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breakaway2000

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I've talked to the FacRep a few times, awesome guy. I was going to apply to this past bid. Here's the info I got.

Move - paid move, don't box up anything. Movers come to your house, box up everything for you and ship it over there. They also ship one car. It's the same on the back end. The pay for all the flights for your family to and from the island.

Finding a place to stay - They no longer offer base housing, you're responsible for finding housing. They do put you up in a 5 star hotel for 2 months while you find a place, it can be extended to 4 months by simply saying, I haven't found a place yet.

Island life - If you're a person who needs chain restaurants and grocery stores, you're gonna have a bad time. You can expect to pay a premium for necessities like milk, food, gas, etc.

Pay - You have three multipliers, locality (15.06%) , Post Differential (11.78%), and Cola(13.22%). In total the band minimum is around 110k after all the incentives.

Return Rights - The only thing you're guaranteed in writing is return rights to your region at or below the highest level you've worked. In practice, people are able to get to desirable locations they might not otherwise be able to. After two years you give them a list of your top 3 facilities. He said no one since he's been there hasn't gotten 1 of their top 3.

Contract - You sign a 3 year contract. If you elect to stay each contract you sign following is for 2 years.

Home Leave - You get 15 days (work days so 120 hours of leave) of home leave per year. You can only use it if you sign for an additional 2 years. If you do, they pay for the flights for you and your family to and from Guam to wherever you're from. Basically after 3 years that's 45 days or 9 weeks of free leave. If you sign on for two more years you basically get a free summer vacation.

Operation - You're a combined TRACON/Center working a certain radius around Guam.

PM me if you'd like the FacRep info.

Also, for reference, here is the link to the bid that closed 9 days ago.
Air Traffic Control Specialist, (C) Certified Professional Controller
 
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breakaway2000

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How often do these bids come out?
Not often. The link posted above has been the only bid since the NCEPT went into effect over 2 years ago. Given that they're 3 year contracts and factoring in time to train, I'd expect another to come out in the next 12 months or so, but it's dependent on how many people re-up for another 2 years.
 

axman

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PPT shows checkout time 0.65 years. That seems short for a CERAP. Any insight would be great!
 

Cmsgthokage

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PPT shows checkout time 0.65 years. That seems short for a CERAP. Any insight would be great!
I have a friend that has worked there for a while and can ask him some questions if you want.

Unless he’s on here.. NR, are you on here? LOL
 

ajmezz

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This is pretty intriguing for my wife and I. Since it's an 8, if they only allowed you to go back to your region, you could get potentially get an 8 or below in said region if you weren't rated at something higher before going, correct?
 

logic671

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Curious, who runs the tower? I'm assuming its military?
Tower for the main airports are contracted out(Agana Tower and Saipan Tower) and for the the military base it's military.
I have a friend that has worked there for a while and can ask him some questions if you want.

Unless he’s on here.. NR, are you on here? LOL
I'm currently a developmental at ZUA and NR is my current trainer. I'll tell him to come log in and answer any questions you guys might have.
 

ThisHandle

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FAA
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ZUA Guam CERAP
This is pretty intriguing for my wife and I. Since it's an 8, if they only allowed you to go back to your region, you could get potentially get an 8 or below in said region if you weren't rated at something higher before going, correct?
This has never been the case. Since I've been here for a while; everyone on the short tour contracts has gone to another region from where they were originally from (unless they chose to go-to the same region) and moved to an 8 or higher (as high as a 12).

I was the rep June 2017-18 so if you all have questions I can answer them or direct you to an answer.
 

ThisHandle

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FAA
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ZUA Guam CERAP
Not often. The link posted above has been the only bid since the NCEPT went into effect over 2 years ago. Given that they're 3 year contracts and factoring in time to train, I'd expect another to come out in the next 12 months or so, but it's dependent on how many people re-up for another 2 years.
We're projecting a few bids to come out either by the end of this year or spring next year.
 

LEAD004

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This has never been the case. Since I've been here for a while; everyone on the short tour contracts has gone to another region from where they were originally from (unless they chose to go-to the same region) and moved to an 8 or higher (as high as a 12).

I was the rep June 2017-18 so if you all have questions I can answer them or direct you to an answer.
This is exactly what I was curious about because I have never heard that either- thanks for the clarification! I will be applying once the next bid comes out.. any word on when that is? I know they've been discussing it for months now.
 

Foxtrot Romeo

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This is exactly what I was curious about because I have never heard that either- thanks for the clarification! I will be applying once the next bid comes out.. any word on when that is? I know they've been discussing it for months now.
I was also curious about this, so good info to have!
 

Jennifer E

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ZOA Oakland Center
If a bid is put out can anyone apply? Does it matter if your facility can release you per NCEPT rules?
 
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