Remote Pilot Operator - Denver TRACON (D01)
Raytheon - Denver, CO

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RTSC’s Training Organization is currently seeking a


on-site Remote Pilot Operator (RPO) at Denver TRACON (D01).

This position is in support of the FAA Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution (ATCOTS) program. The RPO will operate a combination of FAA information data systems to simulate the actions and communication of pilots. RPO’s receive voice commands from student air traffic controllers and operate a combination of FAA information data systems and voice communications systems to: simulate the actions and communication of pilots, input proper entries into the automated system via CRT/keyboard/VCS, translate displayed information into appropriate air traffic control (ATC) terminology, and respond to the student via the Voice Communication Switch utilizing proper phraseology. RPO’s are required to perform duties of a pseudo air traffic controller. Several forms of this would consist of vectoring and applying required aircraft separation standards, and simulate inter- and intra-phone communications between facilities.

Required Knowledge Skills and Experience

Must possess superior interpersonal and analytical skills, exercise good judgment, and good problem solving skills.

Candidates must possess an ability to read and interpret materials such as diagrams and manuals, and an ability to speak clearly and be understood.

Able to interface effectively with FAA personnel at all levels to insure the training delivered at the local level is responsive to local needs, is comprehensive and of consistent high quality.

Have at least one year of experience interfacing with computer systems and data entry.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A minimum of one year of aviation related experience or training. The experience should include knowledge of the National Airspace System (NAS), airways, Navigational Aids (NAVAIDS), location identifiers and aircraft characteristics and performance.

Experience as a computer operator, RPO, air traffic control specialist, or pilot is highly desirable.

Prior experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: Military ATC or flight experience, Private Pilot’s license-IFR rating, Pilot ground school, CTI graduate, radio dispatcher or flight scheduler

Have at least 1 year of experience using Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point

Prior experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator program

Desired experience in a similar ATC lab environment or sufficient aviation related experience to have established the ability to interpret aviation procedures and communicate effectively.

Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Desired Education

Currently attending or a Graduate from an accredited CTI (

Collegiate Training Initiative

) school highly desirable


Unless certified as an RPO at time of contract award, each new RPO trainee must complete knowledge and skills tests for each area/sector to be supported. Each knowledge test will be developed and graded by the FTL or FAA designee and must be passed with a score of at least 70%. The intent is to test the RPO trainee on information pertinent to sectors to be supported.

Upon successful completion of the knowledge tests, the RPO trainee will begin training for the skills tests. The RPO trainee must observe a certified RPO, an FAA employee, or contractor instructor performing RPO duties on a minimum of five (5) simulation scenarios. The intent of this is to acquaint the RPO trainee with good operating techniques and proper strip marking/remote script procedures. The RPO trainee will receive on the job training on at least five (5) but no more than twenty (20) simulation scenarios on each control position to be supported. The Field Training Lead (FTL) must be notified when the RPO trainee is ready for certification. The FTL or FAA designee must observe the RPO trainee’s performance on one (1) simulation scenario of 80% complexity. The FAA must document the trainee’s performance on Attachment J-15.3, Performance Evaluation Critique Sheets – Remote Pilot Operator Instruction/Evaluation Report, indicating “Initial Certification” in the Operating Position Box. If certified, the RPO may support any laboratory stage, in those positions, without the presence of another certified RPO.

The authorized Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative may waive the certification process if an RPO was previously certified as an RPO, air traffic control specialist, or has other acceptable related aviation experience.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Business Unit Profile

Headquartered in Dulles, VA, Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC provides a full spectrum of technical, scientific and professional services to its defense, federal, international, and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in training, logistics, engineering, product support, and operational support services and solutions for the Mission Support, homeland security, space, civil aviation, counterproliferation and counterterrorism markets.

Technical Services (TS) operates on all seven continents and its customers include all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Transportation Security Administration, and other agencies of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as international governments. With a total annual sales in 2009 of $3.2 billion, and 9,500 employees, TS manages some of the world's largest government and commercial training contracts including the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support program, the Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution program and technician and sales person training for an automotive manufacturer. We are also a member of the Metrix Consortium for the U.K. Ministry of Defense's 30-year Defense Training Review program.

TS is one of the United States premier operators of Department of Defense (DoD) ranges. Our achievements include the largest and most successful full-facility military privatization project in U.S. history, logistics and technical support for U.S. government demilitarization activities in the former Soviet Union, and science support services to the National Science Foundation on the continent of Antarctica. TS supports training for every U.S. Army soldier, NASA astronaut, U.S. air traffic controller, and every technician and sales person with a major U.S. automotive manufacturer; supports human space flight training and mission operations; installs and certifies Federal Aviation Administration and DoD terminal radars and automation systems at airports and airfields throughout the United States; and, provides logistics support to more than 80 percent of major Raytheon programs.

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