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August 4, 2022

Immediate Openings for ATCS:

for BDR, CHO, DXR, FOK, HGR, OWD, and OXC.

  • Must possess a valid Control Tower Operator (CTO) Certificate or Credential with Tower-Rating.
  • Must possess a current Class II medical certificate.

Domestic Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS)

Description: The ATCS controls air traffic on and within the vicinity of the airport according to established procedures and policies to prevent collisions and minimize delays arising from traffic congestion. The incumbent is responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of air traffic through the nation’s airspace. ATCS duties include:

  • Answering radio calls from arriving and departing aircraft.
  • Issuing landing/takeoff instructions.
  • Issuing information such as runway to use, wind velocity and direction, visibility, taxiing instructions, and pertinent data on other aircraft operating in the vicinity.
  • Issuing air traffic clearances.
  • Providing advice based on their own observations and information from the National Weather Service, IFR control facilities, flight service stations, pilots, and other sources.
  • Taking and disseminating weather observations at Limited Aviation Weather Reporting Station (LAWRS).
  • Transferring control of aircraft to receiving facilities when aircraft leave their airspace, and receiving control of aircraft coming into their airspace.
  • Operating various types of equipment such as: radios, telephones, interphones, computer systems, radar, recording systems, weather equipment, light guns, airport/runway lighting systems, and backup equipment.
  • Alerting airport emergency crews and other designated personnel when aircraft are having flight difficulties.
  • Coordinating with and issuing instructions to airport vehicles and personnel.
  • Maintaining and disseminating records of daily operations
  • Conduct OJT-Instruction, as required

Requirements: Applicants should include resume, cover letter and supporting certificates (CTO, FAA Class II Medical, etc.) may be submitted to the following:

Airfield Operation Specialist

Description: The designee is responsible to monitor and coordinate airfield and aircraft activities in order to provide a safe, efficient, and effective airfield environment for aircraft operations. The designee performs airfield inspections and checks for safety and compliance with planning and design criteria. Plans, organizes and directs airfield activities to include airfield construction/repairs, airfield driving program, ice/snow removal operations, Bird/Wildlife control, etc. Procures, maintains, and produces information on safe operation of aircraft through the national and international airspace system such as Flight Information Publications, aeronautical charts and maps, NOTAM, local airfield and navigational aid status, and weather information. Process domestic and international flight plans. Coordinates with base agencies to meet aircrew requirements for billeting, messing, refueling, transportation, and transient aircraft maintenance.

Education: Graduate of an approved DoD/FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC)/Airfield Managers course.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience to include the following: Duties including coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel, dispatching; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records, and applying knowledge of weather information. Managing wildlife on and around airfield grounds. Implementing bird aircraft strike hazard procedures. Coordinating airfield maintenance and construction projects. Coordinating hazardous cargo and live fire devices.

Airfield Operations Specialists – Shift Lead/Training Manager

Description:The designee is responsible for maintaining situational awareness of airfield activities and overall responsibility for AMOPS section while on duty in order to provide a safe, efficient, and effective airfield environment for aircraft operations. The designee performs airfield inspections and checks for safety and compliance with planning and design criteria. Plans, organizes and directs airfield activities to include airfield construction/repairs, airfield driving program, ice/snow removal operations, Bird/Wildlife control, etc. Procures, maintains, and produces information on safe operation of aircraft through the national and international airspace system such as Flight Information Publications, aeronautical charts and maps, NOTAM, local airfield and navigational aid status, and weather information. Process domestic and international flight plans. Coordinates with base agencies to meet aircrew requirements for billeting, messing, refueling, transportation, and transient aircraft maintenance.

Education: Graduate of an approved DoD/Airfield Managers course or equivalent and aviation related experience as aircrew/dispatcher/flight follower with a 14 CFR Part 121 or 14 CFR Part 135 operator.

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Experience: Four (4) years of experience to include the following: Duties including supervision and coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel, dispatching, implementing and enforcing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; applying knowledge of weather information, flight plan processing, flight following procedures, tracking aircraft movements, managing wildlife on and around airfield grounds, and implementing bird aircraft strike hazard procedures. Coordinating airfield maintenance and construction projects.

Airfield Operations Specialists – Airfield Manager/Deputy Airfield Manager

Description:The designee is responsible for the overall management airfield management facilities and services to provide a safe, efficient, and effective airfield environment for aircraft operations. The designee also provides direct supervision and management of all personnel working in AM. Develop parking plans. The designee shall have experience in airport master planning and all airfield management functions. The designee performs airfield inspections and checks for safety and compliance with planning and design criteria. Plans, organizes and directs airfield activities to include airfield construction/repairs, airfield driving program, ice/snow removal operations, Bird/Wildlife control, etc. procures, maintains, and produces information on safe operation of aircraft through the national and international airspace system such as Flight Information Publications, aeronautical charts and maps, NOTAM, local airfield and navigational aid status, and weather information. Process domestic and international flight plans. Coordinates with base agencies to meet aircrew requirements for billeting, messing, refueling, transportation, and transient aircraft maintenance.

Education: Graduate of an approved DoD/Advanced Airfield Managers course or equivalent.

Experience: Four (4) years of Airfield Management Experience and a minimum of Six (6) years of total airfield operations experience. The Deputy Airfield Manager shall have shall have Three (3) years of Airfield Management Experience. Both require experience including the following: Duties including all airport management and coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; supervising airfield maintenance and construction projects. Generate dispatching; implementing airfield safety procedure; generating facility duty schedules to support airfield operating hours. Coordinating hazardous cargo and live fire device movements. Conduct airfield inspections in accordance with AFI 13-204v3. Has documented knowledge or experience with ICAO procedures. Experience implementing airfield safety procedures; generating and facilitating airfield flight line drivers program. Managing local flight information publications. Validating and publishing NOTAMs.

Air Traffic Control Specialist, Radar Approach Control and Control Tower

Description: The designee is responsible for the safe and expeditious flow of air traffic within their designated control airspace in accordance with ICAO and FAA 7110.65 regulator guidance. Rules of separation must be applied to achieve the required separation as outlined in FAA manuals and orders. The designee will coordinate with various controllers and personnel to relay information which pertains to the aircraft and in the interest of safety of flight including emergency information. The designee will be familiar with radar operations and apply the required separation of aircraft. Along with controlling aircraft the designee must be able to process flight plans, control approach, departure and arrival procedures. The designee will have a full working knowledge of RADAR/Manual approach control operations, control tower and flight planning.

Education: Graduate of an approved DoD or FAA ATC course.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience, One (1) year of experience must be from performing in a like type facility. Knowledge of ATC rules, regulations, and techniques. Shall hold one of the following radar certifications (Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) certificate, FAA Credential, FAA or DoD training records).

ATCALS Technician

Description: The designee shall be qualified to install, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard ground radar and airfield systems and equipment platforms to include: air traffic control, weather, ground aircraft control and warning radar systems; air traffic control radio; meteorological and navigational aid systems. Resolves installation, repair, and modification problems associated with NAVAIDS equipment. Employs line-of-sight and tropospheric scatter techniques. Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems. Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems and ensure equipment is properly positioned. Analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunction. Performs intricate alignment and calibration procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency. Reviews and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures.

Enforces safety standards for system maintenance activities. Checks installed and repaired components for compliance with technical publications. Maintains inspection and maintenance records. Posts entries on maintenance and inspection records. Records meter readings and other pertinent data in equipment logs. Completes maintenance data collection forms. Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material.

The designee shall maintain systems are such as DME, ILS, MMLS, MPN-23, UPS, RCSU-2238, TACAN, TRN-44, VOR, RSI/RCI or equivalent monitoring equipment, FMQ-19, FMQ-23, Micro-EARTS, MSCT, NRTD, STARS, STRAP, TDX-2000, MARK IVB, NEXION, Terminal Advisory System (TAS), GPN-22 (PAR), GPN-27(or 20), MPN-25, UPX-37 CM-200, CM-300, GRC-171 & 211, GRR-23/24, PCAS, GRT-21/22, ETVS, Liberty Star, PL-2000DT, PRC-117, RT-1319, TRC-176, URC-200, ATIS, DVRS, TTRS, but not be limited to those listed in Table 6.1.Suites of Systems and Support Equipment.

Education: High School diploma or GED. Relevant Associate’s degree preferred. Formal electronics training such as: military technical training school, vocational college, and/or a four (4) year electronics apprentice program with experience in electronics equipment the technician will maintain.

Experience:

Level I tech – 4 years of practical experience with equipment the technician will maintain and oversee (recent NAVAIDS experience highly desired).

Level II tech – 6 years of practical experience with equipment the technician will maintain and oversee (recent NAVAIDS experience highly desired)

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Electronics Technician I – Communications and Navigation

Number of positions needed: 2

Key Position: Yes

Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc. is looking to staff the Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) maintenance services in support of the US Army LOGCAP Contract at Kwajalein, Marshall Island.

This position is contingent upon the Kwajalein, Marshall Island LOGCAP contract award and upon the candidate completing the all required deployment processes.

Job Description:

Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc. is looking for an Electronics Technician I, to maintain air traffic Communication and Navigational Aids systems at Kwajalein, Marshall Island.

Education:

High School diploma or GED. Formal electronics training from: Technical School, and / or Class A or B military school in electronics for communications and navigation systems, or three (3) year electronics apprentice program with experience with the listed system types.

Basic Qualifications:

US citizen or a Local Republic of Marshall Island capable of receiving a Department of Defense security clearance (selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information). This position requires a minimum of three (3) years of “hands on” work experience in support of installations, repair, troubleshooting or maintenance of electronic systems or equipment.

  • Must be a graduate of a high school or a trade school & possess valid US driver’s license with photo and or CAC or DOD number.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of “hands on” work experience in support of installations, repair, troubleshooting or maintenance of Electronic systems or equipment that may involve training and assisting lower level technicians. Must have the technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems and be able to exercise independent judgment in performing tasks in support of Electronic systems or Electronic equipment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing preventive maintenance on ground radio communications systems and related equipment, inspecting equipment at specified intervals determining operational status, replacing defective components, performing operational checks, and maintaining inspection and maintenance records
  • The Electronics Technician I must meet the qualification requirements and have at least three (3) years’ experience:
  • Maintaining communications and navigation systems
  • Using specialized test equipment and software-controlled diagnostics to isolate malfunctions
  • Repairing of mechanical and electrical assemblies and subassemblies
  • Tuning, aligning, and adjusting equipment
  • Inspecting equipment at specified intervals determining operational status
  • Perform operational checks
  • Maintaining inspection and maintenance records
  • Operation of standard test equipment and test sets for the associated CNS equipment

Desired Skills:

At least three (3) years’ experience working with the following: Maintaining Communications and Navigational Systems and related navigational status and reporting systems. The candidate should be familiar with status collecting and display systems; inspecting equipment at specified intervals; determining operational status; repairing mechanical and electrical assemblies and sub-assemblies; tuning, aligning, and adjusting equipment; performing operational checks; maintaining inspection and maintenance records

Work Schedule: Rotating

Electronics Technician II – Communications and Navigation

Number of positions needed: 1

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Key Position: Yes

Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc. is looking to staff the Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) maintenance services in support of the US Army LOGCAP Contract at Kwajalein, Marshall Island.

This position is contingent upon the Kwajalein, Marshall Island LOGCAP contract award and upon the candidate completing all required deployment processes.

Job Description:

Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc. is looking for an Electronics Technician II, to maintain air traffic Communication and Navigational Aids systems at Kwajalein, Marshall Island.

Education:

High School diploma or GED. Formal electronics training from: Technical School, or Class A or B military school in electronics for communications and navigation systems, or five (5) year electronics apprentice program with experience with the listed system types.

Basic Qualifications:

US citizen or a Local Republic of Marshall Island capable of receiving a Department of Defense security clearance (selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information). This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of “hands on” work experience in support of installations, repair, troubleshooting or maintenance of electronic systems or equipment.

  • Must be a graduate of a high school or a trade school & possess valid US driver’s license with photo and or CAC or DOD number.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of “hands on” work experience in support of installations, repair, troubleshooting or maintenance of electronic systems or equipment that may involve training and assisting lower-level technicians. Must have the technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems and be able to exercise independent judgment in performing tasks in support of electronic systems or electronic equipment.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience performing preventive maintenance on ground radio communications systems and related equipment, inspecting equipment at specified intervals determining operational status, replacing defective components, performing operational checks, and maintaining inspection and maintenance records.
  • The Electronics Technician II must meet the qualification requirements and have at least five (5) years’ experience:
  • Maintaining communications and navigation systems
  • Using specialized test equipment and software-controlled diagnostics to isolate malfunctions
  • Repairing of mechanical and electrical assemblies and subassemblies
  • Tuning, aligning, and adjusting equipment
  • Inspecting equipment at specified intervals determining operational status
  • Perform operational checks
  • Maintaining inspection and maintenance records
  • Repair, adjust and align TACAN, DVOR, ILS and integrated system to pass recertification and periodic flight checks.
  • Operation of advance test equipment and test sets for the associated CNS equipment

Desired Skills:

At least five (5) years’ experience working with the following: Maintaining Communications and Navigational Systems and related navigational status and reporting systems. The candidate should be familiar with status collecting and display systems; inspecting equipment at specified intervals; determining operational status; repairing mechanical and electrical assemblies and sub-assemblies; tuning, aligning, and adjusting equipment; performing operational checks; maintaining inspection and maintenance records

Work Schedule: Rotating

Electronics Technician III – ATC Radar and Maintenance Lead

Number of Positions needed: 1

Key Position: Yes

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Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc. is looking to staff the Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) maintenance services in support of the US Army LOGCAP Contract at Kwajalein, Marshall Island.

This position is contingent upon the Kwajalein, Marshall Island LOGCAP contract award and upon the candidate completing the all required deployment processes.

Job Description:

Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc. is looking for an Electronics Technician III – ATC Radar, to maintain air traffic surveillance and precision radar systems at Kwajalein, Marshall Island.

Basic Qualifications:

US citizen with a Department of Defense security clearance (selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information). Minimum of six (6) years of hands-on experience in electronics repair, maintenance, and testing air traffic control (ATC) surveillance radar systems. Must be a graduate of a high school or a trade school & possess valid US driver’s license with photo.

Minimum of six (6) years of hands-on experience performing preventive maintenance on ATC radar systems and related equipment, inspecting equipment at specified intervals determining operational status, replacing defective components, performing operational checks, and maintaining inspection and maintenance records.

The ATC Radar Technician III must meet the qualification requirements and have at least six (6) years’ experience:

  • Supervising the CNS work center that performs support and maintenance of Radar equipment
  • Repairing, overhauling, modifying ground radar systems including analog-to-digital interface systems such as STRAP, etc.
  • Isolating malfunctions by prescribed systems checking procedures, visual inspections, voltage checks and other tests using electronic test equipment.
  • Accomplishing organizational and intermediate level equipment modifications according to time compliance technical orders (TCTOs)
  • Assembling, installing, and repairing antenna systems, transmission lines, and waveguides
  • Performing corrosion control
  • Ensuring maintenance data collection forms and inspections and maintenance records are accurately completed
  • Maintaining Facilities Status Records
  • Independently verifying operational condition of radar and integrated system to be within prescribed parameters in accordance with (IAW) applicable Technical Order/Manual or directive (commercial manuals, FAA Orders, and CEMIs).
  • Repairing, adjusting, and aligning radar and integrated system to pass recertification and periodic flight checks.
  • Repair, adjust and align TACAN, DVOR, ILS and integrated system to pass recertification and periodic flight checks.
  • Repairing, adjusting, and aligning interface equipment for radar display in control tower.
  • Set up and use standard and advance radar test equipment and familiar with technical manuals
  • Capability of leading and providing technical leadership to 6 or more people

Education:

Associate degree in Industrial Electronics, completion of an accredited Technical Apprentice Program in Electronics or equivalent military training Formal electronics training from: Technical School, or Class A or B military school in electronics for radar systems and/or demonstrated ability to perform leadership and maintenance tasks and 5 years or more of experience.

Desired Skills:

Minimum of six (6) years in a supervisory position including “hands on” work experience repairing, overhauling, modifying ground radar systems, including automated radar tracking systems; isolating malfunctions by prescribed systems checking procedures, visual inspections, voltage checks and other tests using electronic test equipment; accomplishing organizational and intermediate level equipment modifications according to time compliance technical orders; assembling, installing, and repairing antenna systems, transmission lines, and waveguides; performing corrosion control; ensuring maintenance data collection forms and inspections and maintenance records are accurately completed; repairing, adjusting and aligning interface equipment for radar display in control tower. Additional experience maintaining FPN-63, GPN-22, GPN-27 (or 20), MPN-25, or TPN-19. Minimum of two (2) years of hands-on experience in electronics repair, maintenance and testing of at least one of the ATC Radar systems and a Precision Approach Radar system.

Work Schedule: Rotating

FAQs

Why is ATC the most stressful job? ›

Being an air traffic controller can be stressful due to the heavy workload and high-consequence environment, however, the job can also be dull and boring depending on how busy the skies are.

Where do ATC get paid the most? ›

Industry profile for Air Traffic Controllers:
IndustryEmployment (1)Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation)19,770$ 131,740
Support Activities for Air Transportation730$ 73,530
Scheduled Air Transportation130$ 91,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation)40$ 70,550

Is being an ATC worth it? ›

Air traffic controllers may experience financial stability due to the salary of the job. The average salary of an air traffic controller is $53,823 per year , although more experience can contribute to higher pay. Air traffic controllers also get flight discounts, which can contribute to money saved in the long term.

Are ATC in demand? ›

Job Outlook

Employment of air traffic controllers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 2,500 openings for air traffic controllers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Are air traffic controllers happy? ›

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, air traffic controllers rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 42% of careers.

Why do ATC get paid so much? ›

Why are air traffic controllers paid so much? Air traffic controllers are paid more than most jobs that require no degrees because of the technical nature of their work. They handle high-stakes scenarios that have no room for error. Therefore, they must be highly skilled and maintain optimum concentration at all times.

What is the age limit for air traffic controller? ›

Is There an Age Limit for Working as an Air Traffic Controller? Yes, the FAA requires you to apply for air traffic controller training before your 31st birthday. They also require you to retire at the age of 56.

What GS level is an air traffic controller? ›

Most air traffic controllers begin at GS-4, GS-5 or GS-7 level. You would need two years of training or experience for a GS-4 position and three years of experience for a GS-5 position. GS-7 positions and higher usually require comprehensive training or experience specific to each posting.

How long can air traffic controllers work? ›

Except at quieter airports, air traffic control is a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year job where controllers usually work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and public holidays.

Why do air traffic controllers retire at 56? ›

Retiring early

Unlike pilot's retirements ages, air traffic controller retirement ages are not set as a standard by the ICAO. Instead, countries are free to choose their own retirement age for controllers. In the US, these ages are mandated by the FAA, which gives a mandatory retirement age of 56.

Will air traffic controllers be replaced by computers? ›

Put simply, could a computer replace air traffic controllers? The short answer is no, or at least not for a very long time given our current technological constraints.

What are the most stressful jobs? ›

For the third year in a row, enlisted military personnel, firefighter, airline pilot, and police officer are the four most stressful occupations, according to CareerCast's annual Most Stressful Jobs report.

Why are there not enough air traffic controllers? ›

According to The Points Guy, the shortage of controllers has been ongoing, following a wave of retirements. It takes years to properly train an air traffic controller and the pandemic has affected the supply of new controllers.

What are the chances of getting hired as an air traffic controller? ›

Controllers train for many years to qualify for the job, and only around 1% of applicants make it through to qualify. Initially, a controller will spend approximately 12 months studying both the practical and theoretical sides of air traffic control at a specialist college.

Is air traffic controller a hard job? ›

Fast Paced, high stress learning

ATC training is a fast paced, high stress course. Every day is spent trying to fix the mistakes you made in practice the day before while trying to figure out what the next step is. It is however very rewarding when you manage to apply what you are thought to the job.

Can you be an air traffic controller with anxiety? ›

The FAA will consider certification of pilots and controllers who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety and treated with medication after certain conditions are met.

Is being a traffic controller boring? ›

Mundane work, long hours on your feet & always in the elements! Traffic Control work is the most boring job I have ever done. Inconsistent work & people who bicker about people behind their backs to ensure they get all the work. Lousy job & lousy money for what you have to put up with.

Who makes more money pilot or air traffic controllers? ›

Most pilots have higher salaries than ATC. According to FAA (2012) the average commercial airline pilots received $US110, 000 per year. This shows that most pilots may have less worry about their financial problems and therefore less stress.

How much do JFK controllers make? ›

The average salary for a air traffic controller is $91,277 per year in New York State.

How many hours do air traffic controllers work a week? ›

A commonly used Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ATC schedule involves working two eight hour evening shifts, then rotating to two eight hour day shifts followed by a single eight hour night shift.

Are air traffic controllers forced to retire? ›

FAA controllers are required to retire by age 56 under current law. While working, they contribute an additional 0.5 percent of their annual salary into a special retirement annuity account. They are classified under the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) as a “special group.”

Can I become an air traffic controller at 40? ›

How Do I Qualify? Air Traffic Controllers are required to have three years of general experience, four years of college, or a combination of experience and education. The FAA has established a maximum age of 30 at the time of appointment for tower and center candidates. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Is ATC the most stressful job? ›

Top 5 most stressful jobs

Air traffic controllers, who maintain the flow of aircraft in and out of airports and in flight, are key to aviation safety. This is well recognized as one of the most stressful jobs, requiring total concentration.

What is FG 11 pay scale? ›

Salary. $53,377 - $88,792 per year. FG-9 $53,377-$61,227 FG-11 $64,579-$74,074 FG-12 $77,407-$88,792 Salaries shown reflect base pay starting at Step 5.

Does the FAA pay well? ›

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pays its employees an average of $95,492 a year. Salaries at U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) range from an average of $57,346 to $156,495 a year.

Do air traffic controllers go home at night? ›

1. Many air traffic control towers do indeed close at night. But not to worry. Those towers are mostly at lesser-traveled airports and, generally speaking, when those towers are closed there is very little traffic for pilots to keep an eye on.

Can you have ADHD and be an air traffic controller? ›

If you have a formal diagnosis of ADD or ADHD, you may need to undergo additional testing in order to receive a medical certificate. Most medications used to treat ADHD are disqualifying (stimulants and non-stimulant Strattera). Requires a 90-day period of taking no medication before evaluation.

Do air traffic controllers get drug tested? ›

Yes, air traffic controllers are subject to random drug testing. Air traffic control facilities keep the skies safe, so controllers must do their job well and keep track of the planes without any distractions. The FAA regulates this testing, and the facilities that employ controllers must follow its guidelines.

Is ATC the most stressful job? ›

Top 5 most stressful jobs

Air traffic controllers, who maintain the flow of aircraft in and out of airports and in flight, are key to aviation safety. This is well recognized as one of the most stressful jobs, requiring total concentration.

Is being an ATC stressful? ›

It also means sometimes missing birthdays, important family occasions and Christmas as ATC is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In high levels of traffic, bad weather, or emergencies, it can indeed be stressful, but controllers are highly trained to deal with these types of situations.

What is the most stressful job? ›

For the third year in a row, enlisted military personnel, firefighter, airline pilot, and police officer are the four most stressful occupations, according to CareerCast's annual Most Stressful Jobs report.

What are the top 10 most stressful jobs? ›

The 25 most stressful jobs:
  • Sales Manager.
  • Anesthesiologist.
  • Construction Manager.
  • Patrol Officer.
  • IT Manager.
  • Physician.
  • Lawyer.
  • Financial Manager.
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