Work should mean something.
Here it means everything.
A career with AFCS offers everything you could want in a job: quality of life, career growth opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, an Award Winning Workplace, and perhaps most importantly, personal satisfaction.
With thousands of employment opportunities at more than 80 domestic and overseas locations, we’re sure there’s a place for you on our team.
Discover where you fit in
AFCS fills over 600 different occupations to support our mission. The Discovery App is designed to show you how and where you might fit. Select your particular educational background or specific job skills and the app will present a variety of career choices, some of which you might not have considered. Go one step further and see currently available job openings that correspond to your selections.
- Safety and Occupational Health
- Security Administration
- Fire Protection and Prevention
- Social Work
- Human Resource Management
- Closed Microphone Reporting
- Logistics Management
- Financial Management
- Budget Analysis
- Health Science
- Medical Officer
- General Engineering
- Engineering Technician
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Language Specialist
- Physical Science
- Operations Research
- Computer Science
- Quality Assurance
- Information Technology Mgmt
To be the most powerful air force on the planet takes more than the world’s most advanced aircraft and human nerves of steel. It takes excellence in every working task. As an Air Force civilian, you will only become better as you work shoulder to shoulder with Airmen and other civilians—who define dedication, professionalism, and focus in all they do.
Wherever your passion lies you will have the chance to make an impact on the world, working with a team like no other.
At AFCS, we expect you to “work to live” not “live to work.” Maintaining a balance between your professional and personal responsibilities is vital to your happiness and your professional success.
You will experience work schedules that are not only predictable, but flexible. A 40-hour workweek is the norm, but it doesn’t always have to be 9 to 5.
As an AFCS employee, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that, if an emergency arises, we will be flexible in letting you take time to handle your personal and family needs. Personal and family leave is part of the generous overall leave package our employees enjoy that includes holidays, vacation, and sick time. And you can even save up unused sick leave for unforeseen emergencies.
At AFCS, you will likely find yourself working on, or near, a United States Air Force installation, either in the U.S. or at locations around the world. While you will not live on the installation, you will probably notice that a United States Air Force installation is not unlike a small town. It is a self-contained community providing every kind of service: child care, shopping, entertainment, recreation, and more. You will quickly see how close-knit our communities are. AFCS employees often talk of the “sense of family” that they feel working on base. People look out for one another, and they offer support, encouragement, and friendship. Most bases have recreation areas, ball fields and courts, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Plus, many bases encourage team members to spend up to three hours a week in some form of fitness activity…on the clock!
At AFCS, we take care of our people. We want you to enjoy a long and prosperous career with us, so we do what it takes to keep a positive balance between life and work.
Federal careers are renowned for their exceptional employment benefits, and a career with AFCS is no different. Our health insurance program is a nationally recognized model that offers you choice and flexibility along with a substantial employer contribution to premiums, and you can pay your share of premiums as well as your out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars. You will also be able to choose among several options for life insurance coverage for both you and your family members and have the option to participate in the largest group long-term care insurance program in the country. Our three-part retirement program includes a Social Security benefit, a 401(k)-type plan, and a defined benefit component based on years of employment and salary history.
All of these benefits are what we call “portable,” meaning that whatever benefits you accrue with us will transfer to other Federal agencies if you decide to leave AFCS. Furthermore, if your career choices take you to the private sector, those benefits will largely remain intact should you return to employment with AFCS or any other Federal Government agency.
To help you on your way to a rewarding and exciting career, AFCS offers extensive educational opportunities including on-site training, the chance to attend educational events and programs around the world, and even tuition reimbursement and funding for advanced degrees. To help in planning your career, you will have access to extensive career path planning tools and guidance.
As you grow with AFCS, your career can take you places you never imagined with abundant opportunities to expand your skill sets and put them to work at more than 80 locations in the U.S. and overseas. We hire the very best, and we not only want to keep you, we want you to keep getting better.
AFCS is, and has always been, committed to hiring veterans. While there are Federal laws providing hiring preference and special appointing authorities for veterans, more than ever, AFCS recognizes that hiring veterans just makes sense. By actively recruiting veterans, AFCS gains the value of their experience and provides them with a means to continue their service to our country.
To meet veterans' employment information needs, the US Office of Personnel Management created a website to act as the pre-eminent source for Federal employment information for Veterans. Visit FedsHireVets.gov for post-military career information.
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
VRA is an excepted hiring authority that allows AFCS to hire eligible veterans without competition, who meet any of the following requirements:
- Served on active duty and received a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition
- Served on active duty and received an Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation
- Have recently separated (within the last three years), and separated under honorable conditions (an honorable or general discharge)
- Are disabled
Veterans can be given an excepted service appointment under this authority at any grade level up to and including a GS-11 or equivalent. After an individual successfully completes two years of service, that individual will be converted noncompetitively to a career-conditional or career appointment in the competitive service.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
VEOA gives eligible veterans access to jobs that otherwise would have been available only to current competitive civil service (status) employees. Veterans are not accorded preference as a factor in the application process, but they are allowed to compete for job opportunities that are being filled under internal merit promotion procedures—they are not available to the general public.
A VEOA-eligible who has competed under Air Force merit promotion announcements open to status individuals outside the AFCS workforce, and who is selected, will be given a career or career-conditional appointment.
To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran’s latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (an honorable or general discharge), and the veteran must be either a preference eligible OR have substantially completed three or more years of continuous active service.
Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW)
Under the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, active duty service members are treated as veterans and given preference-eligible status (when applicable) for purposes of appointment in the competitive service for up to 120 days prior to their actual discharge/release from active duty service.
Along with the job application, a service member in this situation submits a “certification,” which is any written document from the armed forces that certifies he or she is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
This hiring authority can be used to make appointments of eligible candidates to any position for which they are qualified, without competition. Unlike the VRA there are no grade-level limitations. Initial appointments are time-limited, lasting more than 60 days; however, the veteran can be converted to permanent status at any time during the time-limited appointment without competition.
Eligibility applies to the following categories of veterans:
- Disabled veterans who were retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; and
- Disabled veterans rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.
The Civilian Spouse of an Active Duty Airman May be Eligible for Civilian Employment with AFCS.
We are transforming the hiring process for military spouses. Simplified and streamlined, military spouses can now receive priority placement directly when they apply for positions through USAJOBS.gov.
Military spouses are no longer required to go to the local Civilian Personnel Section to register for the Priority Placement Program to exercise their preference for hiring. This was a time-consuming process for spouses and the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) limited their registration options to only five types of occupational series.
Beginning April 1, 2019 in lieu of registration, military spouses will exercise their priority placement preference by applying for vacancies of their choosing on USAJOBS.gov. Current enrollees should have received notification regarding their registration in the Department of Defense (DoD) Priority Placement Program (PPP) and future changes to the program.
Military spouses who meet the best qualified standard are referred to the hiring manager with preference and can also be invited to participate in an interview, when applicable. Ultimately, this change standardizes military spouse procedures, simplifies the employment process and empowers military spouses to exercise their preference selectively.
This is one of the most positive and exciting changes we have seen in a long time for our military spouses.
When submitting an application, military spouses must complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification checklist from Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) website. This form must be submitted each time you apply to a Department of Defense (DoD) position on USAJOBS in order to receive military spouse preference. Click HERE to find this form.
For more information on how to exercise your preference when applying for a job, please view this WEBSITE or contact the local Civilian Personnel Section.
The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) hires individuals in nearly all occupational areas and provides numerous opportunities for employment. If you are eligible and qualified, you can apply for available positions. If you are a person with an intellectual disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability, you have an additional avenue you can pursue: a Schedule A special hiring authority.
The Schedule A authority, specifically Schedule A 5 CFR 213.3102(u), enables AFCS to hire an eligible person in a more direct and stream-lined manner. To be eligible for Schedule A, you must provide a "proof of disability" letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability. You can get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits. You can see sample letters by clicking on https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/sampleschedaletters.pdf.
In addition to having the “proof of disability” letter, you must meet the qualification requirements, and must be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. You will need to provide a resume, transcripts if your education qualifies you for the position(s) you’re seeking, and a statement identifying the occupational areas and Air Force installations in which you’re interested.
When you have the appropriate documentation, you should contact the Air Force Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) at AFPC.EO.SELECTIVEPLACEMENT@us.af.mil to receive employment assistance and help with the application process. The SPPC will contact and provide your documents to the Disability Program Manager (DPM) or Civilian Personnel Section (CPS) at the local AF installations in which you’re interested. The SPPC will give you the contact information for the local DPM or CPS so you can work more directly with the local officials as they determine if opportunities are available for which they opt to use the Schedule A hiring authority.
If you are hired under the Schedule A authority, you may be converted to the competitive service after two years of successful job performance.
If you would like to learn more about the Schedule A appointing authority, you can click here http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/initiatives/lead/abcs_of_schedule_a.cfm and view "The ABCs of Schedule A for Applicants with Disabilities.”