Airplane Pilot

Website National Nuclear Security Administration

 As an Airplane Pilot, you will:

Provide pilot services as a Pilot in Command or Co-Pilot of 737 aircraft transporting personnel and classified cargo both domestically and internationally.
Participate in Emergency Response exercises and perform on-call pilot/duty officer duties for usually not less than 7 days per month or as directed to support mission requirements.
Plan aviation missions through a broad spectrum of contingency operations.
Transport explosives, weapons, armed couriers and large amounts of radiological materials.

Conditions of Employment

Subject to Random Drug Testing
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Favorable suitability determination required.
Financial Disclosure is required.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
A one year probationary period may be required.
FAA Airman Certificate (copy of front and back). Military pilots without an FAA certificate may submit a copy of flight orders or flight records that show the aircraft type and designated position.
Applicants are required to submit a FAA Form 3330-47-3 to apply.
Applicants are not required to submit a FAA medical certificate. However, they will be required to provide a current FAA Class I or II prior to appointment.
Subject to the Human Reliability Program.
Subject to participation in both scheduled and unscheduled emergency response exercises and events.
The work of this position involves routine exposure to noise levels requiring participation in the Hearing Conservation Program.
The use of personal protective equipment is mandatory.
This position requires maintaining an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate for PIC, a Commercial Pilot Certificate for SIC, a 737-Type Rating, and an FAA Class II Medical Certificate.

Possess FAA Type Rating (For any large aircraft over 70,000 lbs MGTOW and/or with a turbojet powerplant) or Military Aircraft Commander Qualification (as shown in military flight records) in a passenger/cargo type aircraft .


A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Flying large jet aircraft as a Pilot in Command or Second in Command for an airline, cargo, military, or corporate operation. Experience actively flying cargo and/or personnel in a large transport category aircraft with recency of flight in the past 12 months (100 hrs.) and a minimum of 250 PIC flight hours and 1,500 flight hours. Must have over 1,500 flight hours in B-737, military C-40, or similar cargo or passenger type aircraft (over 70,000 lbs.).

Examples of Specialized Experience:

Flying large jet aircraft as a Pilot in Command or Second in Command for an airline, cargo, or corporate operation.
Experience as a military transport pilot, which included flight planning, weight and balance calculation and self-dispatch.
Experience as a commercial chief pilot.

“Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of “well qualified” which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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