The NTSB has approximately 400 employees located in its Headquarters in Washington, DC, and in regional field offices in Ashburn (VA), Denver (CO), Federal Way (WA), and Anchorage (AK). Our employees work in a variety of transportation related, and administrative support occupations such as:
- Aerospace Engineer
- Air Safety Investigator
- Transportation Safety Specialist
- Highway Accident Investigator
- Human Performance Investigator
- Human Resources Specialist
- Contract Specialist,
- Information Technology Specialist
The NTSB values transparency, integrity, independence, excellence, diversity and inclusion. Our staff reflects our values and we urge all with a passion for transportation safety to consider joining our agency.
For the fifth year in a row, NTSB has been ranked as one of the top ten small agencies to work for in the federal government, according to the Partnership for Public Service. Every year the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group measure employee engagement and satisfaction government-wide as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. Learn more about the
on the Partnership for Public Service website.
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USAJOBS to find open NTSB vacancy announcements.
USAJOBS is a collaborative effort between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agencies to provide assist applicants in finding employment with the federal government.
Are You Eligible?
Check the vacancy announcement to see if you are eligible to apply. Some or all of the following may be eligible:
STATUS applicants are persons who have a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or have reinstatement eligibility. These applicants may apply for any vacancy within the area of consideration. Status applicants are eligible for consideration for announcements that are advertised through the NTSB Merit Staffing Plan.
NON-STATUS applicants are persons who are not in the competitive service and have no reinstatement eligibility. These applicants may apply for any vacancy when the area of consideration states "ALL SOURCES", ALL U.S. CITIZENS, OR "NON-STATUS".
SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES. People with disabilities, former Peace Corps, Vista, and Action Cooperative Volunteers, Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA) eligible, and 30% Disabled Veterans may be considered under special hiring authorities. Read more on the OPM Web site.
DISPLACED employees who are current employees serving under career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service, who have received a specific reduction in force (RIF) separation notice.
SURPLUS employees who are current agency employees serving under career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service, who have received a Certification of Expected Separation or other certification issued by the agency which identifies the employees as being in a surplus organization or occupation.
The NTSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
Submit the Required Documents
Read the instructions of each vacancy announcement carefully. To apply for most jobs, you must supply:
A resume (submit as specified in the vacancy announcement),
- Other "required documents" if applicable (i.e., college transcripts, Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50/FSA-50, current annual performance appraisal (within 18 months), DD-214, etc.) as specified in the vacancy announcement,
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's), statement or Online Assessment Questionnaire if specified in the vacancy announcement.
For additional information, please contact the Human Resources office at