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Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command FLIGHT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in March AFB, California

Summary Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. Individuals selected for ART positions must meet both civilian qualifications and uniformed military requirements. For more information click here and speak with an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. Responsibilities The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART), responsible for staff guidance, and management of operational and training programs for assigned units. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provides and advocacy of enlisted aircrew activities of subordinate flying units to include unit aircrew flight currency and ground training programs. Sets and monitors flying performance standards. Reviews and evaluates standardization reports to determine adequacy of progress and attainment of required qualification of assigned Reserve enlisted aircrews. 2. Provides staff oversight over aircraft operations and resources. Reviews Gaining MAJCOM/HQ AFRC messages, Flight Crew Information File (FCIF) messages and provides input for coordination accordingly. Provides the assigned NAF senior leadership with information regarding aircrew Operational Reports. 3. Creates trend analysis/status reports for assigned specialty and flying units and provides them to management. Reviews materials for currency and accuracy, and coordinates with various unit and HHQ sources/agencies. Forwards materials to senior leadership for coordination/approval. 4. Provides coordination on aircrew waivers relating to special mission sorties, specific home station training programs, and deployments with special mission capabilities of subordinate units. Researches and advises for the procurement of electronic devices for day-to-day mission planning/flight employment. 5. Participates as an aircrew member/instructor/evaluator, in incumbent's specialty area in assigned aircraft. Administers performance evaluations to aircrew members during all phases of mission execution, and critiques performance of aircrew members. 6. Coordinates with Senior Enlisted Aircrew Functional Area Manager on quantity and type of student quotas, and monitors utilization of specialized proficiency flying training associated with conversions and/or modifications to assigned aircraft. Assists the HQ AFRC Plans and Programs Directorate on site surveys at selected units to determine feasibility of units' capabilities to support upgraded/modified aircraft. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions for the, GS-0301 Series Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes familiarity with aircraft servicing procedures, Air Traffic Control rules and regulations, flight planning requirements, flight planning systems and interpreting Notices to Airmen and other pertinent flight publications. OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. OR COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. FEDERALTIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of operating principles and characteristics of major aircraft systems and their controls, panels, and indicators, systems, and equipment in accomplishing functions in aerial refueling, loading and off loading, or flight engineering operations. 2. Knowledge of aircraft capacity and limitations, weight and balance factors to provide the optimum center of gravity throughout the flight and procedures for preparing cargo for loading, unloading, and aerial delivery missions. 3. Knowledge of the interrelationships among aircraft systems and skill in diagnosing problems and reporting detailed symptoms and conditions in terms of flight safety. 4. Skill in analyzing operating conditions, diagnosing problems, determining alternate procedures and or initiating corrective actions. 5. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to coordinate and accomplish assigned tasks, prepare documents, reports, evaluations, and present training/instruction, and brief passengers and crews. 6. Ability to use a personal computer and software to use email, prepare documents, reports, and evaluations, and accomplish staff duties. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: 1. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. 2. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies. 3. The incumbent's regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. 4. As necessary, to meet special or essential unscheduled activities, may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice. 5. May be required to travel in military and commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments. 6. Must be a qualified instructor/evaluator and aircrew member on flying status in unit to which attached. 7. Must attain and maintain mission-ready status at the appropriate crew qualification level in the unit's assigned aircraft, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass written and in-flight standardization/evaluation examinations. 8. Position requires incumbent to obtain and retain a Top Secret Clearance. 9. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members; are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212. Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserve. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position) on the application. A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. Individuals selected for ART positions must meet both civilian qualifications and uniformed military requirements. In addition to meeting civilian qualifications, applicants must obtain military membership in the Air Force Reserve, wear the uniform, maintain job-specific military specialty requirements, and meet other military qualifications such as age, height, weight, and physical fitness standards. For more information click here and speak with an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected, and placed at the highest grade for which they applied. You must include a completed copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain/download a copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Priority Placement Program (PPP) Applicant Eligible: PPP Applicants, if determined well qualified and selected, will be placed at the at the full performance level. You must include the applicable completed copy of the PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility as a PPP Applicant. Click here to obtain/download a copy of the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 through DD3145-4, select the appropriate checklist for your claimed preference). To determine the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist required to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming, refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide located in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.