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I worked at FAA full-time (Less than a year)
You'll be trained with the tools and skills necessary to do you job. Salary is way better than other federal agencies. For air traffic controllers salary is even better.
In my opinion there are not cons besides the excruciating training and stress of not passing evaluations. Once you're beyond that point, you're pretty much set if you stay healthy.
Advice to Management
Work shifts for controllers are all messed up. Salary and benefits are excellent but not for everybody within the agency. Pay should be more homogeneous, with this I mean tech ops salaries are simply embarrassing compare to controllers
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at FAA (Chicago, IL) in July 2015.
The interview process was very similar to the other Aviation Safety Inspector interview posts on this site. I applied for this position in June of 2015, then received a phone call about a month later from an FAA administrative officer who told me that I was selected by the hiring FSDO location for an interview at either Chicago or Atlanta, I chose Chicago because I'd never been there before. The actual interview was conducted in July of 2015, and consisted of a verification of my credentials, which included both my resumes (military and civilian), a valid driver's license, my FCC license, since it's an Avionics Inspector billet, and my DD214 for veteran's preference, as well as a formal Q&A session with a panel comprised of three different FSDO mangers from various locations. These managers were from Chicago, from the hiring FSDO location, and from a neutral site.
- Each member of the interview panel took a turn asking me specifics question from a list of ten. These one to three part questions were geared to gather insight/information on my aviation experience, both military and civilian, my writing and speaking abilities/proficiency, education background, career supervisory responsibilities, how well I can evaluate and solve work related/ co-worker relation problems, how well I get along with others, how to utilize and execute ORM (operational risk management) within the work place as a team member and leader, what characteristics should a team member/leader possess, and finally asked me what&#039;s the soonest I could if I were selected, then they offered to answer any questions that I might have. 1 Answer
Nobody goes up, up, and away until the folks at the FAA say it's OK. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency responsible for overseeing air transportation in the US. An arm of the US Department of Transportation, the FAA focuses on air transportation safety, including the enforcement of safety standards for aircraft manufacturing, operation, and maintenance. It also manages air traffic in the US through a network of towers, overseeing more than 50,000 flights per day. It maintains radar systems, communication equipment, and air traffic ...