Resumes Ready? Air Traffic Controller Openings Go Public Tomorrow. No Experience Needed.
February 9, 2014
By John Goglia
The much-anticipated FAA jobs posting for air traffic controllers is set to start accepting applications on www.usajobs.gov tomorrow. These jobs are open to the public and do not require any prior aviation experience. As I wrote in my previous column, the FAA is set to hire 10,000 controllers over the next decade, with more than 6,000 in the next five years.
If you missed the FAA’s first virtual career fair last week, you are still in time for the next and final one set for February 12. According to the FAA’s website, it anticipates accepting applications for a two-week period from February 10-February 24, 2014. Successful applicants must be US citizens, able to start training before their 31st birthday, and willing to relocate to “to an air traffic facility based on the FAA’s highest needs at the time”. There are 315 facilities around the country but you have to be prepared to go where the FAA needs controllers – in the past, hard to staff facilities have included those in the New York City area. In addition, applicants must have “three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of education and work experience that totals three years.”
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