Air Traffic Control Specialist (terminal)

Department of the Air Force Portsmouth, NH
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This National Guard position is for a AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST (TERMINAL), Position Description Number D1799000and is part of the NH 260th ATCS, National Guard.

This position is located in Air National Guard (ANG) Aviation Wing, Air Traffic Control (ATC) Squadrons.

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As a AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST (TERMINAL), GS-2152-11, you will provide tower, radar, and non-radar air traffic control (ATC) services to military and civilian aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Special Visual Flight Rules (SVFR), or Visual Flight Rules (VFR). Provides terminal ATC services to aircraft operating from primary and/or secondary airports within delegated airspace. Manages and directs controller actions and functions in Tower and Radar facilities as the primary watch supervisor and/or senior controller. Provides comprehensive on-the-job training for Air Force and Air National Guard personnel in accordance with Air Force, Air National Guard, FAA, and local policies and directives using live or automated air traffic, and formal classroom instruction. Ensures comprehensive training documentation is accomplished to accurately portray trainee status and capabilities."

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2152 Air Traffic Control

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Air National Guard recruiter PRIOR to applying for this position.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* This is an INDEFINITE excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required PRIOR to the effective date of placement.

* Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

* Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

* Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory

* ATC personnel may be required to submit to yearly urinalysis testing.



Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: E5 to E7

Selectee(s) must be within the military grade(s) listed in this job announcement prior to the effective date of placement into the technician position.

Applicant(s) who are over grade must clearly state, in their resumes, their intentions to willingly take a reduction in grade.

Compatible Military Assignments: 1C171

There are no substitutions allowed for education to replace specialized experience for the air traffic controller positions.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-11 (Intermediate Level) - Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-9 or GS-10, respectively. Must be a graduate of a formal DoD/DOT basic air traffic control course and be able to obtain and maintain a facility-rating in a single ATC facility (Radar Final Control (RFC)/Ground Controlled Approach (GCA)/Control Tower) and be able to obtain and maintain facility rating in the GCA and Control Tower. Under general supervision, GS-11 terminal controller performs regular duties in terminal operations, issuing control instructions to aircraft operating under visual or instrument flight rules or combinations of both. Have some experiences in a military or civilian as an Air Traffic Controller in a single ATC facility-rated control tower air traffic facility. Initiated and issued air traffic control clearances, instructions and advisories to ensure safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic under instrument and visual flight rules. Experienced in conducting ATC facility training. Experienced in briefing shift personnel on runway utilization, airfield conditions and weather/ground activities. Prepared and updated flight following maps. Performed some shift supervision duties in a tactical or fixed tower, radar, or AIC. Experienced work as a tactical air control team (TACT) leader in a tactical terminal control system (TTCS) or have experiences on deployed teams to remote areas to secure and set- up forward area refueling and rearming points (FARPS), LZs, HLZs, DZs and PZs. Maintained current DoD and DOT/FAA publications, ATC facility logs, forms, records and situation maps.


Air National Guard Enlisted Technicians: High school or general equivalent degree is mandatory. An undergraduate academic specialization in a technical discipline with courses in administration and management is desirable. Must be a graduate of a formal DoD/Department of Transportation (DOT) Basic Air Traffic Control course.