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Pilot, Captain / Commander
- 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.