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Army National Guard Units SUPERVISORY AIRCRAFT PILOT (Title 32) in Chicago, Illinois


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a SUPERVISORY AIRCRAFT PILOT (Title 32), Position Description Number D0644000 and is part of the IL AASF 2, National Guard.


As a SUPERVISORY AIRCRAFT PILOT (Title 32), GS-2181-14, you will function as the commander of an AASF. The position supervises between 3 and 12 substantive General Schedule (GS) employees and a large (more than 30) wage grade work force. The GS workforce includes at least 2 fulltime GS-13 pilots who instruct and evaluate flying in advanced attack or heavy transport helicopters or advanced instrument flight techniques or instruct instructors in methods of instruction or any combination for at least 50% of their work time. Major Duties - This is NOT an all-inclusive list: Manages and directs the activities and functions of the AASF in support of the state mission which includes flight operations; proficiency training of aviators and crewmembers; aviation safety; and the organizational, direct support, and limited general support maintenance of all assigned aircraft. Manages assigned fiscal, material and personnel resources by determining the organizational structure within manning and budgetary restraints and guidelines and ensures that optimum use is made of all assigned resources through effective management techniques. Responsible for supporting the State ARNG aviation program and ensuring that adequate aircraft and aviators are available to accomplish assigned aviation missions. Plans work to be accomplished by the organization which consists of 3 to 12 employees engaged in substantive work and additional wage grade employees. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinate units based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Prepares performance standards. Reviews, accepts, amends or rejects work which has been reviewed by subordinate supervisors. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to supervisors and subordinate employees on both work and administrative matters. Collaborates with heads of other units to negotiate, decide on, and/or coordinate work-related changes affecting other units not personally supervised. Advises officials with broader and higher responsibilities on problems involving the relationship of the work of the organization supervised to broader programs, and its impact on such programs. Oversees the training operations of assigned or attached aircrew members through a subordinate supervisor. Manages and directs the standardization, currency, proficiency, safety operations, logistics and maintenance programs of the facility. Standardizes methods and procedures of flight instruction and flight proficiency for the facility and may fly with flight instructors, unit instructor pilots, and assigned aviators to assure the validity of methods and procedures employed and the conformance to Aircrew Training Manual requirements. Responsible or the planning and supervision of an extensive and comprehensive pilot and crew member training program including Additional Flight Training Period (AFTP) program. Oversees the aviation maintenance functions through a subordinate Supervisory Aircraft Maintenance Test Pilot and ensures maintenance of assigned and supported aircraft in accordance with established procedures. Responsible for the overall safety program for the facility. Formulates, monitors, and when directed, executes the Aircraft Pre-Accident Plan, hurricane or severe weather evacuation plan, search and rescue plan and area disaster plan. Serves on aircraft safety and aviation policy boards, groups and committees.


Conditions of Employment


AREA OF CONSIDERATION: The areas of considerations for this position, Title 32 Excepted Service (32 U.S. Code ยง 709), will be in the following manner and sequence, The FIRST area of consideration for this position will be all excepted permanent and indefinite temporary technicians within the ILNG. The SECOND area of consideration will be all current Federal Employees. The THIRD area of consideration will be all Federal re-employment eligible. The FOURTH area of consideration will be applicants willing to become T32 Dual Status Technicians and gain ILNG membership. The FIFTH area of consideration will U.S. Citizens. Military Grades: Officer and Warrant Officer Only - Minimum rank requirement of CW5. MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The Dual Status technician must obtain and maintain all military certifications OR Federal Aviation Administration certificates; current aeronautical ratings, medical and flight physical requirements, and qualifications for aviation service, military skill requirements in training, education, certifications, and experience. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a competent understanding of the occupation's basic principles and concepts. Applicants should have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade (or a comparable military rank) immediately below the next higher level. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-14 Level - Must have at least 36 months of working experiences in civilian aviation programs; or, military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components); or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facilities; or, Air National Guard Operations Groups. Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and briefing commanders. Experienced in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, aircraft operating procedures, and mission tactics. Experienced in planning and preparing for missions; and, experienced in piloting and instructing others in piloting specific air-frame/military aircraft. Experienced in various piloting administrative tasks performed in support of Army or Air National Guard aviation programs. Experienced in aviation unit quality control management programs. Experienced in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of the Air Force, National Guard Bureau, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration directives. Experienced in applying directives, regulations, accident reports, safety data, and local operating conditions to determine unit safety program requirements. Experienced in flying operations and coordinating with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and programs. Experienced in applying operational directives, training directives, instructions, standard operating procedures, and special instructions of National Guard Bureau, United States Army or United States Air Force, and gaining commands. Experienced in commanding and executing unit comprehensive annual training plans to ensure accomplishment of all required aircrew training. Experienced in executing flight schedules and flying hour programs; and, analyzing post-mission debriefings to ensure accomplishment of assigned training events. Experienced in coordinating annual, monthly, and/or daily operational requirements with unit commanders, Federal Aviation Administration, and other supporting agencies. Experienced in maintaining detailed wartime or peacetime contingency plans and supplements for unit deployment, strange field operations/employment, and redeployment. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the lower grade level in the Federal service in order to be considered for this position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.


You must meet the following Education requirements to qualify for this position: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university. Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from an accredited civilian aviation school or aviation certifications from an accredited military aviation school. Flight Instructor Certification You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional Information

If you are needing some extra information regarding Federal Resumes, you should consider the additional resources provided on IL HRO Staffing's Page: 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 ( 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.