Parachuting Instructor

The O'Gara Group - Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ3.4

Part-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $56,000 a year
Location: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ

O’Gara Training and Services, LLC needs several Part Time On Call (PTOC) Parachuting Instructors to support the U.S. Air Force. The 68th Rescue Squadron (68 RQS) is the Air Force’s Guardian Angel Formal Training Unit (FTU). Guardian Angel is comprised of Combat Rescue Officers (CRO), Pararescuemen (PJ), and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) specialists. Guardian Angel (GA) provides support to Geographic Combatant Commanders’ (GCC) Personnel Recovery (PR), Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR), Global Precision Strike and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Special Operations requirements. Guardian Angel also provides direct support to the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) manned spaceflight missions. Specialized education and training is required to develop qualified PJ/CROs to ensure mission success.

The Parachuting Instructor for the Fixed Wing Insertion and Parachute Operations phase of training, utilizing rear ramp exit equipped aircraft IAW CFETP Section 3.3, Perform Parachute Jumps. Fixed Wing Insertion and Parachute Operations will include both land and water jumps. Instructors and students shall follow standard aircrew duty day requirements outlined in the AFI 11-202v3_AFGM 2017-01, Flying Operations, General Flight Rules.
Parachuting Instructors shall facilitate situational medical exercises at the direction of Government personnel on site. The Parachuting Instructor shall provide subject matter expertise during training.
Parachute Instructor shall instruct canopy control principles, multiple variations of jump exit techniques, High Altitude High Opening/High Altitude Low Opening techniques, free fall relative work, and jumper military canopy formations (stacking). Parachuting Instructor shall perform lead and high jumper duties for the students during canopy flight. The contractor shall video record all phases of the jump operation from exit of the aircraft to student landing on the drop zone, to include air-to-air and ground-to-air filming. The contractor shall be capable of utilizing and instructing digital jump calculator technology (i.e., Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) during this phase of training.
Travel up to 10% of the work year, both domestically and internationally is possible.

Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a freefall qualified parachutist with a minimum of five (5) years instructing military freefall parachute operations.
Must have instructed at an accredited military freefall school house or with a non-military/civilian canopy control course since 2010 and left in good-standing.
Must have worked at an accredited military freefall school house or with a civilian canopy control course since 2010.
Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience and abilities in advanced military parachuting tactics, techniques, and procedures with preferred experience instructing United States Air Force Special Operations Jumpers.
a minimum of two years of training with and teaching the jumpmaster function of ATAK (or equivalent digital interface system). Minimum 200 verifiable Canopy Control jumps per year for last three (3) years.
Current MFF Jumpmasters (JM) or a current/qualified Advanced Freefall Instructor (AFFI) possessing a current USPA “D" rating in accordance with United States Parachute Association (USPA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and regulations. If a MFF Jumpmaster, must have been so for at least five (5) years and have a minimum of 100 verifiable military freefall jumps.
Holds a current USPA “D” License in accordance with AFI 11-410 paragraph 8.7. Current High-Altitude Parachutist Physiological System (HAPS) certification or equivalent with minimum one year remaining from expiration date.
Current FAA Class 2 medical certificate with minimum one year remaining from expiration date. Able to maintain a current RA-1 parachute qualification in accordance with TC 18-11 Table F-1 and Table F-3.

The Parachuting Instructor may be required for weekend support (weather days/unforeseen jump cancellations) and shall adhere to a 12-hour execution to rest cycle for all military personnel.
Successfully complete a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) to obtain DoD CAC, Installation Access, and credentials
Excellent communication skills
Ability to accommodate flexible working hours, in order to support government needs
Agrees to participate in pre-employment and random and or post-mishap drug testing
To be considered for the above position with O’Gara Training and Services, LLC, apply online with a DETAILED resume at our website:

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