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Being a world-class research organization, AFRL understands the importance of having a diverse and inclusive workforce to discover and develop new technologies for the warfighter. This workforce encompasses individuals with various backgrounds, skills, experiences, and talents. AFRL welcomes the talents and creativity of all people — including people with disabilities and veterans — to help meet our mission. As a result, we employ the best-qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability or any other nonmerit factor.

We offer a wide variety of opportunities for experienced professionals in career fields such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), contracting, human resources, finance, and many more.

You will be part of an organization dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and delivery of affordable technologies for air, space, and cyberspace forces. You will have the opportunity to shape and/or strengthen the discovery of innovative technology in an organization with a prestige paradigm-shifting research heritage that has overseen more than 80 years of research for the Air Force and Department of Defense.

So come work for us, an organization committed to fulfilling and exceeding its federal obligation to be a model employer.

Many job opportunity announcements for AFRL positions appear on USAJOBS. However, some positions are available through other avenues such as direct hire opportunities for STEM professionals. To be considered for both types of opportunities, interested candidates should submit themselves via both methods.

  • For publicly posted opportunities in USAJOBS,  click on the "Search for Jobs" link on the left.
  • For direct hire opportunities STEM professionals, read the following information and follow the link at bottom to upload resume and/or transcript for consideration.

Science and Engineering Professionals

A majority of our workforce is comprised of science and engineering professionals so we are always looking for creative, innovative individuals with at least a bachelor's degree to fill our anticipated gaps.  Some of our gaps may be in the areas of Space & Missile Propulsion; Aerospace Vehicles; High Power Electromagnetics; Laser Systems; Bioeffects; Human Centered Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Cyber Science and Technology; Autonomy, Command & Control, and Decision Support; Space Electronics; Space Platforms and Operations Technologies; Ordnance Sciences; Fuze Technology; Structural Materials & Applications; Manufacturing & Industrial Technology; Layered Sensing Exploitation; and Spectrum Warfare.   If this peeks your interest and you would like to join our team on a professional level, click here for more info.