The secret airline run by the US government is hiring — and to get the job, you have to share your drinking habits, sexual behavior, and mental health
Forget secret agent. If you want one of the most exclusive, top-secret jobs about there, consider becoming a flight attendant.
JANET airlines, the secret airline run by the US government, is hiring flight attendants to shuttle employees and contractors out of a private terminal at McCarran National Airport in Las Vegas to their jobs in places like Area 51.
As Business Insider previously reported, while some joke JANET stands for "Just Another Non-Existent-Terminal," it may actually mean "Joint Air Network for Employee Transportation."
The JANET airlines hires will perform all the usual flight attendant tasks including providing food and drink service, giving pre-flight safety demonstrations and ensuring passenger safety throughout the flight, and providing assistance during emergencies.
And like flight attendants working for other airlines, JANET flight attendants must have a high school degree or the equivalent diploma, pass flight attendant training, and comply with the airline's dress code and uniform guidelines, among other things.
But JANET airline flight attendants bear the additional burden of qualifying for and maintaining a top secret government security clearance and associated work location access.
According to the US State Department's website, "top secret" is the highest level of security clearance, and having this clearance gives you access to classified national security information.
Every application for security clearance is evaluated on an individual basis, and considerations include a number of deeply personal details including:
- The person's allegiance to the United States
- Foreign influence
- Foreign preference
- Sexual behavior
- Personal conduct
- Financial considerations
- Alcohol consumption
- Drug involvement
- Emotional, mental, and personality disorders
- Criminal conduct
- Security violations
- Outside activities
- Misuse of information technology systems
If that sounds like the job for you, find the listing at AECom.
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