Traffic Control Officer

Dulles, Virginia
Compensation Grade: PS10Salar
Feb 01, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Full Time
Compensation Grade: PS10Salary Range:


Opening Date: February 1, 2019

Closing Date: February 16, 2019Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As a Traffic Control Officer (TCO), you will perform pedestrian and traffic control and parking enforcement at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Traffic Control Officer (TCO)

Serves in the Police Department in the Office of Public Safety at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Directs pedestrian and vehicular traffic to ensure public safety and enforces parking regulations. Performs related duties.


Prepares for duty by attending roll call and reviewing activity logs and other materials to obtain information on previous shift incidents and new policies or procedures.

Prepares and performs operator-level maintenance on equipment and vehicles prior to start of shift. Requests repairs, as needed.

Provides pertinent information about incidents and equipment to supervisor and coworkers at the end of shift.

Monitors and controls vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the Airport. Directs traffic or assists police officers in directing traffic. Helps cordon off areas and control crowds during peak periods or special circumstances.

Patrols time zoned and/or restricted ground transportation areas at the public curb to detect violations and explains nature of violation and associated law or regulation.

Issues administrative citations for violations of loading zone, fire lane, fire hydrant, double parking, and traffic obstruction.

Monitors vehicles for transportation network company (TNC) decals and trade dress identification; directs TNC vehicles to holding area and explains regulations.

Arranges for towing or relocation of vehicles and assists with the related paperwork.

Provides credible testimony in court relating to parking citations and/or as a witness to an incident. Prepares for testimony by organizing information, reviewing personal notes and case files, and coordinating with others.

Maintains vigilance on patrol and provides immediate information on incidents, suspicious persons, unattended baggage, safety hazards, and other issues to police officers and the Airports Authority Public Safety Communications Center.

Attends training to maintain proficiency and learn new job-related information and skills. May help train new TCOs.

Performs other duties as assigned.


One year of general work experience in traffic control operations including:

paying close attention to detail and observing surroundings to identify suspicious activity and enforce straightforward laws, ordinances, and regulations;

providing effective customer service; and

rapidly acquiring knowledge of and applying procedures and standards pertinent to the assignment.

Ability to safely and effectively direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Ability to interact with others in a businesslike manner.

Ability to work under pressure and maintain self-control during peak periods, incidents, and emergencies.

Knowledge of Virginia and county (Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun) traffic and parking regulations and ability to apply to traffic control and parking regulation enforcement.

Ability to give credible testimony in court.

Ability to perform basic analyses of data and information.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer and time and attendance system, with emphasis on software/systems used for traffic control and parking enforcement.


Experience directing vehicle traffic in a high volume setting.


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Education Development (GED).


A state driver's license in good standing.


Operates vehicle landside and airside (requires AOA permit).

Is exposed to adverse weather conditions, dust, dirt, fumes, and excessive noise and works around moving vehicles.

Wears outdoor gear and personal protective equipment when directing traffic.

Uses hand and arm movements when directing traffic.

Examines vehicle identification decals and markings.

Responds to the alarms of backing vehicles.

Is subject to job pressures during peak periods and emergencies and interpersonal conflicts, such as from persons who have been ticketed.

Maintains concentration amid distractions to ensure own safety and safety of others.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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