S&E Opportunities

This notice may be used to fill anticipated scientist and engineering permanent, modified term, or term vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations utilizing the Direct Hire Authority approved by the Office of Personnel Management. Modified term and term appointments may be noncompetitively converted to a career appointment.

Bachelor and/or an Advanced Degree Direct Hire Authority. This public notice may be used to appoint qualified bachelor’s and advanced degree candidates to STEM positions. Individuals can be appointed to permanent, modified term, or temporary vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations within the Air Force Research Laboratory. Employees appointed to a Modified Term appointment may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent position at a later date. AFRL can utilize this authority to hire individuals looking for post-doc opportunities as well.

Technical Direct Hire Authority for Veterans. AFRL will also utilize this public notice to appoint qualified veterans in the technician positions below with the main objective of allowing veterans the ability to transition their unique military skills to a civilian position within the laboratory. The veterans will be appointed to permanent, temporary or term appointment vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations within the Air Force Research Laboratory.

  • Psychology Aid/Technician
  • Biological Science Technician
  • Health Aid and Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician
  • Medical Technician
  • Pathology Technician
  • Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
  • Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
  • Medical Instrument Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technical
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Physical Science Technician
  • Hydrologic Technician
  • Meteorological Technician
  • Cartographic Technician
  • Geodetic Technician
  • Mathematics Technician

Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Student Employment Program (SSEP) Direct Hire Authority. The public notice may be used to appoint STEM students. Qualified candidates appointed to SSEP will be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program of undergraduate or graduate instruction leading to a bachleor's or advanced degree in a STEM course of study at an institution of higher education and includes students enrolled in a 2-year program designed specifically for transfer to a 4-year institution. Students may be appointed to a temporary or a flexible length term appointment. The student's work schedule can be full-time or part-time at various AFRL locations. Students under this authority have the opportunity for noncompetitive conversion to a permanent scientific or engineering position upon graduation from the applicable institution of higher education.

CLICK HERE to upload resume and/or transcript to be considered for available positions with AFRL.

Incentives and/or student loan repayment may or may not be offered.

Applications will be kept on file for 90 days. All applications and supporting documentation become the property of the Department of the Air Force and will not be returned once submitted.

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