When is the NEXT 2019 Air Traffic Control Specialist - Trainee Open Bid?

qtpa2t

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Does anybody know what the next steps are? I'm in pool 2 and qualified based on work and education experience (2 years schooling and 3+ years consecutive work experience) also hoping my pilots license will help. Anybody here applied with a pilots license or know if it helps? This is my first time applying so I'm curious as to how long it would take for them to accept/reject the applicants in pool 2?


Thank you in advance! :)
 

BAS92

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Does anybody know what the next steps are? I'm in pool 2 and qualified based on work and education experience (2 years schooling and 3+ years consecutive work experience) also hoping my pilots license will help. Anybody here applied with a pilots license or know if it helps? This is my first time applying so I'm curious as to how long it would take for them to accept/reject the applicants in pool 2?


Thank you in advance! :)
Expect a few months if you’re invited to take the ATSA. Then a few months after that to see if you’re given at tentative offer based on your score. No idea about if being a pilot helps in the application process.
 

qtpa2t

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Expect a few months if you’re invited to take the ATSA. Then a few months after that to see if you’re given at tentative offer based on your score. No idea about if being a pilot helps in the application process.
Ahhh, I see. So we won't know if we got accepted/rejected for a few months? If accepted, will we have enough time to study for the AT-SA from point of invite to test taking?

Thank you :)
 

BAS92

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Ahhh, I see. So we won't know if we got accepted/rejected for a few months? If accepted, will we have enough time to study for the AT-SA from point of invite to test taking?

Thank you :)
Yes and yes. I’d schedule everything in this process as soon as you can though. ATCprep has a good study guide for the ATSA. Check out the FAQ. It has a much more detailed overview of the process. Ignore anything about the BA. It is not used anymore.
 

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What would you estimate couple months, couple years if you had to guess?
This fiscal year there were 2 Exp bids, and 1 open source if I’m not mistaken. Usually there’s one open bid a year. So expect sometime summer 2020 if the trend continues.
 
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