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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
ASAP Program Analyst
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 - Muir Army Airfield (Fort Indiantown Gap) (MUI)
Electronic Technician II
Electronic Technician III
Ground Management Program Operator - JFK International Airport
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.

ASAP Program Analyst

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The ASAP Program Analyst reports directly to the RVA Safety Manager. The primary duty of the Analyst is to assist the Safety Manager with the preparation of documentation and material pertinent to the conduct of the Event Review Committee (ERC) meetings and open reports. Specific duties include:

  1. Reviews Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) reports via manual or automated ASAP web-based software. Upload manual reports into the ASAP software.
  2. Applies the initial classification taxonomy to all reports for database sorting.
  3. Applies computer skills to ensure the ASAP report contains the date and time of any event described in the report and the date and time the report is submitted through the ASAP system.
  4. Determines what is necessary to effectively evaluate a Safety report and to collect supporting documents from the Facilities Directives Repository, Google Earth, National Aeronautical Charting Organization, Submitter, etc., to help in an Event Review Committee (ERC) determination.
  5. Protects submitter confidentiality.
  6. Sanitizes reports (remove the submitter's name) and then place the report plus supporting documents on the Agenda for the ERC meeting.
  7. Ensures a written acknowledgement receipt is sent to each employee who submits a report.
  8. Serves as the focal point for information about, and inquiries concerning the status of ASAP reports, and for the coordination and tracking of ERC recommendations.
  9. Documents ERC meeting minutes with the status/progress of the recommended system corrective action implementation as part of the regular ERC meetings. Monitors, assigns, and close out System Corrective Action Requests as appropriate.
  10. Provides the Safety Manager a monthly synopsis of the reports received for publication with sufficient information so that the personnel can identify their reports.
  11. Provides any employee who submitted an ASAP report with the status of their report.
  12. Supports the ERC Chairman.
Supervision Received

Reports directly to the RVA Safety Manager and reports a monthly synopsis of the reports received. Responsible for planning, designing and completing assignments independently. Requires close coordination and implementation of instructions received from the Safety Manager in the performance of duties. Work is evaluated in terms of completeness of data, confidentiality of content and names contained in reports and timeliness of assigned tasks.

Experience/Skills/Education Required
  1. Minimum of a high school education.
  2. Minimum of five years air traffic experience.
  3. Three years of FAA, DoD, or RVA management experience.
  4. Computer skills to include internet search capabilities and data entry.

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 - 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.

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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