No. The FAA cannot guarantee employment of all qualified applicants.
After FAA determines that candidates have successfully met all eligibility and qualification requirements we put the names of those eligible candidates on a referral list, and rank them into groups.
A referral list contains eligible candidates from which tentative job selections are made. In most cases, candidates are divided in "qualified" and "well-qualified" groups. Veterans may be selected over both of these groups.
Applicants who have achieved a score of 70-84.9 on the FAA pre-employment exam are considered qualified. Well-qualified applicants have achieved a score of 85 and above. Candidates who are not required to take the pre-employment exam are placed in a qualified or well qualified group based on established criteria that assesses their knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.
You may be considered for future employment until you are no longer eligible, e.g., you have reached age 31.
We will consider your geographic preferences when we assign you to a facility, but we must also consider that our facilities most in need must be staffed. Our first priority is to insure the safety of the National Airspace System.
Yes. You may be considered for future employment by reapplying to other air traffic controller vacancy announcements until you are no longer eligible, e.g., you have reached age 31. In some cases, you are not required to reapply.
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