Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command Aircraft Operations Officer in Eglin AFB, Florida

Job Overview

Job Overview


This announcement is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position with the located at 84 Test and Eval Squadron Eglin AFB FL with the military rank of 05/Lt Col, AFSC: 11F3Y. For questions concerning military eligibility please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualification Center at 1-800-257-1212.

Applicant must be commissioned or commissionable as an ART Officer in the Air Force Reserve. Air Reserve Technicians are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, Air Reserve Technicians are required to maintain their active membership in the Air Force Reserve unit where assigned. As members of Reserve units, Air Reserve Technicians receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.


WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee & Current Permanent DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)


Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)


Air Reserve Technicians are full-time civilian employees who are also members of the Air Force Reserve unit in which they are employed. In addition to their civilian assignments, they are assigned to equivalent positions in the Reserve organization with a Reserve military rank or grade. Appointee's civilian assignments will consist of the following duties: Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Squadron, ensuring that work complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.

  • Responsible to the Aircraft Operations Officer/Air Commander for all matters pertaining to operational readiness and effectiveness of the unit.
  • Implements flying and ground training requirements; analyzes directives from higher HQ and information available in form of accident reports and mission readiness reports.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Represents the Air Force Reserve to dignitaries and high ranking personnel during unit visits and while performing duty at or away from home station. As required, flies as an aircrew member in unit aircraft.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS will be paid in accordance with JTR and applicable Air Force Regulations
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses Will Be Paid IAW JTR and AFMAN 36-606
  • Must sign a mobility agreement
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible experience in a flying component of the US military establishment in assignments that normally would qualify for progression into the position of Wing Operations and Training Officer or its equivalent. This experience must have included assignments wherein the applicant was required to have demonstrated ability to formulate plans and policies pertaining to operation and training of search/rescue, tanker, transport, fighter, specials operations, bomber, or reconnaissance units; operation of flying training schools; or aircraft performance programs. At least one year of specialized experience must have been of a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to that of the GS-13 in the Federal service.


  • Completion of Air Force pilot or navigator training or equivalent training in other US military establishments for heavier-than-air aircraft may be substituted for one year of general experience.

  • Satisfactory completion of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, or equivalent in another of the US military establishments, may be substituted for one year of specialized experience.

  • Each year of service in a Reserve component of the US military establishment in assignments that normally would result in progression into the position of Aircraft Operations Officer, and in which the flying requirements specialized by Air Force regulation have been met, may be credited for three months of general or specialized experience. The substitution, may not be made for periods of Reserve service which occurred concurrently with periods of fulltime experience for which credit is assigned.

CERTIFICATION: Must hold or qualify for a USAF Pilot rating and be currently qualified in multi-engine or jet engine aircraft, as appropriate, within the past 36 months for non-Federal applicants and within the past 60 months for current Federal employees.

MINIMUM INSTRUMENT HOURS REQUIRED: Must hold a valid USAF instrument rating or other equivalent military or civilian rating.

MINIMUM FLYING HOURS: Applicants must have logged 2,000 or more total flying time as a Pilot (combat systems officer) (accumulation of primary, secondary, instructor, evaluator, simulator, student and other time) or 1,300 hours Primary Flight Time (accumulation of primary, secondary, instructor and evaluator time). Current Federal employees must be mission qualified on flying status within the past 60 months. Non-Federal employees must have actively flown within the past 36 months.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of and skill in the application of rated aviator expertise; and of the capabilities, limitations, and techniques for employment of unit aircraft.

  2. Knowledge of the formulation of plans and policies pertaining to operations and unit flying training activities.

  3. Knowledge of flying operations, unit mission, and command center communications, intelligence procedures, and current operations including worldwide deployment of aircraft.

  4. Knowledge of the relationships of the various Air Force Reserve entities, other MAJCOMs and Air Force in overall planning and execution of military operations and evaluations.

  5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


  1. Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position; incumbent required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. Incumbent's regular assignments are ART duties; however, incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA).

  2. Must be a rated aircrew member qualified for flying status and periodically, as prescribed by Air Force directives, must take and pass standardization/evaluation flight examinations to demonstrate flight proficiency. ECA 23 JAN 2015 in concurrence with DWM Chief, Aircrew Management

  3. AFRC key management position in which the incumbent is required to formulate, determine or influence policies of the assigned units.

  4. Aircrew and management duties include stress (both mental and physical), exposures to extreme hot and cold temperatures, gravity forces of three in non-fighters and nine + in fighters.

  5. As necessary, to meet special or essential unscheduled activities, may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice.

  6. Position designated as a mobility position. Incumbent must be willing to move/transfer to another unit /location on a lateral or promotion basis as directed by HQ AFRC.

  7. Position 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.

  8. Testing designated position (TDP). The employee is subject to random drug testing.

  9. Incumbent must maintain PRP status as a condition of employment and must qualify for and maintain a Top Secret/Special Background Investigation (TS/SBI) security clearance with Nuclear Command and Control - Extremely Sensitive Information (NC2-ESI) access. These clearances will allow the incumbent the access to Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information (CNWDI) as required for this position.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Applicants have the ability to check the status of their application prior to the closing date of the announcement. Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. ONLY after the closing of the announcement will a HR Specialist review your application package. Documents will not be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.


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Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476078200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-03 to 2017-08-17

Salary: $105,763 to $137,494 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 2181 Aircraft Operation

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: AOCMP84TES994008

Control number: 476078200