The FAA’s Aviation Development Program (ADP) offers a pathway to a job as a certified professional controller, which has six-figure salary earnings potential – we will train from scratch, so no prior aviation experience is needed.
Program eligibility are:
* Qualify as someone with a disability (Schedule A hiring authority), and
* Meet the FAA controller job requirements
o U.S. citizen
o Under 30 years of age
o Air Traffic Skills Assessment Aptitude Test
o Medical/Security Review
o English proficiency
o Three years of progressively responsible work experience or equivalent school, or combination of both
The people selected for an ADP position will spend a year at one of 10 en route centers (our facility in Longmont, CO, is one of the sites) learning about the air traffic system and helping us run the facility training program. During this period, individuals will be a federal employee (earning a salary, eligible for government HR benefits). After the first year, if everything works out, they could have a chance to go to the FAA Academy to begin controller qualification training. Controllers at area centers like the one in the Denver area make over six figures once they become fully certified.
The application period for the positions in Denver and nine other U.S. cities is open through July 31. The application process is different from how we process the typical controller job announcements, so we’re asking interested people to begin on the ADP website. We’re very excited about introducing the career field to individuals who, in the past, had difficulties getting into the specialty.
For more information: http://www.faa.gov/go/