Job opening: SUPERVISORY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST (TERMINAL)
Salary: $97 979 - 127 369 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as a first level supervisor, providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over nonsupervisory employees assigned to the 439 Operations Group, 439 Operations Support Squadron, Air Traffic Control Tower, Westover ARB, MA.
Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Air Traffic Control Tower facility, ensuring the air traffic control operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meets needs
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities
Represents the Air Traffic Control tower facility with a variety of installation and functional area organizations
Control military and civilian aircraft in a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) control tower environment
Maintain certification requirements
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- PCS will be paid by unit IAW JTR
- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
- Must have a working knowledge of USAF terminal Instrument Approach Procedures (TERPS) and Airspace Management
- Must possess valid Control Tower Operator (CTO) certification and obtain/maintain currency of the same
- Must be certified to perform limited weather observations. Must be able to recognize local weather phenomena and localized effects of weather and reporting requirements for weather conditions
- Must accomplish local limited weather observer certification requirements administered by base weather flight
- Must complete all training requirements within locally prescribed time limits to obtain and maintain a full facility rating in facility of assignment
- Must meet and maintain medical standards, including a FAA Class II medical certificate, necessary to perform ATC duties
- May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty, i.e. Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, etc
- May be required to respond to short notice recall to support unscheduled emergency air traffic and/or contingencies/exercises to support the mission. May be required to work rotating shifts and overtime
- At least 5 years ATC tower controller experience is highly desired; At least 10 years of ATC experience and experience in the ATC career field within the last 3 years is highly desired
- This position is covered as an Air Traffic Controller under 5 USC 2109
- The incumbent of this position must have the ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time while controlling aircraft in a Tower facility
- The incumbent of this position may be required to climb several flights of stairs to reach the Control Tower Cab
- The position may require the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions
This position may be entitled to 5% premium pay as authorized by 5USC 5546a (a)(1)
Requires comprehensive knowledge of FAA, USAF, AFRC, base directives and instructions, both administrative and operational. Requires knowledge of the airspace boundaries, operating agreements with other facilities, location of navigational aids, flight information publications and different models and types of aircraft (military and civilian) and their operating characteristics.
Secret security clearance is required
This is a testing designated position. The employee is subject to random drug testing.
This is a Key Position. Incumbents must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are unavailable
This position is subject to the special retirement provisions for Air Traffic Controllers under CSRS and FERS (SUSC 3382, Involuntary Separation for Retirement; 5 USC 8335(a) and 8425(a), Mandatory Separation; 5 USC 8336(e) and 8412(e), Immediate Retirement; 5 USC 8339(e) and 8415(d), Computation of annuity).
The incumbent must have the ability to meet and maintain on a continuing basis, the physical, mental, and medical standards for ATC duties as specified by the OPM qualification standard for GS-2152
This is a Mission Essential (ME) position performing a Mission Critical Function (MCF) which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions IAW DoDI 3020-42, Defense Continuity Programs
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-2152, Air Traffic Control Series.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in issuing control instructions and advice to pilots in the vicinity of airports to assure proper separation of aircraft and to expedite their safe and efficient movement. This specialized experience also requires the ability to act decisively under stressful situations and to maintain alertness over sustained periods of pressure; skill to coordinate plans and actions with pilots and other controllers; and Judgment to select and take the safest and most effective course of action from among several available choices.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of operational Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), and local air traffic control directives, supplements, and instructions
Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Knowledge of the functional/operational limitations of all ATC equipment, as well as approach lighting, airfield lighting, weather instructions, navigational aids (NAVAIDS), remote status indicators, arresting systems, landlines, and any other equipment pertaining to ATC services
Ability to make rapid and precise judgments in a real-time work situation, remain calm under conditions that are stressful, coordinate many different processes at once, and adjust rapidly to changes in the traffic pattern and tempo of work activity
MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE: The maximum age for original entry into an identified ATC position is 36 years. An individual shall NOT be appointed or assigned to an ATC position if that appointment cannot be completed prior to the last day of the month in which the individual reaches his/her 36th birthday. Applicants over the age limit must meet re-entry or age waiver requirements in accordance with DoDI 1400.25-V331 dated 26 Jan 15, Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Manual, Subchapter 331, Civilian Air Traffic Controllers. Any individual who has reached the mandatory separation age (56) is NOT eligible for employment/reemployment as an ATC (5 U.S.C. 3323(a) (reference (b)).NOTE: ATCs have a mandatory separation age of 56. This position is covered as an Air Traffic Controller under 5 USC 2109. This position is subject to the special retirement provisions for Air Traffic Controllers under CSRS and FERS (5 USC 3382, Involuntary Separation for Retirement; 5 USC 8335(a) and 8425(a), Mandatory Separation; 5 USC 8336(e), Immediate Retirement; 5 USC 8339(3) and 8415(d), Computation of annuity, and 8412(e).
RE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: ATC Specialist in receipt of a refund, of retirement contributions for the years of service covered under special retirement, will not receive service credit towards the 20 years required to retire under special retirement coverage, unless the redeposit is paid in full prior to date of retirement.
REQUIREMENTS: Air traffic control specialists in all specializations must possess or obtain, within uniformly applicable time limits, the facility ratings required for full performance at the facility where the position is located. Applicants must possess or obtain a valid Air Traffic Control Specialist Certificate and/or Control Tower Operator Certificate, if appropriate. These certificates require demonstrating knowledge of basic meteorology, basic air navigation, standard air traffic control and communications procedures, the types and uses of air navigation aids, and regulations governing air traffic.
Medical Requirements: In general, air traffic control specialist applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of these positions without risk to themselves or others. The provision of sufficient information about physical capacity for employment requires that before appointment, applicants undergo appropriate pre-employment physical/medical evaluations.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Westover ARB
100 Lloyd Street
Westover ARB, MA 01022
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]