Job Location: Fort Bliss - El Paso, TX
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Varies
Status: Full-Time & Part-Time
Serves as an Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) at a Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas. Responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of aircraft within an approximate five Nautical Mile radius of Fort Bliss' Class D Surface Area. Provides control instructions, air traffic separation, arrival and departure services to Fort Bliss and flight assistance to military and civilian aircraft operating under visual and instrument flight rules.
Responsible for sequencing, spacing, and issuing clearances and control instructions to aircraft operating in the Class D airspace. Utilizes Standard Terminal Automated Replacement System (STARS), Visual Flight Rules (VFR), Special VFR (SVFR), Copter VFR (CVFR), and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) to effect separation between arriving/departing air traffic. Considers:
Assigns runways and other departure and arrival areas based on wind direction and speed, separation requirements, and aircraft needs. Determines methods and times by which arrivals and departures can be interspersed to maintain separation with the least delay to air and ground traffic. Observes measured geographic points to ascertain prevailing visibility and determines field condition points to ascertain prevailing visibility in less than four miles. Initiates crash/rescue services and safely controls vehicular runway and taxiway crossings. Inputs and receives aircraft movement messages and reviews Automatic Terminal Information Service.
The successful candidate must be able to interpret civilian and military regulations and guidance. The candidate must be able to use good judgement in the performance of air traffic control operations and follow written/verbal instructions.
The candidate must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.
NOTE: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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