Nov 23, 2016 09:43 AM EST

US Air Force Civilian Service Jobs Fair: Servicemen for Cyber And Acquisition Positions Available By the Thousands

By JC Santos

Military work isn't always about front-line combat because cyber-security, logistics management and overall supply and personnel acquisition are extremely valuable. The Air Force Civilian Service is currently looking for thousands qualified individuals for cyber and acquisition positions. If you've ever wanted to be part of the Air Force but probably have motion sickness or are physically challenged, this is your chance!

The Air Force Civilian Service has about 1,400 cyber and 2,200 acquisition positions available by 2017. An Air Force press release confirms this. Currently, the Air Force has about 9,500 assorted cyber employees and 27,000 acquisition employees and intends to increase it as their workload intensifies.

Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisitions Chief Mike Brosnan said the Force's focus is on the two career fields because they are "mission-critical" yet they are "hard-to-fill".

Qualifications for Cyber Surety candidates include an understanding of information systems, completion of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), 7 and half weeks of Basic Military Training and Airmen's Week and should be young between ages 17 to 39 years old. Cyber Systems Operations requirements are almost similar to the Cyber Surety requirements except for Cyber System Elements knowledge and Cyber Systems Operations Initial Skills Course.

Acquisition roles include Acquisition Program Managers, Administration and Program Management Specialists, Business and Industry Specialists. The areas are hard-to-fill likely because of the rigorous requirements similar to cyber positions that civilians may not immediately possess.

The US Air Force is planning to host hiring events nationwide to recruit top candidates. It plans to launch a hiring fair at the Los Angeles Air Force Base, California on Nov. 16. The Air Force Base mentioned needs more than 350 acquisition vacancies.

Incentives are also available upon Air Force authorization including recruitment, relocation, retention and student loan repayment for successful cyber and acquisition applicants.

According to Brosnan, the Air Force plans to have more hiring events in the upcoming months.

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