AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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 made. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of DoD, FAA, and International, policies, requirements, procedures, systems and their interrelationships with the FAA and the National Airspace System. Knowledge of environmental impacts, instructions on governing environmental planning, skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques. Include conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations, preparing project papers and staff reports. This 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 choices.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, 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 concepts and principles contained in Air Force instructions, FAA handbooks, regulations and orders, and other publications pertaining to flight information publication requirements; ATC policies and procedures, flight inspection requirements and navigational aids characteristics in order to ensure safe flight operations; the laws, rules, regulations, procedures and concepts governing the movement and application of ATC procedures, requirements, regulations, policies and NAS related to the diverse aviation missions on a technical level.
- Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and procedures governing the conduct of air traffic control operations and the separation of aircraft in terminal radar approach control and control tower operations in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DoD, USAF and MAJCOM handbooks, instructions and directives pertaining to air traffic control, airspace and airfield operations matters; and of the functional and operational limitations of all ATC equipment including radar systems, NAVAIDs, weather indicators, remote status indicators, radios, landlines, recording equipment, ATC simulation systems, and any other equipment pertaining to ATC services; and of significant weather conditions that affect the safety of air traffic operations.
- Knowledge of the functional/operational limitations of all ATC equipment, as well as approach lighting, airfield lighting, weather instructions, NAVAIDs, remote status indicators, arresting systems, landlines, and any other equipment pertaining to ATC services.
- General knowledge of the performance characteristics of base-assigned and transient aircraft including Presidential support and foreign heads of state/distinguished visitors.
- Knowledge of ATC facility management procedures, USAF ATC functional headquarters establishment, various ATC, airspace, airfield evaluation, and security programs.
- Skills to effectively communicate Air Force requirements (clearly and concisely) orally and in writing; to develop written reports, memorandums, procedures, and briefings/presentations to varying audiences; ability to remain calm under stressful conditions that involve prioritization based on what is most critical to flight safety of different processes; knowledge and ability to alert appropriate agencies and provide warning to military and civil aircraft operating in and around JB Andrews airspace including, Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) where the urgent need exist for safety of flight.
- Ability to gather facts, analyze problems and to develop timely, economical courses of actions (solutions); ability to use computer systems and printing devices to include desktop computers, large scale printers and similar data processing devices; and to extract required data from all associated source reference materials.
- Ability to initiate, develop, analyze and evaluate new and/or current air traffic control, airfield operations and airspace management procedures, techniques, methods, systems or concepts.
- Ability to work harmoniously with all levels of personnel within the chain of command, DOD, Federal Agency and/or with the civilian populous.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ADDITION TO PRIMARY PURPOSE: To perform duties as an air traffic control liaison with highly technical knowledge, expertise and judgment on all matters pertaining to airspace, air traffic, airfield and security of aviation assets assigned or transiting the base. To function as the JB Andrews FAA Liaison providing technical assistance and advice to wing, group and squadron leadership and staff for air traffic control, airspace management, and airfield operations. Additionally, subject position is the primary point of contact for all flying units and airfield support agencies to assist with issues regarding FAA support throughout the regional flying area and the National Airspace System (NAS). Incumbent participates in various conferences and meetings to address/formulate corrective action(s) regarding various ATC/airfield concerns and initiatives. This position is also appointed other duties as delineated and delegated by the Airfield Operations Flight Commander (AOF/CC) pertaining to airfield operations. This position does not include active controlling of aircraft.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
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90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.