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Air National Guard Units RPA SENSOR OPERATOR (INSTRUCTOR) in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary IOWA AIR NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION This position is open to current military members of the 132d Wing, OPS GROUP, Des Moines, Iowa Air National Guard LOCATION: 132d Wing, OPS GROUP, Des Moines, Iowa This is an Indefinite May Become Permanent Position Responsibilities As a RPA SENSOR OPERATOR (INSTRUCTOR), GS-2101-11 your duties are below; The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties as a mission crew member on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). RPA Sensor Operators employ airborne sensors in manual or computer-assisted modes to actively acquire, track, and monitor airborne, maritime and ground objects. Operates mission equipment, systems, and electronic protection (EP) equipment. Personnel conduct operations and procedures IAW Special Instructions (SPINS), Air Tasking Orders (ATO) and Rules of Engagement (ROE). Sensor Operators continually monitor aircraft and weapons systems status to ensure lethal and non-lethal application of airpower, this position is a rated aircrew member on flying status involved in the sensor operation in addition to assisting a rated pilot with various mission tasks. 1. Performs mission planning, preflight, in-flight, and post-flight duties in accordance with aircraft technical orders, applicable Air Force Instructions (AFIs), and Unified Combatant Commands' theater Rules of Engagement (ROE). Must understand Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for friendly and enemy Air Order of Battle (AOB) assets. Operates mission planning ancillary equipment to initialize information for download to airborne mission systems. Receives, interprets, extracts, and disseminates relevant ATO, Airspace Control Order (ACO), and Special Instructions (SPINs) information. Participates in post-flight debriefing to establish mission accomplishments and potential procedural development. (25%)2. Performs Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Close Air Support (CAS); Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR); Dynamic Targeting/Time Sensitive Targeting (DT/TST); Air Interdiction (AI); Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance (SCAR); and Air Operations in Maritime Surface Warfare (AOMSW) utilizing Full Motion Video (FMV) and various sensors, mission equipment, and precision guided munitions. Detects, analyzes and discriminates between valid and invalid targets using synthetic aperture radar, electro-optical, low-light, and infrared full-motion video imagery, and other active acquisition and tracking systems. (25%)3. Assists in air navigation, AOB integration, fire control planning, and determining effective weapons control and delivery tactics to achieve overall mission objectives. Receives target briefs (9-lines) for weapons delivery. Conducts immediate first phase Battle Damage Assessments (BDA) for up-channel coordination and potential reattack. Utilizes laser target marking systems to provide target identification and illumination in support of other combat assets. Responsible for the terminal guidance of onboard/off-board weapons using a tactical laser for guidance and delivery of onboard weapons and other laser-guided munitions. (15%)4. Conducts crewmember duties related to deployed and in-garrison launch and recovery operations. Configures Ground Control Station (GCS) and aircraft systems to effectively conduct handover operations. Monitors aircraft systems, notifies pilot of system malfunctions, and assists with diagnosis and troubleshooting. Executes all normal and emergency procedure checklists and assists pilot in complying with all applicable technical orders and flight regulations.5. Performs training, planning, standardization and evaluation, and other administrative duty functions for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system operations. Conducts training for RPA operations systems personnel. Develops and reviews instructional methods and procedures used in Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Upgrade Training (UGT), and Continuation Training (CT). Reviews training status and recommends remedial training. Evaluates aircrew academic, simulation, and in-flight performances. Reviews trend analysis of flight evaluations to identify training deficiencies. Supervises subordinates during the performance of their duties. Reviews training status and arranges additional, remedial, and continuation training. Conducts periodic inspections of aircrew operations and unit activities. (15%) Performs other duties as assigned. D2294 Requirements Conditions of Employment NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 08/03/2021 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a top secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment. Failure to complete prescribed courses within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS. Military Rank Requirements: Enlisted (E2-E6) AFSC: 1U051 Qualifications In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures. Experience using computer and automation systems. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-2101-11: Must have at least 36 months experience in the following: Experience, education, or training routine and non-routine preflight, in-flight, post-flight, ground or command and control (C2) duties according to specific transportation functions. Receives, interprets, extracts, and disseminates relevant data for mission planning or execution. Experience coordinating and negotiating with organizations/personnel both orally and in writing to resolve differences/problems. Education Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in fields listed below leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements. Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position. To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims. Additional Information ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( This is an Indefinite May Become Permanent Position. In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the indefinite appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status. Under an indefinite appointment, the employment is subject to a 30 day termination notice. 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