Timeline for hiring as an airway transportation specialist

C130Eng

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Thought I would start this forum in here so people get a good idea of the timeline associated with ATSS. So here is mine...

11/08/2012 Applied on USAJOBs.gov for ATSS
12/28/2012 Last day of Active Duty Air Force
1/30/2013 Referral issued for DEN Metro
2/6/2013 Random phone call (forgot I had even applied) from manager asking if I could interview the next day.
2/7/2013 Phone Interview
2/8/2013 Manager emailed asking for references and updated address so she could send off paperwork to HR
2/19/2013 Phone call from HR with offer. Email received with OF306 and Drug Test Notification. All paperwork returned same day.
2/22/2013 Received TOL via email. Sent back acceptance letter and veterans documentation to HR. E-QIP finished. Will be overnighting the security office paperwork and fingerprint card on Tuesday.

More to come...
 

Ari

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Good job. I sent my E-quip paperwork and finger prints off last Thursday, and got the green light yesterday from security, and received the FOL today with a reporting date of 3/10/2013. Hopefully that will give you an idea of what is to come next.
 

ten_fiver

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Good job. I sent my E-quip paperwork and finger prints off last Thursday, and got the green light yesterday from security, and received the FOL today with a reporting date of 3/10/2013. Hopefully that will give you an idea of what is to come next.
Awesome, I should hear something soon hopefully.:cheers:
 

Moc

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Pretty similar....

2011 Applied/Qualified on FAA CAPS System

2011/2012 15+ referrals/inquiry of availability packages sent

2/2013 Random phone call (all but forgot I had even applied) from manager asking if I could interview the same day

Last week
Sent initial form OF-306 and drug test consent
TOL following day
Completed e-quip, sig forms, and drug test
Mailed off fingerprint cards

Standing by.
 

C130Eng

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Re: Timelines

11/08/2012 Applied on USAJOBs.gov for ATSS
12/28/2012 Last day of Active Duty Air Force
1/30/2013 Referral issued for DEN Metro
2/6/2013 Random phone call (forgot I had even applied) from manager asking if I could interview the next day.
2/7/2013 Phone Interview
2/8/2013 Manager emailed asking for references and updated address so she could send off paperwork to HR
2/19/2013 Phone call from HR with offer. Email received with OF306 and Drug Test Notification. All paperwork returned same day.
2/22/2013 Received TOL via email. Sent back acceptance letter and veterans documentation to HR. E-QIP finished. Will be overnighting the security office paperwork and fingerprint card on Tuesday.

UPDATE:
2/25/2013 Fingerprints done and security paperwork overnighted to regional security office. Drug test tomorrow. Other than that standing by to stand by.

I did have a nice conversation withe security person today she gave me a lot of good insight into the rest of the process. If what she said correct should have an FOL in a week or so. That is if sequestration doesn't slow things down...
 

C130Eng

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Re: Timelines

Pretty similar....

2011 Applied/Qualified on FAA CAPS System

2011/2012 15+ referrals/inquiry of availability packages sent

2/2013 Random phone call (all but forgot I had even applied) from manager asking if I could interview the same day

Last week
Sent initial form OF-306 and drug test consent
TOL following day
Completed e-quip, sig forms, and drug test
Mailed off fingerprint cards

Standing by.
Where you headed?
 

Moc

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Not exactly sure, I've talked to 3 different managers here in the SF area.... most likely is Oakland center (ZOA)

TOL was for OAK but ZOA manager asked me if I would like to go there instead.
 

C130Eng

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Re: Timelines

11/08/2012 Applied on USAJOBs.gov for ATSS
12/28/2012 Last day of Active Duty Air Force
1/30/2013 Referral issued for DEN Metro
2/6/2013 Random phone call (forgot I had even applied) from manager asking if I could interview the next day.
2/7/2013 Phone Interview
2/8/2013 Manager emailed asking for references and updated address so she could send off paperwork to HR
2/19/2013 Phone call from HR with offer. Email received with OF306 and Drug Test Notification. All paperwork returned same day.
2/22/2013 Received TOL via email. Sent back acceptance letter and veterans documentation to HR. E-QIP finished. Will be overnighting the security office paperwork and fingerprint card on Tuesday.
2/25/2013 Fingerprints done and security paperwork overnighted to regional security office. Drug test tomorrow. Other than that standing by to stand by.

UPDATE:
2/26/2013 Drug test completed. Fingerprints and paperwork received by security office.
 

jharts

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So you are about 10 days behind me then I got word from my references that they have got letter questioners in reguards to me. That was yesterday so I am hoping to hear back by end of next week. Hr told me waiting on clearences and class date.
 

C130Eng

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So you are about 10 days behind me then I got word from my references that they have got letter questioners in reguards to me. That was yesterday so I am hoping to hear back by end of next week. Hr told me waiting on clearences and class date.
The security office told that if they look at your stuff and it is good to go that they can grant you a interim clearance in just 5 days. Did you hold a security clearance before? The fingerprinting takes about 5 days as well to get approved as well.

Did you ever get your TOL?
 

ten_fiver

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So you are about 10 days behind me then I got word from my references that they have got letter questioners in reguards to me. That was yesterday so I am hoping to hear back by end of next week. Hr told me waiting on clearences and class date.
I just heard that my references got the cards yesterday too. Waiting, waiting...

on another note, my current boss is none too happy about me leaving. Hopefully he doesn't make up nasty stuff about me in regards to the background check.
 

C130Eng

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Alright guys called and talked to my HR rep at OKC this morning and here is the deal:
They are unsure of what is going to happen Friday as far as hiring. They keep getting told so many different things that they really don't have a good answer until it happens. However they are trying to push everyone's stuff through as quickly as possible just so they are not leaving anyone behind and are trying to make as many phone calls with FOLs as they can. So hope this gives you a little insight. Good luck to everyone!
 

ten_fiver

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Alright guys called and talked to my HR rep at OKC this morning and here is the deal:
They are unsure of what is going to happen Friday as far as hiring. They keep getting told so many different things that they really don't have a good answer until it happens. However they are trying to push everyone's stuff through as quickly as possible just so they are not leaving anyone behind and are trying to make as many phone calls with FOLs as they can. So hope this gives you a little insight. Good luck to everyone!
I got a call with my start date this morning. She sounded pretty stressed out, and her line was busy for quite awhile when I tried to call back later. At least gears are turning. Good luck to everybody still waiting on word.
 

C130Eng

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I got a call with my start date this morning. She sounded pretty stressed out, and her line was busy for quite awhile when I tried to call back later. At least gears are turning. Good luck to everybody still waiting on word.
I will probably not be making the cut off. I am stressed and frustrated and discouraged but keeping hopeful I get something the following week.
 

ten_fiver

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I will probably not be making the cut off. I am stressed and frustrated and discouraged but keeping hopeful I get something the following week.
I was wondering the same thing, then I get a call this morning out of the blue. It was a quick and dirty "you got a start date of the 11th, will you take it?" I haven't heard anything for awhile before this call, so I wouldn't stress too much over it.

Now instead of worrying about getting a start date, I'm worried about not having a full 2 weeks to give to my current employer.
 

jharts

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I am hoping for a call tomorrow from hr did get a call today that my security clearances are good. Keeping my fingers crossed for a very fast start date, maybe by the 3rd if im lucky
 

C130Eng

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I was wondering the same thing, then I get a call this morning out of the blue. It was a quick and dirty "you got a start date of the 11th, will you take it?" I haven't heard anything for awhile before this call, so I wouldn't stress too much over it.

Now instead of worrying about getting a start date, I'm worried about not having a full 2 weeks to give to my current employer.
Security just got my stuff yesterday and I did my drug test yesterday so I figure I got a couple weeks unless HR gives me a start date contingent on the outcome of everything. Who knows what is going on anymore? I am sick of turning on the news anymore.