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Helicopter Inspector Pilot Job Openings by US Department of Agriculture in McClellan

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Duties Summary THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Forest Service with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location and grade for which you applied. Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates applications are due for these locations can be found on theForest Service website.
See ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for details.
Responsibilities Evaluates and determines the suitability and capability of contractor employed pilots for approval to perform special use skills to perform special use skills such as fire suppression.
Perform special use skills such as retardant delivery, external load/longline vertical reference, rappel operations.
Periodically reevaluates pilot qualifications for performance of various mission applications through the administration of flight checks.
Maintains a program of recurring visits involving personal contacts with USDA Forest Service and Interagency personnel supervising operations and aviation operators providing contractual services.
Evaluates safety of operations, training practices, suitability of aircraft, efficiency with which equipment is used, mechanical condition of equipment used, aircrew proficiency, adequacy of communications, development of equipment and standards.
Participates in or conducts surveillance and inspection of USDA Forest Service and contractor facilities to ensure compliance with department regulations, contract specifications, and quality control plans.
Serves as a team member for the aircraft contract compliance and renewal process for all contractor and cooperating federal, state and local agency aviation operations for the assigned geographical area.
Provides expert technical advice to the regional and national helicopter programs as a principle advisor in the development and implementation of policies, programs and standard practices for helicopter operations and specialized projects.
Provides oversight in the planning, development and performance of specialized missions for the Forest Service and cooperator units in the use of helicopters to perform high risk activities such as longline vertical reference operations.
Serves on the regional and national helicopter contract evaluation panel as a technical expert regarding aircraft performance and capability.
Participates in the development and implementation of regional helicopter programs. Continuously evaluates their effectiveness. Establishes and revises standards and procedures as needed.
Serves as pilot-in-command (PIC) of rotorcraft for the purpose of conducting missions to include point-to-point transportation of personnel and cargo, utilization of special use skills such as fire suppression, retardant delivery, external load.
Serves as pilot-in-command (PIC) of rotorcraft for the purpose of conducting missions to include rappel operations, aerial ignition, search and rescue, air tactical missions and precision high and low level reconnaissance activities.
Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical and other duties as assigned.
Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Travel Required Occasional travelYou may be expected to travel overnights on fire suppression or fire related assignments for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 2181 Aircraft Operation
Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
Must be 18 years of age.
Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.
This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).
Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.
There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.

Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Minimum eligibility requirements for this position 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 position, see How You Will Be Evaluated section.
Qualifying experience for the GS-13 grade levels include: Must meet all the following flight requirements and all minimum hours must be in Category (Helicopter): Possess minimum flight time of 1500 hours as Pilot-In-Command (PIC), helicopter; Possess a minimum flight time of 75 hours of Night Flight; possess minimum flight time of 24 hours in Helicopter in the preceding 12 months Pilot-In-Command (PIC); possess minimum of 100 hours in Wight class (helicopter); possess minimum flight time of 50 hours* Make and model (Helicopter) and 10 hours* in Make, Model, and Series in the last 12 months; possess minimum of 10 hours** in the last 60 days (Helicopter); possess minimum flight time of of 200 hours of low level Mountain terrain flying (FSM 5710.5); possess minimum flight time of 100 hours (PIC) in Turbine helicopter operations OR minimum flight time of 200 hours (PIC) in Piston helicopter operations.
Flight hour requirements may be reduced by 50% if the pilot submits evidence of satisfactory completion of the manufacture's approved pilot ground and flight procedures training in the applicable make and model.

**Refresher currency flight may be accomplished with agency Helicopter Inspector Pilot in lieu of this requirement.
Certificates and Ratings:
Must possess a FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Rotocraft-Helicopter Ratings, OR a FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, with Rotocraft-Helicopter rating.

Must possess a FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, as appropriate to the position held (Rotocraft-Helicopter)

Medical Requirements:
Must possess a current FAA first or second-class medical certificate.

A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions.
A minimum 90 days of aerial wildland fire suppression experience. Pilot with aerial wildland fire experience, such as: delivery of fire retardants or suppressants via fixed or rotor wing aircraft; aerial ignition, helitack or aerial supervision operations (Air Tactical, Aerial Supervision ModuleASM, Helicopter CoordinatorHLCO). This experience, to include, specific duties and specific dates must be documented a separate document including reference names and current phone numbers for verification.
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.
FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education See QUALIFICATIONS section for education requirements. Additional information For additional information about the duties and location(s) of these positions, please contact regional representative:
(To see the different locations within the Forest Service Offices/Locations.)
Region 1: Northern RegionLily Huskey,
Region 2: Rocky Mountain RegionScott McDermid,
Region 3: Southwestern RegionKarin Frost-Madrid,
Region 4: Intermountain RegionMatt Nielsen,
Region 5: Pacific Southwest RegionDeirdre Cherry,
Region 6: Pacific Northwest RegionBrian Ebert,
Region 8: Southern RegionRuss Marchion,
Region 9: Eastern RegionChris Lundgren,
The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Salary range as shown is the locality pay Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary by location. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors.
Availability of government housing, federal day care facilities, and telework may be available.
Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer.
Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email
How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
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Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Moderate Risk (MR) Trust determination process
Required Documents Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type

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Notes :
  • All application will kept strictly confidential.
  • Only candidates that meet the above qualification will be shortlisted.

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