Diversity is integral to achieving FAA's mission of ensuring safe and efficient travel across our nation and beyond. Our inclusive culture is defined by our values and we continuously seek employees from all backgrounds with distinctive ideas, perspectives, insights and talents. As our NextGen technology and systems continue to evolve to meet the aviation challenges of tomorrow, so must our workforce.
Because diversity is so critical, FAA actively supports and engages in a variety of associations, programs, coalitions and initiatives to support and accommodate employees from diverse communities and backgrounds. Our people are our strength, and we take great care in investing in and valuing them as such.
The mission of the FAA involves securing the skies of a diverse nation. It only makes sense that the workforce responsible for that mission reflects the nation that it serves.
The FAA takes great pride in ensuring that all employees are afforded the opportunity to connect with others who share a similar culture, background, identity, interest or goal. Our employee associations and Special Emphasis Programs serve to facilitate career development, formal and informal mentoring, diversity, inclusion and social interaction. The FAA supports the following groups, which are open to all FAA employees.
Individuals with targeted or "severe" disabilities are the most under-represented segment of the Federal workforce. The People with Disabilities Program (PWD) ensures that people with disabilities have equal Federal employment opportunities. The FAA actively recruits, hires, promotes, retains, develops and advances people with disabilities.
The FAA meets the goals of the PWD Program through a variety of practices:
The FAA utilizes Direct Hiring Authorities to provide opportunities to Veterans, individuals with disabilities or other groups that may be underrepresented or facing hardships in the current workforce. These individuals may be hired in an expedited manner upon meeting all relevant requirements. The following Direct Hiring Authorities are utilized by the FAA:
From regulating flight standards and advancing new technology and systems, FAA is the force behind safe and efficient air transport that moves people and commerce.
You might be surprised by all the ways that you can contribute to the FAA's mission. Explore what role is right for you to build your career while moving the world.
Working at FAA offers a unique opportunity to experience a career where your impact not only reaches throughout the aviation industry, but around the world.
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