CPC to SS to CPC

charliebravo11

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Thinking about applying for Support Specialist for about 5 years with the intention of coming back CPC. This is what I’ve gathered in my hunt for info, please correct me if I’m wrong on any points. Just trying to make sure I have a clear picture of what I’m getting into.
- Not good time
- No differentials - most work m-f 8-4/9-5 kind of hours
- Some are BUEs, if they are, they retain their seniority
- Most do not work traffic (has anyone seen a SS come to the facility and get trained? I’d hate to give up working traffic all together).

Anything else noteworthy? Has anyone went SS and came back to CPC? How was the transition back? Any info appreciated!
 

32andBelow

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Thinking about applying for Support Specialist for about 5 years with the intention of coming back CPC. This is what I’ve gathered in my hunt for info, please correct me if I’m wrong on any points. Just trying to make sure I have a clear picture of what I’m getting into.
- Not good time
- No differentials - most work m-f 8-4/9-5 kind of hours
- Some are BUEs, if they are, they retain their seniority
- Most do not work traffic (has anyone seen a SS come to the facility and get trained? I’d hate to give up working traffic all together).

Anything else noteworthy? Has anyone went SS and came back to CPC? How was the transition back? Any info appreciated!
I’ve seen SS maintaining currency. But they were already controllers at that facility
 

BigEggplant

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Thinking about applying for Support Specialist for about 5 years with the intention of coming back CPC. This is what I’ve gathered in my hunt for info, please correct me if I’m wrong on any points. Just trying to make sure I have a clear picture of what I’m getting into.
- Not good time
- No differentials - most work m-f 8-4/9-5 kind of hours
- Some are BUEs, if they are, they retain their seniority
- Most do not work traffic (has anyone seen a SS come to the facility and get trained? I’d hate to give up working traffic all together).

Anything else noteworthy? Has anyone went SS and came back to CPC? How was the transition back? Any info appreciated!
If you maintain currency, it does count as good time, and you get something like a 2% pay Incentive for doing so.

I doubt they would spend the resources to train you though if you weren’t already facility rated. I’ve see a SS get scheduled for overtime after all the controllers on the Yes list. Usually the SS jobs are reserved for people who have lost their medical and the agency would likely lay off otherwise.
 

Mike Kilo

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If you maintain currency, it does count as good time, and you get something like a 2% pay Incentive for doing so.

I doubt they would spend the resources to train you though if you weren’t already facility rated. I’ve see a SS get scheduled for overtime after all the controllers on the Yes list. Usually the SS jobs are reserved for people who have lost their medical and the agency would likely lay off otherwise.
I don’t think it counts as good time. The 2% I heard is for the currency. Can’t find it written though.
 

tink

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Is NCEPT also in charge of SS transfers? Like your facility can only let you go if you have NCEPT acceptable numbers?
 

rune

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Do CPC’s from lower level facilities have an actual chance of getting hired for a 10/11/12 support specialist position?
 

CF

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Do CPC’s from lower level facilities have an actual chance of getting hired for a 10/11/12 support specialist position?
I know a supe from a lower level tower who got a support specialist job at a 10+ So I’m guessing it’s possible for a controller to do it but you have to know someone I’d guess.
 

FightingIrish2012

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Do CPC’s from lower level facilities have an actual chance of getting hired for a 10/11/12 support specialist position?
They can but it’s rare, those places usually get a lot of internal CPC applicants. People wanting to dodge the traffic but keep level twelve pay, people wanting a cake schedule, etc....

If you just want to get to a high level place apply to a sup job. You still won’t have to work traffic and there are sometimes more openings then applicants at big facilities with multiple sup openings.
 

Move78

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Do CPC’s from lower level facilities have an actual chance of getting hired for a 10/11/12 support specialist position?
If you’re 4 tower is green and that 10-12 facility, with the SS bid, is red it eliminates internal competition and then yes you absolutely have a shot. Otherwise no it’s long odds.
 

Super Salt

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If you’re 4 tower is green and that 10-12 facility, with the SS bid, is red it eliminates internal competition and then yes you absolutely have a shot. Otherwise no it’s long odds.
This also applies to management positions, unless a waiver can be granted.
 
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