ATC 2018 Bid

ejbadz

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Last week of March they will be opening an Experienced bid. but idk I was on a link that was saying that there was an open bid for inexperienced at this time and will be closing on feb 24. But I cannot find the vacancy.
 

JayTango

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Last week of March they will be opening an Experienced bid. but idk I was on a link that was saying that there was an open bid for inexperienced at this time and will be closing on feb 24. But I cannot find the vacancy.
I think I saw the same thread as you about an OTS bid that should be open now and ending the 24th so I searched around. And it was a few people posting on the USAF ATC page linking an article online about the FAA OTS hiring bid from Feb back in 2014.

Also, where did you hear about a prior exp bid in March? This is the second time I’ve seen someone post something about it but I haven’t seen anything Posted anywhere officially. I hope there’s a bid, I separate in 9 months!
 

Purplelobj

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I think I saw the same thread as you about an OTS bid that should be open now and ending the 24th so I searched around. And it was a few people posting on the USAF ATC page linking an article online about the FAA OTS hiring bid from Feb back in 2014.

Also, where did you hear about a prior exp bid in March? This is the second time I’ve seen someone post something about it but I haven’t seen anything Posted anywhere officially. I hope there’s a bid, I separate in 9 months!
Generally you have to be within 120 days of separation before they will accept you.
 

JayTango

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Generally you have to be within 120 days of separation before they will accept you.
I understand and have just had the mindset of applying to every bid. I know of a few people that applied to the April Prior Exp bid last year and didn’t separate until November and one started terminal in December and actually separated in Jan/Feb and never got their TOL rescinded. The one that separated in Nov actually starts in his first facility this May and I don’t keep up with the other since I PCSd to a new base. Maybe they’re the lucky few to have “slipped through the cracks” but I don’t think there’s any harm in applying.
 

Ramfan402

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Other than just outright lying on the questionnaire where it ask if you are within 120 days...yeah, no harm! No integrity these days.
 

FoxFX

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Anyone who says that they won't accept you if you are outside of 120 is incorrect. Me and more than a few friends applied over a year out and we got TOLs. Its within 120 days to claim veterans preference. Just make sure you don't claim that unless you are within the 120 days.
 

JayTango

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Anyone who says that they won't accept you if you are outside of 120 is incorrect. Me and more than a few friends applied over a year out and we got TOLs. Its within 120 days to claim veterans preference. Just make sure you don't claim that unless you are within the 120 days.
In case you don’t check your inbox, I sent you a PM with a few questions.
 

Williams3982

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Help with the bid.....

I have a question. When filling out the application it asks "Were you originally appointed as a FAA/DOD Air Traffic Control Specialist in a terminal or center prior to the age of 35?". Then below that question it states a question regarding DOD civilian. Would the answer to this question be yes or no as being a military member working at a DOD facility?

Just throws me off when below that it clarifies the civilian DOD, but this question does not. Don't want to not get referred over something like this.

Thanks in advance!
 

ajmezz

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If you weren’t a civilian ATCS/2152 in an FAA or DOD facility, then the answer would be no.