FAA Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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    Aerospace Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    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
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    ask questions about c sharp, n-tier. 2 people interview you. Then they call you 3-4 weeks later to let you know you got the job. They are not in any hurry. Trust me.

    Negotiation

    no negotionaations

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at FAA (Nashua, NH) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through the UNH career board. Interviewed with two different engineers, they read their questions off prepared sheets and took notes. The questions were general engineer interview questions, how do you solve problems, tell me about project work, how do you work in a team. They said at the end of the interview they would contact me regardless of whether I would get an offer or not, but they unsurprisingly never followed through. It went very well but I never even got an email.

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    Aerospace Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    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
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    Contract Specialist Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    I was interviewing for a summer internship position (which eventually turned into a full-time permanent position). The interview was over the phone and I was asked very standard questions like "What's your background" and "What's your biggest weakness."

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, I can't say that any of the questions were difficult or unexpected. It was also an entry-level internship, so I didn't expect it to be too difficult.   Answer Question
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    Air Traffic Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tamiami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at FAA (Tamiami, FL).

    Interview

    College in an approved aviation program. Interview, security and medical clearance. Training and simulation at FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK. OJT at assigned facility.

    Interview Questions

    • You have to be able to watch a horrific crash and then continue working, because if you work in a tower long enough you will experience this. No one can take your place when this happens. If you can't do this you should consider another career.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not negotiable.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    What is your Strength

    Interview Questions

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    Contracts Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    The hiring process took about eight months rom application submission to first day on the job.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions. Most just had to do with getting to know me and why my background and education was applicable. The managers did ask whether I intended to always practice in government contracts law.   Answer Question
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    Airway Transportation Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FAA (Atlanta, GA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I applied 2/23/2013 and was called for an interview in May 2014. I received an offer for the position on 6/18/2014. I applied on line via USAJobs website which is a joke. To date I have applied for 400+ positions and have had 2 interviews. Jobs that I'm overqualified for in the civilian sector, I am found to be 'not qualified' for in the Federal market.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioral questions . . . describe a time when you ........   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pretty straight forward. You salary is $X. Will you accept?

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    Air Traffic Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiating. Just lots of waiting.

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