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Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal) with Security Clearance

Company: Department of the Air Force
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Duties The primary purpose of this position is: To provide air traffic control (ATC) services to military and civilian aircraft operating in a terminal radar environment using instrument flight rules (IFR), visual flight rules (VFR), and special VFR (SVFR); to provide terminal non-radar approach control services in allocated airspace in the event of radar outages; and, to provide VFR and SVFR ATC services to aircraft operating in the vicinity of March Air Reserve Base (MARB) or within the Controlled Movement Area (CMA) of the airfield providing for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic.--- Performs duties as Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) Radar Controller--- Performs duties as Tower Controller--- Performs and serves as Controller-in-Charge (CIC) when no official supervisory personnel are available--- Performs on-the-job training (OJT) for developmental controllers--- Performs other duties as assigned Requirements Conditions of Employment--- U.SCitizenship Required--- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov--- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF RegulationsIf receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreementMore 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--- Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume--- Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position--- Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position--- Leave accrual may be authorized upon request--- Gaining unit will pay for PCS expenses--- Retention incentives may be authorized for this position--- Must have previously obtained and possessed a valid FAA/ATC Specialist (ATCS) certification and/or valid Control Tower Operator (CTO) certification or certificate of scores--- Must be able to obtain and possess current and valid FAA/ATC Specialist (ATCS) certification and maintain same--- Must be able to obtain and possess valid Control Tower Operator (CTO) certification or certificate of scores and maintain/obtain currency of the same--- May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty, i.e., Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, etcMay be required to work rotating shifts and overtime--- Work demands may not allow for regularly scheduled breaks or meal periodsSupervisors may authorize an on-the-job lunch period of 20 minutes or less spent at or near their work stations--- May be required to respond to short notice recall to support unscheduled emergency air traffic and/or contingencies/exercises to support the mission--- Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft--- The incumbent must accomplish local limited weather observer certification requirements administered by base weather flight Qualifications This position may be entitled to 5% premium pay as authorized by 5USC 5546a (a)(1) A SECRET clearance is required This position is designated by the USAF as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing ProgramThe employee is subject to random drug testingAs a mandatory requirement for employment in the TDP, the incumbent is to refrain from use of illegal drugs and, if requested, must submit to urinalysis testingThe selectee must sign a statement acknowledging the position occupied is identified as a TDPThis position is designated as a Key Staff Position (Code A) for screening the incumbent from the Ready ReservesIn the event of a war, a war-related emergency, or human-caused or natural disaster, the incumbent of this position must perform duties to support assigned USAF missionsThe incumbent must be removed from military status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available and may be required to take part in readiness exercises on a 7-day, 24-hour basis Must complete all training requirements within facility prescribed time limits to obtain and maintain full facility certification in all ATC facilitiesThereafter, recurring training is required to maintain proficiency on the most current air traffic control requirementsThis proficiency may be in the form of examinations which may be written, verbal, or require operational demonstration in live or simulated air traffic environmentsFull facility certification includes ATCS rating in GCA; CTO rating in Tower; completion of the Watch Supervisor (WS) Qualification Training Package (QTP), within the period of time proscribed by the Air Traffic Manager, to perform CIC duties; and, completion of the Trainer QTP, within 45 days, to perform OJT instructor dutiesThis position is covered as an Air Traffic Controller under 5 USC 2109This 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) and 8412(e), Immediate Retirement; 5 USC 8339(e) and 8415(d), Computation of annuity)incumbent of this position must have the ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time while controlling aircraft in a dimly lit IFR room or a Control Tower facilityThe incumbent of this position may be required to climb up to 20 flights of stairs (120 feet) to reach the Control Tower CabThe 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 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualification standard for GS-2152Must meet and maintain applicable FAA medical standards necessary to perform ATC dutiesAt least 5 years of ATC terminal (Radar Approach Control, Ground Controlled Approach or Tower) controller experience is highly desiredAt least 5 years of supervisory ATC experience (USAF Watch Supervisor, USN/USMC Watch Supervisor, USN/USMC Facility Watch Supervisor, USA Shift Leader, Controller-in-Charge, or other FAA equivalent) is highly desiredAt least 10 years of ATC experience and experience in the ATC career field within the last 3 years is highly desiredThe position may require the employee to work under adverse environmental conditionsThis position has been locally or command designated as 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 ProgramsMission Essential personnel may be required to report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early releaseIn order to qualify, you must meet the specialized 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 SeriesSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systemsExamples of specialized experience includes experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility that demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the level of work of the specialization for which application is madeThis experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of appropriate air traffic control laws, rules, and regulationsExamples of specialized experience include 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 movementThis specialization also requires: 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 choicesFEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligibleOne year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 levelTIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeksNOTE: 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 requirementsKNOWLEDGE, 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 the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the movement of air traffic and ATC operations; knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures governing the conduct of ATC operations and the separation of aircraft in terminal radar approach control and Control Tower operations.--- Knowledge of the functional/operational limitations of all ATC equipment, as well as radar systems, weather indicators, approach lighting, airfield lighting, NAVAIDS, remote status indicators (RSI), arresting systems, radios, landlines, recording equipment, ATC simulation systems, and any other equipment pertaining to ATC services; proven capability to apply the procedures and standards for separation and control of IFR, VFR, and SVFR aircraft.--- Knowledge of both radar and non-radar procedures for control and separation of aircraft utilizing vector, speed control, time parameters, reporting points, vertical and lateral separation techniques; ability to control numerous aircraft operations from several satellite air

Keywords: Department of the Air Force, Riverside , Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal) with Security Clearance, Other , Riverside, California

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