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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29010 Air Traffic Control Specialist, Center

Controls traffic of aircraft operating within a designated sector of airspace between centers and beyond airport terminal areas while enroute along airways and over certain oceanic routes. Utilizes constant radar surveillance to issue speed, altitude and directional instructions to pilots for purpose of keeping aircraft properly separated. Also provides approach control service to aircraft going into certain airports within a center's assigned area. The type of control exercised, the procedures and techniques employed and the equipment utilized in the air traffic control centers are similar to those used in the terminals (see Air Traffic Control Specialist, Terminal).