FAA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
Updated Jul 11, 2014
34 interviews

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    Airport Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Employee 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
  2.  

    Management and Program Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed 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.  

    Management Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at FAA.

    Interview Details

    Initially, lengthy online application process. Once done though, easy to edit and apply for future jobs. Interview time frame and hiring process is dependent on urgency to fill the position and of course, funding.

    Interview Questions
    • Being asked to expand on the definition of being "a team player". I've found the hiring person is looking for specific characteristics and not the canned response of "being able to work well with others, being flexible and adaptable". Person is looking for specific examples describing a situation, what you did in response, and what the outcome of the situation was.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Computer Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  7.  

    Aviation Safety Inspector Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  8.  

    Aerospace Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at FAA.

    Interview Details

    This Interview Process was pretty standard. I applied online and heard back a few weeks after. We set up a phone interview which lasted about 45-60 minutes. The structure was basic; they asked typical behavioral questions. After this, the interviewer and I kept in touch as they were going through the decision making process.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't all that difficult. An example would be: Explain a time where you lead a team of more than 10 people.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Aerospace Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at FAA.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview with an open format to describe technical details. They can only ask what is already listed on the job description.

    Interview Questions
    • Open ended so they basically just listen, hard to determine where you should go with an answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral 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 interviewed 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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    Computer Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed 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

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