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Working Here

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A Workplace Above All Others

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 as well. You'll be a part of a diverse workforce utilizing the latest technology and systems dedicated to maintaining the safety and integrity of our civil airspace.

FAA employees work from locations throughout the nation — at airports, regional offices and centers, and our headquarters in Washington, D.C. As a large-scale organization with a far-reaching and critical mission, FAA employs a wide array of technical, industrial and business professionals. Our workforce includes:

  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Aviation Safety Inspectors
  • Airways Transportation Systems Specialists
  • Community Planners
  • Security Inspectors
  • Engineers
  • Program Managers
  • Acquisition Specialists
  • Contract Specialists
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Technicians

Due to our efforts advancing air travel via our NextGen initiative, there are now more ways than ever to build a career working with cutting-edge technology at FAA. Discover how you could thrive in a challenging and rewarding environment where your work truly moves the world. Learn more about the different types of FAA occupations in the Career Fields section.

Our Business

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.

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Career Fields

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.

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FAA's mission of safe and efficient flight is one that affects all Americans. It is crucial that we grow and maintain a workforce featuring a variety of perspectives.

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