Navigator (Instructor) 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 Qualifications Center at . Permanent Full Time This is an Air Reserve Technician Officer position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) 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 ART 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 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.
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Must be a United States Citizen Incentives are not being offered Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements Military AFSC and Grade: 12B3 Lt Col B52
The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) officer radar navigator and navigator instructor providing ground and airborne national flight instruction to assigned Reservists in B-52 aircraft. The position requires accomplishing a variety of administrative duties related to flight instruction and mission accomplishment such as scheduling, squadron operations management , combat mission planning and training. This position is located in an Air Force Reserve flying PRP flying squadron at Barksdale AFB LA. The incumbent will:
Manage the aircrew certification program.
Analyze missions and directives from higher headquarters, accident reports, combat readiness reports, flight evaluations, etc.
Administers standardization/evaluation flight evaluations.
Evaluates aircrew ground and flight training programs, including the simulator program.
Compose and construct navigation portion of crew members mission briefings including the determination of initial flight plans, fuel requirements and required charts.
Perform in-flight navigation equipment checks on all unit assigned aircraft.
May serve as mission commander when assigned aircraft are participating in deployment, redeployment or employment operations during exercises or tanker task force operations, contingencies, joint airborne training; unilateral tactical training and other airlift/bomber operations specified in an implementing directive.
Serve as a flight navigator on flying missions of the unit to which assigned.
Applicants must qualify for a USAF Navigator Rating and be currently qualified (within last 36 months) as a B-52 Navigator in a flying unit of a U.S. Military Component. (Active Duty or Reserve)
Specialized Experience:
No specific length of service is required. Applicants MUST have experience as Air Navigators in an Active Duty or Reserve status in a flying unit of a U.S. Military component.
Applicants must be currently qualified (within the past 36 months) in B-52 aircraft and have logged 1,000 hours a Navigator.
Position may or will require incumbent to:
(1) Be an instructor qualified, mission-ready, rated navigator member on flying status in unit to which assigned. If not instructor qualified at the time of selection, incumbent must obtain instructor qualification rating within 6 to 12 months of selection.
(2) Perform primarily ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally, not to exceed 30% of total responsibilities. (3) Work uncommon tours of duty with limited/no notice. (4) Plan and present flying safety training and conduct lectures and meetings on flying safety. (5) Sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment to an ART officer position. (6) Must take and pass standardization/evaluation examinations which consist of both written tests and actual flight performance to demonstrate knowledge and abilities required of the position, as prescribed by regulations. (7) Be subject to the normal pressures, deadlines and other conditions inherent in this position and others found in the aircrew occupation. (8) Be exposed to gravity forces of three to seven depending upon aircraft to which assigned. (9) Participate in regular and frequent flights as required by the commander, over and above the flying necessitated by the position. (10) Be assigned additional duty flight examiner responsibilities as determined by the supervisor. (11) 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.(12) Position may require 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 hour requirements for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans in the same quality category. 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.
Flying Hours Required:
- Must be currently qualified (within the last 36 months) as a B-52 Navigator in a flying unit of a U.S. Military component (Active Duty or Reserve) and have logged 1,000 hours as a Navigator.
NOTE : Flying hours logged as a student Navigator are creditable.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your ATAFR-209 Form, Supplemental Statement of Aeronautical Qualifications, will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. THIS FORM IS MANDATORY AND MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your ATAFR-209 Form will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. You will receive a rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire and/or ATAFR-209 Form. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the flying hours required of this position. If after reviewing the above documents a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
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 byMonday, January 05, 2015, which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire (as applicable)
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.
4. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, January 05, 2015. 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 ID 1289066. 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 questionnaire 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
2. 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.
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.
Claims for 5-Point Veterans' Preference. Submit official documentation such as (1) a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy (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) who certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also 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 DD 214 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 supportingdocumentation which must be submitted with the SF 15. The Employment Letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling ; and (3) a DD-214 Member 4 copy. If sufficient information is not provided, tentative preference may be granted based on 5-Point Veterans' Preference criteria as stated above.
For further details on veterans preference, please refer to the OPM VetGuide at
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 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, click here 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)" / to obtain this VMET information.
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website .
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 be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP eligibles achieving a score of 80 or higher, excluding veteran preference points, will be considered well qualified. 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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