Serco Inc.

FNL - Air Traffic Control Specialist - Remote Tower - Fort Collins, CO

ID
33606
Recruiting Location
RL_CO50 - Fort Collins Tower
Work Location
US-CO-Loveland
Category
Aviation
Position Type
Full-Time
Security Clearance
None

Position Description

Some of you may have heard of the emerging technology referred to as Remote Towers. Remote Tower (RT) technology is intended to replace the brick and mortar, tall tower building at some airports with a single-story building. Inside, controllers will control traffic from a control room using large banks of monitors displaying video images from camera masts located on the airport. Initially, Remote Towers are being located on the airport. Eventually, they will be remoted to consolidated facilities much like consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities (TRACON) and Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).

 

Remote Towers are under development around the world; a few have been certified and some have actually been remoted. In the U.S., the first attempt at RT certification began at the Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) in Leesburg, Virginia. The RT equipment at JYO is currently going through the FAA certification process. The second attempt at RT certification in the U.S. will be at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL) in Fort Collins/Loveland, Colorado.

 

Serco will be providing the air traffic control services at FNL and will be assisting with the test and evaluation of the RT equipment. The RT certification process is scheduled to take 2 ½ to 3 years and will consist of 3 phases:

 

Phase 1: Establish ATC services from a mobile tower (3 months)

 

Phase 2: Operate the mobile tower. Provide subject matter expertise in the RT. Provide 3 months of ATC services from the RT while controllers in the mobile tower monitor the situation and standby, ready to take over. (12 months)

 

Phase 3: Provide ATC services from the RT with the ability to go to the mobile tower in the event of an RT technology failure. (18 months)

 

This is a once in a career opportunity and we are looking for controllers who want to be part of the development of this cutting-edge technology. We are looking for experienced controllers who are flexible, want to be part of a team and bring a positive attitude.

 

 

Prior to being considered for this position, applicants must:

 

  • Be available for work within 60 days.

 

  • Have a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate (FAA Form 8500-9).
    •  If you do not have a Class II Medical Certificate, prior to applying for this position, you may go the following website to find an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) in your area: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/.

 

 

  • Be eligible to work for Serco under the Federal Immigration Laws
  • Verify education and employment references from previous employer(s) including release of drug and alcohol records
  • Receive a negative result on a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Be able to receive an interim security suitability clearance granted by FAA Security derived from a public trust background check.
  • Establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

 

 

Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCS) control air traffic on and within the vicinity of the airport according to established procedures and policies to prevent collisions and minimize delays arising from traffic congestion. The incumbent is responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of air traffic through the nation's airspace. ATCS duties include:

 

  • Answering radio calls from arriving and departing aircraft.

 

  • Issuing landing/takeoff instructions.

  • Issuing information such as runway to use, wind velocity and direction, visibility, taxiing instructions, and pertinent data on other aircraft operating in vicinity.
     
  • Issuing air traffic clearances.
     
  • Providing advice based on their own observations and information from the National Weather - Service, IFR control facilities, flight service stations, pilots, and other sources.
     
  • Taking and disseminating weather observations at Limited Aviation Weather Reporting Station (LAWRS) or Supplemental Aviation Weather Reporting Station (SAWRS) facilities.
     
  • Transferring control of aircraft to receiving facilities when aircraft leave their airspace, and receiving control of aircraft coming into their airspace.
     
  • Operating various types of equipment such as: radios, telephones, interphones, computer systems, radar, recording systems, weather equipment, light guns, airport/runway lighting systems, and backup equipment.
     
  • Alerting airport emergency crews and other designated personnel when aircraft are having flight difficulties.
     
  • Coordinating with and issuing instructions to airport vehicles and personnel.
     
  • Maintaining and disseminating records of daily operations
     
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The rate of pay for this position is $32.22 per hour.

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be available for work within 60 days.
  • Provide a copy of a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate (FAA Form 8500-9)
  • Provide a copy of the last FAA Credential with a tower rating or an air traffic control tower operator (CTO) certificate
  • Be eligible to work for Serco under the Federal Immigration Laws
  • Verify education and employment references from previous employer(s) including release of drug and alcohol records
  • Receive a negative result on a pre-employment drug screen
  • Be able to receive an interim security suitability clearance granted by FAA Security derived from a public trust background check
  • Establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. Military, numerous U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Government of Canada, State and Local Governments, and Commercial Clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 6,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco''s people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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