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Welcome to the employment section. RVA is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to providing equal employment and career progression opportunities for each employee. RVA is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. RVA observes all applicable laws and regulations related to discrimination. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other basis upon which discrimination is prohibited by applicable law. RVA will make reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.

Our goal is to hire the best qualified individual with a positive attitude and a spirit of teamwork. The benefits package we offer is very competitive with other firms in our line of business.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in your field, browse this section to learn of, and apply for, career opportunities with RVA. Please note that the inclusion of a position in the list below or in the position descriptions secton of this page does not indicate or imply that a vacancy exists for that position; it only indicates that we are accepting applications for that position.

RVA is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

AF Specialist
Air Traffic Control Specialist - Clinton-Sherman Airport (CSM)
Air Traffic Control Specialist - East Hampton Airport (HTO)
Air Traffic Control Specialist - FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Program
Air Traffic Control Specialist - Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO)
Air Traffic Control Specialist - Muir Army Airfield (Fort Indiantown Gap) (MUI)
Electronic Technician II
Electronic Technician III
Ground Management Program Operator - JFK International Airport
Labor Relations Representative
Ramp Tower Controller - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ramp Tower Controller - Seattle, WA
Sr. Civil Engineer
Sr. Electrical Engineer
Sr. Electronic Engineer
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Position Descriptions

The position descriptions listed herein are provided to show the current personnel requirements at RVA and to assist you in filling out your applications.

AF Specialist

Minimum/General Experience: Position requires a basic knowledge of the principles of electronics, automation, information management concepts, or other closely related field of work. Knowledge may have been gained through a minimum of one (1) year of graduate level education or a bachelor's degree earned with superior academic achievement of equivalent in experience, training or independent study, or a combination of education and experience.

Functional Responsibility: Performs a variety of activities and assignments designed to provide progressively responsible experience and training relating to the functioning of the National Airspace Systems (NAS). Typical duties include participating in on-the-job and formal training in specific systems and subsystems of the NAS, e.g., surveillance, automation, communications, navigational, etc. Performing assigned segments of projects involving the identification and corrections of systems problems and assisting employees that are more experienced by monitoring the status and performance of individual systems and subsystems. Attending conferences, meetings, and work sessions relating to functional area. Incumbent serves on rotational assignments and temporary details as required.

Minimum Education: An associate degree in information technology or electronics or a HS Diploma with four (4) years of appropriate professional experience.

Air Traffic Control Specialist - Clinton-Sherman Airport (CSM)

Minimum/General Experience Requirements: Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per RVA's non-DOT policy (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). Individual must have held a Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) with a facility rating for a minimum of two years in an Air Traffic Control Tower.

Additional experience required for the position of Air Traffic Manager: Individual must have a minimum of two years of air traffic control tower supervisor experience or 5 years of ATC experience and must be a high school graduate.

Air Traffic Control Specialist - East Hampton Airport (HTO)

Minimum/General Experience Requirements: Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per RVA's non-DOT policy (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). Individual must have held a Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) with a facility rating for a minimum of two years in an Air Traffic Control Tower.

Additional experience required for the position of Air Traffic Manager: Individual must have a minimum of two years of air traffic control tower supervisor experience or 5 years of ATC experience and must be a high school graduate.

Air Traffic Control Specialist - FAA Contract Tower (FCT) Program

Minimum/General Experience Requirements: Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). Individual must have held a Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) with a facility rating for a minimum of two years in an Air Traffic Control Tower.

Additional experience required for the position of Air Traffic Manager: Individual must have a minimum of two years of air traffic control tower supervisor experience or 5 years of ATC experience and must be a high school graduate.

Air Traffic Control Specialist - Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO)

Air Traffic Control Specialist

Note: This is a temporary position expected to last approximately 6 months.

Summary

Responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic control duties in a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Air Traffic Control Tower.

Also responsible for data collection, observation and recording information pertaining to the Saab Sensis remote tower (r-TWR) in support of the FAA certification process.

Dimensions of Position

Works under the general supervision of the Tower Manager who relies on the incumbent to perform established duties independently. On new or revised procedures, the manager gives detailed instructions and observes and checks work during or immediately after completion according to complexity of the task or until satisfied the incumbent can perform it independently.

Accountability

  1. Makes decisions involving:
    1. The order of departures that will assure all aircraft equitable treatment and will assure that departing IFR flights operate at the fix, altitude, and the time designated by the center or approach control clearances.
    2. The times and direction of takeoff and any turns necessary for departure.
    3. Whether inbound aircraft are to land immediately or circle and whether distances are lengthened to control the arrival of an aircraft at a given point.
    4. The active runway and possible simultaneous use of other runways.
    5. The time and methods by which arrivals and departures can be interspersed with the least delay to traffic.
    6. When landing and departing aircraft are cleared to use the runways to assure standard separation between aircraft on the runways.
    7. The sequence of arriving traffic, before it enters the traffic pattern, to assure a safe, orderly flow of aircraft on final approach to the landing runway.
    8. That IFR separation standards are applied, as delegated by approach control of the Potomac TRACON, in limited areas around the airport to provide initial separation between IFR arrivals and IFR departures and between successive IFR departures.
    9. The sequence of VFR and IFR traffic, using radar equipment as an aid and, when delegated, separating IFR traffic.
    10. When VFR flights through the airport traffic area can be authorized.
  2. Determines the usability of communications frequencies available to him/her as other navigational aids used to control air traffic. Monitors navigational aids and monitors control panels, including BRITE display (when available) to determine acceptability of its alignment and display presentation. Instructs pilots to change radio frequencies/radar beacon codes.
  3. When appropriate, coordinates with the other controllers on movements of both arrival and departure aircraft.
  4. When traffic conditions warrant, controllers in nonapproach terminals are responsible for:
    1. Preplanning traffic sequencing and separation over an area which may reach out to a radius of 5 miles or more.
    2. Preplanning and setting up check points required to ensure the maintenance of necessary traffic separation.
    3. Maintaining a continuous mental picture and evaluation of a constantly changing traffic complex frequency dispersed over an equivalent geographic area.
    4. Maintaining continuous radio watch with aircraft which have previously contacted the facility.
    5. Accepting responsibility to handle IFR traffic at his/her airport.
  5. Studies weather bureau reports and forecasts, obtains LAWRS/SAWRS weather certification, observes weather from the tower and records pilot reports to determine the effect of present and anticipated weather on traffic; furnishes aircraft with information such as field conditions, altimeter settings, weather conditions, operating status of navigational aids, and observed malfunctioning of aircraft; forwards to the weather bureau and the appropriate center, pilot weather reports and reports based upon personal observation of weather conditions; operates light guns, runway lights, field lighting, jet barriers etc.
  6. Orients pilots of aircraft lost or in difficulty; determines whether a given situation may develop into an emergency; and notifies airlines operations offices, airport management offices, and fire and ambulance services.
  7. Performs lower grade level duties as necessary to meet operational requirements and for proficiency maintenance.
  8. Rotates through all tower and r-TWR positions as assigned by the Manager.
  9. Provides OJT training to others.

Requirements

Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, periodic, probable cause, post accident). Individual must have a minimum of three years of air traffic control tower experience.

Air Traffic Manager

Note: This is a temporary position expected to last approximately 6 months.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Exercises supervision over a small to moderate number of subordinates engaged in substantive work of the organization. Is responsible for insuring timely performance of a satisfactory amount and quality of work, and duties of reviewing work products of subordinates and accepting, amending or rejecting work. Makes recommendations for appointment, promotion, or reassignment involving such positions. Hears and resolves complaints from employees. Recommends action in more serious cases. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees. Provides or makes provisions for development and training.
  2. Directs the operation, both in scope and complexity. Collaborates with heads of FAA facilities and civil organizations to negotiate, decide on, and/or coordinate work related changes affecting the facility or other units. Advises officials at higher levels on problems involving the work of the facility as related to other broader programs and their probable impact. Recommends solutions to problems.
  3. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates. Sets priorities and establishes schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates taking into consideration the difficulty and requirements of the assignments and capabilities of employees. Gives advice, counsel or instruction to individual employees on both work and administrative matters. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinates or subordinate supervisors. Makes decisions when different views have been presented by subordinates. Identifies developmental and proficiency controller training needs. Isolates training problems and makes provisions for obtaining needed training.
  4. Interviews candidates for air traffic control positions. Recommends selection for non-supervisory positions. Evaluates subordinates and recommends unsatisfactory performance ratings and awards as appropriate. Prepares letters of commendation.
  5. Hears employee complaints not resolved by subordinate supervisor. Determines if corrective disciplinary action is warranted and decides whether informal or formal measures should be used. Assures that action taken is fair and equitable and is consistent with company policy governing conduct and discipline.
  6. Acts on disciplinary cases involving minor adverse actions. Reviews discipline cases involving major adverse actions, i.e., suspensions to removal.
  7. Assures the maintenance of facility records, adequate supplies, satisfactory equipment operation, and adequate employee working conditions. Assures facility compliance with both technical and administrative regulations.
  8. Participates in investigations of accidents/incidents. Assures proper reporting of all incidents or irregularities.
  9. Makes major recommendations and takes action on matters such as those indicated below:
    1. Provides input on planning including radio and communication needs, additional positions of operation, personnel requirements and other requirements necessary to meet the projected needs of general aviation, air carriers and military users.
    2. Continually evaluates existing services and traffic flows in order to assure effective use of available resources. Maintains a continuing program of evaluation to determine quality and adequacy of services rendered through personal observation, monitoring and regular contacts with all types of users.
    3. Makes assignments of collateral duties to controllers which may include such functions as planning and procedures, defense readiness, preparation of watch schedules, etc. Continually evaluates the facility's management effectiveness with a view toward improvement.
    4. Ensures that procedures used do not discriminate against the different types of aviation users. Since military, air carrier, and general aviation segments of aviation have many varied needs and interests, and all have a legitimate right to operate on an equal basis, frequently develops compromises which are fair and equitable and which provide the best overall service.
    5. Designs terminal procedures and internal operating procedures to effect an even distribution of workload. Recommends to RVA point of contact changes in resources and equipment necessary to meet increasing demands for service due to increased activity and improved technology in aircraft. Strives to reduce operating costs without impairing overall operations, e.g., methods improvement, reducing overtime requirements, etc.
  10. Determines the need for and develops specialized procedures to meet local requirements or recommends changes in standard procedures. This includes procedures for implementation of noise abatement, developing letters of agreement, etc.
  11. Maintains contacts with representatives of airlines, pilot associations or other aviation groups, civic and community organizations and individuals to determine the adequacy of service; determine needs and future requirements, to discuss alleged pilot deviations, to explain regulations and services, and to encourage a better understanding of the system. Conducts open meetings on a regular basis to discuss programs, problems, etc., and to receive suggestions and/or criticisms concerning services rendered.
  12. Maintains contact with representatives from SaabSensis with reference to the collection of data at the r-TWR and makes recommendations as appropriate to facilitate improved data collection leading to FAA certification of the r-TWR.
  13. Realizes Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) concepts to overall supervisory/managerial responsibilities. Demonstrates ability to treat all employees in a fair and equitable manner without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical handicap. Provides input to the identification and resolution of EEO problems and cooperates with officials on matters pertaining to problems and complaints of discrimination.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

The manager is subject only to the limitations of RVA/FAA policy and guidance and supervision given by higher authority. Day-to-day operating decisions are generally made without opportunity for reference to supervisors.

Requirements

Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current Class II Medical Certificate. Position is subject to drug testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, periodic, probable cause, post accident). Individual must have the following experience:
  • A minimum of one year of air traffic control experience and a minimum of two years of air traffic control tower supervisor experience; or
  • A minimum of five years of air traffic control tower experience.

Additionally, individual must be a high school graduate.

Air Traffic Control Specialist - Muir Army Airfield (Fort Indiantown Gap) (MUI)

Minimum/General Experience: Individual must have a CTO Certificate and a current DOD Class II Medical Certificate administered by DOD flight surgeon. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per RVA's non-DOT policy and Army AR-600-85 requirements (pre-employment, random, periodic, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). Individual must have held a Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) with a facility rating for a minimum of two years in an Airport Traffic Control Tower.

Electronic Technician II

Minimum/General Experience: A minimum of four (4) years general experience working with electronic equipment/systems and one (1) year specialized experience on systems specific to the work performed.

Functional Responsibility: Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar documents. Work requires familiarity with the interrelationships of circuits and judgment in planning work sequence and in selecting tools and testing instruments. Receives technical guidance as required, from supervisor or senior level technician. Review all work for compliance with accepted practices. May provide guidance to lower level technicians.

Minimum Education: AA/HS Diploma/Industry Recognized Certification/advanced Military or FAA training with appropriate professional experience.

Required License: Either a electrical low-voltage license or electrical contractor's license issued by the State of Florida.

Electronic Technician III

Minimum/General Experience: A minimum of six (6) years general experience working with electronic equipment/systems and two (2) years specialized experience on systems specific to the work performed.

Functional Responsibility: Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that can't be solved by referencing manufacturers' manuals or similar documents. Work typically requires a detailed understanding of the interrelations of circuits. Exercises independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating waveforms, and tracing relationships in signal flow. Uses complex text instruments such as high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment. May provide technical guidance to lower level technicians.

Must possess a FCC license and FAA verification credentials or have held FAA certification credentials on the following equipment: NDB, ILS, and DME

Minimum Education: AA/HS Diploma/Industry Recognized Certification/advanced Military or FAA training in engineering field with appropriate professional experience.

Ground Management Program Operator - JFK International Airport

Summary

Incumbent is responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic through Metering Control of departure traffic on the Non-movement areas of the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Dimensions of Position

A Ground Management Program (GMP) operator shall support the system in a tactical and pre-tactical nature, shall work on site at JFK and shall be the primary System Operator during all times that the system is in operation. A GMP Operator shall have a thorough working knowledge of Air Traffic Management in the New York Region, in particular, the impact of fix and route availability in relation to the health of the surface operation at JFK. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Ground Management Program Manager who relies on the incumbent to perform established duties independently. On new or revised procedures, the manager gives detailed instructions and observes and checks work during or immediately after completion according to complexity of the task or until satisfied the incumbent is able to perform the procedure independently.

Accountability
  1. Makes decisions and recommendations involving:
    1. The sequence and separation of gate traffic ready for pushback and engine start.
    2. Plans the sequence of arriving traffic, using provided electronic aids, i.e. Aerobahn, prior to arrival at the airport.
    3. The merging of arriving and pushback traffic that will assure all aircraft equitable treatment and provide for minimum delays.
  2. Determines the usability of and resolves problems with:
    1. Communications equipment
    2. Aerobahn and other Sensis Technology
    3. STARS (radar) display
    4. ASDE-X (radar) display
    5. Gate Management computer programs
  3. JFK GMP is not a positive control facility. Incumbent will be required to communicate recommended actions to airline, airport and FAA employees to aid them in coordinating with each other to determine when to instruct aircraft to taxi, who to follow, taxi route, intermediate hold points, route clearance limit, and frequency transfer points.
  4. Incumbent will initiate, and respond to, necessary coordination with JFK ATCT Ground Control concerning the movements of inbound and outbound aircraft.
  5. Execute procedures required of the local Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Plan (SMGCS) during periods of reduced visibility, execution of the local Ice Threat Management Plan during periods of aircraft anti-icing, and the local Gate Hold program when initiated by the FAA JFK ATCT.
  6. Provide airlines with, when required, field conditions, altimeter settings, weather conditions, operating status of navigational aids and NOTAMS.
  7. Performs lower grade level duties as necessary to meet operational requirements and for proficiency maintenance.
  8. Provides OJT training to others.
Requirements

Individuals with previous CTO (Control Tower Operator) Certificates preferred, as is experience at one of the New York Airports. A qualified individual must have at least 2 years experience as a fully qualified, active ATC, pilot or airline dispatcher. Have the ability to deal with customers in a courteous, enthusiastic and professional manner; ability to effectively use interpersonal skills in order to resolve problems and customer complaints. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per RVA's non-DOT policy (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident). Applicants must be able to successfully pass a ten-year background check.

Labor Relations Representative

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

The Labor Relations Representative serves as the liaison for RVA with the three unions that represent employees in approximately 80-100 towers operated by RVA/Subcontractors. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing assistance to the Operations Manager (VP,ATS), Area Managers and Air Traffic Managers concerning matters contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs); negotiating CBAs with union officials; interfacing with union/company personnel in resolving day-day issues at the lowest level; providing responses to grievances; coordination with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ; resolution of matters through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and representing the company should an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) or arbitration become necessary.

The Labor Relations Representative is subject only to the limitations of RVA/FAA/NLRB policy, the National Labor Relations Act and guidance and supervision given by higher authority. Day-to-day operating decisions are generally made without opportunity for reference to supervisors.

The Labor Relations Representative serves as the liaison for RVA/Subcontractors with the unions that represent employees in the Airport Traffic Control Towers (ATCT) operated by the company over a large geographical area. The responsibilities of this position include providing assistance and advice concerning Labor/Management Relations to all levels of Management who are associated with the operation of ATCTs. The day-to-day activities include notifying unions of proposed changes that affect the terms and working conditions of bargaining unit employees; responding to requests from unions concerning issues that arise at an individual tower or a group of towers; reviewing and responding to union requests to recognize the union as the representative of the employees that have signed cards requesting recognition for a particular location; revising the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) to include additional towers where recognition is granted under the provision of the CBA/NLRB Certification; making distribution of revised CBAs to appropriate company personnel; notification to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that recognition has been granted to the union at a specific location; sending the Air Traffic Manager (ATM) at union recognized towers information concerning our professional relationship in working with unions; briefing ATMs at the RVA’s managers conferences on current LMR issues/relations; developing responses to grievances that cannot be resolved at the informal stage; when labor and management cannot reach agreement, representing the company in mediation with representatives of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS); preparing draft CBAs in preparation for negotiations; representing the company in negotiations for new or revised CBAs; if required, preparing documents and representing the company in arbitration cases; responding to requests of union officials at the national level concerning issues that may affect all union towers of the company; preparing for and representing the company if the union files an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), maintain current records of grievances, ULPs, Petitions and collaborating with and advising upper management concerning issues that arise with a union that have a major impact on the company.

The Labor Relations Representative is given responsibilities and latitude subject only to the limitations of RVA/FAA/NLRB policy and guidance by higher authority. Day-to-day operating decisions are generally made without opportunity for reference to supervisors.

Supervision Received

The LMR Representative receives direct supervision from the VP/ATC Services.

In addition, the LMR Representative reports to and informs the CEO and appropriate management of issues affecting the labor relations aspect of the organization.

Experience/Skills/Education Required

  • BA/BS Degree from accredited university or three years of LMR experience.
  • Minimum of five years air traffic control experience.
  • Three years of FAA/DOD/RVA management experience.
  • Prior LMR training with FAA/DOD/RVA will be given special consideration.

Ramp Tower Controller - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Summary

Incumbent is responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic on the Non-movement areas of the Airport, utilizing surveillance radar-like targets and camera imagery.

Dimensions of Position

Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Ramp Tower Manager who relies on the incumbent to perform established duties independently. On new or revised procedures, the manager gives detailed instructions and observes and checks work during or immediately after completion according to complexity of the task or until satisfied the incumbent is able to perform the procedure independently.

Accountability
  1. Makes decisions involving:
    1. The sequence and separation of gate traffic ready for pushback and engine start.
    2. Plans the sequence of arriving traffic, using provided electronic aids, prior to arrival at the airport.
    3. The merging of arriving and pushback traffic that will assure all aircraft equitable treatment and provide for minimum delays.
  2. Determines the usability of and resolves problems with:
    1. Communications equipment
    2. Video Camera displays (radar and imagery)
    3. STARS (radar) display
    4. ASDE-X (radar) display
    5. Gate Management computer programs
  3. The Ramp Tower is a positive control facility.  Incumbent will be required to instruct aircraft how and when to push-back, instruct aircraft when to taxi, who to follow, taxi route, intermediate hold points, route clearance limit, and frequency transfer points.
  4. Incumbent will initiate, and respond to, necessary coordination with the FAA ATCT Ground Control Position concerning the movements of inbound and outbound aircraft.
  5. Execute procedures required of the local Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Plan (SMGCS) during periods of reduced visibility, execution of the local Ice Threat Management Plan during periods of aircraft anti-icing, and the local Gate Hold program when initiated by the ATCT.
  6. Provide flight crews with, when required, field conditions, altimeter settings, weather conditions, operating status of navigational aids and NOTAMS.  Provide the ATCT with pilot reported adverse weather, bird activity and unsafe or unusual airport activities or conditions.
  7. Determine whether a given situation is or may develop into an emergency; and notifies, via “Crash Phone”, emergency services.
  8. Performs lower grade level duties as necessary to meet operational requirements and for proficiency maintenance.
  9. Provides OJT training to others.
Requirements

Education:

High School Graduate

Experience:

Previous aviation experience is required as a minimum i.e. airline dispatcher, pilot, air traffic controller, experience handling aircraft on the airport ramp. RADAR air traffic control experience is not required however individuals with a previous RADAR experience will receive priority consideration. Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per RVA's non-DOT policy (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).

Ramp Tower Controller - Seattle, WA

Summary

Incumbent is responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic on the Non-movement areas of the Airport.

Dimensions of Position

Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Ramp Tower Manager who relies on the incumbent to perform established duties independently.  On new or revised procedures, the manager gives detailed instructions and observes and checks work during or immediately after completion according to complexity of the task or until satisfied the incumbent is able to perform the procedure independently.

Accountability

  1. Makes decisions involving:
    1. The sequence and separation of gate traffic ready for pushback and engine start.
    2. Plans the sequence of arriving traffic, using provided electronic aids, prior to arrival at the airport.
    3. The merging of arriving and pushback traffic that will assure all aircraft equitable treatment and provide for minimum delays.
  2. Determines the usability of and resolves problems with:
    1. Communications equipment
    2. Video Camera displays
    3. STARS (radar) display
    4. ASDE-X (radar) display
    5. Gate Management computer programs
  3. The Ramp Tower is a positive control facility.  Incumbent will be required to instruct aircraft how and when to push-back, instruct aircraft when to taxi, who to follow, taxi route, intermediate hold points, route clearance limit, and frequency transfer points.
  4. Incumbent will initiate, and respond to, necessary coordination with the FAA ATCT Ground Control Position concerning the movements of inbound and outbound aircraft.
  5. Execute procedures required of the local Surface Movement Guidance and Control System Plan (SMGCS) during periods of reduced visibility, execution of the local Ice Threat Management Plan during periods of aircraft anti-icing, and the local Gate Hold program when initiated by the ATCT.
  6. Provide flight crews with, when required, field conditions, altimeter settings, weather conditions, operating status of navigational aids and NOTAMS.  Provide the ATCT with pilot reported or Ramp Controller observed adverse weather, bird activity and unsafe or unusual airport activities or conditions.
  7. Determine whether a given situation is or may develop into an emergency; and notifies, via “Crash Phone”, emergency services.
  8. Performs lower grade level duties as necessary to meet operational requirements and for proficiency maintenance.
  9. Provides OJT training to others.
Requirements

Education:

High School Graduate

Experience:

Previous aviation experience is required as a minimum i.e. airline dispatcher, pilot, air traffic controller, experience handling aircraft on the airport ramp.  A Control Tower Operator (CTO) Certificate is not required, however individuals with a previous CTO will receive priority consideration.  Position is subject to drug and/or alcohol testing per RVA's non-DOT policy (pre-employment, random, reasonable cause/suspicion, post-accident).

Sr. Civil Engineer

Minimum/General Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in applying the principles of civil engineering.

Functional Responsibility: Performs professional level engineering and administrative work in connection with a wide variety of engineering projects. Directs professional and paraprofessional engineering personnel engaged in the planning, design, construction, implementation, and closeout of engineering projects. Responsibilities include: developing, coordinating and executing engineering methods and policies affecting a wide range of engineering activities; regular contact with professional engineers, consultants, governmental agencies, involved communities and contractors in connection with complex and difficult engineering matters; overall supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications and technical papers; and performs related duties as required. Exercises independent judgment and creativity in solving complex civil engineering problems, civil engineering analysis and design.

Minimum Education: BS degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent; or AA/HS Diploma with twelve (12) years of appropriate professional experience.

Sr. Electrical Engineer

Minimum/General Experience: A minimum of eight (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in applying the principles of electrical engineering.

Functional Responsibility: Performs professional level engineering and administrative work in connection with a wide variety of engineering projects. Directs professional and paraprofessional engineering personnel engaged in the planning, design, construction, implementation, and closeout of engineering projects. Responsibilities include: developing, coordinating and executing engineering methods and policies affecting a wide range of engineering activities; regular contact with professional engineers, consultants, governmental agencies, involved communities and contractors in connection with complex and difficult engineering matters; overall supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications and technical papers; and performs related duties as required. Exercises independent judgment and creativity in solving complex engineering problems, engineering analysis and design.

Minimum Education: BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent; or AA/HS Diploma with twelve (12) years of appropriate professional experience.

Sr. Electronic Engineer

Minimum/General Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in applying the principles of electronic engineering.

Functional Responsibility: Performs professional level engineering and administrative work in connection with a wide variety of engineering projects. Directs professional and paraprofessional engineering personnel engaged in the planning, design, construction, implementation, and closeout of engineering projects. Responsibilities include: developing, coordinating and executing engineering methods and policies affecting a wide range of engineering activities; regular contact with professional engineers, consultants, governmental agencies, involved communities and contractors in connection with complex and difficult engineering matters; overall supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications and technical papers; and performs related duties as required. Exercises independent judgment and creativity in solving complex engineering problems, engineering analysis and design.

Minimum Education: BS degree in Electronic Engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent; or AA/HS Diploma with twelve (12) years of appropriate professional experience.

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Minimum/General Experience: A minimum of (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in applying the principles of mechanical engineering.

Functional Responsibility: Performs professional level engineering and administrative work in connection with a wide variety of engineering projects. Directs professional and paraprofessional engineering personnel engaged in the planning, design, construction, implementation, and closeout of engineering projects. Responsibilities include: developing, coordinating and executing engineering methods and policies affecting a wide range of engineering activities; regular contact with professional engineers, consultants, governmental agencies, involved communities and contractors in connection with complex and difficult engineering matters; overall supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications and technical papers; and performs related duties as required. Exercises independent judgment and creativity in solving complex engineering problems, engineering analysis and design.

Minimum Education: BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent; or AA/HS Diploma with twelve (12) years of appropriate professional experience.


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