AIA Pilot




Pilot-Rotary Wing

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Pilot-Rotary Wing


U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Laredo, Texas USA

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Job RequirementsFAA Commercial or ATP - Airplane or Helicopter rated w/instruments or both1500 flight hrs. 100 within last 12 months; *waiver see QualificationsPossess a current FAA Class I or Class II medical certificateYou must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this positionReferred for selection prior to age 40; waiver for vets, see Other InfoYou must successfully pass a polygraph exam & background investigationYou must have resided in the U.S. for the last 3 years; AD military exemptYou will be required to carry a firearm and have a valid driver's licenseYou must meet job-related medical, fitness and drug-testing standardsQualificationsThe qualification requirements listed below must be met by closing date of this announcement. You qualify for the GS-11 grade level (starting salary $60,210 up to $75,262 with potential overtime) if you possess one year of specialized work experience that demonstrates the ability to:Fly as a Pilot-in-Command or sole manipulator in an airplane and helicopter in all environments of flight, including night, poor weather, unfavorable terrain, low altitudes or speed;Ability to evaluate information rapidly and make judicious decisions promptly during in-flight operations;Develop strategies and coordinate aircraft and ground assets;Use information systems and databases to conduct information surveys, queries, update files and disseminate informationTo be eligible for overtime, employees must be fully trained.National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Certificates, Ratings and Flight Experience:You must possess and provide proof of the following, at time of application in order to meet the basic requirements of this position:A current FAA Commercial or ATP Pilot Certification with the following ratings: Dual Rated: Airplane (Single-engine land or multi-engine land) with instrument rating AND Rotorcraft Helicopter with instrument rating;  ORAirplane Rated: Airplane (Single-engine land or multi-engine land) with instrument;  ORHelicopter Rated: Rotorcraft Helicopter with instrument rating.An FAA Medical Certificate First or Second Class. Either one must be dated within the last 12 calendar months and valid through the closing date of this announcement.  However, at the time of your Flight Assessment you MUST have an FAA 1st Class Medical Certificate dated within the previous 12 calendar months. Military flight medicals cannot be used - you must possess an FAA 1st or 2nd class  Medical certificate.Have 1500 hours total flight time. Within the 1500 hours you must have/show; 250 hours as Pilot-in-Command; 75 hours Instrument, and 75 Night hours, and 100 within the last 12 months.  The flight logs you provide at time of application must clearly show all flight hours listed above.  Your physical flight log book(s) will be required for verification at the time of your Flight Assessment.*Note: Up to 500 of the 1500 flight hour requirement may be waived upon verification of specialized experience (e.g. general military flight experience and training, complex aircraft flight instructor experience, multi-engine aircraft time, night vision device operations, imminent danger flight time and terrain and/or over water flight operations).You must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.  Qualifications are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.Flight Hour Waiver:The experience you use to request consideration for the Flight Hour Waiver (FHW) must be submitted at time of application.  Please list all of your FHW experience on a sheet titled ‘Flight Hour Waiver Request'.  Your request should include all of the following items: dates of experience, hours per week, title and a detailed description of experience.Please see the following example:General military flight experience and training