POSITIONS INCLUDE FEDERAL BENEFITS
Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
We have rewarding career opportunities for smart and ambitious professionals covering all aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Your expertise is needed in support of the U.S. Air Force mission in air, space, and cyberspace.
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Test and Evaluation Engineer
This is an exciting career opportunity that should not be missed. These jobs offer competitive compensation and excellent federal benefits.
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It takes thousands of dedicated civilians to keep the United States Air Force powerful and effective. That’s us—Air Force Civilian Service. We are leaders. We are innovators. We have a passion for excellence and for work that really matters.
At 170,000 strong we are a force to be reckoned with filling roles from the routine to rocket science and everything in between. Together we work shoulder to shoulder with the men and women in uniform to keep the Air Force ready for action, ready for anything.
We’re from all backgrounds and all walks of life investing our energy and skills in something more important than ourselves. Our contributions as civilians are vital, supporting and sustaining the United Stated Air Force and their mission in air, space, and cyberspace.
Consider AFCS. You’ll find a supportive and inclusive workplace, where excellence is rewarded, and work-life balance is a priority. Factor in great benefits and you’ll see why AFCS is a place where you can excel. Find your place with us and watch your career soar.
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, as well as a substantial employer contribution to premiums, and your share of out-of-pocket costs can be paid with pretax dollars.
You will also be able to choose among several options for life insurance coverage for both you and your family 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 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 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 this link, 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. You will be able to provide this information and will be able to indicate the occupational areas and Air Force installations where you are interested in working by accessing the Schedule A application process at :
Once you complete your application online the Civilian Personnel Sections (CPS) will have your application package to verify elibility and be able to share your resume with hiring managers who have vacancies for which you qualify.
The hiring process for military spouses is simple and streamlined. Military spouses can 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 (CPS) to register for the Priority Placement Program to exercise their preference for hiring. Beginning April 1, 2019, in lieu of registration, military spouses can 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.
When submitting an application, military spouses must complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification checklist from the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service website. This form must be submitted each time you apply to a DoD position on USAJOBS.gov 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 CPS.
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: