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    Serves as a Flight Data Communication Specialist (FDCS) Team Lead in a Level 12 Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and is responsible for providing flight data processing and communications service for the National Airspace System (NAS).

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    Duties and responsibilities include the following: relays Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) departure clearances, processes and monitors the input of proposed and active flight plans, assists customers in amending flight plan data; correcting flight plan formatting and route errors; develops and maintains bulk storage flight plans as required; prepares, transmits and coordinates alert notices and administrative messages; recover and manually processes and disseminates flight plan data and weather data during outages; receives, updates, and analyzes critical weather information and immediately notifies operational personnel; collects and disseminates flow control restrictions and other data related to flight safety; updates local automated information systems using voice recordings and manual data inputs; trains developmentals as required; performs other duties as assigned.

    Serves as team lead for Flight Data Communications Specialist and performs varying assignments under minimal direction of a manager. Applies experience and advanced knowledge to plan and accomplish multiple, varying Flight Data assignments. Demonstrates considerable independence in planning time and coordinating only as needed with their manager. Often helps managers and other employees plan and identify resources to accomplish assignments, projects, and other work activities. May approve leave in accordance with instruction/guidance from management. Provides information to supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignment, employee performance, and personnel needs and reports to supervisor on performance, progress and training needs of employees, and on behavior problems. May serve as the Alternate COMSEC Responsible Officer (ACRO), Classified Information Security Manager (ACISM), and/or Classified Information Account Custodian (ACIAC).

    Contacts are both internal and external. Internal contacts are with managers and other employees to share information, coordinate efforts, discuss the statuses of assignments, and identify resources needed to complete assignments. External contacts include members of the aviation community, including pilots, air traffic controllers, flight service specialists, dispatchers, and weather unit personnel to relay flight information.

    Existing policies and procedures provide guidance for most assignments, but allow considerable discretion for employee to select the most appropriate approach, or to recommend a new approach. Lead resolves most problems and work issues without assistance. Informs manager and other employees of problems/issues that require their attention and helps them develop and recommend solutions. Lead provides guidance to lower level employees for handling problems and issues. Work is reviewed periodically, normally through status reports and at completion, to ensure policy compliance and alignment with the requirements of projects and/or work activities.

    Travel Required

    Not required - The job does not require any travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2154 Air Traffic Assistance

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