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FAA Air Traffic Controller Interview Questions

Updated Oct 29, 2014
Updated Oct 29, 2014
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Air Traffic Controller Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Binghamton, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Binghamton, NY
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at FAA.

Interview Details

The interview process includes a psychiatric questionnaire, a drug test and a background check. All of this takes an inordinate amount of time. The interview itself is conducted by the local air traffic manager and isn't extremely important to the hiring process. It does help you get a feel for the job and the expectations if you are hired.

Interview Questions
  • The actual interview isn't difficult nor is it really as important as passing the AT-SAT exam and making the hiring list. It's more of a formality.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There is no negotiations involved. If you're lucky enough to be offered a position, you will be told where you are going to work and expected to pay your own move to that location.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Air Traffic Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multi-step process consisted of psychological testing, in-person interview at nearest facility, followed by medical testing.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were all generic, read off a paper.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. Just lots of waiting.
    Accepted Offer
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    Air Traffic Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FAA in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I met with a gentleman who was the manager of the control tower facility nearest to me. It was a casual, friendly conversation, with many of the questions consisting how I handle pressure, times in my life where things didn't go my way, my hobbies, why I want to go into this field, etc. Post-interview communication went through FAA human resource specialists. Mine was very helpful in keeping my abreast of my application status.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time working in the tower where you saw a potential conflict. How did you solve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Air Traffic Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at FAA in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    apply online, take ATSAT test, shedule interview and PEPC.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time when you worked on something and failed.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation for off the streets applicants
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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