PUBAK

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***PUBAK*** (Alaska OTS Announcement)

A thread for the people applying to PUBAK to keep in touch.

Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:
AAC-AMH-08-PUBAK-10382


Air Traffic Control Specialist Trainee
Salary Range: 17,046.00 - 81,220.00 USD per year
Open Period: Monday, July 21, 2008
to Monday, August 04, 2008
Series & Grade: FG-2152-1/1
Position Information: Full Time Temporary NTE - 13 months
Duty Locations: Many vacancies - Throughout Alaska
Who May Be Considered:
All Sources
Job Summary:
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About the FAA Employment Information
Business Component: Air Traffic Organization.
Sample of Duties: This announcement includes vacancies for both the Terminal & En Route (center) Air Traffic Control (ATC) options. The Terminal option controls air traffic at airports and give pilots taxiing and tak...
(see Duties tab for more duties)
Key Requirements:
U.S. Citizen
A one-year probationary period may be required.
No moving expenses (PCS) will be paid.


Major Duties:
This announcement includes vacancies for both the Terminal & En Route (center) Air Traffic Control (ATC) options. The Terminal option controls air traffic at airports and give pilots taxiing and takeoff instructions, air traffic clearances, and advice based on their own observations, information from the National Weather Service, Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs), flight service stations, pilots, & other sources. Terminal Air Traffic Controllers transfer control of aircraft to the En Route Center controller when the aircraft leaves their airspace, and they receive control of aircraft coming into their airspace. Air Traffic Controllers in the En Route (Center) option give aircraft instructions, air traffic clearances and advice regarding flight conditions while en route between airports. They provide separation between aircraft flying along the Federal airways or operating into or out of airports. As a new Air Traffic Control Specialist, you will spend your first several weeks of employment in an intensive training program at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK. While attending academy training you will be on a temporary appointment. Upon successful completion of the Academy initial training program and other employment requirements, you will continue your training at your assigned facility on a permanent appointment with a salary of $41,044. As a new controller you will receive pay increases as you successfully complete the progressive phases of controller training at your assigned facility with a potential to earn over $47,988-81,220 annually. Upon successfully completing training & passing all required evaluations you may be given a permanent appointment at an air traffic control facility in Alaska. POSITIONS ARE LOCATED in Alaska.

Qualifications:
The maximum entry age for these positions is 30 years of age i.e., you must be hired prior to reaching your 31st birthday. Prior experience or training in air traffic control is not required. Applicants will be evaluated based on their responses to the online application. You may qualify for this position on the basis of work experience, college education, or a combination of both. TO QUALIFY BASED ON WORK EXPERIENCE, INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS MUST DOCUMENT THREE YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE FULL-TIME (40 HOURS PER WEEK) EXPERIENCE THAT DEMONSTRATES THE POTENTIAL FOR LEARNING. Progressively responsible experience might include for example: an increase in leadership duties, working with less supervision, or an increase in financial responsibility. You are encouraged to include any experience that is directly related to the air traffic control occupation. TO QUALIFY BASED UPON EDUCATION, APPLICANTS MUST DOCUMENT A FULL 4-YEAR COURSE OF STUDY LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE. You may also qualify by combining your work experience and college credits; one year of undergraduate study (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) is equivalent to 9 months of general work experience. Successful candidates must be able to speak English clearly enough to be understood over radios, intercoms, and similar communications equipment.
U.S. Citizen
A one-year probationary period may be required.
No moving expenses (PCS) will be paid.
Requirement for pre-employment medical clearance: Applicants selected for ATCS positions must pass a medical examination that includes psychological screening prior to appointment. Applicants with prior military service are encouraged to obtain a sealed copy of their military medical records prior to discharge and to retain these records to be provided upon request if selected.
Requirement for security clearance: This position requires an Access National Agency Check and Inquiry with Credit (ANACI) or higher, based on the facility, prior to appointment unless a waiver is obtained.
Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program: This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying covered positions will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
Training Requirements: Developmentals will enter the appropriate phase of field training as determined by the assigned facility to prepare for advancement to the Certified Professional Controller (CPC) level. They must learn the skills needed for operation at higher levels of responsibility. Failure to meet training requirements for or accept promotion to higher grade ATCS positions may constitute grounds for reassignment, demotion or separation from employment.
Certificate and Rating Requirements: ATCS's must possess or obtain a valid ATCS Certificate and/or Control Tower Operator Certificate (CTO) if appropriate. They must also obtain the facility ratings required for full performance at assigned facilities within uniformly applicable time limits.
Interview: Candidates for ATCS positions may be subject to pre-appointment interviews to determine whether they possess the personal characteristics necessary to perform air traffic control work.
Requirement for nonstandard duty hours or work week: Incumbent may be required to work irregular duty hours or a nonstandard work week or tour of duty.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the positions. An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.

Benefits:
Optional health and life insurance.
Competitive salaries.
Generous retirement programs.
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time.
Other Information:
Updates on your status can be acquired through the online application system.
Upon completion of academy training and arrival at a facility located in Alaska a cost of living allowance (COLA) will be authorized. The COLA rate is currently 24-25%. COLA is currently tax free for Federal income tax purposes.
Entrance exam: Applicants must achieve a qualifying score on the authorized FAA pre-employment test. Not all applicants will be selected for testing. Travel to & from testing locations will be at expense of applicant. Testing will be conducted in:
Alaska
Training Requirements:
Individuals selected & hired will be placed on temporary appointments & must pass a rigorous training program in air traffic control conducted by FAA to continue employment. New hires spend several weeks at FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK receiving initial training. Those successful & meet all other requirements will be given permanent appointments & continue training at their air traffic facility. Academy students receive basic air traffic control training at the FAA Academy, which includes:
a. Complete occupational indoctrination including highlights of Federal employment, familiarization with organizational structure & functions, aircraft, air traffic control system, & aviation industry.
b. Classroom instruction & workshop exercises relating to air traffic control system.
c. Skills training related to the work of air traffic control specialists in air route traffic control centers.
Newly hired ATCS's will be paid long term expense rate (per diem) for Oklahoma City, OK to help offset daily cost of living while attending FAA Academy. FAA will pay for cost of travel in accordance with applicable agency policy.
Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship, Financial Disclosure

How To Apply:
You must apply online to receive consideration for this vacancy. Your application must have a status of "Submitted" before 12:00 AM (midnight) CST on the Close Date for it to be accepted.
After the announcement close date, be sure to log into ASAP to check your status to take the AT-SAT test as well as your test score and continue to check for referral list updates.
Required Documents:
None.
Contact Information:
Aviation Careers Division
Phone: 405-954-4657
Email: 9-amc-amh-300@faa.gov
Or write:
Aviation Careers Division
P.O. Box 25082
AMH-300
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125
US

What To Expect Next:
Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Staffing and Application Process (ASAP) system. ASAP compares your skills and experience as described in your applicant questionnaire with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.
You can check the status of your application by accessing ASAP and selecting the "Applications" tab. Simply click on the "Submitted" link in the Status column to see whether a list has been sent to the selecting official and if you were included on the list. You can return to your questionnaire at any time to review your answers, and until the announcement closes you can even change your application.
Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your questionnaire and do not resubmit it, you will not be considered for the position.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.



Send Mail to:
Aviation Careers Division
P.O. Box 25082
AMH-300
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125
US
For questions about this job:
Aviation Careers Division
Phone: 405-954-4657
Email: 9-amc-amh-300@faa.gov

Control Number: 1285695
 

GnW

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Re: ***PUBAK***

Screw that. 100% dark half the year or 300% increase in cost of living for HI. NO THANKS
 

HonuPineapple

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Re: ***PUBAK***

Screw that. 100% dark half the year. NO THANKS
Not in all parts of AK. I'd move to AK if that were the only way I could get an ATC job, provided I could move at some point down the road. I have a friend who moved up there for the past two years and he says it's fine. I know a few other folks who grew up there and then moved down here, and they all liked it also.
 

Freezer41

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Fairbanks doesn't even have a day of 100% dark and that is the northernmost FAA facility in AK Sunrise 11AM, Sunset 2:40PM is the shortest day.
 

GirlsFly2

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My husband spent a lot of time in Anchorage as an airforce child, and then in the airforce himself, and he loved it there. He is always talking about it fondly, and wants to take me to visit sometime. :)
 

HonuPineapple

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Why is this a temporary position?
All the ATC trainee positions are.

While attending academy training you will be on a temporary appointment. Upon successful completion of the Academy initial training program and other employment requirements, you will continue your training at your assigned facility on a permanent appointment with a salary of $41,044.
 

HonuPineapple

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Uh oh...

I didnt click the temporary position on my first app, PUBNAT4 does that mean it wont consider me for it??
I think lack of attention to detail is the recipe for an unsuccessful job application.

I mean, the answer to your question about temporary appointment was even in the job description. And the fact that the appointment is temporary is listed a few times. Make sure you read through these things thoroughly if you seriously want the job.

For example, in the PUBNATs, you have to put "United States - Throughout the Nation" in your geographic preferences. I wonder how many people don't read the whole job description, list specific places, and don't get considered?
 

Bigey

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I think lack of attention to detail is the recipe for an unsuccessful job application.

I mean, the answer to your question about temporary appointment was even in the job description. And the fact that the appointment is temporary is listed a few times. Make sure you read through these things thoroughly if you seriously want the job.

For example, in the PUBNATs, you have to put "United States - Throughout the Nation" in your geographic preferences. I wonder how many people don't read the whole job description, list specific places, and don't get considered?
Eeks well i understood the temp part, but i didnt comprehend it as the position was really temporary but rather the training stage was "temp."

Also on the "throughout the nation" part i listed some preferences as did others. I'm starting to wonder if that would be a DQ now too...
 

pm577

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Eeks well i understood the temp part, but i didnt comprehend it as the position was really temporary but rather the training stage was "temp."

Also on the "throughout the nation" part i listed some preferences as did others. I'm starting to wonder if that would be a DQ now too...
Well you'd best edit your 7/31 application while you still can. (You can still change it before the final day, just be sure that it says "submitted" when you are finished.)

I don't think the state preferences really matter. Not sure if the temp thing will hurt you. When I applied, I selected every option available, just to be safe (part-time, full-time, temp, permanent, etc)
 

strykr

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I think I could deal with the dark days better than nearly constant daylight, actually.
I've been to AK twice and both times in the summer and its really not that bad at all. Don't get me wrong, its completely weird to check the time and its 1130 and the us is JUST starting to think about setting... Its a plus if you like spending time out doors (my dad and I tapped in on the 18th at 0023 and had little difficulty watching that last drive) Never experienced the winters but my Uncle was also stationed in ANC for 4 years and they said its all hype about the winters. I would take ANC anyday. AFA however is not somewhere that I would want to live ... (been there too)
 

Guire

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my Uncle was also stationed in ANC for 4 years and they said its all hype about the winters.
I know a couple transplanted midwesterners (Great Lakers?) up there, and they find the cold to be every bit a beatable as here. Anchorage has lower temps, but no biting wind chill, they say; Juneau's average winter temps are actually a few degrees higher than Chicago's, but precipitation is much, much higher. They say the darkness bugs them more than the cold, but I don't think that'd bug me.

Also, would it be privy for me to apply here? I've already applied under a PUBNAT2 listing and have already taken the AT-SAT.
 

HonuPineapple

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I figure it can't hurt to apply. You can always decline an offer, and you might be glad you got it if you don't get an offer somewhere else...

My friend who moved up there said the general rule seems to be an extra layer of clothing for every 20 degree temperature drop. He was in Fairbanks, and I think he said there's not much precipitation there...just cold.
 
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