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On-Base and Federal Employment

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Other Federal and More (Civil Service) (Civil Service)

AF Employee Recruitment SourcesiUSAJOBS (iPhone application)
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FAFB Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF)

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Air Force NAF Jobs

U.S. Army


Army NAF


U.S. Navy (and Marine Corps)

Commissary  (apply at USAJobs)

Navy NAF

FAFB Family Childcare: Call 509-247-5336           

Marine Corps Community Services

ARAMARK (FunSpot, FinalPoint, Dining Facilities)

Careers in National Defense

Global Credit Union

Office of Personnel Management

Armed Forces Bank

Federal Agency Jobs

Medical Lake School District

Department of Veterans Affairs

Air Force Civilian Personnel Center

NATO Recruiting

International Org.s (U.S. Dept. of State)

American Hospital ServicesMil2FedJobs portal  (Convert MOS to Fed Jobs series)

Civil Service (Appropriated Fund, APF)
Commonly referred to as "GS", there are actually many more pay plans than GS in the civil service system. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website, above, contains extensive information on all aspects of Civil Service employment. Most Federal Government civilian positions are part of the competitive civil service - to obtain a Federal job, you must compete with other applicants. Some agencies are excluded from the competitive civil service procedures. This means that these agencies have their own hiring system which establishes the evaluation criteria they use in filling their internal vacancies. These agencies are called excepted service agencies; excepted service agencies are not required to post jobs on As a result, it is important to look at individual agency websites for job announcements. List of excepted service agencies

Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF)
Primarily at military installations, these positions are paid by patron fees at several on-base activities.  Examples include: child development, youth, school-age, bowling, food operations, lodging, recreation.  NOTE: Some activities have both NAF and Civil Service positions

Veterans Preference
Separated or retired military members may be eligible for veteran's preference when applying for federal jobs. Point values range from five to ten points. Generally, veterans must have served for more than 180 days, other than training, and have received an honorable discharge. For a detailed listing of veteran's preferences, see the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website for their VetGuide, or contact the Veteran's Preference Advisor online at: Applicants must meet all job qualifications

Military Spouse Preference or Priority
The Military Spouse Preference (MSP) program was developed by the Department of Defense to help lessen the interruption of a spouse's career when they have to move due to the active duty service members' receipt of permanent change of station (PCS) orders. MSP provides priority in the employment selection process for certain relocating military spouses. Procedures vary by agency. Eligible and interested applicants should check with the Civilian Personnel and/or NAF Human Resources Office - at Fairchild, both are located in Bldg 2040. Even within the Air Force, procedures vary between APF and NAF employment. Applicants must meet all job qualifications. Good information on this topic for APF employment is at Armed Forces Crossroads 

By Name Request and Veterans Recruitment Appointment By Name Request
The Selecting Official (the person who will decide who to hire) may make a "By Name Request." The selecting official submits the name of a desired candidate with the Request for Personnel Action. Applicants must have a resume on file, and must be qualified for the position. (How will the selecting official know YOU are interested in the position, and will do a good job? This is where networking and volunteering work to your advantage! Learn more about networking and volunteering at the tabs to the left)

Applying for Most Civil Service Jobs
Most federal jobs are posted on, although some positions may take you to another website for qualifications, application, etc. Build your resume/s online; USAJobs has good tutorials on the website. Search for a job - by geographic area, by series (career field), or by pay. Some applicants may need to incorporate the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, where required; for some job announcements these are written within the body of the resume, while some will require a separate paragraph (s). Some positions have Supplemental Questions. Make sure that all required data (transcripts, orders, DD Form 214, licenses, certificates, etc) is available, then apply 

Air Force Civilian Careers website (above)
Air Force civil service job vacancies are imported from USAJOBS, and the website serves as a one-stop shop for resources directly applicable to government employment.  Provides Air Force-specific information on career fields, benefits, employment locations, and has a Job Match Machine. Provides information on Careers, Community and How to Apply

Direct Hire
Direct Hire is a special hiring authority granted to federal agencies to assist in hiring hard to fill positions. There are a few Air Force Civil Service jobs for which applications may be submitted directly to the Civilian Personnel Office on the installation. They are primarily in the medical and information technology fields. To apply for direct hire positions at Fairchild AFB, submit your resume, transcripts, licensing, and DD214, as applicable, to the Civilian Personnel Office in Bldg 2040. Application packages will be maintained for one year from the date received   

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