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413th Flight Test Squadron Job Opening

About the 413th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS):

The 413FLTS is a Squadron that has locations at Hurlburt Field and Duke Fields in the Eglin Range Complex, plus a detachment at Nellis AFB, NV.   This Squadron is one of many within the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, FL.  The 413FLTS is the only Rotary Wing Test Organization within the US Air Force and currently conducts test operations for sustainment activities on CV-22 Osprey, HH-60 Black Hawk, and UH-1N Huey.  In addition, the 413FLTS is preparing to test the Combat Rescue Helicopter (HH-60W) and a future UH-1 Replacement Helicopter.

Multiple Position Openings:

Flight Test Engineer

Grade:  TERM Overhire GS-0801-13

Salary Range:  $87,252 - $113,428 depending upon experience.

Education:  Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required.  Graduate of an accredited Test Pilot School is desirable.

Experience:  Minimum 2 years of flight test experience preparing test plans, flight cards, test conductor (either airborne or from a control room), analyzing test data, and writing reports on test results.  Rotary Wing flight test experience in performance, flying and handling qualities and system integration is desirable. 

Requirements:  The position requires excellent organizational, technical, verbal, and written communication skills.  Must have the availability to work overtime as required in flight test environment.  Must be able to obtain an FAA Class III Medical Certificate. 

Duties:  Work with an integrated test team of Pilots, Engineers, Special Mission Aviators (SMAs), Program Office, and Helicopter OEM.  Prepare test plans, conduct or support airborne flight test missions, and write test reports.  Support Safety Reviews Boards and attend required training events.

  • Programming Engineer:

Grade:  TERM Overhire GS-0801-12

Salary Range:  $73,375 to $95,388 annually, depending upon experience.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) program.

Experience:  Minimum 2 years of flight test experience either as a flight test conductor or in test planning support role.  Rotary Wing flight test experience is desirable.  

Duties:  Responsible for preparing cost estimates, securing test resources, tracking expenditures, progress reporting, and overall managing projects throughout test phase.

  • Airborne Instrumentation Engineer

GRADE:  TERM Overhire GS-855-12

SALARY RANGE:   $73,375 to $95,388 annually, depending upon experience.

Education:  BS in electrical engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) program.

Experience:  Minimum 2 years of electrical engineering, preferably in airborne instrumentation.

Duties: Serves as an Electronics Engineer in the connection with the design and modification of airborne instrumentation systems for aerospace vehicles, including the coordination effort for the assembly, calibration, installation, and data gathering activities of such systems.  Instrumentation includes equipment and techniques in the fields of electronics photography, optics: such as analog and digital data acquisition systems, telemetry, data recorder, film, and video cameras.  Engineering work is performed in support of rotary wing test and evaluation.

  • Data Analyst

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Operations Research Analyst

GRADE:  Term Overhire GS-1515-12

SALARY RANGE:  $73,375 to $95,388 annually, depending upon experience.

Education:  BS in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, engineering, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

Experience:  Minimum 2 years of performing operations research or data analysis.

Duties: Serves as Data Analyst for the reduction and analysis from flight test data obtained from rotary wing instrumentation systems.

What we offer:

Salary plus an additional locality payment of 15.37%

Appointment Type: Term (Temporary until 2021 with potential 1yr extension)

Work Schedule:  Full-Time and occasional overtime due to support test missions

Multiple healthcare benefit packages.

401K with employer matching.

4 hours Annual + 4 hours Sick Leave every 2 weeks and federally recognized holiday’s

All Position Requirements:  Must be a US Citizen and submit to drug testing.  Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance.  The positions require occasional travel.

EEO Statement:  The 413FLTS is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.