Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
3/15/2012 – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — With Summer just around the corner, now is the time to apply for temporary positions with the Air Force.
Annually, federal agencies post summer opening announcements for positions that range from office clerk to food service worker and more. Participation in the program varies from base to base, but all listings will be posted either at www.USAJOBS.gov or the non-appropriated fund site, https://www.nafjobs.org/default.aspx.
To be considered for a summer position, individuals should check the announcement for “area of consideration”, which identifies who may apply, to make sure they are eligible for consideration. Most summer hire positions are open to people eligible for the Student Temporary Employment Program, but some may be open to Veteran Recruitment Appointment, 30 percent or more disabled veterans, reinstatement, military spouse, and disability-eligible applicants, or to the public.
Student applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school or enrolled/accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students, taking at least a half-time course load in an accredited technical, vocational, two- or four-year college or university, or graduate or professional school.
VRA applicants must be disabled veterans or veterans who served on active duty in the armed forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or veterans who – while serving on active duty – participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded, or a recently separated veteran.
To qualify under the veterans’ 30 percent disabled hiring authority, individuals must have served in the military, be able to produce proof of service and disability (DD Form 214 Member 4 copy and VA Disability Rating), and have a service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.
Reinstatement eligible applicants must have held a federal career or career-conditional appointment at some time in the past. If so, there is no time limit on reinstatement eligibility for those with veterans’ preference or who acquired career tenure by completing three years of substantially continuous creditable service. Applicants who do not have veterans’ preference or did not acquire career tenure may be reinstated within three years after their date of separation.
Appointment of Certain Military Spouse eligibility refers to active duty military members’ spouses who accompany the military sponsor on a permanent change of station move.
Under the People with Disabilities eligibility, applicants are considered disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Veterans and non-veterans may apply under this authority.
For more information about specific summer hire positions, contact the civilian personnel section at the base advertising the position. For more information about civilian careers opportunities, go to www.afciviliancareers.com. For information about other personnel issues, visit the Air Force Personnel Services website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil.