FWS Pilot

  • TT: 1,500+ HRS
  • Boise, ID
  • TT: 1,500+ HRS
  • Boise, ID

Website U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

As a Aircraft Pilot your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develops Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) procedures to implement Department of Interior (DOI) aviation safety policies.
Coordinates aviation safety and aircraft accident prevention program in concert with the DOI aviation safety program; providing guidance to FWS operational units in implementing all aviation safety policies; and ensuring that DOI, FWS, and appropriate National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy requirements are followed.
Keeps current on the types of aircraft and aviation technology.
Provides leadership in the implementation of DOI aviation user training, evaluates curricula, and monitors delivery to meet FWS training requirements.
Provides expert technical assistance to Regional Directors and Program Managers regarding safety of aviation operations.
Represents the FWS in general and the National Aviation Manager specifically at a variety of functions such as safety seminars and conferences, mid-level and senior management meetings, education and training sessions, wildland fire management support activities, and other aviation related activities.
Performs pilot duties when required – retains appropriate pilot certifications.
Special skills include aircraft pilot and mission observer.
Performs pilot duties in order to remain current in assigned service fleet aircraft.

Only experience and education obtained by 04/08/2024 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.

Basic Requirements:
Minimum 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.

Certificates and Ratings:
For all grade levels and specializations, candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating; both meet the requirement.

Note: Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot, flight instructor, or flight examiner, as appropriate. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable, e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.

Flight Experience:
Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recent 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:
Candidates must have completed at least 1500 hours of total flight time; which includes at least 250 hours of flight time as a Pilot-in-Command; at least 75 hours of night flying; AND at least 100 hours of flying time within the last 12 months. In addition, must have at least 75 hours of instruments flight time and at least 10 of these hours were logged in actual instrument weather.

You MUST submit the supporting documents before the closing date.

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Hiring POC Email: fwshiring@fws.gov

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