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Air Traffic Control Instructor - Academy - Specialized

Job ID: 2314784
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States
Date Posted: Nov 4, 2023
Category: Training
Subcategory: Training Analyst
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


  • Attn FERS Retirees: Earnings received as an ATC Instructor, ATC Training Instructional Supervisor, or Contractor Site Supervisor working on this program are EXEMPT from the Supplemental Annuity earnings limits for FERS retirees between the ages of 56 and 62.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is currently seeking experienced, on-site and virtual Air Traffic Control Instructors to support delivery of Specialized Courses at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK. These positions support the FAA Controller Training Solutions (CTS) program. 

These Instructors will primarily assist in the conduct and administration of one or more of the listed courses below. They may also participate in the conduct or administration of other courses and/or in ISD projects, to include the development, revision, and maintenance of ATC Training Courses. 

  • 12051 – OE/AAA : Obstruction Evaluation – Airport Airspace Analysis
  • 50019 – Airspace and Procedures
  • 50053 – TARGETS : Terminal Area Routing Generation, Evaluation and Traffic Simulation
  • 50310003 – FTA : Air Traffic Facility Training Administration (Virtual Classroom)
  • 50314001 – QA/QC : Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program Administration
  • 53034 – STARS / AT Coach : Standard Terminal Automation Replacement
  • 5333001 – TBFM : Time Based Flow Management

The successful candidate must possess excellent teaching and communication skills, as well as classroom management techniques, a mission-focused drive for continuous improvement, and strong technical skills with current ATC automation, simulation systems and procedures. In addition, this position may provide opportunities for mentoring other instructors, as well as input on curriculum design and development.

SAIC is helping the FAA train the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers as they implement the next generation of Air Traffic Control technology. We need experienced former controllers who can blend their years of hard-won experience with these leading edge technologies to train the controllers of the future and help ensure the continued safety of our flying public for decades to come.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Candidates for these instructor positions must have a minimum of 3 years of FAA CPC ATCS experience in a FAA civilian ATCT, TRACON, or ARTCC, or other equivalent civilian facility.
  • In addition, candidates for these positions must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as a staff specialist in an FAA air traffic facility, regional office, or headquarters, specializing in the area of the particular course curriculum for which they have applied.
  • Candidates for these positions must have held a qualifying position as a staff specialist and should have held a position of FAA CPC ATCS or first-level supervisory FAA ATCS within the 10 years prior to proposed appointment under this contract.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • OJTI certification and experience is strongly desired


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Certified Professional Controller (CPC) certification is required.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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