• Qualifications

    General Experience: Must have a competent understanding of the occupation's basic principles and concepts. Must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level.

    SUPERVISORY AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, GS-2181-13: Must have working experience in civilian aviation programs; or, military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components); or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facilities; or, in the Air National Guard Operations Groups; 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); Experienced in abilities to train and instruct others in the piloting of a main-frame military aircraft; Experienced in mission tasking, intelligence reporting, and applying weather information; Experienced in supervising and/or 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; Experienced in performing or supervising the work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling; search and rescue operations; or surveillance and reconnaissance; Ability to conduct or supervise the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks; Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders; Experienced in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics;


    At least two years experiences in instructing others in a specific air-frame/military aircraft; Competent to complete various piloting administrative tasks performed in support of Army National Guard aviation programs; Skilled to instruct others to pilot military aircraft on a regular and recurring basis; Experienced in the aviation unit quality control management programs; plus, skilled in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration directives; Experienced in following directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine unit safety program requirements; Experienced in coordinating with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs; Experienced in one or more missions such as, air-to-air; air-to- ground; mortar-to-arm escort; surveillance; reconnaissance; surface attack; killer-scout; target illumination; or laser targeting; Experienced in piloting manned or unmanned aircraft; Experiences may include the traditional "stick and rudder" type controls for piloting aircraft direction, altitude, and speed; Experienced in on-board aircraft instrumentation and aircraft mounted video cameras; Experienced in visual flight-rule type flying and aircraft instrument flying; Experienced in flying simulated "real world" combat and non-combat missions and terrain; Experienced in planning, scheduling, and conducting flights through Federal Aviation Administration controlled national airspace; Experienced in applying operational directives, training directives, instructions, standard operating procedures, and special instructions of National Guard Bureau, United States Army, and gaining commands; Experienced in working independently to plan and perform work assignments;


    Experienced in completing safe and efficient missions through the use of Operational Risk Management; Experienced in cancelling flying activities, diverting aircraft, dictating mission requirements, approving specific activities, coordinating for airport or airspace utilization with FAA, and/or, directing emergency actions involving unit support agencies; Experienced in using applicable Army aviation regulations, policies, requirements and standards, skills and practices; and, the applying instructional techniques to the training of other pilots in the Army National Guard flying facilities; Experienced in conducting particular combat tactics, missions, or specific main-frame aircraft; or, flying in mountainous terrain, performing tactical remote site evaluation, performing landings on remote sites, providing ground and flight training, and conducting night-vision operations and instruction; Experienced in standardization and evaluation programs, written ground examinations, emergency procedures, and aircrew performance standards in accordance with applicable directives and Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements; Experienced in reviewing and complying with applicable service flight publications and directives for accuracy and currency; and knowledgeable of weapons and tactics for applicable military aircraft; Experienced in maintaining detailed wartime and peacetime contingency plans and supplements for unit mobility, deployment, strange field operations/ employment, and redeployment.

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