Air National Guard Units Navigator (Instructor) in Great Falls, Montana

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**THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION

*Any Tenure 1 or 2 (permanent status) employee will forfeit their status and any inherent rights as a permanent employee upon acceptance of this position.*

**Bargaining Unit position

Selecting Official: Lt Col Patrick Murphy**

This National Guard position is for a Navigator (Instructor), Position Description Number D2311000, and is part of the Montana Air National Guard.

(A Position Description can be obtained from HRO upon request)

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Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to navigate unit equipped (UE) aircraft. Positions specifically covered by this series include (1) Instructor Navigators/CSO's for heavy multiengine transport or tanker aircraft and (2) Instructor Weapon Systems Specialists in fighter or reconnaissance aircraft.

Navigates advanced, single or multi-engine military aircraft, high performance military fighter aircraft on tactical/non-tactical assigned missions using advanced precision instrument flight techniques in conjunction with air navigational aids.

Prepares for flight to include: securing current and forecast weather information to determine conditions along the proposed route of flight and at the destination; plans the flight through the study of charts to determine routing, intermediate stops, alternate destination, fuel requirements, estimated flying time, and if required, files the aircraft flight plan and reviews aircraft and personnel diplomatic entry requirements.

Performs Flight Examining functions which include: evaluating the performance of aircrew members completing initial training; instructing, evaluating, and examining rated instructors; providing periodic flight evaluations of rated aircrew members; and administering requalification evaluations.

Instructor duties include reviewing trainee's prior training and experience records of newly assigned aircrew and planning the type and level of training necessary to achieve the required level of proficiency/skill.

Incumbents are subject to rotation to perform admin staff tasks in any of the following Air Ops program support functional areas:

a. Training and Scheduling: Designs and coordinates comprehensive training plans and scenarios to provide realistic technical aircrew training.

b. Plans: Develops unit deliberate planning for implementation of wartime, base and national tasking.

c. Safety: Plans, organizes and administers unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Air Force, ANG and OSHA directives, and applicable technical publications.

d. Inspector General: Serves as the Wing Commander's principal advisor and provides technical expert to wing personnel on the Air Force Complaints Resolution and Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) programs and the Air Force Inspection System (AFIS).

e. Weapons and Tactics: Trains and evaluates proficiency and competency of aircrews in mission employment.

f. Standardization/Evaluation: Plans, organizes and directs the Stan/Eval program.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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2183 Air Navigation

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Conditions of Employment
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • 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.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Qualifications

Military Grades: O1 - O5

Compatible Military Assignments: 12MX

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience which provided a working knowledge of the navigation systems and navigational instruments of the assigned airframe.

**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess certification as a qualified Navigator Instructor AND at least 36 months experience, education or training that has required you to obtain information on type of mission, weather and intelligence data, and special instructions; experience preparing navigation flight plans; experience that provided a knowledge of proper readings and operations of navigational systems. Experience that shows your ability to test and inspect the operation of compasses, navigation systems, or radio and radar equipment; experience utilizing various navigational methods and aids to accomplish flying missions. Experience computing the effect of various factors during flight to establish present course and project balance of course and ability to train, evaluate and certify proficiency and competency of lower graded personnel AND you must have completed the necessary hours required for your current airframe. (ex. 1000 hours total navigation time which includes 200 hours time in the C-130).

*You must list specific dates (DAY/MONTH/YEAR - DAY/MONTH/YEAR) with experience on resume to be considered.

NOTE: Your application must contain a DETAILED description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.**

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  1. Knowledge of regulations governing flying operations, training requirements and safety.

  2. Ability to work with others in developing and managing training programs which maintains or enhances flying capability.

  3. Ability to plan exercises or mission operations.

  4. Ability to coordinate with various unit functions to accomplish scheduled flight training.

  5. Ability to test and inspect operation of navigation and weapons equipment, etc.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

  2. Other supporting documents: Navigator Instructor certification.

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Benefits

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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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10393583

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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Agency contact information
Vanessa Toquero
Phone

(406) 324-3123

Email

vanessa.s.toquero.civ@mail.mil

Address

MT 120AW 2800 Airport Ave B Great Falls, MT 59404 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521104700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 01/11/2019 to 01/26/2019

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Salary: $73,375 to $95,388 per year

Appointment type: Temporary - Indefinite with potential to convert to permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time