Aviation Clerk


An FAA aviation clerk is an administrative and ground-based position that provides support to the FAA’s field offices. This person is responsible for process paperwork, maintaining files, and preparing reports. Answering phones and questions is part of the job, as is preparing and sending correspondence. Computers are used heavily in this job, as are telephones, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment.


Aviation clerks must be detail oriented at all times, though the work can sometimes be repetitive and tedious. Because the FAA is a governing agency that enforces aviation law, clerks must follow exacting legal procedures.


In place of previous office or clerical experience, applicants can substitute four years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university. Candidates for this position must be able to type a minimum of 40 WPM on a five-minute sample with three or less errors. The ability to research and compile information is necessary, as is the ability to follow procedures. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills


Applicants must be United States citizens.


Some training will be provided on the job.


Most clerical positions are weekdays.

Salary and Benefits

Benefits include life and health insurance, competitive salaries, retirement programs, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

$29,604.00 – $38,487.00

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