FAA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
35 Interview Reviews

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FAA in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very fair and considered all of the previous work experience along with education.

    Interview Questions
    • Situation based questions--Problem, Action Taken, Result   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Open for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Management and Program Analyst Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at FAA in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    For a federal agency, the interview process was very well structured. There were several questions, and the interview was timed.

    Negotiation Details
    Government job, so, no much room for salary negotiation. Benefits for federal employees are pretty much standard across the board for all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Airport Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at FAA in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through Tampa, FL civil service. Was asked to come in to do typing and skills test within 2 weeks. Upon arrival, after paying $7.00 to park in downtown Tampa, FL the place was flooded with people applying for the same job 1 week before the deadline. Typing was easy, just type the addresses correctly with good speed. Skills test was average, mostly logical questions that pertain to job. Study guide is online at the civil service website. You will know before you leave if you will pass the test. I recieved an email stating I was in the ranking for the job and the FAA and not Tampa Civil Service would contact me if they wanted to setup an interview. No call, or follow up after numerous attempts to contact everyone about status.... (this seemed to be the industry)

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Aviation Safety Inspector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at FAA in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    lengthy process, difficult to confirm status of application, interview is simply verification of qualifications

    Interview Questions
    • waiting on a response from HR for hiring decision, then being prompted to start immediately.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not applicable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Psychology Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at FAA in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with managers and a few persons in that position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Regional Operations Center Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Renton, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Renton, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at FAA in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was engaged two weeks prior to the interview with notification that I had been selected as a finalist. I was given the option for what interview period I would like [a one hour block with three interviewers as a preliminary followed by a 30 minute block with the hiring manager], then sent directions to the interview site in Renton. A background check was included in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions followed a basic Performance Based interview process (find out about Performance Based Interviewing on VA website) - all the answers were there as well as Answers.com.
      Typical questions included:
      II Customer Service In your current job, who are your internal and external customers? Specifically, how do you get satisfaction feedback from your internal customers? Specifically, how do you get satisfaction feedback from your external customers? Give specific examples of how you have used both negative and positive feedback.
      II Interpersonal Effectiveness A part of this job is documenting your work. On a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being excellent writing skills, how would you rate your writing ability? Give specific example of the types of documents you write routinely. What feedback do you get from your supervisor on your writing skills?
      II Personal Mastery Developing and using a detailed procedure is often very important in a job. Tell about a time when you needed to develop and use a detailed procedure to successfully complete a project.
      II Systems Thinking In your current job, what organizational change have you made or contributed to that you are proud of? How did you go about making the change? What has been the impact of the change?
      II Technical Skills Give me an example of a time when you used good judgment and decision-making in solving a problem.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Computer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at FAA in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process is long, outdated and not precisely clear and is dynamic. Key is landing the interview and getting through the red tape and into an actual interview. Interview was a panel based interview with questions ranging from technical to objective in nature.

    Negotiation Details
    Fast.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Computer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at FAA in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very slow process - 2-3 months. Process is similar throughout the FAA. There are variants when it comes to interviews. At the interview ask or listen to the rules and understand them before proceeding. When completing the application, detail and verbosity are key. There are key works used in the advertisement and, if not found in the resume, eliminate the applicant.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotion. Salaries are generally schedule values and not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Computer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at FAA in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied for various Computer Specialist and Scientist jobs via ASAP system. Called in for in-person interview; no phone screening. The first date was inconvenient for me; they rescheduled with no complaint. When they asked me for a further delay, I agreed. The interview started promptly and went smoothly. There was a panel of three interviewers from 3 functional areas. Each had a set of questions. Some were about my experiences, some were sort of hypothetical design questions, some were about credentials (e.g in project management). I felt that my resume and KSA responses had distinguished me from the competition, and that I was being judged on more personal issues (how to fit in, etc.). Several questions were about how to handle difficult workplace scenarios.
    The interviewers were polite and helpful. AT the end, when they asked "Do you have any questions?" they seemed genuinely interested in responding. I was favorably impressed with the professional attitudes displayed.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle risk reduction in a project?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Front Line Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aurora, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aurora, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at FAA in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    All applicants had to be Certified Air Traffic Controllers to be eligible to bid for this job. The job announcement was posted online at USAJobs.gov. The application had to be submitted online, and involved uploading a resume and answering four essay questions (aka KSa's) - each with a 4000 character limit. The best qualified candidates were interviewed (your choice of in-person or via telephone) by a panel of four. The questions all pertained to managing people and government employment policies, not technical air traffic situations.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the annual strategic plan for the facility you are bidding?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating - the offer is 'take it or leave it', since salaries in this field are set by public law.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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