Assists in the administration or oversight of agency-wide aviation programs such the in-service aviation standardization and training programs.
Provides state-of-the-art technical aviation standardization and training advice on all technical and administrative fire and aviation matters.
Recommends, promotes and assists in the implementation of service-wide aviation policies covering all phases of the highly complex and diversified mix of agency aviation activities, primarily supporting fire management activities.
Provides technical development, direction and coordination of national and regional fire and aviation aircraft pilot training with other Regions to assure quality and standardization for all fire and aviation mission qualifications.
Assures that aircraft pilot training programs with national application in fire and aviation are of the highest quality utilizing modern educational technology.
Monitors and reviews flight proficiency evaluation programs for all Forest Service regional pilots and ensures execution of National training direction and standards at the Regional level.
Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of National/Regional AviationStandardization and Training Program with regard to in-service fire and aviation operations and establishes or revises standards and procedures as needed. ... Continue Reading
GS-13: Must meet all the following flight requirements and all minimum hours must be in Category (Airplane):
Possess minimum flight time of 1500 hours with 1200 hours as Pilot-In-Command (PIC);
possess minimum flight time of 500 hours in multi-engine airplanes;
possess minimum PIC time of 200 hours in Category and Class to be flown (Airplane - Multi-engine);
possess minimum PIC time of 500 hours performing Cross Country flight;
possess minimum PIC time of 200 hours performing low-level operations in mountainous terrain (flight at 2500 AGL and below in terrain identified as mountainous in 14 CFR 95.11, and as depicted in the Aeronautical Information Manual figure 5-6-3);
possess minimum PIC time of 100 hours performing Night Flight;
possess minimum PIC time of 75 hours of actual or simulated Instrument time with 50 hours in flight;
possess minimum PIC time in Category of 100 hours (preceding 12 months) and 10 hours (preceding 60 days).
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