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Lead Air Traffic Controller (L-ATC)

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Lead Air Traffic Controller (L-ATC)

Job ID 7297
Job Location
Category Other
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Lead Air Traffic Controller (L-ATC) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the designated requirements for any one location in a CENTCOM region and managing their direct reports. The Lead Air Traffic Controller (L-ATC) coordinates and assures planning and transitions stages and assurance to the operational movements of air traffic and the accountability of team members to the requirements of airfield specific SOPs and reporting is accurate. Responsible for performing the duties of team lead/supervisor, responsible for providing leadership, instruction and guidance to Air Traffic Controllers and may assign work and provide input on performance appraisals.


Must possess and the ability to maintain a Secret Clearance.


Must possess a valid Passport.


Must pass a health examination and obtain the proper vaccinations as needed.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Leading all air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Responsible for managing site-specific ATC direct reports.


Authorize, regulate, and control military and commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.


Responsible for reporting and briefing to the CNI Project Manager and/or other designated Site Lead by the host client.


Responsible for monitoring, transmitting, and receiving all ATC frequencies, and will document any unauthorized use of the ATC frequency.


Directs movement of airfield vehicles and equipment on runaways.


Checks and confirms flight plans.


Give pilots clearance for takeoff or landing.


Direct the movement of aircraft and other traffic on runways and other parts of the airport.


Responsible for the communication with adjacent terminal and enroute facilities and specified airfield/installation agencies/staff.


Responsible for management and maintenance of all recorded records IAW AR 95-2 and TC 3-04.81 and any additional established SOPs, Doctrine and Regulatory bodies.


Responsible for activation of the PCAS after receiving notification of an aircraft emergency, accident, or incident.


Responsible for providing routine weather observation augmenting fixed based weather observations. This includes identifying and reporting weather elements that are considered operationally significant.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Undergraduate/Bachelor Degree


Graduate of a US military ATC or FAA Academy and at least 5 years of experience performing ATC Tower Duties.


Previous experience operating in a DOD/OCONUS function relevant to the position requirement.


Previous experience operating in an austere environment in a deployment setting.



Possess a current Control Tower Operator Certification


Qualified for Controller in Charge Program/Certification



Excellent customer service skills with ability to apply good listening skills and to handle unusual or complex situations with a calm and focused approach


Ability to lead a team to success of a mission.


Basic knowledge and understanding of computer technology and related tools (i.e., tablets, notebooks, applications, video simulations, etc.)


Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, etc.)


Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to read and interpret materials such as diagrams and manuals


Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management and coworkers, as well as a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds


Ability to respond to requests in a professional, helpful and timely manner


Ability to use tact in handling difficult individuals and/or situations


Solid critical thinking skills with ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems / issues


Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment and to learn / apply new knowledge and techniques related to technologic simulations and training exercises


Ability to be proactive, take initiative and accept accountability for assigned work functions


Flexible with ability to work a variety of shift assignments, including inclement weather conditions


Ability to be reliable and punctual


Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.