FAA Opens Hiring for Air Traffic Controllers

  • Feb 10, 2014 10:18am GMT

The FAA is now accepting applications for anyone interested in becoming an air traffic controller. This open call for applicants marks a notable change from the previous hiring requirements. Previously, an individual interested in a career in air traffic control had to attend a school with an FAA-approved Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program. These CTI graduates were then submitted to the FAA's hiring pool where they were assigned facilities and given a training date at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.

Under the new hiring program not only does the applicant not need to be a CTI graduate, but a college degree is not necessarily required.

To be considered for employment the applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Maximum age of 30 years old
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Three requirements must be met to be referred for selection consideration:
    1. Basic Qualifications
    2. Biographical Assessment
    3. AT-SAT Exam

To qualify for the job the applicant must meet 1 of these 5 requirements:

- 3 years full-time work experience - 4 years course study leading toward a Bachelor's Degree - A combination of work and education experience - Previous work experience in air traffic control - Other alternative requirements

This new hiring process levels the field for anyone seeking a job in air traffic control. Therefore, all current CTI students and recent graduates still awaiting assignment must apply via the FAA website to be considered for a job. All applications for this listing must be submitted by Friday, February 21st.

For more information and to apply, visit their link at USAjobs.com