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FAA Interview Questions

Updated 20 Apr 2015
43 Interview Reviews

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    Aerospace Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    Standard interview with an open format to describe technical details. They can only ask what is already listed on the job description.

    Interview Questions

    • Open ended so they basically just listen, hard to determine where you should go with an answer.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Contract Specialist Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    I was interviewing for a summer internship position (which eventually turned into a full-time permanent position). The interview was over the phone and I was asked very standard questions like "What's your background" and "What's your biggest weakness."

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, I can't say that any of the questions were difficult or unexpected. It was also an entry-level internship, so I didn't expect it to be too difficult.   Answer Question
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    Air Traffic Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tamiami, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at FAA (Tamiami, FL (US)).

    Interview

    College in an approved aviation program. Interview, security and medical clearance. Training and simulation at FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK. OJT at assigned facility.

    Interview Questions

    • You have to be able to watch a horrific crash and then continue working, because if you work in a tower long enough you will experience this. No one can take your place when this happens. If you can't do this you should consider another career.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not negotiable.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    What is your Strength

    Interview Questions

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    Contracts Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at FAA.

    Interview

    The hiring process took about eight months rom application submission to first day on the job.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions. Most just had to do with getting to know me and why my background and education was applicable. The managers did ask whether I intended to always practice in government contracts law.   Answer Question
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    Airway Transportation Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at FAA (Atlanta, GA (US)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I applied 2/23/2013 and was called for an interview in May 2014. I received an offer for the position on 6/18/2014. I applied on line via USAJobs website which is a joke. To date I have applied for 400+ positions and have had 2 interviews. Jobs that I'm overqualified for in the civilian sector, I am found to be 'not qualified' for in the Federal market.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioral questions . . . describe a time when you ........   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pretty straight forward. You salary is $X. Will you accept?

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    Air Traffic Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Multi-step process consisted of psychological testing, in-person interview at nearest facility, followed by medical testing.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were all generic, read off a paper.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiating. Just lots of waiting.

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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at FAA (Washington, DC (US)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Panel style interview. Different department managers. Approx 10 questions. Are you a team player? Why do you want to work for the FAA? etc

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better opportunity in another sunny state on the west coast

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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Renton, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FAA (Renton, WA (US)).

    Interview

    Initially, lengthy online application process. Once done though, easy to edit and apply for future jobs. Interview time frame and hiring process is dependent on urgency to fill the position and of course, funding.

    Interview Questions

    • Being asked to expand on the definition of being "a team player". I've found the hiring person is looking for specific characteristics and not the canned response of "being able to work well with others, being flexible and adaptable". Person is looking for specific examples describing a situation, what you did in response, and what the outcome of the situation was.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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    Airway Transportation Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FAA (San Francisco, CA (US)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Long lengthy process that begins on USAjobs.gov...then you have to wait for HR to call you from the district you are selected in....a pool of managers get to decide who they want and who they do not want. From this the manager that likes you the best will send you an offer letter from HR and the whole process will begin.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you apply ohms law to a basic dc circuit?   1 Answer

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