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Air Traffic Assistant (Lead Flight Data Communications Specialist) job

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Job Description


Duties and responsibilities include the following: relays Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) departure clearances; processes and monitors the input of proposed and active flight plans; assists customers in amending flight plan data, correcting flight plan formatting and route errors; develops and maintains bulk storage flight plans as required; prepares, transmits and coordinates alert notices and administrative messages; recovers and manually processes and disseminates flight plan data and weather data during outages; receives, updates, and analyzes critical weather information and immediately notifies operational personnel; collects and disseminates flow control restrictions and other data related to flight safety; updates local automated information systems using voice recordings and manual data inputs; trains developmentals as required; performs other duties as assigned.

Serves as team lead for Flight Data Communications Specialist and performs varying assignments under minimal direction of a manager. Applies experience and advanced knowledge to plan and accomplish multiple, varying Flight Data assignments. Demonstrates considerable independence in planning time and coordinating only as needed with their manager. Often helps managers and other employees plan and identify resources to accomplish assignments, projects, and other work activities. May approve leave in accordance with instruction/guidance from management. Provides information to supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignment, employee performance, and personnel needs and reports to supervisor on performance, progress and training needs of employees, and on behavior problems. May serve as the Alternate COMSEC Responsible Officer (ACRO), Classified Information Security Manager (ACISM), and/or Classified Information Account Custodian (ACIAC).


  • Monitor emergency frequencies to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment.
  • Communicate with receiving operators to exchange transmission instructions.
  • Operate radio equipment to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
  • Broadcast weather reports and warnings.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Federal Aviation Administration






800 Independence Ave. SwWashington, DC, 20591and others


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