Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) AIR COMMANDER (PILOT NAVIGATOR) in Saint Joseph, Missouri

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This National Guard position is for a GS-0340-15 AIR COMMANDER (PILOT NAVIGATOR), Position Description Number D0338000 in FAC 10A000 and is part of the MO 139th Airlift Wing.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is a Permanent Excepted Service position. This is a non-bargaining unit position.

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  • Directly and through deputy commanders, determines unit goals which are the foundation for long and short range planning and execution of unit programs, and provides a focus for unit functions and activities.
  • Ensures goals coincide with national and state military strategies and local limitations considering factors such as current and future mission needs, political climate, environmental concerns, and area demographics.
  • Ensures goals coincide with national and state military strategies and local limitations considering factors such as airfield and airspace operating conditions.
  • Accommodates a variety of nontraditional military roles and missions such as foreign training, augmenting active Air Force training, disaster relief and drug interdiction.
  • Accomplishes unit mission flying training program and ensures flying hour/sortie program meets requirements, and the unit achieves mission training and/or combat readiness objectives.
  • Makes critical judgments and decisions regarding the safety of aircrew and passengers in resolving inflight emergencies and subsequent rescue efforts if a mishap results.
  • Requires on-the-spot decisions which may be irrevocable, and of life or death consequences.
  • Responsible for the availability of mission capable aircraft to meet unit flying program and alert/contingency requirements.
  • Monitors adequacy of maintenance and repair actions/procedures and components.
  • Responsible for the formulation, presentation, justification and execution of an allocated multi-million dollar budget involving several major force elements and state funds.
  • Through subordinate managers, ensures supply inventories are kept at proper levels, Stock Fund authorization will support unit activity level; logistics plans meet mobilization/mobility requirements and support war plans.
  • Directly and through a deputy commander, plans, organizes, directs, and controls real estate and facility construction, maintenance and repair, and utilization.
  • Responsible for developing the Base Land Use and Facilities Master Plan which is the key element in determining land and structure needs, facility siting, construction/modification, and future mission assignments.
  • Ensures the development of a plan which meets national, state, and local environmental requirements for proper disposal of hazardous waste, control of fuel spills, and for providing safe working conditions.
  • Ensures compliance with accountability procedures, to detect embezzlement, theft, and other criminal activities.
  • Ensures personnel are examined, evaluated, and receive medical treatment as required to be readily deployable world-wide, and able to withstand the rigors of warfare.
  • Provides emergency service to the military, commercial carrier, and general aviation airfield users for airport/base crash/fire/rescue operations.
  • In conjunction with the Adjutant General's staff, and through subordinate staff members, plans, organizes, directs, and controls unit military and full-time personnel under several different personnel systems.
  • Maintains military and full-time strength through recruiting and retention programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Air National Guard recruiter at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Missouri National Guard 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.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Individuals on incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment or termination, contact the State Incentives Manager at Whiteman AFB at (660) 687-7394 or at St. Joseph at (816) 236-3339 for any questions concerning recoupment or termination.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Failure to complete management prescribed courses for full-time support personnel within the first year of employment or assignment, may be cause for reassignment or termination.
  • Advanced in hire rate may be granted to set pay above the minimum rate of the grade for a new employee if he/she possesses superior qualifications relevant to the positions' requirements and is essential to accomplish the agency's mission.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter at 1-800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position. Selected candidate will be required to be in a compatible military assignment prior to effective date of placement. Selected candidate must be AFSC qualified within 12 months from date of appointment.

Maximum and Minimum Military Grade - Col (O-6)

Officer- AFSC 91W0, 10C0, 11XX, 12XX or 90G0

Supervisor must verify that selected individual occupies a compatible military position. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (grade inversion).

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess experience, education or training in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations; supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work experience and/or training which has provided knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques; and experience using computer and automation systems.

GS-15 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must possess 36 months of specialized experience which demonstrates your ability to plan, organize, direct, control, analyze, supervise and manage a variety of USAF/ANG flying and non-flying activities such as aircraft operations, aircraft maintenance, safety, logistics, supply, budget requirements. The specialized experience must also indicate your ability to provide leadership and management of the flying/training unit(s), to provide manpower, equipment, and training in peacetime, in preparation to perform the wartime mission; perform long and short range planning and execution of unit programs, and provide a focus for unit functions and activities; ensure goals coincide with national and state military strategies and local limitations considering factors such as current and future mission needs, political climate, environmental concerns, area demographics, and airfield and airspace operating conditions. Must be a pilot or navigator on flying status; and capable of meeting gaining command requirements for C-130 aircraft.

Must currently possess or have held AFSC 091W0.

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 (

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required


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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

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  • Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

  • Include details about the experience that relates to the position you are applying for.

  • Be specific and always include Month and Year for the dates of your experience.

  • Be sure to include your applicable military experience and explain the duties of the MOS/AFSC held.

  1. If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.

  2. If if you have previous Federal Civil Service employment or are employed by another Federal Agency, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50. If you have never been a Federal Civil Service employee, this is not a requirement. This is also not a requirement for current Technicians employed by the Missouri National Guard.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

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Agency contact information
Natalie Soto Cortes

(573) 638-9500 X39811



MO 139th Airlift Wing 705 Memorial Drive Saint Joseph, MO 64503-9307 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 09/21/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Salary: $122,048 to $158,661 per year

Appointment type: Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time