Air Traffic Controller

CI2 Aviation Inc
St Croix,
Mar 20, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Government Agencies
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

1 Full Time Position

Responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic control duties in a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Airport Traffic Control Tower.

Dimensions of Position

Works under the general supervision of the tower manager who relies on the incumbent to perform established duties independently. On new or revised procedures, the manager gives detailed instructions and observes and checks work, during or immediately after completion, according to complexity of the task until satisfied the incumbent can perform it independently.


1. Makes decisions involving:

a. The order of departures that will assure all aircraft equitable treatment and will assure that departing IFR flights operate at the fix, altitude, and, the time designated by the center or approach control clearances.

b. The times and direction of takeoff and any turns necessary after departure.

c. Whether inbound aircraft are to land immediately or circle and whether distances are lengthened to control the arrival of an aircraft at a given point.

d. The active runway and possible simultaneous use of other runways.

e. The time and methods by which arrivals and departures can be interspersed with the least delay to traffic.

f. When landing and departing aircraft are cleared to use the runways to assure standard separation between aircraft on the runways.

g. The sequence of arriving traffic, before it enters the traffic pattern, to assure a safe, orderly flow of aircraft on final approach to the landing runway.

h. That IFR separation standards are applied, as delegated by approach control or the center, in limited areas around the airport to provide initial separation between IFR arrivals and IFR departures and between successive IFR departures.
i. The sequence of VFR and IFR traffic, using radar equipment as an aid and, when delegated, separating IFR traffic.

j. When VFR flights through the Class D airspace can be authorized.

2. Determines the usability of communications frequencies and other navigational aids used to control air traffic. Monitors navigational aids and control panels, including tower radar display to determine acceptability of its alignment and display presentation. Instructs pilots to change radio frequencies/transponder codes.

3. When appropriate, coordinates with other controllers on movement of both arrival and departure aircraft.

4. When traffic conditions warrant, controllers in non-approach terminals are responsible for:

a. Preplanning traffic sequencing and separation over an area, which may reach out to a radius of 5 miles or more.

b. Preplanning and setting up check points required to ensure the maintenance of necessary traffic separation.

c. Maintaining a continuous mental picture and evaluation of constantly changing traffic, frequency dispersed throughout his/her area of jurisdictional responsibility.

d. Maintaining continuous radio watch with aircraft that have previously contacted the facility.

e. Handling IFR traffic at his/her airport.

5. Studies weather reports and forecasts, obtains LAWRS/SAWRS weather certification, observes weather from the tower and records pilot reports to determine the effect of present and anticipated weather on traffic; furnishes aircraft with information such as field conditions, altimeter settings, weather conditions, operating status of navigational aids, and observed malfunctioning of aircraft; forwards to the weather bureau, AFSS, and the appropriate center/approach control, pilot weather reports and reports based upon personal observation of weather conditions; operates light guns, runway lights, field lighting, jet barriers etc.

6. Orients pilots of aircraft lost or in difficulty; determines whether a given situation may develop into an emergency; and notifies airlines operations offices, airport management offices, and airport rescue and fire fighting services.

7. Performs lower grade level duties as necessary to meet operational requirements and for proficiency maintenance.

8. Provides OJT training to others.


Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, periodic, probable cause, post accident).

Minimum/General Experience Requirements: Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). Individual must have held a Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) with a facility rating for a minimum of two years in an Air Traffic Control Tower.

Additional experience required for the position of Air Traffic: Individual must have a minimum of two years of air traffic control tower supervisor experience or 5 years of ATC experience and must be a high school graduate, COLLEGE DEGREE PREFERRED (Weather, Applied Sciences, Aviation).

Company Description
CI2 Aviation, Inc. has an admirable record of outstanding performance, and customer commitment in business since 1993. As a global company we have resources based in the U.S., two territories, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, and L.F. Wade Airport in Bermuda. CI2 Aviation, Inc. is a dynamic Systems Integrator specializing in Transportation Systems, Engineering, Program Management, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Financial and Administrative support services. We are dedicated to satisfying our customer's requirements at the federal, state, and local government levels.CI2 Aviation, Inc. operates 20 FAA Contract Towers in the southeastern part of the U.S. and the Caribbean, in addition to Bermuda.

St Croix,


Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:40:54 PDT