POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:
Citation 1: OPM PCS AIRCRAFT OPERATION SERIES, GS-2181, JAN 88
Citation 2: OPM GENERAL SCHEDULE HRCD-5 JUNE 1998, APRIL 98
Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.
Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.
Reviewed By: JANICE BRADLEY, NG-J1-TNC
Reviewed Date: 08/02/1989
Primary Work Role: VARIES
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FLSA Appeal: NO
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Acquisition Position: NO
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PD Status: VERIFIED
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Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES
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Career Ladder PD: NO
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This position is located in the Operations and Training Section of an Army National Guard (ARNG) Aviation Support Facility C AASF). The purpose of the position is to manage the Operations and Training Section of the AASF and to perform flight instructor duties. The incumbent supervises 3-12 aircraft light instructors, flight engineers and flight operations specialists.
b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Directs and coordinates all light operations and training activities at the installation and supervises the AASF Flight Operations Section. Manages the Aviation Training Program for the AASF and oversees the Additional Flight Training Program (AFTP). Consults with unit commanders to determine the training requirements to enable individual aviators and crew members to maintain combat readiness and proficiency in g1ven types of aircraft. Formulates and oversees individual aviator and crew member training to achieve the specified training goals. Plans flying programs in cooperation with maintenance personnel to promote maximum utilization of aircraft and accessory equipment. Oversees flight cost analysis and coordination of all flight mission requests other than in connection with Annual Training and Aviation Unit Inactive Duty Training. Oversees execution of the training program in accordance with the Aircrew Training Manual (ATM) Flight Training Program or aviators and aeroscout crew members, utilizing single or twin (multi) engine aircraft (airplanes or helicopters). This program includes instruction and evaluation of rated aviators and, where appropriate, aeroscout crew members in basic and advanced flight and instrument flight techniques required to fly tactical and combat type operations. The assignments involve a broad range of hazards from mini mal to substantial depending on nature of the training which includes the use of night vision devices and the conduct of aerial gunnery, multi-ship operations and air-to-air combat maneuvers in a terrain f light environment. The incumbent is required to perform these flight maneuvers during day and night under adverse weather conditions, at maximum gross weight, outside the recommended weight velocity profile, over hazardous terrain such as mountain, high desert, and heavily vegetated areas with few or no safe emergency landing areas. Advises, brief s and represents the commander on status of training and operations programs and related issues.
(2) Plans and assigns work to be accomplished by 3-12 subordinates in grades through GS-13. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Makes assignments based on priori ties, difficulty and requirements of the assignment and the capabilities of individual employees. Conducts employment interviews. Recommends employees for appointment, promotion or reassignment. Establishes performance standards. Monitors and evaluates employee performance. Assists employees in reaching performance goals. Informs subordinates of agency policies and programs. Hears complaints and grievances from employees. Resolves those which can be can be informally resolved, and/or makes recommendations for resolution to appropriate deciding official.
Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and provides or obtains training. Approves and/or disapproves leave requests. Promotes acceptance and adherence of programs such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Federal Women's Program, Physically Handicapped, Labor-Management Relations, and other similar special emphasis programs. Maintains an effective position management program. Assures position descriptions are accurate and positions are operating as intended.
(3) Plans, establishes and updates the standing operating procedures required for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft and transient aircraft. Establishes procedures concerning the operation of aircraft within the local flying area. Coordinates such procedures with military, municipal and local FAA Air Traffic Control authorities to assure compatibility of AASF originating traffic with other air traffic in the area. Responsible for assuring that all assigned, attached and transient aviators receive a thorough preflight briefing prior to departure. Spot checks flight plans to ensure accuracy and compliance with local directives and pertinent regulations.
(4) Instructs and evaluates pilots in operating light or heavy, fixed or rotary wing aircraft.
(5) Trains and evaluates pilots in basic or advanced instrument flight procedures characterized by a substantial degree of hazard and using the technique of operating an aircraft through reference to instruments as well as visual reference to the terrain and horizon.
This involves instrument flight navigation on and off the federal airway structure through the use of automatic direction and instrument landing systems and/or combat mission related training in attack or Heavy transport helicopters. Prepares and presents classroom instruction on aircraft operating procedures, tactical mission procedures, aircraft survivability systems and employment of these systems using current tactical doctrines.
Develops POI's for proper utilization of aviators and aerial observer training requirements. Trains and evaluates instructor pilots on tactical techniques of instruction.
(5) Performs other duties as assigned.
c. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
Works under the general supervision of the AASF Commander, performing duties in accordance with established policies and procedures referring only problems of a difficult nature to supervisor for guidance and advice. Completed work is reviewed through operating reports for accomplishments and meeting of program objectives.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination
1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).
2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)
3. Executive Exemption:
a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND
b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND
c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.
4. Professional Exemption:
a. Professional work (primary duty)
b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or
c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or
d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).
5. Administrative Exemption:
a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.
FLSA Conclusion: Exempt Non Exempt
FLSA: Exempt per Title 32 USC 709 (g)(2)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & NOTES:
1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. 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.
3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
5. 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.
A. Title, Series and Grade: Supervisory Aircraft Flight Instructor, GS-2181-13
1. PCS for Aircraft Operation Series, GS-2181, January 1988. 2. General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG), April 1993.
C. Background: This revision to the evaluation reflects application of the GSSG.
D. Series, Title, and Grade Determination:
1. Series: This position serves as Chief of Operations and Training in an Army Aviation Support Facility. The position performs a combination of supervisory and nonsupervisory duties that require the skills and knowledge of a pilot. Such positions are included in the GS-2181, Aircraft Operations Series.
2. Title Determination: The aircraft operated by incumbent and subordinate pilots are both fixed wing and rotary. Therefore in accordance with the titling criteria and instructions contained in reference B1 this supervisory position is titled Supervisory Aircraft Flight Instructor.
3. Grade Determination:
(a) The supervisory duties are evaluated by application of the GSSG. As indicated in the attached Summary Evaluation, the appropriate grade for the position is GS-13.
(b) The nonsupervisory duties represent a significant portion of the position and are evaluated by comparison to the GS-2181 standard. These duties involve training and evaluating pilots in advanced instrument flight procedures both in-fight and in the classroom.
These duties are also evaluated at the GS-13 level.
(c) Since both supervisory and nonsupervisory duties are classified at the GS-13 level, GS-13 is the appropriate grade for the position.
E. Conclusion: Supervisory Aircraft Flight Instructor, GS-2181-13.
Classifier: M. Dalley Center: NGB-HR-WC Date: 1DEC 194
GENERAL SCHEDULE SUPERVISORY GUIDE SUMMARY EVALUATION
POSITION NUMBER: R8741000
POSITION TITLE: Supervisory Aircraft Flight Instructor, GS-2181-13 Location: Operations and Training Section
FACTOR LEVEL POINTS REMARKS
l. SCOPE & EFFECT 1-2 350 2. ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING 2-1 100 3. SUPERVISORY AND MANAGERIAL AUTHORITY 3-2 450 4. CONTACTS: A. NATURE 4A-l 25 B. PURPOSE 4B-2 75 5. DIFFICULTY (BASE WORK) 5-7 930 6. OTHER CONDITIONS 6-4 1120 TOTAL POINTS ASSIGNED: 3050 GRADB: 12
When the grade which results from applying the conversion chart is not higher than the base grade of work supervised, the final grade is one grade above the "base" grade of work directed.