Air Traffic Control Specialist Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Air traffic was a passion for me. My ability to multi-task, remain calm in a stressful environment, provide superior judgement to safely and expeditiously control air traffic in multiple situations, adapt to constantly changing weather and traffic conditions, and the capacity to adjust to constantly changing shifts I feel make me uniquely qualified to become a train operator. Many of the above mentioned aptitudes I gained from working on the flight deck of four aircraft carriers under deployment. While being an Air Traffic Controller gave the ability to mentally multi-task, I am also a private pilot which allows me to physically perform many simultaneous functions.

Skills I learned and developed as a broadcast journalism major and radio announcer, along with the necessary expertise to express myself clearly and concisely as an Air Traffic Controller give me the experience required to be a part of the MTS.

Air Traffic Controllers are required to retire the month of their 56th birthday. While I have enjoyed my retirement, I feel it is time to resume employment. After a conversation with an employee of the MTS, it seems this would be a perfect fit for me.

  • Scheduling
  • Surveillance
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Simulation
  • Training Programs
  • Aviation Regulations
  • Air Traffic Flow
  • Expediting Orders
  • General Aviation
  • Ground Control
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Tolerate Stress
  • Follow Given Instructions
  • Use Different Communication Channels
  • Handle Stressful Situations
  • Apply Technical Communication Skills
  • Show Confidence
  • Airport Planning
  • Ensure Public Safety and Security
  • Maintain Concentration for Long Periods
  • Give Instructions to Staff
  • Act Reliably
  • Electronic Communication
  • Analyze Work-Related Written Reports
  • Comply with Checklists
  • Carry Out Navigational Calculations
  • Possess Visual Literacy
  • Operate Radar Equipment
  • Have Spatial Awareness
  • Apply Airport Standards and Regulations
  • Use Meteorological Information
  • Common Aviation Safety Regulations
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Aircraft Flight Control Systems
  • Air Traffic Control Operations
  • Pre-Flight Procedures for IFR Flights
  • Monitor Aviation Meteorology
  • Operate Airport Control Tower
  • Air Traffic Regulations
Education and Training
Marshall University Huntington, WV Expected in : Broadcast Journalism - GPA :
Tetra Tech, Inc. - Air Traffic Control Specialist
Helena, MT, 05/1988 - 02/2015

During this period I was certified to operate at three different facilities (Gillespie Field, El Cajon, CA, San Diego Lindbergh Tower, San Diego, CA, and Southern California Radar Approach Control, San Diego, CA) each with an increasing degree of complexity and responsibility. Duties included, but were not limited to the following:

  • Prepared and sent advisories to pilots to detail weather conditions and air traffic control measures.
  • Managed communications by transferring control of departing flights to traffic control centers and accepting control of arriving flights.
  • Evaluated progress of flights by monitoring aircraft positions, aeronautical information, navigational charts and weather conditions.
  • Monitored weather conditions, aircraft position reports, aeronautical information and navigational charts to evaluate flight progress.
  • Reviewed routes, daily traffic and weather conditions to adjust plans, meeting daily requirements and service needs.
  • Alerted airport response personnel to crisis situations, including incoming medical and other emergency landings.
  • Developed flight plans and reported on airport conditions and turbulence forecasts.
  • Directed on-ground emergency management activities.
  • Requested modifications to altitude, routes or flight schedule according to air traffic and weather conditions affecting flight safety.
  • Reviewed requests for activities impacting National Air Space (NAS) and Special Use Airspace (SUA) management.
  • Monitored and directed movement of aircraft on ground and in air, using radar, computers or visual references.
  • Assisted with flight plans accounting for aircraft performance, aircraft loading, e-route wind, turbulence forecasts and airport conditions.
  • Issued landing and takeoff instructions to pilots at airport with approximately 300 daily flights.
  • Delivered 100% safety record over 26 years.
  • Effectively communicated with pilots by clearly speaking, enunciating properly and actively listening.
  • Checked weather reports and delivered updates to pilots in preparation for diversion to other airports.
  • Recommended flight plan alternatives and coordinated aircraft diversions.
  • Researched continually to stay up to date on new FAA rules and policies.
  • Arranged aircraft diversions and suggested flight plan alternatives.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Qualified as Controller in Charge and On the Job Training Instructor at three separate facilities.
  • Selected as a Quality Assurance and Training Specialist while assigned to San Diego Lindbergh Air Traffic Control Tower.
  • Selected to Metroplex design team for Southern California in 2012 to redesign airspace throughout Southern California and develop procedures to improve air traffic flow to all Southern California airports.
  • Selected as Air Traffic Control Supervisor in 2014.
Owner-Operator - Pets Etc.
City, STATE, 01/1987 - 05/1988
  • Communicated positively with clients to understand and meet pets' unique needs.
  • Monitored pets for signs of distress, injury and illness and coordinated caring responses.
  • Fed pets on-schedule and with appropriate food for developmental or health requirements.
  • Kept facility areas clean, neat and sanitized for optimal animal health and well-being.
  • Stayed on top of housekeeping requirements such as laundry, sweeping and disinfection during slow periods.
  • Bathed animals to remove dust, debris or contaminants and maintain wellbeing.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
U.S. Navy Active Duty - Aviation Fire Control Technician First Class
City, STATE, 03/1978 - 01/1988

Assigned to three active duty fighter squadrons and one recruiting command. An Aviation Fire Control Technician is responsible for maintaining and repairing radar and computer weapon control systems.

I was assigned duties specifically to the systems of the F14A Tomcat fighter. In addition to my duties as an AWG-9 control system specialist, I was also certified as a plane captain and final checker/troubleshooter which required knowledge of most systems of the F14A Tomcat. I was also the only Aviation Fire Control Technician, at that time, qualified to actively turn the two Pratt and Whitney JTF10A engines.

While assigned to recruiting duties, I was responsible for contacting, interviewing, testing, and enlistment of qualified candidates for the United States Navy. I maintained a higher than average monthly enlistment goal for Navy Recruiting District (San Diego) during my three year tenure.

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School Attended
  • Marshall University
Job Titles Held:
  • Air Traffic Control Specialist
  • Pets Etc.
  • Aviation Fire Control Technician First Class
  • Some College (No Degree)