Airport Ramp Controller

September 1, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


About the Position
The Clark County Department of Aviation is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Airport Ramp Controller position. This position coordinates and administers ramp control and gate management throughout the geographic boundaries of the airport non-movement area on a per shift basis. Serves as focal point for the safe, efficient and expeditious ground movement of aircraft ingress and egress within the confines of the ramp. Serves as liaison between the airport operations staff, tenants and the Federal Aviation Administration Airport Traffic Control Tower for administering flow management, staging of departing aircraft and strategic gate management for arriving aircraft.

This is an open and continuous recruitment, scheduling dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by Human Resources.

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.


Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of full-time journey-level air traffic controller experience in an airport traffic control facility tower commensurate with a large commercial or military airport. Completion of an ATI certification from a certified university may be substituted for two (2) years full-time journey-level experience. Possession of a Control Tower Operator (CTO) certificate is desirable.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Work day, evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts (any day of the week). May be required to work extended shifts and/or be called back in emergency situations.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of hire.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician to include hearing and vision.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

Residency Requirement: Permanent employees must maintain a principal place of residency within the boundaries of Clark County and provide proof of compliance with Nevada motor vehicle registration and drivers' license laws within 90 days of employment.

Background Check: Employment with the Department of Aviation is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. Note: all prospective hires must present two original government issued IDs upon acceptance of job offer. Examples of acceptable ID's include a Passport, Driver's License or DMV issued ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, Voter Registration card, school issued ID with picture, etc.

Physical Demands

Mobility to work in an Air Traffic Control type tower; ability to lean over and navigate around work consoles/equipment to conduct panoramic surveillance of airport and aircraft; and to drive a motor vehicle to and from adjacent ramp control facilities. Distant and near vision correctable to 20/20 in each eye, with normal color vision. Speech to communicate effectively in English. Hearing to demonstrate no chronic disease of the ear that might interfere with the comfortable use of standard, tether or cordless headsets. No hearing loss in either ear more than 30 decibels in the 500, 1000, or 2000 Hz ranges. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Please note that employees in this position must have the ability to walk long distances, climb multiple stairways of no less than five stories high, and navigate 18 flights of stairs in the event of an elevator outage, in order to access work center.

Examples of Duties
Controls the ground movement of aircraft within the non-movement area of the airport on an assigned shift, including coordinating gate scheduling, off-gate parking, aircraft hot and cold holding with all appropriate airline tenants. Applies ramp control procedures that provide safe movement of aircraft on the non-movement area and, to the extent practicable, are operationally acceptable to both the FAA and the airlines. Provides control, surveillance and traffic advisories when directing aircraft from predetermined drop-off points to the gate area, as well as the control of vehicles near taxiing aircraft and the coordination of aircraft gate scheduling. Utilizes technological tools to effect ramp navigation. Applies Gate Flow and scheduling software to maximize gate assignments, aircraft pushbacks and holding pad assignments. Operates automated/networked information display systems, video cameras and monitors, and sophisticated radio/communication systems. Reports the need for maintenance as required for any or all systems. Provides timely information to tenants/FAA; makes entries in daily operational logs and administers on-the-job training as required. Drives a motor vehicle to reach various work sites and respond to emergencies. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the units' service to its customers through demonstrated teamwork. Uses standard office equipment in the work, including a computer.

Join the Clark County Department of Aviation Family where we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • More Money in Your Pocket
    • 100% Employer Paid Defined Benefit Retirement
    • No Social Security Deduction
    • No State Income Taxes

Two Employer Sponsored Health Plans Offered - Choice of PPO or EPO (hybrid of HMO) - eligible first of the month following15 days of employment

  • Medical - Employer pays 90% of premium
    • Pharmacy Benefits (30, 90-day retail or mail order fills)
    • 24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse - no employee cost
    • Teledoc, Doctoroo, and Dispatch Health

Retiree insurance - eligible after 5 years of service Dental Vision Life Insurance - Employer Paid AD&D - Employer Paid Long Term Disability - Employer Paid Generous Leave Accruals that include:

  • 12 Paid Holidays plus a Floating Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave

Other leave options

  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave - Up to 90 days

Wide Variety of Voluntary Benefits that include

  • Guardian - Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Trustmark - Permanent Life Insurance benefits and long-term care.
  • Sunlife Financial - Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • TASC - Flexible Spending Account - FSA & Dependent Day Care Debit Card Available
  • Morgan Stanley - Deferred Compensation Plan

Employee Assistance Program Onsite Fitness Center The Department of Aviation, a department of Clark County, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer Community Volunteer Opportunities Comprehensive training program Wellness program

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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