What's stopping you from applying to Supervisor positions?I only know of five, still in the FAA. Obviously they were way smarter than me as they got in to Supervisory positions pretty quickly, and four are ATM's at small facilities, and another is a OM at PHX. I shouldn't have waited...since the RMC program got canceled around the time I took a Staff Specialist job....Now I am locked in at MSS-1 it seems, unless I want to go to a service area or HQ. There are other RMC's and former RMC's though...Wish we were better about keeping in touch.
I hear rumor the RMC program is being considered for a return...Pure rumor so far, since I do not have any info from the HR policy branch. PM me if you were an RMC (or former) and want to make contact about how your FAA time is going. I am having a heck of a time with HR and the restrictions for former RMC's that took a permanent position, which is essentially discriminating against many that were RMC's from competing for promotions.
RMC's - Reach out, how are things going for you?
I thought a permanent MSS2 position would put an RMC person into permanent status?I too am an RMC hiree. I was a CPC at two FAA facilities, then delved into the MSS-2 realm. Life was grand until I found out that my contract probably wouldn't be extended, and that was an HR decision across the board, not the facilities decision. So, I ended up getting into the MSS-4 ranks at a smaller facility. So now I'm a permanent employee. My understanding of the whole program these days is; you need to get into the MSS-1, 3, or 4 positions (basically not requiring a medical), or the HQ or RO position. I have found no discrimination whatsoever in RMCs competing for promotions. They just needed to be in positions described above. I know of 5 RMCs in the Southwestern US that have been very successful in continuing their ATC career. 4 are MSS-4s (levels 5-8), and 1 is an MSS-1. So, keep your chin up, if you want a promotion, go get it. Life is grand.
Not uncommon for an RMC to have been a Chief Controller in the military and basically already have ATM experienceI thought a permanent MSS2 position would put an RMC person into permanent status?
You know 4 RMCs that became a facility ATM within 5 years of joining the FAA?