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Job Role:
Flight Operations, Other
Not specified
Job description


Security Clearance: Secret

Job Summary

The Air Traffic Control (ATC) Supervisor is responsible for supervising an ATC facility, providing leadership and direction within that facility.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Supervise the work and duty schedule of subordinates, ensure operational readiness of facility equipment and associated NAVAIDs, and ensure ATC facility operates according to applicable military, FAA, and ICAO rules and regulations
  • Develop and maintain facility training program, training manual, and current file of pertinent regulations, manuals, charts, maps, and training material
  • Ensure all controllers meet physical standards as defined in directives and maintain currency in training
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met and accurate for the facility, that local directives and operating procedures are followed, and maintain custodial control of facility forms, records, publications, and their related distribution
  • Conduct testing and practical evaluation for position qualification or rating of trainee controllers
  • Administer written exams and conduct skill evaluations for professional controllers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Familiar with standard air traffic control and aviation concepts, practices, and procedures of FAA, ICAO, and the military
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Working knowledge of aviation flight planning and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) systems
  • Knowledge of operating ground-to-air communication equipment
  • Knowledge of Army Flight Following System
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment

Experience & Education

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in operational FAA or DOD air traffic control with at least two (2) years in a supervisory role
  • Bachelor degree in associated discipline from an accredited university; may substitute one (1) additional year of experience in related field for each year of college
  • Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) certificate
  • Prefer FAA Control Tower Operation Certificate or CTO Certificate of Grades
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Ability to pass Class 4 Army Flight Physical or FAA Class 2 Flight Physical
  • Must be able to lift and/or carry at least 30 pounds
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


Must have ability to obtain and maintain US security clearance at proper level