Aircraft Pilot Job at US Department of the Army – 4.3 in Fort Worth, TX



About the Position: This position is with the Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC), Aviation Support Facility (ASF) Worth West, located in Fort Worth, Texas.


Operate as Pilot in Command of multi-engine aircraft.

Assist Aviation Support Facility (ASF) supervisor in all phases of operation.

Establish and maintain a flight program for the Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC).

Instruct and evaluate rated pilots in basic and advanced flight procedures and maneuvers.

Resolve conflicts that arise to accomplish mission.

Travel Required

25% or less – The business travel requirement is 25%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

2181 Aircraft Operation



Conditions of Employment

Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment//Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

This position is subject to Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

Must possess a current first class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations at the time of appointment.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience and certification requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Basic Requirement: Possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates, and/or military rating, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position. Your application packet MUST include a copy of certificates/military ratings. Flight hours MUST BE in the body of the resume.

Flight hour requirements:
Total flight time – 1500 hours (Current federal employees may waive up to ¼ total flight time.)

Multi-engine Airplane – 500 hours

Pilot in Command – 250 hours

Night flying – 75 hours (Current federal employees may waive up to 25 night flying hours.)

Flying Time, Last 12 months – 100 hours (Current federal employees may waive up to ½ the flight hours required within the last 12 months.)

Please review the OPM qualification standard for specific flight requirements: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GS2100/2181.htm

Specialized Experience: Must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience includes: performing various aviator duties, such as Pilot, Copilot, Pilot in Command (PI), Instructor Pilot (IP), Standardization Instructor Pilot (SIP), Instrument Flight Examiner (IE), Maintenance Test Pilot (MO), or Maintenance Test Pilot Examiner (ME); performing as a pilot and copilot of fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, multiengine airplanes; instructing and evaluating pilots in basic and advanced flight procedures and maneuvers; planning, analyzing, or administering agency aviation programs; planning and developing flight operations and aviation training activities; and resolving conflicts as they arise to accomplish objectives.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Assist Aviation Support Facility Supervisor

Flight Planning

Instruct and Evaluate Aviators

Unit Level Flight Instruction


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.

This is a Career Program (CP) 64 – Aviation position.

You may claim military spouse preference.

If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary includes applicable locality pay.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.

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.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.

Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.

Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.

For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional

Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable

This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person’s personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.



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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

About the Company

Company: US Department of the Army – 4.3

Company Location:  Fort Worth, TX

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