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Air National Guard Units NAVIGATOR (INSTRUCTOR) in Reno, Nevada


This position is for a NAVIGATOR (INSTRUCTOR) , PD# D2311000, part of the Nevada Air National Guard. The primary purpose of this position is to navigate unit equipped (UE) aircraft.


  1. Navigates advanced, single or multi-engine military aircraft, high performance military fighter aircraft on tactical/non-tactical assigned missions using advanced precision instrument flight techniques in conjunction with air navigational aids. Directs pilots to fly within flight parameters (e.g. speed and loading) to execute normal flight procedures and standard maneuvers in all-weather condition from point to point (domestic/foreign) using fully adequate landing areas. Maintains a thorough knowledge of the aircraft systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions. Maintains mission qualifications in the unit equipped (UE) aircraft.

  2. Prepares for flight to include: securing current and forecast weather information to determine conditions along the proposed route of flight and at the destination; plans the flight through the study of charts to determine routing, intermediate stops, alternate destination, fuel requirements, estimated flying time, and if required, files the aircraft flight plan and reviews aircraft and personnel diplomatic entry requirements; checks and verifies that the airplane is ready for flight, including aspects as defensive equipment and expendables loading, maintenance or service conditions, performing prescribed preflight checks, reviewing load weight, chute type, and positioning for airdrop loads, and obtaining the proper clearances to begin the flight. Directs operations of the aircraft with the utmost safety to include: adhering to flight procedures and parameters in the airplane flight manual, communicating and coordinating with ground units and controlling activities, monitors performance of the airplane and progress of the flight, recommends corrective actions to resolve any abnormal conditions. Accomplishes post-flight activities to include: maintaining aircraft logs and forms; writing flight reports, coordinating with maintenance personnel on service conditions; and conducts post-flight checks.

  3. Performs Flight Examining functions which include: evaluating the performance of aircrew members completing initial training; instructing, evaluating, and examining rated instructors; providing periodic flight evaluations of rated aircrew members; and administering requalification evaluations.

  4. Instructor duties include reviewing trainee's prior training and experience records of newly assigned aircrew to determine and planning the type and level of training necessary to achieve the required level of proficiency or skill. Prepares individual developmental records, along with a training syllabus with projected units of training required and ensures all required upgrade training items are completed, signed off, and proficiency demonstrated IAW AFI 11-2 MDS grading requirements before recommending trainee for evaluation or certifying the student as qualified in a tactic or mission. Schedules and participates in flight instruction with student to observe in-flight performance, demonstrate proper procedures and techniques, and evaluate progress. Provides thorough preflight and post-flight briefings and critiques that comply with requirements of mission outlines, as appropriate, for the type mission being flown. Maintains records of ground and flight training provided to crew members, analyzes progress, and prepares required training reports. Evaluates, diagnoses, and critiques student performance, identifies learning objectives and difficulties, and prescribes and conducts remedial instruction. Plans and conducts platform aircrew ground training, including simulator and procedures training on operational mission requirements, equipment operation, correct method for performing aircrew specialty duties, and applicable emergency procedures.

  5. Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. In compliance with Title 32 United States Code, the compatible military skill set is determined by the applicable service manpower requirements. Upon selection, individuals are assigned to the authorized position and its compatible military skill in accordance with Air force skill classification directives, statutes, and National Guard Bureau regulations. The Dual Status technician must obtain and maintain all military skill requirements in regard to training, education, certifications, and experience. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. Compatible Military Assignment:


COMPATIBLE DAFSC: 11M3B *Other Requirements & Conditions of Employment:

  • National Guard Membership is required.

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

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

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

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

  • Must maintain local network access.

  • Wear the uniform appropriate for the members' grade and component of the armed forces, maintaining standards of conduct and appearance.

  • 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.

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

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

-The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.

  • For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific in describing your experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE (IN THEIR OWN WORDS) THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION OR YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED. GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Experience which provided a working knowledge of the navigation systems and navigational instruments of the assigned airframe. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training that has required you to obtain information on type of mission, weather and intelligence data, and special instructions; experience preparing navigation flight plans; experience that provided a knowledge of proper readings and operations of navigational systems. Experience that shows your ability to test and inspect the operation of compasses, navigation systems, or radio and radar equipment; experience utilizing various navigational methods and aids to accomplish flying missions. Experience computing the effect of various factors during flight to establish present course and project balance of course and ability to train, evaluate and certify proficiency and competency of lower graded personnel AND you must have completed the necessary hours required for your current airframe. (ex. 1000 hours total navigation time which includes 200 hours time in the C-130). Must have certification as a qualified Navigator Instructor.


There is no specific education requirement for this position. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position. You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Training/Educational claims. To receive credit for Training/Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Training/Education requirements for this position.

Additional Information

  • If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

  • No PCS funds are available.

  • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

  • Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.

  • Military Incentives - Bonuses and Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and/or Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.

  • Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: In accordance with the State Merit Placement Plan, candidates will be considered in order of their area of consideration category as appropriate. CONVERSION OF TEMPORARY/INDEFINITE POSITION: Positions advertised as Indefinite or Temporary may be non-competitively converted to permanent without competition at a future date contingent upon available funding. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS funding is NOT authorized. If you do not reside in the location of the position, you will be required to relocate at your own expense. RELOCATION INCENTIVE: Relocation incentive has not been approved and is NOT authorized. SELECTED RESERVE INCENTIVE PROGRAM: Acceptance of this position will cause termination of Federal bonuses pursuant to respective Selected Reserve Incentive Programs (SRIP). This termination may be with or without recoupment of payments already made.