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Spaceport Authority: Flight Control Specialist

Apply by February 10, 2023.

Job ID 129522

Salary: $23.88 – $41.55 hourly; $49,669 – $86,424 annually

This position is a Pay Band 80

Purpose of Position

The incumbent performs all functions necessary to ensure safe and efficient aircraft and spacecraft operations on the Spaceport America airfield. Communicates with White Sands Missile Range to schedule, activate, and deactivate Special Use Airspace. 


Performs routine and non-routine maintenance of airfield infrastructure, such as mowing vegetation near the runway, identifying and repairing pavement defects, windsock inspection and or replacement, airfield inspection and sweeping for foreign objects and debris (FOD). Performs or assists with aircraft parking and fueling operations. Works with the Spaceport America Airspace & Airfield Manager to schedule maintenance operations to minimize detrimental effects on operations. Assists with training of additional personnel to perform similar functions.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of commercial and military aviation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of principles of airspace management
  • Current familiarity with the space industry.
  • Experience in identification, analysis and handling of objects, vegetation and wildlife encroachment that occurs on airfields.
  • Knowledge of significance of pavement defects and pavement repair methods.
  • Minimum of three years of direct experience in inspection and maintenance of civilian and/or military airfields.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, Air Traffic Management, Commercial Space Operations, Aerospace Engineering, and/or Civil Engineering

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, Air Traffic Management, Commercial Space Operations, systems engineering, and/or Aerospace Engineering and five (5) years of direct experience in civilian and/or military air traffic control operations (en route and/or terminal) to include experience with aircraft communications protocols, applications for FAA Waivers, airspace classifications, and issuing Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs). Substitutions apply. 

Read more about the Flight Control Specialist position and apply on the State Personnel website.