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The Federal Aviation Administration is accepting applications beginning June 19 through June 26 from people interested in becoming air traffic controllers at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control

(TRACON) facility in Westbury, N.Y.

The announcement is open only to applicants who live within a 50-mile radius of Westbury. They must be U.S. citizens, speak English clearly, and be no older than 30 years of age (with limited exceptions). Applicants must have a combination of three years of education and/or work experience. They must also pass a medical examination, security investigation and FAA air traffic pre-employment tests.

Accepted applicants will be trained at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The New York TRACON manages aircraft flying to, from and over the New York metropolitan area, including the three major airports – John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International – as well as Teterboro and Long Island MacArthur.

Active duty military members must provide documentation certifying that they expect to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the documentation is signed.

Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov to start building their applications or www.faa.gov/Jobs for more information about air traffic controllers. 

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