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Aircraft operations officer (military requirement)

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Air Force
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 . Permanent Full Time This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position. Air Reserve Technicians 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 Air Reserve Technician 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 Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL UPCOMING LIKE POSITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. CERTIFICATES MAY BE ESTABLISHED AND USED FOR 90 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. 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._
Must be a United States Citizen Incentives will not be offered. Military AFSC and Grade: 011F3B/Lt Col-O5 Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements. The primary purpose of this position as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Aircraft Operations Officer is to manage the total operations of a flying squadron. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:
Direct all operations and maintenance training programs for the Squadron.
Implement flying and ground training requirements.
Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
As required, fly as an instructor/examiner in unit aircraft.
Applicants must qualify for a USAF Pilot Rating, and be currently qualified (within the last 36 months) as an A-10 Airplane Flight Instructor in a flying component of a U.S. MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT. (Active Duty or Reserve)
Flying Hours Required:
Aircraft Operations Officer, GS-14
Must have logged 2,000 hours total pilot time, or 1,300 hours First Pilot/Instructor Pilot time in a military fixed-wing aircraft. Must be currently instructor qualified in the A-10 aircraft.
NOTE: Flying hours logged as student pilot 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).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Formulate, determine or influence policies of the assigned units. (2) Be a fully qualified, mission-ready, rated pilot aircrew member on flying status in unit to which assigned. Must participate in regular and frequent flights as required by the supervisor, over and above the flying necessitated by the position. Must have been previously flight examiner qualified. Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass standardization/evaluation flight examinations which are written tests and also actual flight performance to demonstrate flight knowledge and abilities required of the position. (3) Be subject to the normal pressures, deadlines and other conditions inherent in this position and others found in the aircrew occupation. Also, as appropriate, may be exposed to gravity forces of three to seven depending upon aircraft to which assigned. (4) As necessary, to meet special or essential unscheduled flying missions, may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice. (5) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements. Work schedule will be aligned to allow the incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies. 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. (6) If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment. (7) Position is 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. (8) Position may be designated for drug testing. Therefore, incumbent may be subject to random testing for drug use. (9) A background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. 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. 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 Flying Hours Requirement for the position listed under 'Qualification Required' and quality categories as shown below. Qualified applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within the same quality category. Each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on their responses to the assessment questionnaire. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and ATAFR-209 Form, Supplemental Statement of Aeronautical Qualifications will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. If after reviewing your resume and ATAFR-209 Form, Supplemental Statement of Aeronautical Qualifications a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. The final rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the Flying Hours Required of this position.
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.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability as identified in the Flying Hours Requirement listed under 'Qualifications Required' as they relate to the position for which you are applying.
Your application must be completed online or faxed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) . The Special Examining Unit office does not accept applications by e-mail, regular mail, fax or in person. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package byFriday, October 10, 2014, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire (as applicable)
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) onFriday, October 10, 2014. Incomplete application packages will not be considered and will receive an ineligible rating.
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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover
using the following Vacancy ID1224872. Fax your documents to .
Note: 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 cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
The following documents are required:
1. Your R sum - Work experience sections must show inclusive dates (month/year) and number of hours worked per week. If in a Reserve component, you should also identify any man-days or active duty days (total number of days) within the corresponding work experience block, if applicable. Current civil service employees claiming credit for experience that would not normally be part of your primary duties must provide documentation, signed by your supervisor, which verifies the performance of other duties and the percentage of time the other duties were performed. Additional information on what your resume must contain can be found on the following link . The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire
3. ATAFR-209 , (Dated Jul 02) Supplemental Statement of Aeronautical Qualifications. This form is mandatory. Please upload this form in the supporting documents section under the Other Tab. FAILURE TO SUBMIT THIS FORM WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGBILE RATING.
4. Other supporting documents :

Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable - To successfully claim veterans' preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, please see the information below.
COPY OF DD 214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY PROVIDED MUST IDENTIFY TYPE OF SEPARATION, CHARACTER OF SERVICE AND NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION.

Claims for 5-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit official documentation such as a (1) DD 214; (2) Virtual MPF awards and decoration printout; or (3) Statement of Service Letter or other form of certification signed by a Military Personnelist or other authorizing official (Commander of your unit or higher headquarters) to include your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of Discharge and Character of Service (for members in a Reserve component, the letter must clearly identify 180 consecutive days of active duty, not for training).
If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your DD214 prior to entering on duty.

Claims for 10-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit the following documents: (1) Standard Form 15, pages 1 & 2 (Revised 10/13 or later previous editions are unusable); (2) a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability. The Employment Letter is the preferred supporting documentation. It can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling ; and (3) a DD 214. If sufficient information is not provided for 10-point preference, 5 point tentative preference may be granted based on criteria as identified above for 5-Point Veterans' Preference.
For further details on veterans preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide /.
The above mentioned forms may be obtained from the Air Force Reserve website .
Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You may receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating or veterans' preference from the initial notice. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program . In addition to your take-home pay, clickhere for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the 'Transition GPS (Goals, Plans Success)' website / to obtain this VMET information.
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
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. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website /#url=Appointment-of-Military-Spouses. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
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