All positions require experience, education, and/or training as indicated below. (Applicants who meet the requirements for a particular grade level also qualify for positions at lower grade levels.)
Two years of general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-3, that involved following written directions, procedures, or systematic work methods; and making immediate and rapid decisions concerning the proper course of action to be followed.
Qualifying general experience may have been gained in work such as:
Successful completion of 2 full years of education or training above the high school level in subjects such as aviation, flight mechanics, communications, data processing, electronics, or similar subjects in a college or university, or a technical or flying school.
Equivalent combination of experience and education/training as described above.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level that demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the use of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control procedures.
Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in work such as:
Training: Successful completion of an FAA or military air traffic control training program.
Certificate: Possession of an FAA Control Tower Operator certificate.
All persons appointed to Air Traffic Assistance positions are required to complete successfully a training program to gain specific job knowledge. Those failing to complete the program successfully may be separated, demoted, or reassigned.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.