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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.