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Airplane/Helicopter Pilot

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Department Of Defense Sheppard Air Force Base , TX 76311

Posted 2 months ago

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This is an Air Reserve Technician 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 Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.

This is a standing register used to fill positions at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled.

Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on the location of position.

The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.

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.

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Airplane/Helicopter Pilot in the unit aircraft. Position also

accomplishes a variety of administrative duties related to flight/mission accomplishment such as scheduling, mission planning, operational

training, and mission management. Upon successful completion of training requirements, satisfaction of time-in-grade requirements and a

display of successful performance, the incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the target position of GS-2181-12, Airplane/Helicopter

Pilot. Subject position is part of a developmental Airplane Flight Instructor Program, which provides employees with training and valuable

experience that, serves as the recruitment pool from which GS-13 Airplane Flight Instructors are selected. Incumbent of this position will perform

the following duties:

  • Under the guidance and assistance of the aircraft commander/flight instructor, operate aircraft to become a fully qualified, mission ready pilot in unit type aircraft.

  • Participate in discussions, meetings or serves on panels or committees regarding unit aircraft and flying mission.

  • Perform other flight related duties supporting the accomplishment of the unit operational and training mission.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

Who May ApplyThis job is open toUnited States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    2181 Aircraft Operation

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a United States Citizen

  • Travel expenses will be paid

  • Incentives may or may not be offered

  • Military Preferred AFSC: 11XX


Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Obtain a background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or a security clearance. (2) Formulate, determine or influence policies of the assigned units. (3) Aircrew and management duties may include stress (both mental and physical), exposures to extreme hot and cold temperatures, gravity forces of three to seven depending on aircraft to which assigned as well as the typical risks or discomforts involved in flying any aircraft through combat maneuvers, night aerial refueling, low level flying and other tactics, and short notification for accomplishment of immediate action items directed by unit supervisors/higher headquarters that must be completed before the duty day ends. (4) Be a rated pilot on flying status in unit to which assigned. Must participate in regular and frequent flights as required by the commander.

Periodically, as prescribed by regulations, must take and pass standardization/evaluation examinations which consist of both written tests and actual flight performance to demonstrate flight knowledge and abilities required of the position. Must pass physical examination and meet annual flying requirements. (5) Be entered in instructor upgrade training when qualified with gaining unit training regulations. (6) Meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are primarily ART duties: however, the incumbent is assigned non-ART duties not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities.

As necessary, to meet special or essential unscheduled activities, may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice. (7) If you are selected for an ART Officer position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment. (8) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing. (9) Incumbent is subject to the normal pressures, deadlines, and other conditions inherent in this position. (10) Some positions under this announcement may be 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.


Applicants must meet the flying hours requirement below, qualify for a USAF Pilot Rating, be an undergraduate pilot trainee (UPT) graduate, and be currently qualified (within the last 8 years) as an Airplane/Helicopter Pilot.

Flying Hours Required:

Airplane/Helicopter Pilot, GS-11

  • Must have been awarded or qualify for a USAF Pilot rating and hold a valid aviation service aeronautical order. Minimum of 300 total Military Flight Time in Mission Design Series (MDS).

NOTE: Flying hours logged as student pilot and simulator 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).


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

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Airplane/Helicopter Pilot

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Department Of Defense