The FAA values and hires men and women who already have air traffic control experience. We hire three types of experienced controllers:
At a minimum, experienced controllers must have:
The FAA can use a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) to hire veterans with military air traffic control experience. Some veterans with this experience can apply for a VRA appointment but they must be discharged from active duty or on terminal leave, and have not reached age 31. These types of veterans are eligible to apply for a VRA appointment:
The FAA hires former military air traffic controllers who retired from the United States armed forces. Retired military air traffic controllers can apply if:
The FAA hires current federal air traffic controllers or individuals previously employed as air traffic controllers. You can apply if you are eligible to be transferred from another agency to FAA or can be reinstated to an FAA air traffic controller position. Note: If your experience was as a civilian air traffic controller with the Department of Defense (DOD), you must have been hired for that job before you reached the age of 31.
Page Last Modified: 04/11/12 17:31 EDT
This page can be viewed online at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ahr/jobs_careers/occupations/atc/path1/