Flight Instructor

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In this position you will perform professional educational work as a staff Aircraft Flight Instructor and will be responsible for fixed or rotary winged aircraft with instrument, on ground and flight training for new hires, aircrew evaluations, and pilot proficiency evaluations.

This position starts at a salary of $103,409.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $134,435.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $134,435 (GS-13 Step 10).

Typical work assignments include:

Instructing or evaluating student pilots in advanced instrument flight techniques, human factors, cockpit resource management, emergency procedures, and the operation of high performance aircraft which includes hazardous maneuvers and procedures.
Instructing pilots in methods of instruction and evaluating their proficiency to engage in flight instruction.
Testing and certifying aircraft airworthiness by evaluating mechanical deficiencies and functionality of the airframe, components, and systems.
Planning, scheduling, implementing and maintaining airplane and/or helicopter training programs for CBP.
Evaluating program safety and flight procedures, and recommending corrective action or additional training.

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
You may be required to pass a background investigation
CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.

This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR)/Basic Requirement IOR. Experience: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:Instructing and evaluating pilots in advanced precision instrument flight techniques and procedures for flying rotary-wing aircraft
Conducting ground and flight instruction in rotary-wing aircraft.
Developing education and training programs for use throughout the department and other external entities.
Performing maintenance check flights to ensure proper completion of maintenance
Preparing fund expenditure reports and tracks and submits monthly aircraft mission and pilot flight time reports.
NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the “Required Documents” section below for additional resume requirements.

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.

You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience as described above and meet the basic requirements listed below.

Minimum Eligibility RequirementsMinimum eligibility requirements for positions in this occupation are based on possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates and/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the positions.

Flight ExperienceCandidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recency of flight experience. The categories in which candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency relate to (1) the general knowledge and skills to pilot the aircraft, and (2) the specific knowledge and skills related to the particular position being filled. Only that flight experience that is directly related to the work of the position is required for purposes of establishing minimum eligibility.

Minimum Flight Hour Requirements

Pilot Enter on Duty minimums are 1500 flight hours; (up to 500 hours can be waived, reducing the pilot enter on duty minimums to 1000 hours. The Flight Hour Waiver option can be completed in assessment section.
1. 1500 Total Flight Hours/Time — Flight time as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement.
2. 250 Pilot-In-Command Flight Hours — Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.
3. 75 Night Flying Hours
4.100 Flight Hours in the Last 12 Months — Required only for positions that involve flying. The flight hours specified apply to competitive appointments. For positions flying both helicopters and airplanes, at least one-fourth of the total hours must be in either category of aircraft.
5. 75 Instrument — At the GS-11 level and above, at least 10 of the required hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. The balance may have been acquired in a flight simulator or as other types of instrument flight time, e.g., hood instrument.
6. 500 Flight Hours of Instructor Time — Must be related to the nature of the instruction work and the category of aircraft operated (i.e., airplane or helicopter) in the position to be filled. If the purpose of the position is to provide instruction in instrument flight techniques, one-half of the flight time must have involved instrument instruction in either airplanes or helicopters.

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