Public Service Recognition Week: May 1-7

Public employees throughout the nation provide essential services, solve and prevent serious problems, help ensure our safety, and advance the common good. During Public Service Recognition Week, the first week of May, we hope you will join our effort to honor public servants at all levels of government for the work they do to make our country a better place.

Fifty years ago, in his state of the union address, President John F. Kennedy declared, "Let the public service be a proud and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years: 'I served the United States Government in that hour of our nation's need.'"

FAA Job & Career Opportunities

The FAA is the government agency responsible for the safety of U.S. civil aviation. Our major roles include regulating civil aviation to promote safety; developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology; developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft; researching and developing the National Airspace System; developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation; and regulating U.S. commercial space transportation.


The Next Generation Air Transportation System is transforming the way America flies. NextGen represents an evolution from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. This evolution is vital to meeting future demand, and to avoiding gridlock in the sky and at our nation's airports.

For Students and Teachers

There are a wealth of FAA resources available online for students of all ages and educators. Find fun activities for the classroom and exciting experiments for students interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The FAA Student Intern Program offers talented students a chance to explore opportunities in aviation-related careers.