POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION:
Citation 1: OPM PCS AIRCRAFT OPERATION SERIES, GS-2181, JAN 88
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: DEREK A. DAY, NG-J1-TN
Reviewed Date: 08/02/1989
Primary Work Role: VARIES
Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
Additional Work Role 2: VARIES
FLSA Appeal: NO
Bus Code: VARIES
DCIPS PD: NO
Mission Category: VARIES
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Work Level: VARIES
Acquisition Position: NO
Supervisor Status: VARIES
PD Status: VERIFIED
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Drug Test Required:
Financial Management Certification:
Position Designation: VARIES
Position Clearance: VARIES
Position Sensitivity: VARIES
Security Access: VARIES
Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES
Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES
Information Assurance: VARIES
Financial Disclosure: VARIES
Enterprise Position: VARIES
Competitive Area: VARIES
Competitive Level: VARIES
Career Program: VARIES
Career Ladder PD: NO
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This position is located in an Army National Guard (ARNG) Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) or Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD). The primary purpose of this position is to pilot a variety of aircraft in support of the AASF or AVCRAD logistical and operations missions.
b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Pilots a variety of fixed wing twin engine airplanes and utility helicopters to transport passengers and cargo to and from a variety of points. Operates aircraft with short takeoff and landing capability, generally in good or fair weather conditions, but may include all types of weather, day and night over terrain such as forests, marshlands, mountain ranges, and open seas. Flights are to modern airports with paved runways, with navigational aids, good landing facilities and some unimproved or tactical landing pads and strips. Participates in all-weather search and rescue operations a8 required. Serves as a member of boards pertaining to aviation accidents, flight evaluation, collateral investigations, standardization and federal recognition.
(2) Performs maintenance operation checks (MOCs) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair or replacement of components or aircraft systems. Performs general or limited test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems. Performs acceptance test flights of new aircraft when required.
(3) Performs other duties as assigned.
c. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
Receives general supervision from the AASF or AVCRAD Commander and performs duties in accordance with established policies and procedures and verbal instructions. Refers only unusual problems to supervisor for advice and guidance. Work is reviewed through operating reports, ability to meet schedules, accomplishment of objectives and demonstrated ability.
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: Aircraft Pilot, OS-2181-12.
1. OPM PCS for Aircraft Operation Series, GS-2181, January 1988.
C. Background Information:
This position was reviewed and reevaluated following publication of a revised classification standard for the Aircraft. Operation series.
D. Series, Title and Grade Determination:
1. Series: Incumbent operates aircraft and must be a qualified pilot. The position is clearly included by the Aircraft Operation Series, GS-2181.
2. Title: The authorized title for positions primarily involved in operating aircraft between points to transport personnel and cargo is Aircraft Pilot.
(a) The incumbent pilots light and heavy aircraft to transport passengers and equipment to various locations within the regional area served. The flights are conducted day and night generally in fair weather conditions between airports having modern landing facilities. However, some assignments require skill in short landing and take-offs. Most flights require skill in instrument flight techniques.
(b) Many of the assignments are at the GS-11 level, primarily those involving piloting light aircraft between familiar points. Other flying assignments clearly exceed that level and match the criteria found at the GS-12 level, i.e., piloting 'heavy' aircraft to transport personnel and equipment requiring skill in instrument flight techniques.
(c) The OS-13 level is not met primarily because of the nature of the aircraft operated at the higher level which includes jumbo transport airplanes and high performance jet-aircraft, and nature of assignments; i.e., extended over water, international flight.
(d) A secondary assignment requires performance of maintenance test flights of aircraft following repair and maintenance to determine the airworthiness of the aircraft. This duty while not occupying more than 10% of the time is performed on a regular and recurring basis. Performance of such test flights is described in the standard at the GS-12 grade level. Test flight assignments at the OS-15 level involves testing aircraft with substantially modified systems under critical flight conditions. That level is not found in this position.
(e) As discussed above the position involves performance of duties at the GS-11 and GS-12 grade levels. The sum of the GS-12 level work exceeds 50% of the time. The position is therefore properly evaluated to the GS-12 level.