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Airway Transportation Systems Specialists

Join the Team

Join The Team

We are the safe-keepers of the systems and equipment that keep air travel safe–FAA Technical Operations. Our team of talented technicians, more than 4,000 strong, installs, operates, maintains and repairs more than 74,000 pieces of radar, communications, navigational aids, airport lighting, backup power, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. We provide the services that support the technical backbone of our national airspace system, managing hardware and software that support safe and efficient flight operations.

We work indoors and outdoors, at locations in every U.S. state and territory, and run a 24/7 non-stop operation. Here's a quick look at what it's like to be on the Technical Operations team:

We're currently recruiting for entry-level positions at locations nationwide. Here's what it takes to join the team:

Desired Skills and Experience

Three years of full-time general work experience that provides a basic knowledge of the principles of:

  • Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Computers
  • Aeronautics
  • Automated Systems Operation
  • Maintenance


A bachelor's degree with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following:

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Information Management
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunications

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a resume for federal employment demonstrating your qualifications. US Citizenship is required. See example resume (PDF).
  2. Choose the region where you would like to work:

    Western Region

    Central Region


  3. Send an email with your resume attached to your preferred Regional mailbox. Applicants only need to choose one region to qualify for national placement.

    • Eastern (
    • Central (
    • Western (
  4. A Technical Operations team member will contact you for any follow-up information and let you know if you qualify for an interview. Please allow up to 5 business days for an initial reply after sending your resume.

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