- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Pre-employment Physical is required.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- FAA Form 3330-47-3, Supplemental Qualifications Statement for 1825 & 2181
- Candidates must possess a current Commercial Pilot Certificate or the appropriate military rating; both meet the intent of the requirement.
- The pilot certificate must include the rating(s) appropriate to the work of the position to be filled.
- Candidates must demonstrate possession of the knowledge and skills required for the work by meeting certain minimum flight hour requirements, including recency of flight experience. The categories in which candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency relate to (1) the general knowledge and skills to pilot the aircraft, and (2) the specific knowledge and skills related to the particular position being filled. Only that flight experience that is directly related to the work of the position is required for purposes of establishing minimum eligibility.
- Total Flight Time- 1750 Hours - Flight time as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable for this requirement. For inservice placements actions, up to one-fourth of the total flight hours may by waived for candidates who have demonstrated possession of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work, provided:
- They hold the certificates and ratings required;
- They have acquired the pilot-in-command hours and flight hours in other categories essential to performance of the work;
- They meet the requirements in terms of level and quality of experience; and
- Their flying history indicates they are qualified for the position.
- Pilot-In-Command- 1150 Hours- Only flight hours acquired as pilot-in-command are creditable.
- Night Flying- 75 Hours- 25 hours may be waived if the candidate demonstrates the ability to perform the work.
- Flying Time, Last 12 Months - 100 Hours - The flight hours specified apply to competitive appointments. For inservice placement actions, up to one-half of the flight hours may be waived provided the individual's total background reflects the ability to perform the duties of the position safely. For positions flying both helicopters and airplanes, at least one-fourth of the total hours must be in either category of aircraft.
- Multi-engine Airplane- 500 Hours - When the position requires operation of heavy multi-engine airplanes (i.e., gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds) at least 50 percent of the flight hours must have been in such heavy airplanes. Up to 250 hours flying time acquired in heavy helicopters (gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds) may be substituted. Experience may have been in either light or heavy multi-engine airplanes.
- Instrument- 75 Hours - At least 10 of the required hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. The balance may have been acquired in a flight simulator or as other types of instrument flight time, e.g., hood instrument.
- Flight test positions also require completion of a flight test course such as a military flight test school or the FAA flight test pilot course, or at least 1 year of experience either flight testing aircraft for engineering approval (civilian or military) or analyzing aircraft performance data.
- At the time of initial appointment, candidates must possess a current first or second-class medical certificate in accordance FAA regulations; both meet the intent of the requirement.
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