Academy - Tower Instructor II - Military veterans preferred

Human Resources


  full-time   employee

Oklahoma City
United States


SAIC is helping the FAA train the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers as they implement the next generation of Air Traffic Control technology. We need experienced former controllers who can blend their years of hard-won experience with these leading edge technologies to train the controllers of the future and help ensure the continued safety of our flying public for decades to come.

SAIC is currently seeking Tower Instructors for the FAA Academy located in Oklahoma City, Ok. 



This position is for part time employment at the Academy in Oklahoma City Ok.  As a part time employee, employees will routinely be scheduled as and when required, with no guarantee of set hours per week. The Certified Instructor is a hands-on-position and will require the candidate to effectively and consistently deliver the highest quality of classroom/lab training to developmental air traffic controllers.



Air Traffic Control Specialist (Tower Instructor)




Incumbent performs a variety of professional functions in the area of course instruction and development delivered in an academic and simulated air traffic environment related specifically to the tower cab, and air traffic fundamental training.




  • Conducts resident and nonresident radar, tower cab, and fundamentals technical training for terminal air traffic facility personnel.
  • Conducts classroom academic instruction and laboratory exercises and demonstrations.  Provides academic counseling for students and maintains student records.  Maintains proficiency on all instructional presentation systems.
  • Evaluates student’s performance.  Participates in continuing evaluation of courses conducted.
  • When designated serves as a lead instructor and focal point for instructors and students.  Responsible for the technical and day-to-day activities of his/her class.
  • Assists in the training of new personnel to include FAA instructors, contract instructors, and support personnel.
  • When assigned, provides technical guidance, review, evaluate and monitor development/revision operations of assigned programs for air traffic training.  This responsibility extends to multimedia methods of training delivery.
  • When assigned, develops, revises, and evaluates training documents which include lesson plans, training proposals, training development plans, course design guides, and course reports.
  • Provides ongoing evaluation of assigned training courses.  This includes evaluating test materials to ensure usability, reliability, and validity; classroom monitors; review of end-of-course critiques; and use of post-course questionnaires.  Makes necessary revisions or makes recommendations concerning requirements for new development, major revision, or training equipment.
  • Provides professional advice and assistance to a terminal facility, on-site and through recommendations, for planning, developing, and standardizing air traffic training programs.
  • Upon request, supports the regions in evaluating facility or regional training.
  • When designated, serves as acting unit supervisor with commensurate responsibilities.
  • When assigned, acts as a subject matter (SME) and/or point of contact (POC) on designated field courses and computer based instruction (CBI) activities.
  • The Academy instructor has responsibility which requires highly specialized training, significant managerial skills, specific technical qualifications, and detailed proficiency equal to the highest non-supervisory grade level in the field that significantly represents the occupational workforce.  Possesses a high degree of human relations and communication skills which enables the individual to function as an agency role model for both new and current FAA employees.  Possesses the skills to be able to understand and convert procedural requirements into overall function, design of the Academy’s Center for Excellence to provide reliable and accurate course development and instruction.  Maintains technical knowledge and currency equivalent to that of the highest level full-performance specialist.  Participates in annual refresher training at an operational facility to maintain currency.




Qualifications - External


Candidate for this position must have a minimum of 3 years CPC/FPL/ATCS in an Air Traffic Control Tower, ATCT, or other equivalent civilian facility (This experience must have been within the previous 5 years at a facility equal to or exceeding an FAA ATC-7 or above facility).




Certified Professional Controller (CPC) certification required.


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