In the 1960s, the job of flight attendant had a sense of glamour attached to it. While that's , there are still certain routes that grant the flight attendant special access. One of them, the government's route from Las Vegas to Area 51, is .
AECOM, a multinational firm that provides professional services, is hiring for a flight attendant on the government-only airline it operates that is unofficially known as Janet Airlines. An acronym for "Just Another Non Existent Terminal," Janet has a of Boeing 737-600s at its disposal with some smaller Beech 1900s and King Airs for variety and is known for its lack of branding beyond one bright red stripe.
AECOM doesn't put out job ads every day for Janet Airlines, but they do run regularly put the word out for help. In 2015, for example, there for a First Officer.
The current flight attendant job asks from potential applicants many of the same things asked of non-classified flight attendants. Keep the passengers comfortable during the flight, inform them of safety procedures before takeoff, keep a cool head in the event of severe weather conditions like turbulence, delays due to weather or mechanicals, hijackings or bomb threats and even crashes. There are heavy hinged aircraft doors weighing "up to 80 pounds" that need to be opened and closed.
One big difference? Flight attendants must "qualify for and maintain a top secret government security clearance."
AECOM says its looking for local candidates in the Nevada area, so it's likely those applicants will get a leg up on the application. And while some prior flight attendant experience is preferred, an active Top Secret Clearance is "highly desired."