These mission-critical positions offer us the flexibility to hire like the private sector—with a stream-lined application, and we can make job offers on the spot.
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The Air Force offers qualified applicants opportunities to be hired for certain occupations covered by Direct Hire Authorities (DHA). The use of DHA is a fast-track method of hiring applicants from the public with no prior federal status using a non-traditional method of recruitment. These positions may be permanent, term, or temporary positions and may be covered by government-wide authorities or approved specifically for the Department of Defense (DoD).
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Most AFCS competitive service job opportunities are listed on USAJobs at airforce.usajobs.gov. There are many AFCS jobs available across the country and around the world. Click a location marker on the map to see current job openings.
AFCS jobs are categorized within entry, mid, and senior levels and are associated with different qualifications, eligibility requirements, and pay grade levels. In addition, there are jobs categorized for students, recent graduates, veterans, military spouses, for individuals who have status, and for individuals with disabilities.
Read the USAJobs announcement or the job posting found on job boards, within social media or within advertising or marketing materials for specific employment opportunities. You can access these jobs from the Jobs Map above or from the Hot Jobs listing above. Pay close attention to the instructions that will guide you through the application process, including any specific questions that must be answered, the forms and formats that must be used to present your resume and your qualifications and eligibility for the job. Help can be found at usajobs.gov.
Like any employer, AFCS expects you to be "qualified" and "eligible" when you apply for a position. Why are these distinctions important?
Qualification is based on education and/or experience. As with any other employer, you will need to have certain educational and/or work experience in order to be qualified for a given position. For example, if you apply for a physician’s position, you will need to have completed medical school and fulfilled the related requirements. The kind of educational or experiential background needed is always delineated in the USAJobs announcement or social media job posting or advertising materials. Be sure you meet those expectations before you decide to apply.
Eligibility is based on Federal regulatory requirements that determine who can apply for specific jobs. Eligibility requirements are found within each USAJobs announcement and within DHA jobs posted to job boards and social media sites, as well as within advertising materials. It is critical that you review these eligibility requirements. If you do not meet them and you apply, you will be determined to be not qualified.
For additional information on this subject, please see the Air Force Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide.
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: