Airplane Pilot

Air National Guard Units | March AFB, CA

Posted Date 2/05/2021

This AIRPLANE PILOT position, is located at the unit level in the Air National Guard (ANG) Aviation Wing, Operations Group at selected units in the ANG and is part of the CA 163 ATKW.

This is an open until filled announcement. The announcement will be posted until all positions have been filled. Applications will be reviewed every 30 days and you will receive an email regarding your application status when reviewed.


The primary purpose of the AIRPLANE PILOT, GS-2181-12, is to pilot 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.

May make additional selections within 90 days of eligible(s) issuance.

Mandatory Qualification Requirements: Eligibility for this Dual Status technician position requires possession of Federal Aviation Administration pilot certificates OR appropriate military certifications, military ratings in the main-frame military aircraft of employment, and the required competencies.

AIRPLANE PILOT, GS-2181-12: Must have at least one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level and have at least two years experience in instructing others in a specific air-frame/military aircraft; Experience with civilian aviation programs, military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components), Army National Guard Aviation Support facility or Air National Guard Wing/ Operations Group; Experience operating a specific main-frame military aircraft, mission planning, and mission preparation; Experience reviewing and analyzing mission taskings, intelligence, and weather information; Experience supervising and/or filing of flight plans and conducting crew briefings; Experience performing or supervising work procedures involved in navigation, search and rescue operations, surveillance, and/or reconnaissance; Experience conducting training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks; Experience with aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, and equipment assessments; Experience developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders; Experience with flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, mission tactics, and operating procedures; Experience with unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of Defense, Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies, regulations, and directives.

Must provide flight records and/or Aviation Certification. Failure to provide will result in automatic disqualification.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Operation and Control
  • Safety and Security

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