AFTAC employs more than 1,000 highly educated professionals including scientists, engineers, program managers, and communications and information specialists.
At AFCS and AFTAC we value the strength that comes from our diverse perspectives and abilities and from our different backgrounds and experiences. This is essential to our creativity and success.
We rely on inspired thinking from any and every member of our team and cultivate multicultural viewpoints, varied education, and life experiences to fuel innovation in every field of operation essential to the Air Force mission.
Shoulder to shoulder—success is assured when everyone contributes.
Whether you talk it or type on it, any way you can communicate, the Communications and Information Career Field is on top of it. Managing communications infrastructure systems requires a wide range of expertise and often leads to developing new technology. We support communications that travel around the globe and thousands of miles into space from traditional physical mail to satellite communications.
AFTAC’s Communications and Information positions encompass a broad range of expertise: network systems operations, including information assurance, computer, network defense and electronic protection; information resource management, including Chief Information Officer (CIO) duties; systems engineering and architecture design; telecommunications, space, command and control, postal operations; and visual information management architectures; plan and organize communications and information acquisition management activities and perform communications and information engineering functions; direct information life-cycle management activities; and provide executive officer support. Our communication and information positions include: Telecommunications Specialist, Technical Writer/Editor, Technical Information Specialist, IT Specialist (NETWORK) Network Services, IT Specialist (ENTARCH) Enterprise Architecture, IT Specialist (SYSADMIN/OS) Systems Administration/Operating Systems.
Science and Engineering are the heart of AFTAC’s mission. The Air Force is known for its commitment to advanced technology, and AFTAC supports that commitment by hiring the best of the best cross science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The AFTAC Scientist and Engineer workforce is comprised of more than 200 positions across the following three main categories:
Scientists—We apply our scientific knowledge to solve problems ranging from environmental, materials, physics, Geographical Information Systems, geophysics, meteorology, chemical, radiological, and nuclear through the administration of programs related to these fields. Our scientific positions include physical scientist, physicist, physical science technician, geophysicist, chemist, meteorologists, computer scientist.
Engineers—Apply your engineering degree and experience to planning future technologies; conducting research and development; and defining requirements for systems from cradle to grave (conceptual design, build, test, deployment, sustainment, and eventual deactivation). Our engineering positions include: General Engineer, Engineering Technician, Nuclear Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Computer Engineer.
Analysts—Applying a variety of analytical techniques to formulate and solve problems. Analysts use scientific inquiry in the development of mathematical models and computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects, studies, or problems. Our analyst positions include: Operations Research Analyst, Statistician.
When you are ready to apply for an AFTAC job, you will find our vacancy announcements posted on the Air Force Civilian Service government website, airforce.usajobs.gov.
Like any employer, AFCS expects you to be “qualified” when you apply for a position, but unlike some employers, you must also be “eligible.” What’s the difference? It’s actually pretty simple.
However, even if you are completely “qualified” for a job, you may not actually be “eligible.” In the Federal jobs environment, “eligibility” refers to Federal regulatory requirements that determine who can apply for specific jobs.
For additional information on this subject please review the "Air Force Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide."
When you join AFTAC, you become part of a highly respected community working on the utmost challenges in the world of aviation, and your benefits should reflect that.
From a competitive salary to a flexible work schedule as well as continuous learning opportunities and career advancement, our various plan options and benefits rival – and often exceed – those offered in the private sector. As a civilian member of the Air Force workforce, you can enjoy outstanding federal benefits. Starting the moment you begin a career at AFTAC, here are just a few benefits to expect:
Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Eligible employees can deposit funds into a health savings account that enables them to pay for many out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.
Long-Term Care Insurance: This insurance helps pay for medical and non-medical needs of enrollees with a chronic illness or disability that affects their day-to-day activity over long periods of time.
Life Insurance: The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program offers eligible employees basic life insurance and three types of optional life insurance at attractive group rates – and most employees can continue their coverage after retirement.
Retirement Plan: In addition to the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), we offer our employees a transferable 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with government matching contributions.
Paid Time Off: All eligible employees are entitled to paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.
Paid Training and Education: While not guaranteed, student loan repayment programs, signing bonuses, relocation reimbursement, paid training and tuition assistance may be available.
Are you ready to balance a rewarding career protecting your nation with a fulfilling personal life? At AFTAC, we offer resources and tools that help you enjoy everything you put into your work – and your time away from it, as well. These are just some of the work-life benefits offered by the Air Force, regardless of your location
Flexible Work Schedules: Helping you balance time between work and family.
Telecommuting: Employees in certain positions can work from home. Certain restrictions may apply.
Civilian Fitness and Wellness Policy: Full-time employees can use up to three hours of their workday per week, without using leave or vacation time, for fitness and wellness activities, pending approval. A physical exam is required for participation.
Recreational Activities: Easy access to various activities and facilities at Patrick AFB and numerous recreational and cultural destinations in the surrounding areas.
For more detailed information on benefits, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s benefits page.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. More information on COVID-19 requirements may be found at: