Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST (TERMINAL) in Cheyenne, Wyoming

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This National Guard position is for a AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALIST (TERMINAL), Position Description Number D1799000 and is part of the WY 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron, National Guard.

WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Wyoming Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

AREA 5: NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE JOB OPPORTUNITY DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN - MERIT PROMOTION:Open to current military members of the US Air Force, US Air Force Reserves or Air National Guard and eligible to transfer to the Wyoming Air National Guard.

TECHNICIAN INFO Position Title: Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal) Position Series/Grade: GS-2152-11 Position Description #: D1799000 FAC #: FNCV PAS #: 381000 Position #: 0087357734 Position Location: 243d Air Traffic Control Squadron, Cheyenne, WY


Applicants' under or those over-grade will not be considered for this vacancy. Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.

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This position is located in the Wyoming Air National Guard, 153d Airlift Wing, 243d Air Traffic Control (ATC) Squadron. 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. Manages and directs controller actions and functions in Tower and Radar facilities as the primary watch supervisor and/or senior controller.

  • Perform air traffic control duties in the control tower or radar facility.
  • Provide assistance to both experienced professional and inexperienced student pilots within the airspace and ensures expeditious traffic flows is maintained.
  • Operate, train, and provide 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.
  • Provide direction to all controllers in the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air and/or ground aircraft and vehicle traffic.
  • Conduct and direct 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.

* This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. *

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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2152 Air Traffic Control

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Conditions of Employment

KEY REQUIREMENTS: Must submit valid ATC and/or CTO certificates with application. Must submit vMPF Rip/Data Verification Rip with application Must become a member of the Wyoming Air Nat'l Guard before appt. Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links May be required to successfully complete a probationary period Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation Indefinite position may convert to Perm if funding/position is available

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT). The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", a "Memorandum understanding requirements upon acceptance of an Indefinite position", and a "Declaration 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). Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice.


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

  • 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;
  • 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.
  • 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;
  • 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 ATC facilities (RFC/GCA/Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) or Radar/Non-Radar 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.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level beforebeing eligible for that level andmust 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: * 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 radar approach air traffic facility or 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; * Experience 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, and experience maintaining current DoD and DOT/FAA publications, ATC facility logs, forms, records and situation maps. * Must be ATC watch supervisor/senior controller eligible (4 years ATC experience).

NOTE: General and Specialized Experiencewill be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 (FM) medical standards.


Must possess AFSC 1C171, Air Traffic Control.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: * Must have a valid state driver's license. * 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.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (

The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume which includes:
  • Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
  • A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
  • Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
  • List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
  • Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.
  1. Other supporting documents:

Records Review* * Must submit a virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF) Report of Individual Personnel data (RIP) (All pages) OR a Data Verification Record/Brief (DVR/DVB) with application.

Valid Air Traffic Control Specialist Certificate and/or Control Tower Operator* Certificate(Provide legible copies of Front & Back)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

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William Pacheco

(307) 772-5289


(307) 772-5168



WY 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron 217 Dell Range Blvd Cheyenne, WY US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/08/2018 to 06/04/2018

Salary: $68,981 to $89,678 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Multiple Appointment Types