Friday, December 8, 2023

I Am Still Trying to Imagine FAA Hiring Air Traffic Controllers This Way

 Along with ATCs, there are a lot of other life-critical jobs which will be filled under these insane criteria:

Targeted Disabilities
Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring. They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.

Yes, hire people with "severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability" for jobs that involve human lives.  And ATCs who cannot hear or see: that's a winning combination!  "I have to wear the tinfoil hat or the voices give me wrong instructions on what runway to use."

On-the-Spot Hiring

A non-competitive hiring method for filling vacancies with Veterans and/or individuals with disabilities. Managers can choose to fill an open position through the On-the-Spot hiring process given they provide the required documentation for doing so. 

The beauty of civil service exams is that you need to demonstrate skills appropriate to the job.  But not if you are below average in intelligence.  I desperately want to believe hiring managers are smarter than their bosses but we all know failure to hire enough mentally ill ATCs will be a problem at performance review time.

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