Vacancy Aerodrome Flight Information Services Officer AFISO/Trainee

The aerodrome flight information services officer’s main task is to provide flight information service and meteorological information to aircraft flying in the aerodrome zone.

The AFISO is assigned to the directorate of transport, which is responsible for the . efficient operation of the seaport, airport and security, with strong emphasis on maintaining reliability, availability, and security within the existing infrastructure. The specific areas of attention are the airport and the harbour, with a lot of attention paid to the essential security processes at these locations. The management focuses on maintenance, infrastructural development and the safeguarding of necessary safety processes.

NB. The successful candidate must undergo training in air traffic control, if this person is not already in possession of basic certification. Appointment is determined by interviews, successful screening, and examination results.   


  • Providing information to aircraft flying in the zone to assist pilots in avoiding collisions;
  • Observing all visible activity of aircraft, motor vehicles and people on or near the runway and platform and taking the necessary measures in case of disturbances;
  • Exchanging information with other air traffic control services, such as Sint Maarten and Saba, to get an idea of the current and expected air traffic situation;
  • Collecting information about weather conditions and checking the situation on site to see if the safety requirements are being met;
  • Keeping a log of the work that has been done; maintaining personal records for FISO, such as currency, licences, etc;
  • Reporting emergency situations to the airport manager and emergency services in keeping with protocol

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Insight into local weather conditions.
  • Skilled in assessing the situation on the ground;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Knowledge of safety and other relevant regulations and laws    

Specific Requirements:

  • Must have completed MBO level 3/LTS or equivalent;
  • Basic air traffic control certification or willingness to complete training;
  • Must keep up to date through necessary refresher courses and certification;
  • Work experience in a similar field will be an asset;
  • The ability to operate radio and weather equipment is also an asset;
  • Must be flexible and willing to work shifts, including weekends, evenings, and holidays;

Terms of employment

The position is temporary for a trial period of one year, with the prospect of permanent appointment. We offer an intensive and interactive training programme focused on professional development, guidance and mentorship, and hands-on, practical training. During the period of development, the salary scaling will be between start-up scale 5 and functional scale 6 on the salary scale, with a minimum

$2,087 and a maximum of $ 2,638 gross monthly, based on a 36-hour work week. In addition, there’s an allowance for irregular working hours of evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. These are in accordance with the salary table of the Statia Government dated 12 March 2024. Salary scaling is based on qualification and experience. In addition, this employee will receive a holiday allowance of 8.33% an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% of the annual income.

The successful candidate must provide a certificate of good conduct (VOG) and undergo medical evaluation.

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Are you interested in applying for the dynamic position of aerodrome flight information services officer

Please apply in writing no later than Sunday 26 May 2024, to:.

The Executive Council of the Government of St Eustatius

Attn: Ms Francisca Gibbs

Unit Manager, Internal Services

More information:

For more information on this position, please contact Mr Arnold Cuvalay, Interim Unit Manager, Airport at Tel: + (599) 318 2361 or via email:   

For information concerning the recruitment and selection process, please contact the department of personnel and organisation at or tel +599 318 2931.