Air Force summer hire program opens

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Now is the time for those interested in temporary summer employment to apply for an Air Force job. Air Force summer vacancies will be posted for positions such as office automation and computer clerk, laborer, lifeguard, recreation aide and food service worker.

To be considered for a summer position, an individual must meet one or more of the four following criteria:

* 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.

* Applicants must be a disabled veteran; or a veteran 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 a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or a recently separated veteran.

* Applicants 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.

* Applicants must have held a federal career or career-conditional appointment at some time in the past.

Duty hours will vary by base and announcement. Vacancies are announced at www.usajobs.gov. Applicants can find summer vacancies by entering “summer hire” in the keyword search box. For information on a specific job, enter the title into the key word search. The application period ends June 30.

To apply, applicants must create an account in USAJOBS and upload a resume. Required documentation will vary depending on the position and applicants should follow the application instructions.

USAJOBS can be accessed by computer or smart phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and account holders can sign up for automatic job announcement notices.

For more information about summer jobs and other civilian employment opportunities, visit www.afciviliancareers.com.