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Job Role:
Pilot, Captain / Commander
United States
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Job description

Principle Accountabilities

  • Serves as manager and oversees the pilot training and evaluation functions.
  • Responsible for conducting actual training and flight evaluations of program pilots.
  • Writes and administers examinations to validate pilot qualification.
  • Responsible for developing examinations to determine the knowledge and proficiency of pilots.
  • Process and monitor results of operational and training evaluations, and establish procedures for maintenance of pilot flight records.
  • Responsible for monitoring flight instructions including standardization of transitions, annual proficiency reviews, and flight evaluations.
  • Report status of pilot training, proficiency reviews, flight evaluations, currency of certifications and records to Operations Manager.
  • Participates in the selection and training process of new pilots to the INL Program.
  • Trains and qualifies crewmembers for day, night, and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations.
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge & Skills

  • FAA Commercial and Instrument Airman’s Certificates Rotorcraft Helicopter.
  • Branch 15 Aviation MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent (153B preferred).
  • CFI/CFII or prior military equivalent.
  • Qualification in assigned aircraft before or incident to assignment.
  • Current FAA Class II Medical Certificate.
  • Must be able to provide Flight Records and be able to provide DA 759 Form or equivalent.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) through Department of State.
  • Must possess a current or be able to obtain a valid passport.

Experience & Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. AA/AS or higher degree is preferred.
  • 2,000 total rotary-wing aircraft flight hours
  • 100+ flight hours within the last 12 months
  • 500 Instructor Pilot hours turbine instructor pilot or check pilot in a civilian or military organization
  • 200+ Maintenance Test Pilot hours
  • 100+ NVG hours
  • 1+year managing training programs in a formal civilian or military flight training activity

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions. May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts and vehicles. May be exposed to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for up to five (5) hours per day and sit for up to four (4) hours per day.
  • Must possess physical dexterity and coordination to qualify for Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Pilot Certificate.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print, maps, aeronautical charts, and weather charts.
  • Must be able to grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
  • Must be able to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Must meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration minimum visual acuity and hearing standards for Class II medical certificate.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing vertical ladders or built-in aircraft steps to heights of 10-12 feet.
  • May be exposed to chemical mist, gas, vapors, ultra-violet and infrared radiation.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to a height of four (4) feet and be required to lift up to 20 pounds to a height of seven (7) feet.
  • May be exposed to certain obstructions on the surface as well as ladders, stairs, etc.
  • May be exposed to rapid or extreme temperature changes.
  • May be required to meet Night Vision Goggle Vision Requirements: 20/100 near and FAR sight correctable to 20/20, be able to focus Night Vision Goggle at minimum distance of 20 feet.


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