CPC to SS to CPC

charliebravo11

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VRB Vero Beach Tower
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?
 
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