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Human Resources Specialist

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  • Air Force Test Center

About the Air Force Test Center:
The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrow’s Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

About the Role:
The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Human Resources Specialist (NH-0201-02) to work at the 96 Force Support Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

In this position you will serve as a Human Resources Specialist performing a variety of services to complex and dynamic organizations with a wide range of professional, scientific, administrative and/or highly technical positions.


Location: Valparaiso, FL
Typical 2024 salary range: $39,576 - $94,317 (includes locality)
Telework Information: Up to 60% telework possible (must reside in local area)
Travel Requirements: Up to 25% travel possible
Direct Hire Authority: NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Major Duties:
- Provides recruitment and placement services to assigned installation-level organizations.
- Performs recruitment and placement, and affirmative employment advisory services. Identifies the true nature of management problems and considers them from the total personnel management viewpoint.
- Participates in special initiatives, studies and projects, and affirmative employment activities.
- Coordinates local, Air Force, Priority Placement Program (PPP) & Office of Personnel Management (OPM) priorities and makes qualification determinations.
- Assists management with direct hire authority process to include extending tentative job offers; works with management on any incentives/superior qualifications; works with selectee for pre-employment activities in order to establish firm effective date. Updates Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS), as appropriate.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- Knowledge and understanding of complex Federal HR management functions, theories, and techniques; and the basic relationships of the various HR disciplines.
- Knowledge of the provisions of a variety of public laws, Executive Orders, and Federal regulations regarding recruitment and placement, affirmative employment, labor relations and employee relations
- Skill in advising management on controversial or sensitive, complex, and difficult recruitment and placement, affirmative employment issues/problems, labor relations and employee relations
- Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques sufficient to interact in highly charged, emotional situations which arise due to delicate or highly contested case matters and determinations.
- Knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis, and resolution of complex problems and the development of concrete action plans to solve problems.

Air Force Civilian Service Employment Benefits:
Paid Time Off:
- 11 Federal Holidays off per year
- Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
- 13 sick days per year (104 hours)

- Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
- 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching

Health & Wellness:
- Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
- Flexible Spending Account
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance, and Life & Disability Insurance

Work/Life Balance:
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible Work Arrangements (dependent on position)

Career Development:
- Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
- Career enhancement and promotion opportunities

To learn more about our benefits, please check out the AFTC Benefits Trifold at

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Office or personnel Management (OPM) Classification & Qualifications for Federal Government Employees:

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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