ATCO - Erbil

Middle East, Erbil, Iraq
30 Oct 2013
27 Nov 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Serco are currently seeking ATCO`s for Erbil, Iraq. Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) would be responsible for providing operational day-to-day ATC services as well as providing On the Job Training Instruction for local air traffic control students.

Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks which would be designated to the position would include the following:
-Ensure the provision of Tower and/or approach radar control service, flight information service and alerting service to aircraft operating in the Erbil TMA and Control Zone.
-Maintain a thorough operational knowledge and understanding of the equipment and systems used for the provision of air traffic services in the Erbil TMA and Control Zone.
-Support appropriate manning of operational positions through watch staffing, the opening / closing of sectors and the utilization of staff as required.
-Monitor, record and report the serviceability status of equipment essential to the provision of ATC services during the period of his watch to ensure appropriate NOTAM action is taken.
-Provide OJT instruction whilst on watch to ensure the continued progression of local trainee ATCO`s as well as those ex-pat ATCOs requiring validation on appropriate sectors.
-Initiate search and rescue operations as required.
-Distribute as required meteorological information necessary for the safe and orderly handling of traffic.
-Participate in pre-watch briefings for the subsequent watch concerning all known conditions affecting safety and/or regularity of air traffic within the Erbil TMA and Control Zone.
-Report failures, abnormal occurrences or any other conditions likely to constitute a safety hazard.
-Observe staff instructions and administrative rules pertaining to conduct in the operational area.
-Provide operational feedback to management on proposed airspace procedure and system changes.
-Report any operational incidents as and when they occur to operational management.
-Practice professionalism and politeness to all users of services provided by the Erbil TMA and Control Tower and to other staff in the facility as well as Erbil International Airport.
-Fulfil as required all other duties related to the role of an Air Traffic Control Officer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
-Comprehensive knowledge of relevant ICAO documentation, in particular Annex 2, Annex 11 and
Doc 4444.
-Comprehensive knowledge of ATC procedures, standards maintenance and OJT training.
-Basic knowledge of aviation safety management systems.

-Ability to prepare reports as and when required.
-Possess good report writing skills.
-A  proactive and responsible approach to work with initiative and problem solving capability.
-Ability to liaise in a professional and persuasive manner with staff at all ATS stakeholders.
-Ability to understand complex systems and possess good IT skills.
-Flexibility, excellent attention to detail, ability to identify key issues and manage an environment of regular change.
-Able to hold sensitive and confidential materials in strict confidence.
-Able to work independently under stringent deadlines and high pressure environment.
-Function as a resourceful and proactive team member.
-Strong organisational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and multi-task and meet deadlines and schedules.
-Ability to collaborate effectively with cross functional teams.
-Good judgment and decision-making skills;
-Adapt well to changing priorities.
-An assertive completer / finisher with high level personal presence and credibility.
-Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and in speaking and convey complex information in an easily understood format.
-In-depth ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Experience / Requirements
-Minimum  experience for single rated candidates.
-Minimum experience for dual rated candidates with a minimum of 6 years in the APP / APR control function. Dual rated candidates preferred.
-Experience in the evaluation of OJT student performance and delivery of relevant reports.
-Previous OJTI experience in a civilian ATC operational environment.
-Approach Procedural rating required.
-Valid OJT Instructors certificate or proof of experience/qualification.
-Current ICAO Class III Aviation Medical (valid for a minimum of 6 months).
-Currency valid within the last 12 month