Working in the highly specialized environment like AFNWC would be a remarkable achievement. Given the unique and vital nature of the work is certain to instill pride. We know it will be satisfying and rewarding.
What’s unique about working at AFNWC is knowing that your contributions are critical to the U.S. Air Force’s national security efforts. And your work is making history.
As long as nuclear weapons exist, there is no more important mission or worthier challenge than working with the world’s most powerful weapons and ensuring the safety of billions.
AFNWC is part of the Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS). That’s the indispensable force that provide the brain power and manpower that keep the Air Force ready for action.
At 170,000 strong we at AFCS are a force to be reckoned with. We fill positions in over 600 different occupations. Dedicated and confident, we work shoulder to shoulder with Airmen around the country and around the world, committed to the vital Air Force mission in air, space, and cyberspace.
To help you on your way to a long and varied career, AFNWC offers extensive educational opportunities including on-site training, the chance to attend educational events and programs, 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 AFNWC, your career can take you places you never imagined with abundant opportunities to expand your skills and put them to work keeping the Air Force successful.
Because our mission of conducting and supporting flight research relies on creative thinking and problem solving, we invest in the value and strength that comes from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, from diverse perspectives and points of view, and abilities as diverse as the nation we serve.
We rely on inspired thinking and cultivate a team from multicultural backgrounds, varied education, and life experiences — including those with disabilities — to fuel the innovation essential to the Air Force mission.
AFNWC understands and supports attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce which appreciates and understands other societies, cultures, and languages. Diversity is a powerful tool on the road to success.
We also embrace equal employment opportunity in all facets of our work environment regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, and/or sexual orientation.
Our greatest asset is a workforce made up of the most qualified and dedicated professionals who work in all areas of the test mission: from logistics to contracting and from engineering to the sciences.
Sure, what we do is vital to the Air Force mission, but it’s also very exciting and challenging. That makes AFNWC is a great place to start a career or to invest your professional experience in something far more important than the bottom line.
Engineers, contract managers, financial specialists, IT professionals, and more—we are always on the lookout for smart and ambitious pros who can step in and make a contribution on day one conducting tests to push aircraft, rockets, missiles, and weapons systems to do things that may never have been done before.
Engineers are in abundance at AFNWC along with others in the STEM disciplines focusing on nuclear weapons systems, counter-chemical, electrical, mechanical, computer, aerospace, and high-yield explosive activities.
These positions require creative problem-solving skills on critical, real-life projects that define the cutting edge of flight test technology.
AFNWC logisticians are responsible for providing guidance and support in logistics management, inventory management, and industrial management. They also oversee key programs, including Nuclear Weapons Related Material, Nuclear Support Equipment, Nuclear System Deactivations, Demilitarization and the Nuclear Sustainment and Integration Center.
Intelligence and Requirements is responsible for all AFNWC special programs and early phase activities, including performing studies and analyses, and technology development and maturation efforts supporting the delivery of new weapons and weapon systems across all available nuclear and counter-chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear technologies. The team also defines acquisition strategy requirements and performs intelligence assessments to support the nation’s nuclear deterrence and counter–WMD missions.
Program Management duties touch every aspect of AFNWC work, including technology development and integrated engineering, program control, test and deployment, configuration management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance and logistics support.
Program managers play a key role in determining organizational structure, personnel, training needs and security requirements, as well as ensuring that acquisition programs are meeting cost, schedule and performance objectives.
There are numerous AFCS jobs available across the country and around the world. Zoom in or out to see more or less detail. Click on any marker to see current job openings.
All AFCS job opportunities are also listed on the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information, USAJOBS. Access AFCS Acquisition job opportunities at https://airforce.usajobs.gov.
Follow the steps below to determine if you are qualified and eligible, and apply for a position with AFCS.
Each AFCS Job Opportunity Announcement will carefully spell out who is eligible to apply in the “Who May Apply” section. Further details on who may apply can be found in the “Other Information” and “How to Apply” sections. It is very important to review these requirements carefully. If you do not meet the requirements listed, you may not apply for the job.
For additional information on this subject please review the "Air Force Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide."
AFCS jobs are categorized as entry, mid, and senior levels, and are associated with different qualifications and pay grade levels. And, there are special categories of job opportunities, including jobs for students and recent graduates, veterans, military spouses, and individuals with disabilities.
Each AFCS position (Job Opportunity Announcement) will provide detailed information about job qualifications, duties, salary, location, benefits, and security requirements. These will help you determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a candidate who qualifies for the job.
Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each Job Opportunity Announcement. Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions that must be addressed, and forms and format that must be used to present your resume and qualifications for the job. Help can be found at USAJOBS.gov.
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