PUBHI

HonuPineapple

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***PUBHI*** (Hawaii OTS Announcement)

A thread for the people applying to PUBHI to keep in contact.

Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:
AAC-AMH-08-PUBHI-10381


Air Traffic Control Specialist Trainee
Salary Range: 17,046.00 - 87,875.00 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 Hawaii
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 the Terminal Air Traffic Control (ATC) option. The Terminal option controls air traffic at airports and give pilots taxiing and takeoff instructions, air traf...
(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 the Terminal Air Traffic Control (ATC) option. 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. 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 between $39,058 and $41,375. 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 $55,814-$87,875 annually. Upon successfully completing training & passing all required evaluations you may be given a permanent appointment at an air traffic control facility in Hawaii. POSITIONS ARE LOCATED in Hawaii.

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 Hawaii a cost of living allowance (COLA) will be authorized. The COLA rate is currently 18-25%. 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:
Hawaii
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: 1285696
 

pm577

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

"Upon completion of academy training and arrival at a facility located in Hawaii a cost of living allowance (COLA) will be authorized. The COLA rate is currently 18-25%. COLA is currently tax free for Federal income tax purposes."

Since when are COLAs tax free!? That's great news...additional take home money. (esp in CA, where my cola is 32%)

Or is this JUST a Alaska/Hawaii thing?
 

GnW

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

"Upon completion of academy training and arrival at a facility located in Hawaii a cost of living allowance (COLA) will be authorized. The COLA rate is currently 18-25%. COLA is currently tax free for Federal income tax purposes."

Since when are COLAs tax free!? That's great news...additional take home money. (esp in CA, where my cola is 32%)

Or is this JUST a Alaska/Hawaii thing?
you dont get COLA anywhere in the continental US ;)


yours is a locality pay, and it is VERY taxable
 

HonuPineapple

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

I wonder what towers in HI people for this announcement will be sent to. Hawaii has some dinky little airports.

Whatever! I want to to live in Hawaii, so I applied! My folks are on vacation there right now :)
 

slayer

Well-Known Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

I wonder what towers in HI people for this announcement will be sent to. Hawaii has some dinky little airports.

Whatever! I want to to live in Hawaii, so I applied! My folks are on vacation there right now :)
I believe the FAA facilities in Hawaii are: the Honolulu Control Facility (HCF), ITO, and OGG.
 

Charlee

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

I wonder what towers in HI people for this announcement will be sent to. Hawaii has some dinky little airports.

Whatever! I want to to live in Hawaii, so I applied! My folks are on vacation there right now :)
HCF on the island of Oahu is far from dinky. It's a level 11. It's pretty intense there. They get a mix of different traffic. It's also a big fuel stop for many international flights. It's an awesome facility. It's actually located on the Hickam Air Force Base that's right next to the Honolulu International Airport. If you ever get the chance you should take a tour. I don't know too much about OGG(Maui) and ITO(Big Island) though as I live on Oahu.
 

HonuPineapple

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

HCF on the island of Oahu is far from dinky. It's a level 11. It's pretty intense there. They get a mix of different traffic. It's also a big fuel stop for many international flights. It's an awesome facility. It's actually located on the Hickam Air Force Base that's right next to the Honolulu International Airport. If you ever get the chance you should take a tour. I don't know too much about OGG(Maui) and ITO(Big Island) though as I live on Oahu.
Cool, I've been to Hickam before. There were a bunch of folks parachuting! Looks like fun :)

When I was saying Dinky, I was thinking more along the lines of the airports on some of the smaller islands. Are their ATC facilities not run by the FAA or something?
 

Charlee

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

Cool, I've been to Hickam before. There were a bunch of folks parachuting! Looks like fun :)

When I was saying Dinky, I was thinking more along the lines of the airports on some of the smaller islands. Are their ATC facilities not run by the FAA or something?
I'm not 100% certain on who runs the towers on the other islands(Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai) but I vaguely recall from my HCF tour that they are responsiple for the airspace covers the whole island chain. Now don't quote me on it but I believe some of the smaller airports may be contracted out. I guess I should have paid more attention while on my HCF tour but I couldn't help but be distracted by all the blinking a/c on the radar screens!!!:D
 

nathanw

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

HCF on the island of Oahu is far from dinky. It's a level 11. It's pretty intense there. They get a mix of different traffic. It's also a big fuel stop for many international flights. It's an awesome facility. It's actually located on the Hickam Air Force Base that's right next to the Honolulu International Airport. If you ever get the chance you should take a tour. I don't know too much about OGG(Maui) and ITO(Big Island) though as I live on Oahu.
I thought the HCF was in the Diamond head crater. What am I thinking of?
 

Charlee

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Re: ***PUBHI***

I thought the HCF was in the Diamond head crater. What am I thinking of?
I believe the Center Radar Approach moved to Hickam Air Force Base a few years ago. It was originally located in the Diamond Head Crater.
 

HonuPineapple

New Member
Re: ***PUBHI***

This announcement is terminal only (the Alaska one is terminal and en route).

How does this work out in Hawaii? Is their center a combo with other types of facilities? Or is it just like the ones on the mainland?
 

pm577

New Member
HCF is different from HNL

for fun, you can go to www.skyvector.com and look at the VFR terminal map for Hawaii. Gives you a sense of how many airports there are (although many are air force bases, or contract towers)
 

GeorgeOTS

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I would much rather work somewhere in my area however it would be pretty cool to work here for a few years then transfer out. Sounds good on paper, but I hear transferring out is a pain.
 

Charlee

New Member
Over the last few days I've been hearing radio announcements on some hip hop station here for open ATC positions with the FAA. Caught me by surprise:p.
 

n1ck88

New Member
i noticed that the pubak and pubhi both said that the test will be offered in those places only. if you cant make it to hawaii or alaska to test can we apply?
 

chichi

New Member
i noticed that the pubak and pubhi both said that the test will be offered in those places only. if you cant make it to hawaii or alaska to test can we apply?
If you apply for those, you'd have to test for them in AK or HI... however, you might test for your 6/30 application before they do the testing for PUBAK and PUBHI, in which case you wouldn't have to go to AK or HI to test.
 

teetee

New Member
If not...you get a nice trip to Alaska or Hawaii....hope you get Alaska in the summer and Hawaii in the winter ;)
 

Wyopoke79

New Member
I applied for Hawaii and AK after taking the test! Woo!

I know they will be holding a local PEPC for both. I wonder if people here in the Lower 48 will have to travel to AK or HI for the PEPC or if we will be able to get an interview or PEPC on the mainland.

Of course, Pub2 will take this option off of the table if all goes well.
Still waiting on the geo email....:banghead:
 

pm577

New Member
I applied for Hawaii and AK after taking the test! Woo!

I know they will be holding a local PEPC for both. I wonder if people here in the Lower 48 will have to travel to AK or HI for the PEPC or if we will be able to get an interview or PEPC on the mainland.

Of course, Pub2 will take this option off of the table if all goes well.
Still waiting on the geo email....:banghead:
Well, the FAA might not do a PEPC for HI/AK.
PEPC is meant to process a large number of applicants, so it may not be practical for just one state. (might have to travel to a regular PEPC or do the standard step-by-step method)
 

Charlee

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Well, the FAA might not do a PEPC for HI/AK.
PEPC is meant to process a large number of applicants, so it may not be practical for just one state. (might have to travel to a regular PEPC or do the standard step-by-step method)
:yeahthat:I was thinking the same thing. But since they had announcements about the openings all day/night long on the radio I was thinking maybe a PEPC could be a possibility. But 3 seconds later I thought "NAH!!!". Because really, how many openings could there be at HCF, OGG, and ITO, right??? Maybe all the applicants that live in Hawaii will have to go the NON PEPC route.:crazy:
 
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