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Jeng  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 20, 2017 6:03:50 AM(UTC)
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I interviewed with the FAA for a engineering position about a month ago and I believe the interview went well. I haven't heard anything back yet and when I sent a email a few days ago, they said the process can take a while and have not selected anyone yet.

Does anyone have any idea how long the hiring process takes for a engineering position at the FAA. I guess I'm looking for examples on how long it took others to get a TOL after their interview.
Jeng  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:28:37 AM(UTC)
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Anyone have any experience similar to this?

This is my first government job I have ever applied to. Is it normal to not hear anything back for more than a month?
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 03, 2017 10:26:03 AM(UTC)
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Yes, more than a month is perfectly normal, unfortunately. Though since you said in PM that it's got an exception to the freeze, the next thing to hear would either be a notification from USAJOBS saying you weren't selected, or hearing that from someone at the FAA. Either way, it's a slow process, especially if that hiring action under the freeze exception is getting extra bureaucratic oversight. Unfortunately repeated inquiries regarding the status are also unlikely to speed things along or get you an answer any sooner; feds hate to tell applicants "no" directly. They'd sooner put that into USAJOBS and let USAJOBS do the notifying. Good luck!!!
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:10:20 AM(UTC)
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Trump placed a 90 day hiring freeze on all federal jobs since mid January (with a few exceptions). So the federal government is currently not allowed to hire. You will not hear back, positively or negatively, until this freeze is lifted. Good luck!
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Jeng  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:12:08 AM(UTC)
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I don't believe this position is part of the hiring freeze because it was posted pre-hiring freeze and I was interviewed for it in the last week of February which is well into the hiring freeze. I was told I would hear something in a few weeks at the interview. I'm not sure how they define a few weeks lol
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:35:48 AM(UTC)
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Looks like the hiring freeze was lifted today. I wonder how long it will take to resume hiring
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#7 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:35:35 AM(UTC)
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Well, DOT is looking at a big cut and according to the wording of the new order, Agencies are going to have to take their proposed funding under Trump's plan into account when making manpower decisions in the short term, regardless of the freeze being lifted. Some agencies will probably fare better now than DOT and FTA, specifically, where my FO is from :( Time will tell. Maybe FAA will get some slack as thinks play out. All you can do is wait and see like the rest of us!
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:46:37 AM(UTC)
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Just heard from DOT HR that now that the freeze is over, some positions are being submitted up for approval to continue through the hiring process. That will depend on the nature of the position, and how desperate they are to fill it.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:07:02 PM(UTC)
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That's good to hear, although I have already given up on the position. These jobs take months on average to get a response to. Adding on this freeze confusion, I wouldn't be surprised if they continued the process at the end of the year
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:53:43 PM(UTC)
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Given up as in you'd no longer accept it? Yeah, it can be much slower than private industry, unfortunately. It seems like a lot of people are suddenly hearing one way or the other though so that seems like a good sign for you!
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:03:04 PM(UTC)
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I would probably still accept if I got a response by next month but I don't think I would except if it was by the end of the year. I'm sure I would have another position by then.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:35:03 AM(UTC)
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I suspect you'll hear something in the next couple weeks.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:31:11 AM(UTC)
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I hope so, I'll keep you updated if I do. I'm planning on sending another email out next week.
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#14 Posted : Sunday, April 23, 2017 6:04:29 AM(UTC)
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Jeng,my experience with interviewing with FAA is old but I'll share. In 2010, I applied for a civil engineer position with FAA in Texas and made it to the second interview. I was excited when the HR specialist asked for my two most recent pay stubs (that used to be an indication of possible hire and to determine entry salary). However, a week later, I was told I did not get it. Everything was pretty quick so maybe the process has changed now to where it takes a while to make a hiring decision. The folks I interviewed with were all pleasant and very helpful.
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