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psysicx

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The FAA has an opening for pilots and was wondering what its like? Are these jobs competive to get and are they career positions? And do you have to stay in Virginia or is there other locations?
 

miles otoole

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psysicx said:
The FAA has an opening for pilots and was wondering what its like? Are these jobs competive to get and are they career positions? And do you have to stay in Virginia or is there other locations?

Son,
There ain't no draft no more.
 

erj-145mech

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Salary Range: $76,547 to $118,648

Thats the salary range for the position. The ad says based in Virginia, and I don't think that the FAA has a commuter clause. Thats not chump change for someone with a CFI-MEI and first class medical.

If you can't live on a hundred grand a year, then maybe a career change is in order.
 

satpak77

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FAA has a G-4 or G-5 based in DC I think. US Coast Guard Gulfstream (formerly part of DOT) used to fly VIPs around

FAA Flight Inspection offices, the ones that check the navaids, have King Air 300's, Challengers, and Lear 60's. The OCCASIONALLY advertise on the FAA website. Prob competiive. Pay is GS-12 and/or GS-13 with is $55K to $85K (at upper end of GS-13).

Likely weekends and major holidays off, but those guys seem to be on road alot. One was in my recurrent class.

later
 

erj-145mech

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Here's the advertisement

FAA Seeks Pilot Candidate
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This Document Produced on 07/21/05

Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
External Vacancy Announcement
Vacancy Announcement Number: AAC-SMH-05-AVN600-79539
Open Date: Jul 13,2005
Close Date: Aug 12,2005
Position: Airplane Pilot,FV-2181-J, Job Category:Specialized
Salary Range: $76,547 to $118,648
Duty Location(s): Arlington, Virginia



Organization Location: FAA Aeronautical Center Region, FAA Aeronautical Center Region, Aviation System Standards, Technical Operations Service Unit, Washington Flight Program Division,AVN-600

PCS: No PCS Expenses will be paid.

Area of Consideration: This announcement is open to All Sources.

Duties: Pilot multi-engine turbo-jet airplanes; conducts recurring flight and system training for FAA pilots, and administers proficiency, standardization, and certification flight checks in assigned aircraft. Operations (some performed under CFR Part 135) may include extended flights transporting passengers with cargo to and from a variety of domestic and foreign airports. Equipment flown may be either standard models of civilian aircraft or specially modified or equipped for a particular mission. Will be required to attend formal out-of-agency training on a recurring basis. May be subject to twenty-four hour on-call duty to support the requirements of the FAA Administrator and his/her staff, National Transportation Safety Board and Department of Transportation officials, members of the President's cabinet, and members of Congress.

Salary includes locality pay. Some, none, or all of the applicants may be interviewed.
Please ensure your application includes FAA Form 3330-47-3 (10/98), "Supplemental Qualifications Statement for 1825 and 2181 Series." Complete this form in a clear and accurate manner.
Qualifications: Reference - Individual Qualifications Standard for Aircraft Operation Series positions.
Minimum eligibility requirements for positions in this occupation are based on possession of the appropriate FAA pilot certificates &/or appropriate military ratings, meeting the applicable flight hour requirements, and possession of the knowledge and skills required for the positions. These requirements are stated as follows:

Certificates and Ratings: (Applicants must include a photo copy of the following certificates to be considered.) All applicants must possess and include in package: 1. A current, valid Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Multi-engine airplane rating. 2. Applicants must also possess a valid Flight Instructor Certificate with multi-engine airplane and instrument airplane ratings. 3. Applicants must acquire and maintain a First Class Medical Certificate. FAILURE TO SUBMIT COPIES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE CERTIFICATES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. The Selectee will be subject to the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996.

Minimum Flight Hours Required: Applicants must possess ALL of the flight hours, certificates, and ratings described below, and specifically state this in the application package: (Use FAA Form 3330-47-3 and attach any necessary supplementary information to describe such experience.) 1. Total Flight Time - 1500 flight hours as pilot-in-command or copilot in aircraft of any weight or category is creditable. For inservice actions, up to 1/4 of total flight hours may be waived for candidates who have demonstrated possession of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work, provided they hold the certificates & ratings required; have acquired pilot-in-command hours & flight hours in other categories essential to performance of the work; they meet the requirements in terms of level/quality of experience; and their flying history indicates they are qualified for the position. 2. Pilot-in-Command - 250 flight hours of actual pilot-in-command are required. 3. Night Flying - 100 night-time flight hours are required. For inservice actions, 34 hours may be waived if the candidate demonstrates the ability to perform the work. 4. Flying Time, Last 12 Months - 100 flight hours are required within the last 12 months. For inservice actions, up to 1/2 of the hours may be waived provided the individual's total background reflects the ability to perform the duties safely. 5. Multi-Engine Airplane Hours- 500 flight hours must have been in multi-engine aircraft with a gross weight of over 12,500 pounds). Up to 250 hours of flying time acquired in heavy helicopters (gross takeoff weight in excess of 12,500 pounds) may be substituted. 6. Instrument -75 flight hours with instruments, of which at least 50 of the required 75 hours must have been logged in actual instrument weather. The balance may have been acquired in flight simulator or as other types of instrument time.

Contact Information: Sue Haynes (405) 954-7949

Financial Disclosure The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

Privacy Act Requirements: Collection of personal identification data is authorized under the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579).

Equal Employment and Reasonable Accommodation: The FAA does not discriminate on the basis of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristics not bearing on job performance. On an individual case basis, this agency also makes reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation in any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the agency contact listed elsewhere in this announcement.

Prohibition on Personal Use of Government Postage-Paid Envelopes: Use of postage-paid Government envelopes to file job applications is a violation of Federal laws and regulations. Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be considered.

FAA vacancy information and certain application forms are now available on the FAA's World Wide Web site at: http://jobs.faa.gov or by calling our Faxback system at (405)954-0250.

Non-citizens We are not accepting applications from non-citizens.







What resume must contain is detailed here.


The following forms are electronically attached for your convenience:


OF-612 :Application for Employment

FAA-3330-42 :Request for Promotion Consideration & Acknowledgement
SF-15 :Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
FAA-3330-473 :2181/1825 Supplemental Qualifications Statement

 

Vector4fun

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Back around 20 years ago, when I was asking about similar jobs, word I got was take their minimums, multiply by three, and if you served a tour with somebody in the office, you had a good shot.


In fact, I was told at one office I didn't stand a chance without prior military time. What A-4 time had to do with flying Kingairs in the States, was never explained to me....
 
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