June 17, 2010 by Post Team
AFPC:With civilian contractor conversions, new organizations stand and overall increases in civilian posts, the civil service of the Air Force continues to grow as officials seek to employ thousands of U.S. citizens.
Air Force Personnel Center officials have filled more than 3,000 new positions since the increase began earlier this year and is expected to announce more than 17,000 additional new jobs by the end of 2011 in USAJOBS.
USAJOBS is an online repository used by multiple federal agencies to advertise job vacancies around the world.
“These career opportunities cover a wide spectrum of skill sets needed to support national defense and the objectives of the Air Force, from specialists in information technology and aircraft simulator instructors auxiliary housing management and biologists, “said Michelle LoweSolis, the director of civilian force integration at AFPC. “The importance of our civilian work force can not be overstated, nor our desire to get the best qualified personnel in these positions.”
To guide individuals through the application process for the Air Force, the AFPC Employment website contains various resources Civil to include tutorials, salary information, eligibility criteria and the procurement authorities of special populations, such as military spouses, people with disabilities, students and veterans.
In November 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Veterans Employment Initiative, an initiative that “emphasizes federal agencies the importance of recruitment and training of veterans” who have valuable knowledge and technical skills.
The combination of the initiative to increase employment and recruitment gives airmen affected by the transition of power management the opportunity to be considered for federal employment.
When applying for federal jobs, veterans have three contracting authorities in order to be eligible: Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, and 30 percent or more disabled.
A person who is eligible for veterans preference, or separated after three or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions generally eligible for consideration under VEOA.
Any disabled veteran, a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which has been an authorized campaign badge, a veteran who, while on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded, or a separate man from active duty in the last three years may be eligible for consideration by the VRA.
The veteran retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more, or the veterans who have been qualified by the Department of Veterans Affairs from 1991 or later to include disability determinations a branch of the Armed Forces at any time, as having a disability compensable service connected 30 percent or more may be eligible for consideration in appointing a special authority for 30 percent or more disabled veterans.
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