[Mil] Helicopter Supervisory Pilot – Florida

Supervisory Helicopter Pilot

Department of the Army

U.S. Army Reserve Command


  • Open & closing dates

    09/26/2020 to 10/05/2020

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Salary

    $91,231 to $118,603 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Clearwater, FL
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


Announcement number


Control number


Job family (Series)

2181 Aircraft Operation



About the Position: This position is with the Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC), Aviation Support Facility (ASF) Clearwater East, located in Clearwater, Florida.


  • Serve as a Supervisory Helicopter Pilot for the United States Aviation Support Facility (ASF).
  • Establish work schedules and priorities for subordinates based on workload.
  • Provide training support in all phases of aviation unit operations, aircraft maintenance and supply functions.
  • Ensure all safety and Hazard Material (HAZMAT) program requirements are met.
  • Formulate, standardize, and implement comprehensive flight standardization, evaluation and training programs.
  • Responsible for the operation of the USAR Aviation Support Facility for the Army Reserve Aviation Command in accordance with current Army, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directives.

Travel Required

25% or less – The business travel requirement is 25%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment//Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • Must comply with Drug-Free Workplace Testing Program requirements.
  • Must possess a current first class medical certificate in accordance with FAA regulations at the time of appointment.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience and certification requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Basic Requirement: Possession of the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot certificates, and/or military rating, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the position. Your application packet MUST include a copy of your FAA certificates or military ratings. Flight hours MUST be included in the body of your resume

Flight hour requirements:

  • Total flight time – 1500 hours
  • Pilot in Command – 250 hours
  • Night flying – 75 hours
  • Flying Time, Last 12 months – 100 hours (50% may be waived for current employees)

Please review the OPM qualification standard for specific flight requirements: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GS2100/2181.htm

Specialized Experience: Must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: Performing various aviator duties, such as: Pilot, Copilot, Pilot in Command (PI), Instructor Pilot (IP), Standardization Instructor Pilot (SIP), Instrument Flight Examiner (IE), Maintenance Test Pilot (MO), or Maintenance Test Pilot Examiner (ME); establishing work schedules, determining priorities, delegating responsibilities, providing feedback to employees, and setting performance standards; assisting with operational budgetary requirements; and providing training in all phases of aviation unit operations, aircraft maintenance and supply functions.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Education / Training Program Administration
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Leadership
  • Management Tools
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • As a supervisor, you must comply with the Army Civilian Education System (CES) course and timeline requirements. The Supervisory Development Course (SDC) must be completed within one year of placement into a supervisory position and then completed as a refresher course every three years. For information on CES, please visit the following website: http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/amsc/courses
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • 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.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.


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