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Aircraft Loadmaster (Instructor) (Title 32)

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Department Of The Air Force Little Rock Air Force Base , AR 72099

Posted 3 months ago

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This National Guard position is for a AIRCRAFT LOADMASTER INSTRUCTOR, Position Description Number D2300000 and is part of the Arkansas Air, National Guard.

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Develops and provides technical loadmaster upgrade and proficiency training/instruction to aircrew members. Develops and provides instruction techniques used for various Mission Specific Duties such as:

Combat Aircrew Training, Tactical and Airdrop, Mobile Aerial Port, Air Rescue and Recovery, Special Operations, Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Operations, Drop Zone Control Officer (DZCO), Banner Support Missions, Airdrop of nonstandard/test loads, Functional Check Flights, Aeromedical Evacuation, Emergency Airlift of Personnel, Test Certification, Combat Offload, Special Operations, Pyrotechnics Manual Launch Procedures, Space Container Modification, Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems, and Aerial Spraying. Training provided includes the full cycle of theory, formal classroom instruction, and actual on the job practice. Develops instructional standards, training plans, tests, lesson plans, and other training material.

Develops, establishes, validates, and maintains unit loadmaster training program. Analyzes and interprets guidance.

Writes and modifies general guidelines from a broad scope of principles, concepts, technology and methodology in order to form a practical lesson plans for flight training.

Evaluates student performance, annotates and maintains student training records. Ensures students safely execute the demonstrated methods of flight duties. Instructs, analyzes and interprets guidance.

Writes and modifies general guidelines from a broad scope of principles, concepts, technology and methodology in order to form practical lesson plans for flight training and annual ground egress training. Counsels students, evaluates student potential, makes determinations on readiness for evaluation, and recommends/initiates military reclassification actions as appropriate. Evaluates the effectiveness of the training program.

Reviews training objectives and determines the scope of training required. Schedules and conducts training for instructors and flight examiners on instructional methodology, student assessment, and training techniques. Schedules and conducts ground and flight training for qualification and proficiency requirements, encompassing all loadmaster crew duties.

Maintains required course documentation/records. Leads or participates in process improvement teams to recommend improvements to instructional methods or processes. Works with aircrew training contractors. Participates in workshops and course reviews.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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    2185 Aircrew Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

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.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard.

Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: Enlisted, SSgt/E-5

Compatible Military Assignments: Selectee must be a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and be assigned to the 189th AW in a compatible military position in Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) 1A2X1. Must become compatible in the AFSC within 12 months of appointment.

Must possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (Grade Inversion). Selectee may be subject to uncommon duties, rotational shift assignments and overtime duties. Enlisted members currently at a higher grade than allowed by the position (see Military Grade Requirement above) may apply; however, they must administratively reduce prior to appointment and provide confirmation of the reduction to HRO.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the 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. 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.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:Experience in functions such as preparing aircraft loading plans, loading and offloading aircraft,operating loading equipment, and ensuring security of cargo in flight.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 12 months experience performing in-flight weight and balance computations; cargo load planning and security; directing cargo or personnel loading and off-loading operations; providing for passenger needs and safety; and providing initial qualification, continuation training and/or upgrade/specialized training to aircraft loadmaster trainees.




Recommends course changes. Provides feedback on contractor courseware and instructional effectiveness.

Explains and demonstrates the proper method of executing assigned duties during flight. Accomplishes all requirements involved in mission planning and coordination. Completes various administrative tasks.

Determines numbers of aircraft and loading crews/vehicles needed to support proposed missions. Accomplishes coordination to verify availability of aircraft and previously scheduled commitments. Determines whether additional airlift support requests can be accommodated. Joint Airborne/Airlift Transportability Training (JA/ATTS): Coordinates and identifies user needs for joint service and multinational training missions; attends preplanning meetings, on site surveys with other Services' personnel to determine aircraft requirements and procedures to be employed during joint exercises.

Accomplishes a wide variety of preflight, in flight and post flight duties required by the nature of the aircraft assigned and the aircraft's specialized mission. These duties may be performed in either basic or instructor status.

Advises and makes determinations on issues involving passenger safety, and safety of flight matters involving weight and balance data, shipment and compatibility of various types of cargo and cargo/personnel combinations, hazardous materials in excessive quantities, special handling security cargo such as courier materials, and registered mail. Plans and prepares complex load plans. Considers the mission and its objective in configuring aircraft for a mission.

Develops and certifies cargo load plans considering quantity, weight, configuration, floor capacity, compartment restrictions and proper location within the aircraft to achieve the optimum center of gravity. Determines amounts and sizes of loading vehicles/crews and any other support equipment/personnel required. Considers size, weight, height, cube, trim considerations and close tolerances that may occur when preparing to load equipment onto aircraft.

Determines when additional shoring of floor is necessary in loading heavy equipment. Determines cargo placement of mixed cargo destined for a number of ports for a single mission. Performs aircraft inspection to determine aircraft airworthiness.

Reviews aircraft maintenance documentation.

Configures aircraft to comply with command operation restrictions and flight manual directives. Performs fire guard and safety observer duties (aircraft unique) during ground engine starts/shutdowns.

Oversees and directs loading and unloading crews. Checks prepared loads for safety requirements and possible excess to aircraft structural or flight limitations. Oversees cargo inspection, acceptance, loading distribution, tie-down and unloading procedures ensuring adherence to load plans.

Verifies, certifies, and approves load plans. Accomplishes weight and balance computations and certification. Teaches and demonstrates the proper donning and doffing of the Aircrew Chemical Defense Ensemble (ACDE) in preparation for operations in toxic chemical and biological environments.

Instructs and certifies loadmasters on the proper use of night vision equipment for engine running on/off loads, aero medical evacuation (AES) missions, air refueling and all methods of airdrop. Briefs the aircraft commander on cargo type, hazardous materials, and destination offload requirements. During aircraft backing, directs pilot in reverse taxi procedures and critical aircraft clearances.

Advise maintenance personnel of any items requiring corrective action. Assist other crew members in aircraft ground refueling operations. Monitors aircraft oxygen requirements and systems and activates the system in case of aircraft emergency.

Develops evacuation procedures for aircrew and passengers. Briefs passengers on in flight and emergency procedures and demonstrates the use of emergency equipment.

Ensures the availability of and provides comfort items, beverages, meals, and life support equipment to passengers. Coordinates with the pilot during in flight emergencies, assists in analyzing malfunctions, and prepares the aircraft, cargo, and passengers for evacuation, ditching, or crash landing. During emergencies, directs the safe evacuation of the aircraft through exits/hatches and assigns duties to crew members and passengers to assist in survival.

During flight, periodically inspects cargo to ensure that it is secure and inspects cargo systems functions. Constantly checks cargo of a unique nature that requires special precautionary measures during flight. Takes pressure and temperature readings to ensure crew and aircraft safety.

Vents pressurized containers to the outside of the aircraft if necessary. Scans engine and systems for irregularities. Serves as primary firefighter due to nature of equipment installed in aircraft.

Scans aircraft during inflight refueling operations, disconnects electrical valves and manually works selector valves, if required. Relays any hazards to pilot/flight engineer. Prepares customs documentation.

Complies with agriculture and immigration directives. Performs post-flight inspection on aircraft systems and supervises passenger and cargo offloading. Represents the aircraft commander during customs, immigration, agricultural inspections.

Administers no notice, pyramid and annual evaluations. Evaluates aircrew member's performance during all phases of flying mission execution.

Prepares aircrew performance critiques. Schedules training for additional aircrew members that do not meet or exceed their crew position qualification standards. Reviews aircraft incidents, airdrop malfunctions and incidents, operational hazards, and accident reports, bulletins, and directives pertinent to flying safety.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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Aircraft Loadmaster (Instructor) (Title 32)

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