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

Air Traffic Control Chief



Balad, Iraq


FLSA status:

Full-time, exempt

Clearance level:



Summary of essential job functions:


Manages the internal operation of the air traffic control facilities to include direct supervision of personnel assigned, ensuring ATC services are provided that meet mission needs and tracking all training requirements.


Roles and responsibilities:


  • Determine the minimum number of qualified controllers required for duty based on published facility hours, services required by assigned flying units and scheduled flying activities.
  • Maintain Personnel records
  • Implement approved ATC procedural changes in support of the wing flying mission, ICAO, FAA and host nation requirements.
  • Ensure all assigned controllers meet appropriate physical qualification requirements.
  • Document all trainer and facility watch supervisor certifications.
  • Develop a checklist to review for currency/accuracy of all items and document results. Review products at a minimum annually, date and initial by the CCTLR or delegated to the appropriate personnel.
  • Define procedures for opening and closing facilities that operate less than 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Include these procedures in an LOP coordinated with the ATC facility that has IFR jurisdiction.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate/coordinate with Iraq Air Force requirements


Minimum qualifications and education requirements:


  • Must obtain facility CTO/RADAR ratings
  • Must maintain FAA Class II Physical
  • Minimum 10 years Air Traffic Control Supervisor Experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of ICAO Air Traffic Control Procedures
  • Experience working with diverse culture and various trade skills in an austere, hazardous environment


Preferred qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree or higher preferred.
  • Prior military and/or AFCAP/LOGCAP experience preferred


Sallyport is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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Sallyport is a global provider of a full spectrum of security and mission support solutions tailored to enable global security and stability operations.  With over 2,500 employees, Sallyport offers a comprehensive range of global protective, security and mission support solutions to US Government, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private and commercial clients. 

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