Helicopter Flight Instructor - Moffett Field, CA

$128,834 - $166,500 yearly
  • California National Guard
  • Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Oct 09, 2019
Full time Training Aviation

Job Description


Selectee may be non-competitively converted to permanent status if/when funding becomes available or position becomes unencumbered.

The primary purpose of the HELICOPTER FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, GS-2181-13, is to provide ground and flight instruction to upgrade pilot skills to obtain maximum performance on the unit-equipped (UE) helicopter.

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

Conditions of Employment

CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in the California National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. If you are interested in joining the California National Guard, please contact a California National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. https://state.nationalguard.com/california

Compatible Military Assignment and Grade are required. Military technicians must be assigned to a military position in the same unit which they are employed or, in a unit that is supported by the employing activity. Military technicians must hold the military grade specified for the position. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the positions if experience is held.

Priority Areas(s) of Consideration:
Priority consideration is first given to the areas below.

AREA I= Current California National Guard employees who are serving on a Permanent/Indefinite/Temporary appointment.
AREA II= Current California National Guard members.
AREA III= Current military members of the Air Force/Army National Guard, Air Force/Army Reserve or Air Force/Army Active Duty. (Applicants who are currently in other Air/Army branches and NOT currently a member of the California National Guard (CNG) must become a member of a compatible unit of assignment within the Air Force CNG commensurate with the military grade listed in this announcement prior to federal assignment).

Military Grades: O-1 through O-5 or Officer Candidates/Eligibles
Officer Candidates/Eligibles: Must complete the Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) and completed the Military Officer education requirements OR awarded a Bachelor's Degree prior to appointment. 

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive MAY BE authorized, subject to funding and approval.

Relocation Costs MAY BE authorized subject to provisions of the Joint Travel Regulation, funding, and an agency determination that a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move is in the Government's best interest.

Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.
Must wear appropriate military uniform including required grooming standards.
Must maintain a compatible military unit, grade and job assignment as required by current directives.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


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.

HELICOPTER FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, GS-2181-13: 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 specialized competencies in operating a specific main-frame military aircraft, mission planning, and mission preparation; Experience reviewing and analyzing mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information; Experience filing flight plans and conducting crew briefings; Experience with aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, and equipment assessments; Experience performing or supervising work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations or surveillance and reconnaissance; Experience conducting or supervising the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks; 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.

Officer Candidates/Eligibles must have taken the Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) and completed the Military Officer education requirements OR awarded a Bachelor's Degree prior to appointment. 

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
  • Tests and Measurement