Maintenance Test Pilot

Department of Defense Shelbyville, IN
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This National Guard position is for an AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, Position Description Number D0615000 and is part of the Indiana National Guard.

Due to the limitations placed on this website, all listed duties under this position could not be provided. If you would like the complete list of duties, please contact the POC of this announcement.

As an MAINTENANCE TEST PILOT, GS-2181-12, you will:

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* Performs maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement OF modification of components OF aircraft systems.

* Plans and directs the quality control management program of the AASF.

* Exercises supervisory responsibility for one or two subordinate workers engaged in technical inspection of the aircraft.

* Does immediate and long-range planning for all matters pertaining to quality control at the facility.

* Ensures that Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR) are initiated and forwarded when equipment fails, deficiencies are discovered in newly received equipment or equipment improvements are proposed.

* Performs general or limited test flights including test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/op proper functioning of aircraft components or systems.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2181 Aircraft Operation

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* NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. You must already be a member of the Indiana Army National Guard, in the ranks of CW2-CW5, to apply for this position.

* This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.

* Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

* Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

* This position is INDEFINITE, NTE 24 months, with possible extension up to 60 months, and PERMANENT potential.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.

* May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

* Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

* This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.

* An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

* MUST currently be A/L/M Maintenance Test Pilot qualified on the UH 60 aircraft.


Military Grades: CW2 thru CW5

Compatible Military Assignments: CMF: 15 Series

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: An applicant 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: Is experience that prepares the applicant to perform the Dual Status technician duties and responsibilities. To qualify, an applicant's educational-degree study program, military professional and technical training schools or academies, and aviation certifications may apply as substitutions for some specialized experience factors.

Applicants must demonstrate the following specialized experience competencies (skills, knowledge, and abilities) to qualify for entry appointments to GS-2181-12 Army National Guard Dual Status Warrant Officer positions. Qualification competencies are determined by three factors: The aircraft operated; the nature and purpose of assignments; and, the degree of hazard. For Army National Guard positions, must have working experiences in civilian aviation programs; or, in military service aviation programs (active duty or reserve components); or, in the Army National Guard Aviation Support facilities; or, in Air National Guard Wing/ Operations Groups. To qualify, the applicant must have at least two years specialized competencies in operating a UH 60 military aircraft, mission planning, and mission preparation. Experienced in reviewing and analyzing mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information. Experienced in filing flight plans and conducting crew briefings. MUST currently be A/L/M Maintenance Test Pilot qualified on the UH 60 aircraft.

Experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, and equipment assessments. Experienced in performing or supervising work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations or surveillance and reconnaissance. Competent in conducting or supervising the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks. Experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders. Knowledge is required in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, mission tactics, and operating procedures. Experienced in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of Defense, Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies, regulations, and directives.

After appointment, reassignment, change to lower grade or promotion through an Indiana job vacancy announcement, an employee must wait at least 18 months before applying for another technician position. This does NOT INCLUDE Temp appointments (Tenure 0) or Temp Promotions. If you would like to request a waiver, download the memorandum from OR contact the POC if needed. Waivers will only be considered by the Human Resources Officer on a case by case basis AND MUST be submitted with your application.



You must meet the following Education requirement to qualify for this position:

Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum.

Must have Federal Aviation Administration certifications awarded from accredited civilian aviation programs or must have aviation certifications from accredited military aviation schools. MUST currently be A/L/M Maintenance Test Pilot qualified on the UH 60 aircraft. (Your DA 759 MUST be uploaded with your application.)

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.