About the Position: This position is located at This position is located at Gray Army Airfield, ATC Branch, JBLM, WA.
Note: This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage and may include both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date. For more information follow this link by copy and paste link into your internet browser: cpol.army.mil/employ/APF-JOA/ATC-SRC.pdfhttps://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/csrsfers-handbook/c04
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Control air traffic by issuing exact and precise instructions within delegated and complex airspace.
Issues control clearance and instructions to maintain separation among local traffic density.
Maintain constant surveillance of assigned airspace and issues advisories concerning traffic, weather, and altimeter settings.
Operate and activates control tower equipment, visual signaling devices and activation of primary crash alarm circuits.
Receive, posts, and relays flight data to the local controller and ground control/clearance delivery.
Perform ground control/clearance delivery duties, assuring effective movement of aircraft on all areas of the airport.
Establish contact with and controls aircraft to touchdown at the airfield after coordinated release from approach control.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to attend meetings or to receive training.
2152 Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Controllers
Controllers, Air Traffic
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
Must possess and maintain Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) certification.
This position requires that the applicant must have actively controlled traffic in an Air Traffic Control Tower facility within the last 36 months, and is required to upload a copy of the FAA CTO certificate for that facility with the application.
Incumbent is required to report for duty during inclement weather, Natural Disasters, and other emergency situations as directed by the Fire Chief and may be required to remain on duty after the official shift ends.
This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations. Employee shifts are rotated on a regularly scheduled basis.
This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
Must be able to acquire and maintain a Control Tower Operator's license.
An applicant not currently occupying a GS-2152 "covered" position is required to successfully complete a pre-employment Army Flight physical prior to being placed into this position.
Incumbent is subject to periodic (e.g. annual) flight medical examinations following appointment to determine fitness for continued performance of the duties of the position.
This position is designated as Key Essential position and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization as doing so would seriously impair the capability of the organization to function effectively.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Current Civilian Employees of the Organization
Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Specialist Experience: I have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 (or higher) grade level or equivalent pay systems (may have been obtained in the Federal service, military, or public sector) Issuing control instructions to aircraft operating under visual or instrument flight rules or combinations of both (Issuing instructions to aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), the controller in this position considers such factors as position, speed, and direction of aircraft movement; Performance characteristics of the aircraft being controlled; and the runway(s) available for use. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-10).
NOTE: In addition to the above specialized experience definition/requirement, this position requires the incumbent to possess, at the time of application, the following certifications:. Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) - (Pink Card)
NOTE: If you do not submit all of the above certifications with your application package, you will be rated ineligible and your application will receive no further consideration.
NOTE: This position has been identified by Department of Army as an Air Traffic Controller as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2109(1)(A) and (1)(B) who is actively engaged in the separation and control of air traffic; or in providing preflight, inflight, or airport advisory service aircraft operators; or is the immediate or second-level supervisor of any employee described above. As described under 5 U.S.C. 8401(35)(B), this also includes the immediate supervisor of the person described in 5 U.S.C. 2109(1)(B). As such, this position is covered under special retirement coverage. The individual hired is subject to Special Retirement provisions to include additional contributions to the retirement fund, mandatory separation/retirement at age 56 with 20 years of approved special retirement service, options for early retirement at any age after 25 years of approved special retirement provisions service, or at age 50 with 20 years of approved special retirement provisions service. Department of Defense (DoD), in accordance with 5 USC 3307, has determined an individual must be appointed to their first/original appointment into a DoD position that has been identified and approved for special retirement coverage as an Air Traffic Controller no later than the last day of the month in which they become 36. Preference eligible veterans over the age of 36, may apply regardless of the age restriction. If selected, a waiver of the age restriction will be requested by the hiring official for approval by the Department of Army. An individual who is past the maximum entry age (36) who previously served in an approved Department of Defense Air Traffic Controller position may be reinstated to a covered position provided they meet the applicable qualification requirements AND will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered service as an Air Traffic Controller by the last day of the month in which they become 56.Department of Army may approve an exception to the maximum entry age (36) for original entry into a covered Air Traffic controller position. However, any individual who has reached the mandatory separation age (56) is not eligible for employment or reemployment as an Air Traffic Controller.In addition to providing the required eligibility documentation listed elsewhere in this job announcement, you must provide sufficient documentation to determine proof of age. This documentation should be attached under Proof of Age as identified in the Required Documents section. For reentry into a covered position, you must also provide sufficient documentation (SF- 50s) to show length of service in a previously covered Air Traffic Controller position.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-10).
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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