Air Traffic Control Specialist Terminal Job in CHEYENNE, WY

Vacancy No. WY-11142790-21-056 Department Air National Guard Units
Salary $59,908.00 to $94,233.00 Grade 9 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 6/11/2021 Close Date 9/30/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 06/11/2021 to 09/30/2021

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 11

  • Salary

    $59,908 to $94,233 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Cheyenne, WY
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • National Guard & Reserves

    Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

Clarification from the agency

Only current or prior service members of one of the military branches, separated for less than 3 years, currently certified as an ATC Specialist, and willing to join the WYANG prior to appointment will be considered for this vacancy.

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  • Duties
    Duties Summary


    This National Guard position is for a Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal), Position Description Number D1799000 and is part of the243d ATC Squadron, ANG.

    ** NOTE: This is an open and continuous job announcement. See more information in the "Additional Information" section below.**

    Current Title 32 Dual Status vacancies available: 2
    Application Closing date: 28 June 2021. Applications will be reviewed on or about 30 June 2021.

    Learn more about this agency

    This position is located in Wyoming Air National Guard (ANG) 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.

    (1) Performs air traffic control duties in the control tower and radar facility. Directs movement of aircraft in flight and on the ground by utilizing pilot and controller reports, visual observation, and/or tower and radar facility radar displays, or a combination of methods and in close coordination with other controllers.
    (2) Provides assistance to both experienced professional and inexperienced student pilots within the airspace and ensures expeditious traffic flows are maintained.
    (3) Operates, trains, and provides 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.
    (4) Provides direction to all controllers in the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air and ground aircraft and vehicle traffic.
    (5) Conducts and directs aircraft mishap and hazardous air traffic systems reporting.

    ** 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


  • Job family (Series)

    2152 Air Traffic Control

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    Military members: Submit vMPF rip, DVR, ERB, PDR/ERS, MBS, or equivalent record with application.
    Prior service members: Submit a DD Form 214 current within 3 years.
    Must submit DD Form 2992, Medical Recommendation for Flying or Special Operational Duty (e.g. Civilian Class II Certification) or equivalent with application.
    Must submit ATC/Weather Certification and Rating Record (e.g. AF Form 3622 or equivalent); or FAA license of current ATC certifications.
    Must submit valid ATC and/or CTO certificates with application.
    ATC/CTO certifications must show possession of radar and tower experience.
    Must provide 3 years of performance evaluations with application. If none or less than 3, provide a letter of recommendation from a supervisor.
    Must become a member of the WYANG before appt.
    Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links
    Must possess a compatible AFSC/MOS/Rating. 1C1X1, 15Q, 72XX, or AC-69XX, FXX, or equivalents.
    May be required to complete a probationary period
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation

    Paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    Ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.
    Acceptance of position will terminate these military incentives. If you have questions regarding these bonuses/incentives, contact (307) 772-6333.
    Acceptance of position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program and TRICARE Reserve Select.
    Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a
    Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).

    Must be facility-rated in all assigned facilities, and maintain proficiency. Must meet and maintain on a continuing basis, the physical and mental qualification standards for ATC duty. Irregular and overtime (compensatory) hours may be required. Incumbent must exercise a high level of judgment and discretion, demonstrate verbal and written skills, and the ability to meet and deal with high-ranking military and civilian personnel. Must possess ability to make rapid and precise judgments in real-time work situations, be able to remain calm under conditions that are stressful, and to coordinate at times many different processes at once, while adjusting rapidly to changes in the traffic pattern and tempo of work activities.


    Posn Title: Air Traffic Control Specialist (Terminal)
    Posn Series/Grade: GS-2152-9/11
    Posn Descr #: D1799000
    PAS / FAC #: 32F000 / FNCV
    Posn #1: 0798532-699100
    Posn #2: 0798531-837751

    Primary consideration will be made from Areas 2 and 4. If referrals are not made from the target category, subsequent referrals may be made from Area 6 (if eligible).

    Area 2: All permanent and indefinite Wyoming National Guard (NG) T32 Dual Status technicians employed within the Wyoming Air National Guard. (Must possess AFSC 1C1X1)
    Area 4: All current military members of the Wyoming Air National Guard. (Must possess AFSC 1C1X1)

    Area 6: Current military members and prior service members separated for 3 years or less from date of advertisement closing from any branch of the military to include US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, Reserves, and National Guard components. Must be willing/eligible to join the Wyoming Air National Guard, 243d Air Traffic Control Squadron as a military member prior to appointment to position.

    Min: E-3
    Max: E-7

    Enlisted applicant's military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicants must provide a written demotion statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position. A Demotion Statement of Understanding is located at:

    Applicants' under-grade or over-grade (without a written demotion statement of understanding) will not be considered for this vacancy. Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.

    All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must 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 ATC Specialist Certificate and/or Control Tower Operator Certificate and certified in both tower and radar and worked ATC within past three years.

    Applicants for positions that have duties of an arduous nature must meet the medical standards.

    For the GS-9:

    • Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to the GS-07 or Trainee Controller not rated in any ATC facility, but gaining experience in the trade.
    • The GS-09 terminal controllers, under close supervision and guidance, assist controllers of higher grades in the performance of their duties.
    • Must have terminal controller experiences in issuing instructions to aircraft and vehicles on all parts of the airport except the runways in use.
    • Experiences in issuing taxi instructions and relaying departure clearances from the center to the terminal controller and to the pilot.
    • Experiences in determining when aircraft and ground vehicles may safely cross active runways and issue instructions to avoid collision between vehicles and aircraft.
    • Experience in a military or civilian air traffic facility.
    • Operated fixed and tactical ATC towers, Ground Control Approach GCA radars and airspace information centers (AICs).
    • Initiated and issued air traffic control clearances, instructions and advisories to ensure safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic under instrument and visual flight rules.
    • Operated and maintained vehicles, tactical/fixed base ATC equipment and navigational aids (NAVAIDs).
    • Assisted in the installation and relocation of tactical ATC facilities.
    • Applied air traffic control rules, procedures and regulations.
    • Processed flight plan data.
    • Formulated and issued ATC clearances, advisories and control information.
    • Maintained logs, records, files and recordings of voice communications.
    • Interpreted and relayed Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) information.
    • Reads and interprets DoD Flight Information Publications (FLIPS) and aeronautical charts.
    • Analyzed air traffic to identify and resolve potential conflicts.
    • Controlled airborne and ground traffic on and in the vicinity of the airport.

    For the GS-11:
    • 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 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, or AIC; experienced work as a tactical air control team (TACT) leader in a tactical terminal control system (TTCS) or have experiences on deployed teams to remote areas to secure and set- up forward area refueling and rearming points (FARPS), LZs, HLZs, DZs and PZs; and experience maintaining current DoD and DOT/FAA publications, ATC facility logs, forms, records and situation maps.

    NOTE: General, Specialized Experience, and Education will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

    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.

    Air Force AFSC: 1C1X1
    Army MOS: 15Q
    Marine MOS: 72XX
    Navy Rating: AC-69XX, FXX

    Must possess or be eligible to retrain into AFSC 1C1X1, Air Traffic Control.

    • Must have a valid 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.

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

    • 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;
    • 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 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 dual ATC facilities (RFC/GCA/Radar Approach Control (RAPCON)/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.

    Additional information

    This is an open and continuous job announcement. Applications will be accepted through the open period, and pulled at the request of the hiring official when a vacancy becomes available. Please know that an actual vacancy may or may not be available at the time of your submission.

    It is your responsibility to keep your application package up-to-date.

    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.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

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

    1. Resume

    * 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 duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. Current DD Form 2992 (or civilian Class II equivalent), Medical Recommendation for Flying or Special Operational Duty.

    3. Air Traffic Control/Weather Certification and Rating Record (AF Form 3622 or equivalent), or FAA license(s) of current Air Traffic Control certifications.

    • Must show proof of having worked Air Traffic Control within past three years.
    • ATC credentials must show possession of radar and tower experience.

    4. Service Branch Personnel Record:
    • Air Force: virtual Military Personnel Flight Rip (vMPF Rip)
    • Army: Enlisted Records Brief (ERB)
    • US Navy: Personnel Data Record or Electronic Service Record (PDR/ERS) or equivalent record
    • US Marines: Master Brief Sheet (MBS) or equivalent record
    • US Coast Guard: Personnel Data Record (PDR) or equivalent record
    • Prior Service Members: Submit DD Form 214 (Separation date must have been within 3 years of 09/30/2021)

    5. Evaluation Reports (3 years). If none or less than three are available, include what is available and supplement with Letter of Recommendation from a Supervisor.
    • Air Force: Enlisted Performance Report (EPR)
    • Army: Enlisted Evaluation Report or Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report (EER/NCOER)
    • US Navy: Fitness Report & Counseling Record (NAVPERS 1610/1616 or equivalent)
    • US Marines: Fitness Report (NAVMC 10835 or equivalent)
    • US Coast Guard: Performance Plan and Evaluation (CG-3430.8R or equivalent)
    • Prior Service Members: Submit DD Form 214 (Separation date must have been within 3 years of 09/30/2021)

    6. Cover Letter - Optional

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    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:

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

    Agency contact information Madison Becerra Madison Becerra

    WY 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron
    217 Dell Range Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
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    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 excepted 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 below.

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