Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal)

Department Of Defense Fort Belvoir , VA 22060

Posted 6 days ago

  • Duties




About the Position: The Army Aviation Brigade plans, coordinates, and executes aviation operations, to include regional and worldwide priority air transport for the Army's senior leadership, selected DoD officials, and Combatant Commanders. Executes airfield operations at Davison Army Airfield, and provides Air Traffic Services support to the Pentagon helipad. As directed, employs rotary wing aviation and engineer technical rescue assets to support designated contingency operations.

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  • Provide Air Traffic Control services through radar/non-radar procedures to military District of Washington (MDW), surrounding military and civilian aviation communities, airfields and Fort Belvoir.

  • Maintain continuing control of the airspace that encompasses a Prohibited Area (P-73), National Wildlife Refuge and several separate multidirectional feeder corridors.

  • Work closely with Reagan National Air Traffic Control Facility and Washington-Dulles International airports Class B airspace.

  • Provide instructions for separating and sequencing aircraft conducting simultaneous arrivals and departures to a runway, multiple landing areas, and a parallel taxiway.

  • Initiate Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to advise aviation community of portions of the National Airspace System (NAS) that are inoperative.

  • Required to perform duties at the Pentagon Army Heliport.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2152 Air Traffic Control

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Must possess or obtain a valid Control Tower Operator (CTO) Certificate.

  • Must possess or obtain a valid Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) Certificate.

  • Pre-employment physical/medical evaluation required.

  • Must pass an ATC Flight Physical upon initial entrance on duty.

  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing and you must sign DA Form 5019-R.

  • May be required to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends, holidays and/or on-call duty hours.

  • This position is included under the provisions of Special Retirement Coverage and may have both a maximum entry age and a mandatory retirement date.


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 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-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

  • 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

  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work of this job. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves Air Traffic Control experience providing Limited Radar Approach Control Terminal services; sequencing and separating aircraft conducting simultaneous arrivals and departures to a runway; directing the movement of aircraft on runways/taxiway; providing air traffic control assistance in accordance with Federal Administration Order 7110.65; providing instructions or advisories to ensure an orderly flow of traffic operating under Visual Flight Rule (VFR); and providing instructions or advisories to ensure an orderly flow of traffic operating under Instrument flight Rule (IFR). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Oral Communication

  • Technical Competence

  • Technical Credibility

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-09). Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and minimum qualification requirements prescribed by OPM within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal)

Department Of Defense