Functioning in an airfield tower facility, Air Traffic Control Specialists are responsible for issuing clearances and traffic information to aircraft landing, departing or operating within the airport traffic area. They provide the safe separation and movement of departing, landing, and maneuvering aircraft within the airfield facility. They coordinate and transmit flight clearances, meteorological, navigational, emergency and other information to airplane pilots, airport personnel and other airport users throughout the course of daily airport activities.
Provide air traffic control services for Mojave Air & Space Port
Provides unsupervised, single-controller, air traffic services within established priorities to aircraft arriving, departing or practicing approaches to Mojave (MHV)
Maintains positive control of aircraft within designated ATC assigned airspace and communicates with adjacent facilities to transmit and receive instructions and information relative to flight
Applies appropriate separation minima IAW applicable FAA or military directives
Alerts airport emergency crews and other designated personnel while handling unexpected events, emergencies and unscheduled traffic
Provides current and forecasted weather phenomena to aircraft
Formulates and issues all ground movement instructions to aircraft on the ground, vehicles and personnel operating within the controlled movement areas
Maintains and disseminates records of daily operations
Other ATC and/or airspace duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS: • Maintain training, weather certification, and FAA certification for control tower operators. • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents inherent to FAA Air Traffic Control duties. • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record. • Ability to pass drug and background screenings. • Ability to work occasional weekends and/or overtime in support of client test or other operations.
DESIRED SKILLS: • Former military VFR Control Tower Operator familiar with military and FAA coordination/protocols. • Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) experience. • Multi/Intersecting runway control experience. • Intermediate computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs. • Excellent, effective, cooperative interpersonal skills with all levels of management and staff. • Effective oral and technical written communication skills to communicate complex information in high pressure, emergency situations. • Ability to use general office equipment such as fax, phone, copier, etc. • Strong professional customer service skills, including active listening, prompt service and follow-up. • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to evaluate data and consider decision impact across multiple areas with limited information in high stress situations and environments.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must possess a valid FAA Air Traffic Control Tower Operating Certificate.
• Must possess a current second-class medical certificate issued under Part 67 of the FAA regulations. • Must possess or obtain a certificate of authority to take weather observations issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. • Valid CA driver’s license with acceptable driving record. • Ability to pass drug and background screenings. • Must be able to complete within 30 working days of employment all facility-rating requirements in accordance with Part 65 of the FAA regulations.
Effective oral and technical written communication skills to effectively and clearly communicate complex information in high pressure, emergency situations
Ability to use general office equipment such as fax, phone, copier, etc.
Mojave Air & Space Port (MASP) is a general aviation airport and spaceport located 100 miles north of Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert. Home to 2,500 employees working in various aviation and aerospace roles, MASP has become a driving economic engine in East Kern County.
In addition to general aviation users, Mojave Air & Space Port is home to numerous companies in flight test and operations. Customers include: The Spaceship Company, Stratolaunch, Scaled Composites, The National Test Pilot School, Virgin Orbit, Flight Research, BAE Systems, ABL Space Systems, and several other aviation, aerospace and industrial companies.