Hiring Bid FAA-ATO-22-ATCEXP-80642

GulfCharlie

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Overview​

  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates​

    09/16/2022 to 09/22/2022
  • Salary​

    $42,005 - $158,586 per year
    The salary range above does not include locality pay. Position and facility location offered will determine final pay band/grade and salary.

  • Pay scale & grade​

    AT AG
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    Location​

    Many vacancies in the following location:
    • FAA - Air Traffic Locations, United States
  • Telework eligible​

    No
  • Travel Required​

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed​

    No
  • Appointment type​

    Permanent -
  • Work schedule​

    Full-time -
  • Service​

    Excepted
  • Promotion potential​

    NA
  • Job family (Series)​

    2152 Air Traffic Control
  • Supervisory status​

    No
  • Security clearance​

    Secret
  • Drug test​

    Yes

  • Announcement number​

    FAA-ATO-22-ATCEXP-80642
  • Control number​

    677794700
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Duties​


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE MAINTAINED AT LEAST 52 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EXPERIENCE INVOLVING THE FULL-TIME ACTIVE SEPARATION OF AIR TRAFFIC AFTER RECEIPT OF AN ATC CERTIFICATION OR FACILITY RATING WITHIN 5 YEARS OF APPLICATION WHILE SERVING AT:
  • a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facility; OR
  • a civilian or military air traffic control facility of the Department of Defense, including National Guard facilities; OR
  • a tower operating under contract with the FAA under section 47124
APPLICANTS MUST ALSO BE WILLING TO WORK AT ANY FAA AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY.
The FAA has Air Traffic Control Facilities in every state as well as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam. Air Traffic Control Specialists in the Terminal option control air traffic at airports and give pilots taxiing and takeoff instructions, air traffic clearances, and advice based on their own observations and information from the National Weather Service, Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs), flight service stations, pilots, and other sources. They transfer control of aircraft to the ARTCC controller when the aircraft leaves assigned airspace, and they receive control of aircraft coming into assigned airspace.
Air Traffic Control Specialists in the En Route (Center) option give aircraft instructions, air traffic clearances, and advice regarding flight conditions while en route between airports. They provide separation between aircraft flying within the Federal airways or operating into or out of airports.
This is an Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) position responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of air traffic through the nation's airspace. Additional information regarding these positions is located at: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/job_opportunities/airtraffic_controllers/
  • Applicant geographic area preferences may be used in determining facility placement offers for candidates selected. Ultimately, the type and location of positions offered to each selectee will be based upon the needs of the FAA. If you are selected for a position, you will be informed of the facility location you are being offered after you are fully cleared and the ATO completes the facility assignment process. Selectees will be offered a permanent appointment in the ATCS occupation at an FAA facility based on their qualifications and the needs of the agency. Appointees will have their salary set in accordance with the ATCS Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Positions offered may be:
    • AT-2152 AG - this is the position level for selectees who are NOT former FAA 2152 Certified Professional Controllers (CPC); salary $42,005, plus applicable locality pay based on facility assignment
    • AT-2152 - xD/xF/xG - these are position levels for former FAA developmental controllers rehired within 1 year of separation; salary $50,429 to $117,471 plus applicable locality pay based on facility assignment
    • AT-2152 - DH/EH/FH/GH/HH/IH/JH/KH/LH - these are position levels for former FAA CPCs; salary $54,623 to $158,586 plus applicable locality pay based on facility assignment
  • Appointees will enter the appropriate phase of field training as determined by the assigned facility to prepare for full certification to the CPC level. They must learn the skills needed for operation at higher levels of responsibility.
  • Failure to meet training requirements for or accept promotion to higher grade ATCS positions may constitute grounds for reassignment, demotion or separation from employment
  • You will receive on-the-job training and pay increases, as appropriate, upon successful completion of the progressive phases of controller training at your assigned facility. Part of the on-the-job training may require that you complete certain specific training courses at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK

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Requirements​

Conditions of Employment​

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Pre-employment Physical is required.
  • 52 WEEKS OF CONSECUTIVE, ATC POST CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • CONSECUTIVE, POST CERTIFIED EXPERIENCE MUST BE WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS
  • COPIES OF CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO CLOSE DATE.
  • Age requirements; see "Qualifications Required" & "Required Doc." sections.
  • Requirement for nonstandard duty hours or work week.

Qualifications​

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS A MINIMUM OF AT LEAST 52 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EXPERIENCE INVOLVING THE FULL-TIME ACTIVE SEPARATION OF AIR TRAFFIC AFTER RECEIPT OF AN ATC CERTIFICATION OR FACILITY RATING WITHIN 5 YEARS OF APPLICATION WHILE SERVING AT:
  • a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facility; OR
  • a civilian or military air traffic control facility of the Department of Defense, including National Guard facilities; OR
  • a tower operating under contract with the FAA under section 47124
This experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the level of work. This experience must have provided a comprehensive knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the movement of air traffic; knowledge of aircraft separation standards and control techniques; and the ability to apply them properly, often under conditions of great stress.
  • Applicants MUST submit copies of certifications prior to the closing date of the announcement. (The 52 weeks of consecutive, certified experience cannot include any FAA Academy or military training time prior to certification, as this is not considered "live" air traffic) and must have been within 5 years of application.
  • Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History. Work history and supporting certificate(s) MUST support the applicant performing as an ATCS for a minimum of 52 consecutive weeks following the issue date of the certification.
  • Applicants MUST document hours per week within their work history/resume (full time experience is credited as 40 hours per week, part time hours will be pro-rated based on 40 hrs per week).
  • There is no educational substitute for the required 52 weeks of specialized experience.
  • Age Requirements: Notwithstanding section 3307 of title 5, the maximum limit of age for an original appointment to a position as an air traffic controller shall be 35 years of age for those maintaining 52 weeks of air traffic control experience involving the full-time active separation of air traffic after receipt of an air traffic certification or air traffic control facility rating in a civilian or military air traffic control facility. Maximum Retention Age: 5 U.S.C. 8335 (a) and 5 U.S.C. 8425 (a) require mandatory separation at age 56 in a career controller position.
  • Applicants, who are maintaining 52 consecutive weeks of ATC experience, after receipt of an air traffic certification or ATC facility rating, must be age 35 or below, on or before the closing date of the vacancy. Applicants previously appointed by the FAA or DOD as a civilian 2152, must also include a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that verifies original appointment to the civilian 2152 occupational series prior to reaching the maximum entry age of 35. This would be the first Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50/new-hire action into the 2152 series) received. You must provide a copy of this SF-50 prior to the close date of this vacancy. If you were previously a Certified Professional Controller (CPC) or full performance rated (FPL) Controller, please also include an SF-50 that indicates this level of certification.
  • Service Computation Dates (SCDs) cannot be used for maximum entry age verification purposes, as this could include prior military service and/or current or previous federal civilian service in another occupational series.
  • Applicants who are prior Academy and/or field training failures may not be considered.
  • Basis of Rating: Applications/resumes from qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official via priority grouping based upon their veterans' preference category.

Education​


There is no educational substitute for the required 52 weeks of specialized experience (52 consecutive, post certified ATC experience within 5 years of application).
 

HammerHead

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7-9 months seems optimistic.
If you have your medical and security clearance done it can be much faster. A guy I know had his list in May from the Jan bid. He had applied to the previous announcement and turned the list down. Supposedly all he had to do was a drug test.
 

Jacrooster

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If you have your medical and security clearance done it can be much faster. A guy I know had his list in May from the Jan bid. He had applied to the previous announcement and turned the list down. Supposedly all he had to do was a drug test.
Yep, I applied to a previous ots bid and when I applied to the next experience bid I had already cleared medical and had my security clearance. Was offered a start date 4 months from when I applied
 

D-Dub

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From TOL to stepping foot into facility took me 5 months. Just get all of your things done and push your HR Rep.
Yeah until your in medical hold up(not Tier2) and all they ever say is, "You are in queue for medical from the flight surgeon."

You were the quickest I saw in our bid. Others of us are still rotting, and we all did the same things you did. Sometimes, no rhyme or reason the way things happen.
 

panguy

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Hey guys, I'm projected to start terminal leave right at the beginning of 2024. How should I time these prior experience bids? Is this one too far out? And anything I could do at this point to make the process easier? I've only got a RAPCON rating and about to become a watch supervisor at my facility.
 

MirandaW

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Hey guys, I'm projected to start terminal leave right at the beginning of 2024. How should I time these prior experience bids? Is this one too far out? And anything I could do at this point to make the process easier? I've only got a RAPCON rating and about to become a watch supervisor at my facility.
I think this one is too far out. From my personal experience on the exp bid earlier this year (no military experience) it only took 8 months from applying to walking into my facility and it would have been 6 months if I wasn't for my husband exiting the military.

Next year will probably be best for you. I also believe that there's a question that asks if you are prior military are you within 120 days of separating
 
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HammerHead

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Hey guys, I'm projected to start terminal leave right at the beginning of 2024. How should I time these prior experience bids? Is this one too far out? And anything I could do at this point to make the process easier? I've only got a RAPCON rating and about to become a watch supervisor at my facility.
You can apply to this one. Start dates can be negotiated. The concern is whether they will accept you or not.

To get veterans preference you have to "submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable condition". You also need proof that your terminal has been approved unless you're separation date is less than 120 days.

This was 4 years ago but had my cctlr sign a MFR I wrote stating this and they gave me a TOL. As long as you intend to start terminal within the next 120 days, you are eligible and should apply.
 

GulfBravoPapa

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I think this one is too far out. From my personal experience on the exp bid earlier this year (no military experience) it only took 8 months from applying to walking into my facility and it would have been 6 months if I wasn't for my husband exiting the military.

Next year will probably be best for you. I also believe that there's a question that asks if you are prior military are you within 120 days of separating
This ⬆️ and nobody cares about watch supervisor
 

aaron2johnson

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Hey guys, I'm projected to start terminal leave right at the beginning of 2024. How should I time these prior experience bids? Is this one too far out? And anything I could do at this point to make the process easier? I've only got a RAPCON rating and about to become a watch supervisor at my facility.
So, I applied to the prior exp bid back in January and received a TOL at the end of that month. At this point I was 15 months from getting out. My TOL was then rescinded at the end of February due to my "availability".

On that note, you can apply and see if your resume makes it through the initial screening process to get a TOL. Then you'll find out if it requires work or not earlier rather than later. Hope this helps
 

rogueatc

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If you have your medical and security clearance done it can be much faster. A guy I know had his list in May from the Jan bid. He had applied to the previous announcement and turned the list down. Supposedly all he had to do was a drug test.
I'm guessing being a contract employee could potentially expedite the process? My Class 2 is current. I had to do background/security to get into my contract facility as well... or is the security clearance a whole different thing for the FAA vs FCT? Thanks guys
 

khartzler7

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I'm guessing being a contract employee could potentially expedite the process? My Class 2 is current. I had to do background/security to get into my contract facility as well... or is the security clearance a whole different thing for the FAA vs FCT? Thanks guys
Depending on how long you’ve been at your current contract facility you may not have to redo the background check. I have been at mine for almost 3 years so I had to redo the background check, but it’s similar- if not the exact same. As far as your medical, having a class 2 can benefit you but it all just depends. I also have a class 2 but it took them almost 7 months to clear me medically from the EXP bid in January so anything is possible haha. Best of luck!
 

D-Dub

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Hey guys, I'm projected to start terminal leave right at the beginning of 2024. How should I time these prior experience bids? Is this one too far out? And anything I could do at this point to make the process easier? I've only got a RAPCON rating and about to become a watch supervisor at my facility.
Always apply. Make them tell you no. You may need to fix things on your resumé and this would be a way to help.
 

catewise

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This was my first time applying and my fingers are double crossed for me and everyone else! I’ll be out next May so I’m hoping the timing works out perfectly.
 
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