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AFPC assists in managing civilian careers

By by Debbie Gildea | Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Whether you are a civilian employee, hoping to become one or planning to hire one, the myPers website has information to help you find opportunities and manage your career, Pat Stokes, Air Force Personnel Center marketing specialist, said.

"The Air Force is a great place to work," Stokes said. "Civilian careers with the Air Force offer employees quality of life, competitive compensation, excellent benefits and personal satisfaction, and we want to make sure current employees have the information they need to manage their careers and develop."

To provide information about the various opportunities, online brochures are available at myPers, Stokes added. Included in the various reference materials for civilians is the Air Force Civilian Careers document, a quick review of career opportunities, base locations, benefits and answers to frequently asked questions.

"The brochure is beneficial, even if you're already an Air Force civilian," Stokes said. "You may be ready for a location change or even a career field change, so the information could be just what you're looking for. If you have family or friends who are interested in Air Force civilian service, but don't have access to myPers, you can can print it and take it to them. It's the perfect starting point."

In addition, myPers has a printable card, called Manage your Air Force Civilian Service Career, that includes links to helpful information and websites such as the USAJobs website, resume writing guidance and standard forms required when applying for jobs.

"If you're new to the civil service hiring process, or if you've been in your current position for a while, this is the perfect resource," Stokes said. "Links go directly to job sites, resume tips and phone numbers you can call for help."

To access the documents, log in to myPers, https://mypers.af.mil with a common access card or login ID and password, and go to the civilian employee page. Select employment opportunities from the menu on the left. The documents are listed under brochures.

For more information about civilian career opportunities go to myPers or the civilian careers website at www.afciviliancareers.com.