NAF employment is considered federal employment. It is, however, different from federal civil service employment because the monies used to pay the salaries of NAF employees come from a different source. Civil service positions are paid for by money appropriated by Congress. NAF money, on the other hand, is self-generated by Air Force clubs, bowling centers, golf courses, and other activities that use NAF employees.
We have two types of NAF positions: "flexible" and "regular." Flexible employees have work schedules that depend on the needs of the activity. These employees may work a minimum of zero hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week, and do not receive benefits. Regular employees work between 20 and 40 hours a week depending on position requirements, and are entitled to receive benefits.
Flexible: Employees have work schedules that depend on the needs of the activity. These employees may work a minimum of zero hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week, and do not receive benefits.
Regular Part-Time: Employees work between 20 to 34 hours per week. Regular Full-Time: Employees work between 35 and 40 hours a week depending on position requirements and are entitled to receive benefits.
Cook, Food Service Worker, Recreation Aid, Recreation Assistant, Sales Clerk, Picture Framer, Automotive Mechanic, Tools & Parts Attendant, Animal Caretaker, Travel Agent, Cashier, Bartender, Bar Assistant, Child & Youth Program Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Office Automation Assistant, Guest Services Representative, Laborer and Custodial Worker. Some facilities have leader, supervisory and managerial positions.
Review positions available and open for recruitment. Positions are placed on NAFjobs.org as requests to fill are received in the Human Resources Office (HRO) and are open for a minimum of one week (7 calendar days). Positions remain posted on NAF jobs until the selectee has in-processed and been placed in the position.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for all positions in which they are interested in being considered for. Applications remain active for 90 days and will be referred for all vacancies for positions applied for during those 90 days.
What? Military Spouse Preference is a benefit given to a qualified military spouse seeking employment within the Department of Defense, which includes Non appropriated Funds (NAF), Civil Service (GS/WG) and AAFES positions. MSP gives the spouse a higher priority for government positions.
- Relocation via a PCS move to sponsor’s new permanent duty station
- Married the military member PRIOR to his/her reporting date to new area
- Meets basic qualifications and is among the best qualified
- Meets all pre-employment criteria and is immediately appointable under applicable recruitment procedures
- Posses a copy of PCS orders identifying the sponsor, reporting date to new location and YOUR name is on the orders
Do I have to use my MSP to apply?
No, but if you are hired for, or are converted to a “continuing position”, your eligibility for this PCS move has not been used. A continuing position is defined as positions which appointments are made without time limitation, and are required to have a fixed work schedule, i.e., part time or full time. NAF Flexible category positions are considered non-continuing and MSP eligibility remains intact if appointment for a flexible position only.
How is MSP Lost?
- Accepting or refusing a continuing position in the Federal Service, whether or not preference was applied
- Refusal to participate in established recruitment procedures
- Loss of military spouse status due to divorce, death of sponsor, sponsor’s retirement, or separation from active duty
Other Important Information:
- MSP only applies to positions within the commuting area of the military sponsor’s permanent duty station
- MSP eligibility begins 30 days before the military sponsor’s reporting date at the new duty location
- Military spouses seeking preference with less than six months remaining in the area may not be selected for continuing positions