Air Traffic Control Analyst


Job Description:

The NISC IV program at Leidos is seeking an Air Traffic Control Analyst to work in the Federal Aviation Administration Western Service Center in Des Moines, WA.

The candidate will provide support to various Air traffic Control Towers, Terminal Radar Approach Controls (TRACON), Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) and FAA Air Traffic Organization headquarters and Regional Offices in airspace development and management.

Routine Duties Will Include:

Using skills obtained as a Certified Professional Controller (CPC) the candidate will evaluate, process, and make recommendations for Class B / C / D / E Airspace modifications and/or changes.

This analysis will include:
  • Operational analysis of current National Airspace System (NAS) uses and Instrument Flight Procedures.
  • FAA Facility input and recommendations.
  • Safety Risk Management considerations.
  • Coordinating Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Federal Register when required.
  • Must participate in rotating requirement for 24 hour "call-in" duty to respond to aviation events as needed.

Other duties may include:
  • Provide coordination and Subject Matter Expertise between Air Traffic Control facilities for Letters of Agreement (LOAs) and Letters to Airmen (LTAs).
  • Review requests for charting, airspace development and management, and flight procedures development.
  • Review requests for special events affecting the NAS, traffic management support, and Special Use Airspace (SUA).
  • Review and analyze daily flight and NAS operations.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for procedural waiver reviews and Document Change Proposals (DCP).
  • Provide coordination between Air Traffic Control facilities and Department of Defense (DOD) for Global Positioning System (GPS) Interference Testing requests.

Position requires approximately 10% travel.

We are seeking a talented and energetic candidate to work with the best and brightest employees around the country in creating innovative all-encompassing solutions for our programs. You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, enjoy flexible work arrangements, and will have a management team that encourages your career development and growth.

In this role, you will gain many intangible skills, such as time and task management, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to communicate complicated problems in a concise manner, as well as solve complex problems using available tools.

Please Note: Must be able to work onsite in Des Moines, WA (once temporary Pandemic related remote work is over or when asked to return to the office).

Required Skills:
  • Previous designation as a Certified Professional Controller (CPC).
  • BS and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 + years of prior relevant experience. OR additional years of relevant experience may be accepted/considered in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to obtain and/or Maintain Public Trust security clearance.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in a staff environment preparing written documents, memos and briefs.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the " World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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