ATC Operational Subject Matter Expert

Job Description:
Provide subject matter expertise related to air traffic control functions, operations and systems in support of FAA and NASA aviation initiatives including Next Generation (NextGen) concept exploration and development; National Airspace System (NAS) modernization; and integration of new capabilities and procedures into the operational environment.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide operational and program support in the development and implementation of ATM modernization or NextGen
    initiatives – including time based separation and performance based navigation (PBN)
  • Provide operational support for the development and validation of operational concepts
  • Analyze existing and proposed concepts to identify operational risks and mitigations
  • Support development, implementation, and field testing of research concepts, NAS automation systems, and air traffic procedures
  • Create, develop, review, and evaluate air traffic procedures
  • Develop documentation, presentations, and reports
  • Provide operational support to the development of ATM automation system adaptation
  • Support risk management initiatives in collaboration with program management and engineering


  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum of 15 years of air traffic control/management experience
  • Experience as a staff specialist, supervisor, or air traffic facility manager
  • Experience at FAA Headquarters preferred
  • Experience with the development, implementation, or operation of air traffic modernization initiatives preferred
  • Experience with Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) preferred
  • Multi-domain operational experience preferred (e.g., Air Traffic Control Tower, TRACON, Enroute, Oceanic, Traffic Flow Management)


  • Holds or previously held ATC Certified Professional Controller (CPC)


  • Project related travel and trade shows as required

Applicants should email a resume to