Air Traffic Controllers

Air Traffic Controllers

Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

Key Competencies * Stress Tolerance * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence * Analytical Thinking * Achievement/Effort * Self Control * Cooperation * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Inform pilots about nearby planes or potentially hazardous conditions, such as weather, speed and direction of wind, or visibility problems. * Monitor aircraft within a specific airspace, using radar, computer equipment, or visual references. * Monitor or direct the movement of aircraft within an assigned air space or on the ground at airports to minimize delays and maximize safety.



Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

Sample Job Titles Access Control Specialist, Air Route Controller, Air Route Traffic Controller, Air Traffic Control Operator, Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS), Air Traffic Control Specialist, Terminal, Air Traffic Control Specialist/Certified Professional Controller (ATC Specialist/CPC), Air Traffic Controller (ATC), Air Traffic Controller (Enroute Option), Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option), Air Traffic Controller, Center, Air Traffic Coordinator, Air Traffic Supervisor, Aircraft Communicator, Airline Dispatcher, Airport Tower Controller, Airport Traffic Controller, Airway Controller, Airway Traffic Controller, Airways Control Specialist, Airways Operations Specialist, Certified Professional Controller (CPC), Chief Communications Officer, Chief Controller, Communications Operator, Communicator, Control Tower Operator, Dispatcher, Enroute Controller, Flight Communications Officer, Flight Control Specialist, Flight Dispatcher, Flight Radio Officer, Flight Radio Operator, Flight Service Specialist, Flight Tower Dispatcher, Ground Control Approach Technician (GCA Technician), Radar Air Traffic Controller, Signal Tower Operator, Station Air Traffic Control Specialist, Technical Communicator, Tower Air Traffic Control Specialist, Tower Control Operator, Traffic Control Specialist.