FAA Out to Hire Air 1,400 Traffic Controllers

Developmental controllers are trained to control and separate live air traffic within designated airspace at and around an air traffic control tower, radar approach control facility, or air route traffic control center. New ATCs get their initial training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be accepting applications Aug. 8-15 from entry-level candidates for air traffic controller positions, and the agency announced that it expects to get more than 25,000 applications for about 1,400 openings.

"We provide the safest, most efficient airspace system in the world, and we need exceptional people to support our mission," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said. FAA currently employs more than 14,000 controllers.

The job vacancy announcement for the position of Air Traffic Control Specialist-Trainee will be available at USAJobs.gov, and those who are interested may establish an online account there now; FAA advises that this "is a highly competitive position," and applicants need to meet basic qualifications and answer specific questions for this position.

Developmental controllers are trained to control and separate live air traffic within designated airspace at and around an air traffic control tower, radar approach control facility, or air route traffic control center. New ATCs get their initial training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus