Job Description Air Traffic Managers must be familiar with standard Air Traffic Control (ATC) concepts, practices, and procedures. A manager must rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Managers lead and direct the work of others to accomplish the daily operation of the facility. Duties include: - Reporting to the Area Manager. - Supervising. - Scheduling. - Overseeing and directing training for controllers. - Ensuring that all reporting requirements are met. - Ensuring all facility directives and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are followed. - Acting as a liaison with airport management and FAA at local levels. Air Traffic Managers must also function as Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCS) by controlling air traffic on and within the vicinity of the airport according to established procedures and policies to prevent collisions and minimize delays arising from traffic congestion. ATCS\u2019s are responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of air traffic through the nation's airspace. ATCS duties include: - Answering radio calls from arriving and departing aircraft. - Issuing landing\/takeoff instructions. - Issuing information such as runway to use, wind velocity and direction, visibility, taxiing instructions, and pertinent data on other aircraft operating in vicinity. - Issuing air traffic clearances. - Providing advice based on their own observations and information from the National Weather Service, IFR control facilities, flight service stations, pilots, and other sources. - Taking and disseminating weather observations at Limited Aviation Weather Reporting Station (LAWRS) or Supplemental Aviation Weather Reporting Station (SAWRS) facilities. - Transferring control of aircraft to receiving facilities when aircraft leave their airspace, and receiving control of aircraft coming into their airspace. - Operating various types of equipment such as: radios, telephones, interphones, computer systems, radar, recording systems, weather equipment, light guns, airport\/runway lighting systems, and backup equipment. - Alerting airport emergency crews and other designated personnel when aircraft are having flight difficulties. - Coordinating with and issuing instructions to airport vehicles and personnel. - Maintaining and disseminating records of daily operations. - Other duties as assigned Prior to being considered for this position, applicant must: 1. Have a copy of their Control Tower Operator (CTO) Airmen Certificate. - In accordance with FAR 65.39, applicant \u201cmust have satisfactorily served as an air traffic control tower operator with a facility rating\u2026for at least 6 months...\u201d - If necessary, to replace an Airmen Certificate, go to the following website: http:\/\/www.faa.gov\/licenses_certificates\/airmen_certification\/certificate_replacement\/. 2. Have a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate (FAA Form 8500-9). - To find an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) in your area, go to the following website: http:\/\/www.faa.gov\/pilots\/amelocator\/. The rate of pay for this position is $34.85 per hour. Applicants applying to this position must available for work within 60 days.
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