The dod has always been a feeder for the faa. That's where ssr came from. I'm about to share the secret to getting a DOD job. I've had 2, one of them for 12 yrs. It goes like this.
1. get referred. Sounds simple? It's not always. Resumes are scanned for key words. Each branch of service uses different acronyms for the same or similar sh!t. Taylor your resume for each announcement even plagiarize the damned announcement to get through the bean counters and get it to the guy doing the selecting.
2. Know somebody. - fair or not the hiring is still done by sups and atms. You don't know anybody? See #3.
3. Get to know somebody. Put a face with your resume. Get in your car or book a flight and schedule a tour. Go see the boss.
4. The boss wants people who won't bail for the faa. Tell them you want to be there. You grew up near by. You love stankville usa Army town more than anywhere else on earth.
You could also send videos of yourself sucking a golf ball through a garden hose.
It has a lot to do with the amount of effort you're willing to put in and if you don't break eye contact with the camera that's a bonus.This is by far one of the best posts I've read on here. Very informative. But you left out how long the garden hose has to be. I have a 50 footer. Will that suffice?
Agreed! I remember when I was helping review resumes for the first time. It changed the entire way I did my own. So much stupid fluff. I have now what I call a technical resume... 'exactly what you speak off: type facility, qualifications held.Comment was made earlier about a resume making it through but not getting any calls. I'll tell you this. When I review a resume, I want to see experience and qualifications. I don't care about fluff! Qualifications that you've held, where were qualified, the type of traffic that you work. Also know about the facility that you are applying to. If I ask you in a phone interview what you know about my facility and you know absolutely nothing, well that doesn't set to well. I want you to know what you are getting in to.
The Navy is approving age waivers right now. However, it is a very slow process. Once selected you can expect about three months before a final offer letter is presented. Not all Navy Facilities get SSR either. We will be advertising soon!
Good question. I need someone to give me the scoop. I was a military controller for a while, been in the FAA about 5 years now but my hometown DoD job was just opened. I need to know how the process works going from the FAA to DoD, and how it works out pay wise. I've read almost every post about it, but I want to know someone who's actually done it.What's your take on applying to a 'New Hire' for DoD just to get in the door? Would this have potential for gs-12-interagency move from the FAA?