The Federal Aviation AdministrationÂ seeks an estimated 1,400 new air traffic control specialistsÂ and will accept entry-level candidate applications for the position from Aug. 8 to 15.
The new ATCS will undergo an intensive training program in their first months of employment at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma to prepare them for their future tasks of managing air traffic across the U.S.Â airspace, the agencyÂ said Tuesday.
They will controlÂ live air traffic within the designated airspace around anÂ air route traffic control center,Â air traffic control tower orÂ radar approach control facility.
The job vacancy announcement for the ATCS-trainee position will be available on the government’s official job site USAJobs.gov and FAA expects toÂ receive at least 25,000 applications.
Candidates who are graduates of aÂ Collegiate Training Initiative program are askedÂ to provide proof of graduation and a recommendation from the CTI institution, whileÂ veteran candidates shouldÂ provide a certificate of release or discharge from active duty within 120 daysÂ after the close of the application period.
FAA works to regulate the aviation industry to supportÂ the safety of passengers as they travelÂ through the country’s airspace.