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Air Force Civilian Service Cheyenne, WY

Job Description



This position is located in Air National Guard (ANG) Aviation Wing, Air Traffic Control (ATC) Squadrons.  The primary purpose of this position is: to provide tower, radar, and non-radar air traffic control (ATC) services to military and civilian aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Special Visual Flight Rules (SVFR), or Visual Flight Rules (VFR).  Provides terminal ATC services to aircraft operating from primary and/or secondary airports within delegated airspace. 


(1) Performs air traffic control duties in the control tower and radar facility.  Directs movement of aircraft in flight and on the ground by utilizing pilot and controller reports, visual observation, and/or tower and radar facility radar displays, or a combination of methods and in close coordination with other controllers.  Under restrictive time and space limitations, formulates and issues ATC clearances and instructions to provide for the required separation and or sequencing of all IFR, SVFR, and VFR traffic within delegated airspace. 

(2) Provides assistance to both experienced professional and inexperienced student pilots within the airspace and ensures expeditious traffic flows are maintained.  Provides mandatory additional services and assistance to aircraft to include those experiencing in-flight emergencies, hijacking and unlawful seizure, pilot disorientation, and to those aircraft otherwise experiencing distress during flight.  Coordinate Notices to Airman (NOTAM) actions and airfield advisories in order to provide information to all users of appropriate airports and ATCALS facility. 

(3) Operates, trains, and provides preventative maintenance on a host of automated communications and display hardware and software systems that are integral and vital to the operation of the air traffic control facility.  Types of systems include but are not limited to; Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch (ETVS), Digital Bright Radar Indicator Tower Equipment (DBRITE), Digital Voice Recording System (DVRS), Data Transmission Network (DTN), Digital Mapper, DoD Advanced Automation System (DAAS), Digital Airport Surveillance Radar (DASR) System, Standard Automated Replacement Radar System (STARS), Information Data Systems (IDS), Automated Terminal Information Service (ATIS), Control Tower Simulator System (CTSS), Air Traffic Control Training Device (ATCTD), Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), and Automated Surface Observation Systems (ASOS). 

(4) Provides direction to all controllers in the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air and ground aircraft and vehicle traffic.  Issues and withdraws approval for facility ATC services based on traffic, workload, controller training, equipment capability, and training workload.  Manages controllers on a shift to include position assignment, appointments, unexpected absences, and shift overlap. 

(5) Conducts and directs aircraft mishap and hazardous air traffic systems reporting.  Serves as the focal point on the airfield for ground or airborne aircraft mishaps, system reports on hazardous air traffic activities, and ATC and pilot incident inquiries. 

(6) Conducts and performs weather-related functions as part of the National Weather System.  Performs normal and special surface weather observations in a timely manner.  Provides accurate documentation and disseminates observations to adjacent ATC facilities, aircraft, and weather personnel, in accordance with National Weather Service (NWS), FAA, DoD, and local facility directives.  Evaluates weather reports from automated (ASOS, AWADS, IDS, etc,) or other sources (i.e. Pilot Reports) and ensures weather information is accurate, specific, and timely. 

(7) Provides comprehensive on-the-job training for Air Force and Air National Guard personnel in accordance with Air Force, Air National Guard, FAA, and local policies and directives.  Uses technical expertise and judgment for air traffic control procedures and provides hands-on training to trainee personnel using automated or formal classroom instructions.  Ensures comprehensive training documentation is accomplished to accurately portray trainee status and capabilities. 

(8) Utilizes guidelines consisting of USAF, ANG, FAA regulations and policies, locally established policies, procedures, agreements and directives; training software, and manufacturer's manuals/instructions. 

(9) Contacts civilian or military individuals or groups from inside and outside the employing agency in a variety of functions, as well as technical personnel employed by contractors and state ANG officials.  Develops and maintains close contacts and professional relationships throughout the USAF, ANG, FAA and private industry.



This series covers positions concerned with: (1) the control of air traffic to insure the safe, orderly and expeditious movement along air routes and at airports when a knowledge of aircraft separation standards and control techniques, and the ability to apply them properly, often under conditions of great stress, are required; (2) the providing of preflight and in-flight assistance to aircraft requiring a knowledge of the information pilots need to conduct safe flights and the ability to present that information clearly and concisely; (3) the development, coordination, and management of air traffic control programs. Positions in this occupation require an extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the movement of air traffic.


Air Traffic Controller duties and responsibilities. Dependent on career levels, applicant must have experiences, certifications, and capabilities in the following:

·         Collecting and analyzing data quickly and accurately;

·         The ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective two-way radio communication; and must have the ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;

·         Applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting technical material.

Interpersonal communications;

·         Air Traffic Control (ATC) Specialists must be capable of obtaining and maintaining, within upgrade training time thresholds, all position certifications and/or facility-ratings required to perform ATC duties in a specific air traffic control facility;

·         Must possess a valid Air Traffic Control Specialist Certificate (FAA Form 7220-1)/Control Tower Operator (CTO) or Appropriate Federal Credentialing certification and authorized to perform air traffic control duties in ANG/ARNG facilities;

·         In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 14, Part 65, Subpart B, Air Traffic Control Tower Operators, control tower personnel must possess a valid Control Tower Operator (CTO) certificate. This applies to any issuance of air traffic control instructions to airborne aircraft and aircraft on the ground, unless under direct supervision by a qualified air traffic controller. These certificates demonstrate knowledge and skill in meteorology, basic air navigation, standard ATC communications procedures, types and use of navigational aids (NAVAIDS), and directives, regulations, and instructions that regulate air traffic control;

·         Position certifications/facility-ratings require practical and academic knowledge of the local air traffic control system and operating intra/inter facility coordination. It also includes communication systems, ATC radios, Local Area Information (LAI) and specific procedures associated with the facility; and,

·         A GS-11 and higher Air Traffic Control Specialist is a graduate of a formal DoD/DOT basic air traffic control course and will obtain and maintain facility-ratings in dual ATC facilities (RFC/GCA/Radar Approach Control (RAPCON)/Control Tower). This level includes a variety of assignments and work situations in the terminals. A GS-11 is typically the first full performance level of control work in radar approach control terminals. Also included at this level are full performance level control positions in non-approach control and non-radar approach control terminals where the performance requirements are substantially higher than at the GS-10 level.

·         Air National Guard Officer Technicians: Completion of high school and college are mandatory. An undergraduate academic specialization in a technical discipline with courses in administration and management is mandatory. An undergraduate degree specializing in physical sciences and mathematics is desirable. Must be a graduate of a formal DoD/Department of Transportation (DOT) Basic Air Traffic Control course.


All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position.

Applicants must possess valid Air Traffic Control Specialist Certificate and/or Control Tower Operator Certificate.         

Applicants for positions that have duties of an arduous nature must meet the medical standards.  


Must possess at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-9 or GS-10, respectively (A GS-10 is the first level of independent performance of all control functions in non-approach and non-radar approach control terminals.); be a graduate of a formal DoD/DOT basic air traffic control course and be able to obtain and maintain a facility-rating in a single ATC facility (Radar Final Control (RFC)/Ground Controlled Approach (GCA)/Control Tower); perform regular duties in terminal operations, issuing control instructions to aircraft operating under visual or instrument flight rules or combinations of both; experience in a military or civilian as an Air Traffic Controller in a single ATC facility-rated control tower air traffic facility; experience initiating and issuing air traffic control clearances, instructions and advisories to ensure safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic under instrument and visual flight rules; experienced in conducting ATC facility training; experienced in briefing shift personnel on runway utilization, airfield conditions and weather/ground activities; experience in preparing and updating flight following maps; performed some shift supervision duties in a tactical or fixed tower, radar, or AIC; experienced work as a tactical air control team (TACT) leader in a tactical terminal control system (TTCS) or have experiences on deployed teams to remote areas to secure and set- up forward area refueling and rearming points (FARPS), LZs, HLZs, DZs and PZs; and experience maintaining current DoD and DOT/FAA publications, ATC facility logs, forms, records and situation maps.

NOTE: Minimum and Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your specialized experience.


Must have normal color vision; must meet the physical demands rating for heavy lifting work; and, must qualify physically in compliance with Department of Defense (DoD)/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical standards.


Enlisted AFSC:  1C100, 1C171, 1C191

Must possess or be eligible to retrain into AFSC 1C1X1, Air Traffic Control.

1C1X1 ASVAB Requirements:

Must possess a minimum score of "55" on the "MECHANICAL" AND a minimum score of ""72" on the "GENERAL" portions of the ASVAB

Medical Profile PULHES must not be greater than 111111.

Must be able to lift 40 lbs. unassisted.


Must have a valid state drivers license for the state in applicant lives or is principally employed.

Must not have any disciplinary action (Article 15 or court-martial) for engaging in an unprofessional or inappropriate relationship as defined in applicable DoD Instructions concerning Army and Air Force Professional and Unprofessional Relationships.

Applicants must successfully complete a medical physical and pass a drug test prior to appointment.


High school or general equivalent degree is mandatory. An undergraduate academic specialization in a technical discipline with courses in administration and management is desirable. Must be a graduate of a formal DoD/Department of Transportation (DOT) Basic Air Traffic Control course.





-    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

-    The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification" and a  œDeclaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

-    Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.

-    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) and TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).

-    Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

-    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

-    Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).


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Other Information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

3. The Wyoming Military Departments (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 1 June 2015, is available at:


4. Wyoming Air National Guard Vacancies. (Reference: ANGI 36-2002, Enlistment and Reenlistment in ANG)



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Job Details

Date Posted June 14, 2018
Date Closes July 14, 2018
Requisition 466788000
Located In Cheyenne, WY
SOC Category 00-0000.00