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Posted 9/18/2015 Printable Fact Sheet

With more than 26,000 Airmen, civilian and contractor employees, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest single site employer in Ohio. This fact sheet is designed to assist those seeking employment with the Air Force, both at Wright-Patt and other locations.

Civilian and Uniformed Employment OpportunitiesFor uniformed military career opportunities as an officer, enlisted member or healthcare professional, visit: www.airforce.com.

If you are seeking civilian employment with the U.S. Government, the USA Jobs website is the fastest and most comprehensive way to search for civil service career opportunities and information.  USA Jobs, managed by the Office of Personnel Management, lists current jobs and application procedures for positions throughout federal government. Start your search for USA Jobs here: http://www.usajobs.gov/

A number of civilian career areas are in high-demand by the Air Force, including scientists, engineers, contracting specialists, financial management specialists, budget analysts, cost estimators, police officers, as well as logistics and supply chain management specialists and some medical specialists.  The Air Force Personnel Center maintains application information, and other useful, searchable information on civilian career opportunities at:
http://www.afciviliancareers.com/.  Another site focused on acquisition and technology opportunities is http://jobs.afacquisitioncareers.com/.

Civilian OpportunitiesWhile the websites above should provide most of the information federal job federal job seekers will need, you can also refer a friend without Internet access to the USA Jobs automated telephone system, at (703) 724-1850, or by calling the Official Federal Government Interactive Voice Response System at (978) 461-8404.

Students seeking jobs with the U.S. Government web can visit:
For Base Commissary employment visit: http://www.commissaries.com/inside_deca/HR/index.cfm

For Base Exchange employment with Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), visit http://odin.aafes.com/employment/default.asp

For Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) Employment visit http://www.88thfss.com/humanresources.htm
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BASE VISITORS: Due to increased security measures on base, non-affiliated personnel no longer have free entry to the base employment office; however, you may apply to any positions listed on the employment web sites. If you would like to visit the Civilian Personnel Office, you will need to obtain a visitors pass from the 88th Security Forces Squadron Pass & Registration Center at Bldg 286, in Area A, near the Gate 15A (OH State Route 844) entrance. This facility can provide passes for short-term visits to Civilian Personnel, Building 2, 2000 Allbrook Drive. Please note that all visitors to Wright-Patterson must have a sponsor. The sponsor must meet them at the Security Forces Pass & Registration Center, or the sponsor can login to the Air Force Portal (a restricted website for Air Force employees) to submit a Visitor Request Form.  The sponsor must be a Wright-Patterson military or civilian employee with DOD ID and CAC-enabled Air Force Portal access.  The sponsor must be able to provide a Social Security Number and phone number to sponsor guests onto the installation.

EXCEPTIONS: Contractor personnel are prohibited from sponsoring guests onto the installation. The visitor request form cannot be used for foreign nationals. If you feel that you need personal attention, please call the Civilian Personnel Office at 937-257-8305 or the Security Forces Pass & Registration Center at 937-257-6506. Information provided is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974.

Other government employment links of interest for persons in special categories:

10-Point Veteran Factsheet Reinstatement
Air Reserve Technician Veterans Preference Information
Military Spouse Preference Career Transition Assistance Program
People with Disabilities Reemployed Annuitant Program

Current government employees:  Current federal employees may register in USA Jobs to search for new job postings. Searches can be saved and the system will automatically email the employee when specific job opportunities are available. For more information visit http://www.usajobs.gov/.

Information on ID cards for Dependents of AF Civilians:  for an explanation of eligibility and supporting documentation requirements, please view the Dependent ID Factsheet.

Retired Information: Retirees must provide proof of eligibility by showing their expired ID card or a copy of their Retirement Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and may go directly to the Military Personnel Flight for a replacement ID.

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