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/.
- Have a copy of their last FAA Credential with a tower rating or Control Tower Operator (CTO) certificate and in accordance with FAR 65.39, applicant “must have satisfactorily served as an air traffic control tower operator with a facility rating…for at least 6 months...”
- 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 $33.02 per hour.