• Balad Air Base, Iraq
  • Required Clearance - None
  • USN
  • Aviation Services


Air Traffic Control (TOWER) Specialist shall issue clearance and control instructions to aircraft within their jurisdiction and/or airspace assigned. Additionally, separate and sequence properly to two runways in support of Coalition and host military units twenty-four hours a day. Additionally, issue instructions for the orderly flow of movement of traffic (vehicles, aircraft) on the controlled movement area portion of the airfield. Controllers will coordinate with RAPCON and outside adjacent facilities such as Baghdad Tower/Approach along with host nation Military operation centers.  


  • Required to have seven or more years' certified experience
  • Ratings must be relevant, prefer no breaks in TOWER more than five years
  • Individual must have A Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO)
  • Current Class II FAA Medical Certificate/FAA Form 8500-9. Must be valid for six or more months upon hire date
  • Preferred experience working with USAF and other Military aircraft where Air Carrier and General Aviation aircraft were also part of the operation. Additionally, experience with Helicopters and in a mixed-use environment is preferred.
  • ATCS certificate/ratings (ATC RADAR Rating). FAA Form 7220-1 is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Must be computer literate and be able to use all Microsoft office products (Word, Excel,)
  • Must posses a valid US Driver's License.
  • Prefer prior supervisory experience in an ATC setting.
  • Prefer individuals that have liaison experience but not mandatory.

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Required to Maintain an FAA Class II medical at all times, company provides additional time to ensure completion.
  • Knowledge of ATC Rules, regulations, techniques in a Tower environment; FAA/ICAO/Military background are essential.
  • Prefer individuals familiar with using ATC automation equipment.
  • Successful completion of a FAA, DoD, or ICAO air traffic control course


  • Position is subject to drug testing per the DOT/FAA requirements (pre-employment, random, periodic, probably cause, post-accident)

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