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Employment ad for Groom Lake Tower?

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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 11:07 PM

Job Description Job Title :U49-ATC Spec - Terminal Requisition ID :1200HQK
Job Category :Union
Discipline Primary Location :USA-NV: NEVADA-NORTH LAS VEGAS
Schedule :Full-time Remote Work Authorized :
No Relocation Assistance :Not Available
Travel :Yes, 25 % of the Time
Clearance Level :Top Secret
Job Posting :Aug 14, 2012, 10:54:44 AM

Description Responsible for the overall operations of the Control Tower during their shift and maintains general situational awareness of air traffic. If necessary, may limit or disapprove operations based on existing traffic congestion or complexity, staffing, weather, and individual controller training and experience.


1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Must have completed an accredited Military or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control school.

1. Must have held or currently hold a FAA Control Tower Operator (CTO) certificate.
2. Must hold or be able to obtain a FAA Second Class Flight Physical prior to assignment to duty location.
3. Must have a minimum of three (3) years Control Tower supervisory experience Air Force Special Code (AFSC) of 1C171 (Air Force Certified 7-Level Watch Supervisor staff sergeant (E-5) or above with SEI 054 and 055) or Civilian/Military/FAA equivalent.

Technical Skills
1. Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport according to established FAA and USAF procedures to prevent collisions and to minimize delays arising from traffic congestion.
2. Answer radio calls from arriving and departing aircraft and issue landing and takeoff instructions, runway in use, wind velocity and direction, visibility, taxiing instruction, traffic advisories, and any other data pertinent to flight safety to aircraft operating in and around the airport traffic area.
3. Transfer control of IFR/VFR aircraft departing to and accept control of arriving flights from Nellis Radar, using approved telephone and interphone communications.
4. Alert airport emergency crews and other designated personnel by radio or telephone when airplanes are having difficulties.
5. Operate the ETVS (TED) air traffic control communications console and the DVRS recorder.
6. Operate the airport lighting panel and the emergency power generator. Control vehicle traffic on and around the runways using approved FAA and local procedures.
7. Keep written records of daily events using personal PC.
8. Performs related duties as required.

Must be able to meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a “Top Secret” government security clearance.

1 Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Required to spend 3-4 nights away from home.
3. On occasion must be able to work weekends and holidays.
4. Must be able to work Day, Swing or Grave shifts.

This could be for a job in the Groom Lake tower. Creech, Nellis and NTS jobs indicate their locations respectively, while this advert is kind of shady regarding where the job is located. Groom Lake would be a place where you would have to stay overnight as needed since you can't realistically drive home at night due to road hazards of the bovine kind.

posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 11:18 PM
Got an actual link to the ad?

posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 12:49 AM
There is the link. I copied everything since ads don't stay on the internet forever.

edit on 15-8-2012 by gariac because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 03:43 AM
Makes sense. My cousin works wierd schedules like 4 on 3 off 5 on 2 off. Things like that. 3-4 days away from home would make sense for groom. Plus, didn't atc go through a recent change regarding rest and work cycles?

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by boomer135

The FAA took a dim view of controllers sleeping on the job, so they made some changes. But I think Groom, being Groom, just does what it wants.

CSC had/has a few contracts around the range, some through Dyncorp. [Dyncorp appears to be a company that is 80% legit and 20% pure sleaze, which the sleaze being military guard jobs similar to Backwater/Xe/Academi.") You can read the wiki for the list of er um "incidents."
Dyncorp at Tonopah:

Some Dyncorp trucks here:

It isn't entirely clear where CSC stops and Dyncorp begins.

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