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NATIONAL GUARD POSITION DESCRIPTION
 

PD#: NGD0640000

Sequence#: VARIES

Replaces PD#:  R6778000

AIRCRAFT PILOT

GS-2181-12

Organization Title:

Release Information:

POSITION LOCATION:

Servicing CPAC: NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU

Agency: VARIES

Installation: VARIES

Army Command: VARIES

Region: NATIONAL GUARD

Command Code: VARIES

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.

 

Supervisor Name:  

Reviewed Date:

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

POSITION INFORMATION:

Cyber Workforce:

  • Primary Work Role: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 1: VARIES
  • Additional Work Role 2: VARIES

Component Designation:

FLSA: EXEMPT

FLSA Worksheet:

FLSA Appeal: NO

Bus Code: VARIES

DCIPS PD: NO

  • Mission Category: VARIES
  • Work Category: VARIES
  • Work Level: VARIES

Acquisition Position: NO

  • CAP:  
  • Career Category:  
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Functional Code:  

Interdisciplinary: NO

Supervisor Status: VARIES

PD Status: VERIFIED

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Drug Test Required: VARIES  

Financial Management Certification:

Position Designation: VARIES

Position Clearance: VARIES

Position Sensitivity: VARIES

Security Access: VARIES

Emergency Essential:   

Requires Access to Firearms: VARIES

Personnel Reliability Position: VARIES

Information Assurance: VARIES

Influenza Vaccination:  

Financial Disclosure: VARIES

Financial Disclosure: NO  

Enterprise Position: VARIES

POSITION ASSIGNMENT:

Competitive Area: VARIES

Competitive Level: VARIES

Career Program: VARIES

Career Ladder PD: NO

Target Grade/FPL:  

Career Pos 1:    

Career Pos 2:    

Career Pos 3:    

Career Pos 4:   

Career Pos 5:    

Career Pos 6:   

POSITION DUTIES:

a. INTRODUCTION:

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 Comments/Explanations:

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.



POSITION EVALUATION:

A. Title: Aircraft Pilot, OS-2181-12.

B. Reference:

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.

3. Grade:

(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.

E. Conclusion: Aircraft Pilot GS-2181-12.