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About the FAA Employment Information
Business Component: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Traffic Organization, various Terminal and En Route (Center) air traffic facilities nationwide.
Additional Salary Information: Salary shown above is base pay only. Locality pay, plus COLA if applicable, will be added based upon the duty location.
No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.
Proof of military retirement or terminal leave paperwork is required
Certified air traffic control experience required
You must provide proof for claims of veterans' preference
Required documents must be received on or before the closing date
Pre-appointment medical, drug and security clearances required
Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCS's) in the Terminal option are responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic. Tower Controllers duties involve the sequencing, spacing, and issuing of clearances and instructions to aircraft operating in the Tower's area of responsibility. The controller considers position, type, speed and direction of movement of aircraft desiring to land; estimate of the future positions; the number and capabilities of aircraft wishing to depart from the airport; the patter, length, direction and condition of runways available for use; wind speed and direction; noise abatement requirements; and wake turbulence and traffic information. Radar Controller's provide separation for aircraft operating under IFR and VFR procedures from other aircraft landing, departing and/or overflying within their designated airspace. Operate radar and communication equipment to apply radar separation standards and vectoring procedures. Detects and adjusts malfunctions and interferences in the equipment. Issues speed, altitude, and directional instructions to pilots to keep aircraft properly separated. Provide air traffic advisory services to pilots including clearance to operate aircraft, weather and field conditions and safety and traffic alerts. Provide training to developmental air traffic controllers and other employees in the facility.
ATCS's in the En Route (Center) option give aircraft instructions and authorize flight path changes, issue air traffic clearances, and provide weather updates, and flight conditions while in route between airports. Operate radar and communication equipment to apply radar separation standards and vectoring procedures. Detects and adjusts malfunctions and interferences in the equipment. Issues speed, altitude, and directional instructions to pilots to keep aircraft properly separated. They provide separation between aircraft flying along the Federal airways or operating into or out of airports.
This is a developmental ATCS position responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of air traffic through the nation's airspace. Developmental controllers receive a wide range of training in controlling and separating live air traffic within designated airspace at and around an air traffic control tower or radar approach control facility.
Additional information regarding these positions is located at http://www.faa.gov/jobs/job_opportunities/airtraffic_controllers/
1) Applicants must possess 52 weeks of certified air traffic control experience in a civilian or military air traffic facility which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the level of work. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the movement of air traffic; knowledge of aircraft separation standards and control techniques; and the ability to apply them properly, often under conditions of great stress.
2) Applicants must be able to speak English clearly enough to be understood over radios, intercoms, and similar communications equipment.
We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.
Requirement for preemployment medical clearance: Applicants selected for ATCS positions must pass a
medical examination that includes psychological screening prior to appointment. Applicants with prior
military service are encouraged to obtain a sealed copy of their military medical records prior to discharge
and to retain these records to be provided upon request if selected.
Requirement for security clearance: This position requires an Access National Agency Check and Inquiry
with Credit (ANACI) or higher, based on the facility, prior to appointment unless a waiver is obtained.
Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program: This position is covered by the
Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this
position will be subject to a preemployment or preappointment drug screening. Persons occupying covered
positions will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
Training Requirements: Developmentals will enter the appropriate phase of field training as determined
by the assigned facility to prepare for advancement to the Certified Professional Controller (CPC) level.
They must learn the skills needed for operation at higher levels of responsibility. Failure to meet training
requirements for or accept promotion to higher grade ATCS positions may constitute grounds for reassignment,
demotion or separation from employment.
Certificate and Rating Requirements: ATCS's must possess or obtain a valid ATCS Certificate and/or
Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) if appropriate. They must also obtain the facility ratings required
for full performance at assigned facilities within uniformly applicable time limits.
Interview: Candidates for ATCS positions may be subject to preappointment interviews to determine
whether they possess the personal characteristics necessary to perform air traffic control work.
Requirement for nonstandard duty hours or work week: Incumbent may be required to work irregular duty
hours or a nonstandard work week or tour of duty.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.
Radar experience may be used as a quality ranking factor when referring applicants to radar facilities.
FAA offers an excellent comprehensive benefits programs. To learn more about the federal government benefits, please click here.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Direct deposit of pay is required.
Individuals selected under this announcement will be given time-limited appointments of no more than five (5) years, in five (5) year increments; which may be extended, or terminated at FAA's discretion. In no case, will appointments be made or extended past the last day of the month in which applicants reach their 56th birthday.
Reemployed annuitants, who may be selected under this announcement, will be given time-limited appointments of no more than one (1) year; which may be extended, or terminated at the FAA's discretion. In no case will appointments be made or extended past the last month in which the re-employed annuitant reaches their 56th birthday.
Upon completion of initial qualification training at the FAA Academy and all other requirements for continuing employment, including evaluations required by the Air Traffic Organization, salary may be adjusted based on the current Air Traffic collective bargaining agreement. These adjustments reflect the facility level and previous experience. Salary will be adjusted to include locality pay or COLA based on duty location of the position. Salary increases will be received as subsequent phases of training are completed.
Work history must correspond with supporting documentation provided and must also reflect 52 weeks of certified air traffic control experience.
Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.
Maximum Retention Age: 5 USC 8335(a) and 5 USC 8425(a) require mandatory separation at age 56 for employees in career controller positions. Please contact the Aviation Careers at (405) 954-4657 for any questions regarding this requirement.
This replaces announcement AAC-AMH-12-RMC-23991. Those persons who applied under the previous announcement must re-apply under this one.
Terminal facilities are located in all 50 states. En Route facilities are located in: Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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