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Air Traffic Control Instructor SME - TDY

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Job ID: 2206418
Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Category: Training
Subcategory: Training Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


We are looking for experienced, former FAA TRACON Air Traffic Controllers to join the SAIC team providing ATC training, instructional and SME services for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

SAIC is a leading provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services to the U.S. government. Our 25,000+ employees deliver systems engineering and information technology offerings for large, complex government programs, as well as a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technology services. The company is headquartered in Reston, VA.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for ensuring that air traffic control specialists provide the flying public with a high level of safety and professionalism. A well-trained Air Traffic Control (ATC) workforce plays an essential role in fulfilling this responsibility. The FAA employs more than 14,000 air traffic controllers. They work in air traffic facilities of varying sizes, safely separating more than 50,000 aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) each day.

To provide such air traffic services, the FAA trains new air traffic control specialists and provides recurrent training to current air traffic control specialists. The FAA utilizes Contractor-provided instructional services at FAA ATC facilities throughout the U.S. and its Territories to ensure these training needs are met. The scope of the contractor-provided services includes all training and training program support to successfully train and prepare students to become fully certified air traffic controllers. SAIC must provide training and training related support services as required for all types and levels of ATC facilities. 

Job Description:

Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) / Instructor and will be expected to travel, supporting ATC training requirements, primarily in PHL and focusing on the N90 Newark and PHL areas of expertise

Selected candidates will receive excellent pay and full TDY, including, airfare, rental car, lodging and daily per diem.


Basic Requirements:

Candidates for these positions must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of CPC ATCS experience in a FAA TRACON. This experience must have been at a TRACON equal to or exceeding an FAA ATC-10 facility.

US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

Desired skills:

Candidates with N90 Newark area expertise, or PHL expertise are preferred.


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.



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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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