SSS Staff Support Specialists (ATCS 2152)
NATCA represents the staff specialists who are air traffic controllers located in service centers, air route traffic control centers, terminal radar approach controls, and airport traffic control towers. Staff Specialists support the daily operation of the air traffic system through a variety of functions. Primary responsibilities are to initiate procedural and traffic management changes to enhance the air traffic controller’s ability to move aircraft through the system and support the work and overall tasks of ATCSs, including quality assurance, training, and personnel. Because many staff specialists are former ATCSs, they have an intimate understanding of ATCS needs.