You really have to check usajobs more often. ZOA just had a bid out that closed last month, with move money. So chances are they will happily make your ERR. But I don't know how many people put in for the bid. If you are a NATCA member, I suggest you call the local rep and inquire. Not many Center CPC's are trying to go to the high cost of living.
Just looking to get a feel on things in regard to costs/pay. If anyone has a moment that works at Oakland ARTCC, here are my questions:
1. I'm gathering it's quicker to make CPC/step increases in pay on oceanic. Is that true? If so, what's a decent timeframe to expect the pay increases?
2. How rough is it starting with the base pay you get as an initial trainee at the facility?
3. Does anyone know a ballpark figure of what each of the current trainee steps are with regard to pay?
ZOA is always short staffed. Pretty sure they always have slots to fill and if you want to get here, they won't turn you away! Key now is getting in a class that has slots for ZOA.Just got a pTOL with a projected Enroute OKC training of July 2016. Anyone know if ZOA is short staffed / looking to bring in trainees in the Sept timeframe (a year from now)?
Hopefully I'll be getting everything finished and a FOL soon...I have my physical this week...I'm trying to get ZOA...I'm in SoCal at that moment.ZOA is always short staffed. Pretty sure they always have slots to fill and if you want to get here, they won't turn you away! Key now is getting in a class that has slots for ZOA.
I agree...how's everything going up there? You get your physical scheduled yet?I've been sitting at the CWSU desk the last 6 years watching all walks of life walk through here as a developmental. First of all, being well received is part of the game at any job. If you are a complete asshat, it's not going to get you very far. Having said that, I think that is a stretch to say that is why ZOA washes people out. The training here is tough for a lot of reasons, one of them being that our training department has actual controllers running it that don't take any BS. You come here, you work hard, play the game, stay out of trouble..... you'll do just fine. Same goes for any other facility probably.