SAIC is a leading provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services to the U.S. government. Our 25,000+ employees deliver systems engineering and information technology offerings for large, complex government programs, as well as a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technology services. The company is headquartered in Reston, VA. We are looking for an experienced Controller Training Solutions (CTS) Instructor to join the SAIC TEAM providing air traffic controller training services for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA).
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for ensuring that air traffic control specialists provide the flying public with a high level of safety and professionalism. A well-trained Air Traffic Control (ATC) workforce plays an essential role in fulfilling this responsibility. The FAA employs more than 14,000 air traffic controllers. They work in air traffic facilities of varying sizes, safely separating more than 50,000 aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) each day.
To provide such air traffic services, the FAA trains new
air traffic control specialists and provides recurrent training to current air
traffic control specialists. The FAA utilizes Contractor-provided instructional
services at FAA ATC facilities throughout the U.S. and its Territories to
ensure these training needs are met. The scope of the contractor-provided
services includes all training and training program support to successfully
train and prepare students to become fully certified air traffic controllers.
SAIC must provide training and training related support services as required
for all types and levels of ATC facilities. The selected candidate will support
training requirements at the Minneapolis Air Traffic Control Tower Facility at Minneapolis,
The CTS Instructor is a hands-on position that requires the candidate to effectively and consistently deliver the highest quality classroom and simulation laboratory training to a wide variety of students including developmental air traffic controllers and certified professional controllers (CPC). The successful candidate for this position must have experience demonstrating excellent teaching and/or platform skills, classroom management techniques, and a student-focused drive for continuous improvement.
The CTS Instructor candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years recent Certified Professional Controller experience controlling live traffic, or recent experience instructing FAA personnel. The recent experience must have been performed at a similar type and level of ATC facility as the Minneapolis Air Traffic Control Tower Facility. The successful candidate for this position must demonstrate strong technical skills with current ATC automation, simulation systems and procedures. This position will provide mentoring for students and Remote Pilot Operators (RPO) as well as participate in curriculum design and development. The selected candidate must demonstrate the knowledge and skills applicable for obtaining radar and/or non-radar simulation laboratory certifications at FAA air traffic control facilities within the U.S. National Airspace System.
US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance
Certified Professional Controller (CPC) certification required.
Candidates with direct experience as a CPC at the Minneapolis Air Traffic Control Tower Facility will have priority selection for the position. Operational Experience with ATC simulators including scenario design for AT Coach. Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with FAA personnel at all levels to ensure the delivery of training services meet the needs of the local facility, as well as the FAA’s overall Air Traffic Control mission is highly desired.