Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) UAS OPERATOR in Lexington, Oklahoma

  • Duties




This National Guard position is for a UAS OPERATOR, Position Description Number D1999000 and is part of the OK AASF 1, Oklahoma Army National Guard.

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The purpose of this position is to serve as both an Unmanned Aircraft Operator (AO) and Mission Payload Operator (PO). The primary mission of the Unmanned Aircraft System applicable to this position description is to perform aerial reconnaissance using an electro-optical/infra-red (EO/IR) mission payload. UAS are capable of locating and recognizing major enemy forces, moving vehicles, weapons systems, and other targets that contrast with their surroundings. UAS that employ synthetic aperture radar and ground moving target indicator (GMTI) sensors will have enhanced ability. In addition, UAS are capable of locating and confirming the position of friendly forces and the presence of noncombatant civilians. Conversely, it is difficult to visually locate well-camouflaged enemy forces that blend in with their surroundings. UAS capabilities are enhanced when employed as part of an overall collection plan integrated with and cued by other intelligence systems in a synchronized effort to support the supported unit's needs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Required to maintain a current class 3 flight duty medical exam (FDME) IAW AR 40-501. Ft. Rucker is the only authorized granting official for any waivers.
  • Required to maintain currency per Readiness Level and Flight Activity Category levels designated by the unit commander.
  • Required to maintain satisfactory performance on all hands-on, oral and written evaluations per the aircrew training manual TC 3-04.11 and RQ-7B (Shadow)-ATM.
  • RL1 soldiers must be current with Annual Proficiency and Readiness Test (APART) requirements per AR 95-123 and TC 3-04.11 and RQ-7B (Shadow)-ATM.

Military Grades: E-4 through E-7

Compatible Military Assignments: 15W

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training interpreting, explaining, and/or applying a variety of regulations and procedures. Experience using computer and automation systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must have at least 24 monthsexperience ensuring proper flight plan is submitted prior to commencement of each mission, ensuring all aircraft operator and payload operator planning requirements are completed prior to the commencement of each mission, training to perform both the Aircraft Operator and the Payload Operator duties as he/she may be assigned either responsibility for each mission, participating in and/or facilitating Crew Mission Briefings where each crew member is assigned his/her specific mission duties and responsibilities and is provided time to ask any mission specific questions, and performing mission planning tasks directed by the Mission Commander.

Knowledge of the assigned unmanned aircraft's capabilities, handling characteristics, and limitations to actively participate in mission planning meetings and to safely launch, operate, and recover the UA during assigned missions.

Knowledge of military and civilian airspace and aircraft separation requirements, restrictions, and limitations to operate the UAS in airspaces controlled by military and Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers.

Knowledge of all flight procedures and rules applicable to the geographical area(s) in which the UAS will be operated for training and tactical missions.

Skill in operating the UAS payload equipment which includes, but is not limited to day cameras, electro-optical/infrared sensors, synthetic aperture radar, airborne standoff minefield detection systems, etc.

Skill in operating both the aircraft and payload equipment in all types of terrain and climate conditions during both daytime and nighttime operations.

Basic understanding of ground crew operations along with the operations of the launcher and recovery equipment to ensure launch and recovery operations are completed successfully.

Knowledge of basic arithmetic operations to calculate mission distances and aircraft fuel usage and requirements.

Skill in calculating wind speeds, distances, flight time, fuel consumption rates.

Basic understanding of general UAS maintenance requirements to be able to assist maintenance crews in troubleshooting problems with the UA and payload equipment.

Ability to understand the military decision making process, how to determine from a military operations order the specified and implied tasks, and the critical information gathering requirements.


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. You must submit copies of OFFICIAL college transcripts with application to receive credit for education

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was 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 be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Technical Competency

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and detailed narratives of your duties performed.

If not a current member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard: Documents showing current/previous military affiliation

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



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  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

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Agency contact information
Marian Riedmann

(405) 228-5216



OK AASF 1 16201 144TH Street Lexington, OK US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/14/2018 to 06/14/2018

Salary: $50,598 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent