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Airfield Management Training Manager

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  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs, and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Airfield Management Training Manager (NH-2150-02) to work at the Operating Location Air Force Plant 42, (412 TW/OL-AFP 42) located in Palmdale, CA.

NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Full-time Air Force Civilian Service employees enjoy the below benefits, and more!
• Paid Time-Off:
o 11 Federal Holidays off per year
o Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year.
o 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
• Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family.
• Retirement:
o Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
o 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching.
• Flexible work schedules and shift work may be available (depends on position)
• Employee assistance Programs
• Health and Wellness resources
• Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
• Many career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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Telework Information:
• Eligible for situational telework only, including Emergency and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prescribed “Unscheduled Telework.”

Travel Requirements:
• Up to 25% Travel possible

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $43,020 - $109,673 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 27 June 2024 days 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
- Five years of experience as an Airfield Management Shift Lead or equivalent desired.
- One year experience as an Airfield Management Training Manager or Airfield Management Operations Manager desired.

Serve as the Airfield Management Training Manager, providing oversight of the training program which includes the development, implementation, supplemental, and overall oversight of the Airfield Management training program in accordance with AFI 13-204V3, AFI 36-2201, AFI 36-401, AFMAN 36-2234 and AFMAN 36-2247.

Major Duties:
- Develop, implement, and manage an Airfield Management training program to qualify personnel for position certification, skill-level advancement and ensure proficiency in support of peacetime flying operations/wartime readiness.
- Develops a training instruction to establish policy and procedure for implementing the training program.
- Instruction must define responsibility of personnel involved in upgrade, qualification, recurring and proficiency training.
- Establishes a Newcomer’s Indoctrination Program for apprentice and skilled personnel.
- Develops a standardized checklist or form for supervisors to conduct initial evaluations.
- Ensures initial evaluation/interview of newly assigned personnel are conducted to determine knowledge and skills.
- Ensures trainers use Air Force developed Position Certification Guides (PCG) to conduct qualification/upgrade training.
- Develops additional lessons and/or further expand/breakdown PCG lessons to meet local mission requirements to ensure 100% task coverage.
- Develops and administers practical and written proficiency tests at least quarterly to maintain a high standard of proficiency.
- Develops and maintains a master training record.
- Ensures a training record is maintained on all assigned personnel. Inspects training records monthly for accuracy, completeness, and standardization.
- Identify and forecast formal and supplemental training requirements.
- Coordinate scheduling through appropriate channels (e.g., AOF/CC, AM, Civilian Personnel, etc.).
- Ensures completion of required formal course(s), CDC and PCG training for assigned position(s).
- Determines requirement and coordinates the scheduling of training for professional development and recurring training, such as airfield pavement conditions, airfield waiver process, hazardous cargo/live armament, budget and facility board process, use of pyrotechnics in support of the Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, airfield snow and ice control, aircraft arresting system configuration and Higher Headquarter and Major Command Computer Based Training modules.
- Ensures trainers and task certifiers are appointed in writing based on qualifications and experience.
- Represents Airfield Management with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.
- Establishes, develops, and maintains an effective working relationship with Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities and other officials to facilitate a training program.
- Participates in the Airfield Operations Flight (AOF) Training Review Board.
- Briefs required agenda items, such as status of personnel in upgrade/qualification training, automated training programs, monthly training record reviews etc. according to AFI 13-204.
- Attends unit OJT meetings to stay current on training policies, procedures, and changes.
- As required, acts as the Airfield Manager, and represents Airfield Management at meetings, such as the semi-annual BASH and Facility Board meetings, quarterly Airfield Operations Board and Foreign Object Debris meetings.
- Introduces driver's training requirements during pre-construction meetings and oversee during on-going airfield construction.
- Aids in the development and implementation of a base-wide Airfield Drivers Familiarization Program.
- Serves as Airfield Management’s AOF Web administrator, coordination with ATC administrator and base LAN manager will determine best use of the AOF Web.
- Furnishes pilots with a full range of services pertinent to pre-flight planning.
- Reviews flight plans for accuracy and completeness, ensures accurate and timely input of flight plans into the National Airspace System (NAS).
- Provides pilots detailed information critical to flight safety products and information for safe aircraft movement.
- Information includes availability of alternate airports and facilities, status and limitation of navigational aids, special use airspace activity, range and training route activities, air traffic system restrictions and procedures, communications requirements, airfield conditions, hazards, restrictions, and aircraft/personnel clearance requirements for international flights.
- Conducts pilot briefings, as needed, for an array of pre-flight and airfield services.
- Reviews flight plans with pilot for completeness and for compliance with Department of Defense (DOD), Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO) rules and directives, makes changes as required.
- Accurately inputs flight plans into the NAS. Provides enroute and post-flight information for all inbound aircraft; determines when aircraft are overdue, and initiates search and rescue.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance.
- This is a designated Drug Testing Position.
- Have completed Airfield Management 7 level or ability to obtain the 7 level within one year.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.
- Knowledge of DoD, Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, International Civil Aviation Organization rules, and other applicable laws, regulations, instructions, and directives, as they pertain to airfield management, airfield criteria, air traffic control, and aircraft operations.
- Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
- Ability to analyze, plan, and adjust work operations to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources, and to mentor, motivate, and appraise the staff of an organization.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to identify, analyze, and translate complex information, make appropriate judgments, and evaluate options concerning airfield operations and maintenance.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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