Air Traffic Controller in Kandahar at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Air Traffic Controller provides for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the assigned airspace or airport and assists aircraft in distress or emergency situations.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Receive, post, and relay flight data information, clearances, and messages.
  • Issue arrival and departure instructions, weather information, and special advisories to aircraft operating under their control.
  • Issue information and clearances for properly separating and sequencing aircraft.
  • Coordinate with other controllers, facilities, and agencies to provide prompt ATC services.
  • Coordinate arrival and departure times with flight operations.
  • Assist aircraft in emergency or distress situations.
  • Issue taxiing instructions to aircraft and vehicles on the ground.
  • Maintain facility training records, logs, and recordings.
  • Perform operator-level equipment checks and advise maintenance personnel and Facility Chief of any outages.
  • Follow FAA, ICAO, DOD, and host nation aviation regulations and procedures.
  • Coordinate ramp and refuel services for aircraft.
  • Provide new Controllers on-the-job training and Tower/Station familiarization as directed by Shift Leader.
  • Assist in facility operations as directed by Shift Leader.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to obtain DOD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must speak fluent English in order to coordinate movement on the ramp via two-way radio communications. 
  • Basic computer skills.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as an air traffic controller.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of a US military air traffic control school or FAA Academy.
  • Prefer Military MOS Army 15Q training.
  • Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) certificate or Control Tower Operator (CTO) Certificate of Grades.
  • Preferred FAA Control Tower Operation Certificate.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Ability to pass a FAA Class II Flight Physical.
  • Ability to work night and day shift in hot desert environment.
  • Some heavy lifting may be required.
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.