee Graduate Certificate or equivalent AND an Aviation Service Aeronautical Order. (NOTE: You must submit your certifications/order at the time of your application in order to be verify qualifications).

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, applicants must meet the following flight hours:

    Addition Requirements GS-2181:

    GS-12: A minimum of 750 total Flight Time in Mission Design Series (MDS). (You must submit a copy of official orders, forms, and/or logbooks time of your application in order to be verify Flight hours.)

    FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

    NOTE: Flying hours logged as student pilot and simulator are creditable. Flying hours in fighter/training aircraft will be given two-for-one credit by the examining office (Student hours will not be doubled).

    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:

    1. Knowledge of and skill in the application of rated aviator expertise as a pilot.

    2. Knowledge of and ability to formulate plans and courses pertaining to flying operations and unit flying training activities.

    3. Knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, and techniques for employment of assigned aircraft.

    4. Knowledge of flying operations and the unit mission.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.
    Education

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Applicant must be commissioned or commissionable as an ART Officer in the Air Force Reserve. Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, Air Reserve Technicians are required to maintain their active membership in the Air Force Reserve unit where assigned. As members of Reserve units, Air Reserve Technicians receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

    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 well qualified or above for this position. 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.

    Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Please clearly identify in your application that you are a military spouse preference applicant.

    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.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 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.

    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

    Please note if duplicate/multiple application materials are submitted, we will consider the most recent submission as the one of record. If you do not meet the screen out questions, you will not receive any further consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. 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. You will receive a rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The rating 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 rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., 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. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    3. ATAFR 209 - You MUST include ATAFR 209, Supplemental Statement for Aeronautical Reserve Technician, to provide total flying hours and dates (http://www.afrc.af.mil/Portals/87/documents/ARTjob-supplimentalstatement.pdf) OR an official Flying History Report
    4. Transcripts - can be a copy
    5. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    6. 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).
    7. Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
    8. Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/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
    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/17/2020

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10647027

    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.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    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 10647027

    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 Total Force Service Center
    Address

    AFPC DEO
    550 C Street W
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
    US
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    This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position. ARTs are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

    Applications will be reviewed to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. Certificate referrals will be issued periodically throughout the announcement period. This standing register may be used to fill grade level GS-12.

    Salary for locations that does not fall under the Special Salary Rate Table vary. Please visit http://www.cpms.osd.mil/wage/scheds/afusa.aspx to obtain that salary.

    Who May Apply:

    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • US Citizen


    Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.

    The Government's most important asset is its people.

    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

    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.

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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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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