Air Traffic Control Chief (Job ID: 2021-2286)

Job Overview

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring coordination of all air traffic control clearances, as well as, ensuring all flight line activities, weather observer duties are performed and all relevant notices & approvals issued and/or received. The ATC Chief manages a single ATC facility at a single airfield.


Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Ensures the facility operates according to military and FAA rules and regulations applying to ATC.
  • Develops and maintains an FTP and a FTM.
  • Serves as ATCS/CTO examiner IAW AR 95-2, FAAO JO 7220.1B, and published regulations.
  • Ensures all controllers meet the physical standards of AR 40-501, AR 95-2, Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA Pam) 611-21, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) handbook X-118, their official job descriptions, and/or local/host nation requirements.
  • Ensures the operational readiness of facility equipment and associated NAVAIDs.
  • Maintains a current file of pertinent regulations, manuals, charts, maps, and training material IAW published regulations and AR 95-2.
  • Ensures assigned personnel maintain currency in assigned facilities.
  • Maintains custodial control of all facility forms, records, and publications and ensures their accuracy, completeness, and distribution.
  • Initiates and maintains a facility duty schedule.
  • Conducts testing and practical evaluation for PQ or rating of trainee controllers.
  • Administers biennial written exams and conducts skill evaluations.
  • Ensures the number of non-ATC personnel in an ATC facility is managed. The Chief will be the final authority on the admittance of non-ATC personnel to the facility and the number permitted at any one time.
  • Ensures ATC systems meet all safety and operational requirements.
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule dependent on flight schedules.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of Four (4) years previous ATC experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience.
  • Must be facility rated and have completed facility management and administration training prior to assuming the duties of this position.
  • VFR Control Tower experience required.
  • Ability to control aircraft in accordance with FAA 7110.65.
  • Possess Federal Aviation Administration Control Tower Operator certificate.
  • Knowledge of Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and applicable Air Force Instructions (AFIs).
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance at the Secret level.
  • Ability to rotate through all positions within the facility for a total 24 of hours each calendar month.
  • Ability to successfully pass any employment background check and/or drug testing required on the contract.
  • Must be able to pass FAA Class II Physical.

Fort Greely, AK

16 day(s) ago

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