The Andersen Direct Hire site is up and hiring managers are having success with it! Since the site was implemented, hiring managers who have posted positions on the DHA site have received resumes from qualified applicants and from those resumes they have successfully made selections. Additionally, there some traditional recruitments posted on USA jobs. Interested applicants should continuously check for updated vacancies.

Regardless of where the position is posted, when you find a position you would like to apply for, it is imperative that you are using a federally formatted resume to apply. Using a federally formatted resume will help you get through the qualifications process easier, all applicants MUST meet standards to be appointed. As a reminder, the Military and Family Readiness center (M&FRC) provides resume assistance, please contact: mailto:36fss.fsh@us.af.mil for more information.


Position: Program Analyst, GS-0343-12

Duty Description: The position is assigned to 36 WG/XP, Plans, Policies and Requirements which directly supports 36 WG/CC.  As assigned, manages projects in support of current operations, future planning, DV visits, higher HQ or Congressional inquiries, site surveys and other high-profile tasks. Required tasks range from development of long-term plans to facilitating time-sensitive responses. The position requires skills to execute a wide variety of analytical, technical, and tactical advisory functions related to the field of Base Operating Support, Installation Development and Mission Execution.

Hiring Official: Mr. Jeffrey Grimes, Jeffrey.grimes.5@us.af.mil

Position: Sheet Metal Mechanic, WG-10

Duty Description: This position provides structural maintenance functions involving sheet metal work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of real property.  This includes planning, lay out, fabricating, modifying, repairing, assembling, and installing sheet metal parts to include HVAC duct work.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to be a military spouse to apply, this position is open to ALL qualified applicants.

Hiring Officials: Mr. Leonardo Sagun, Leonardo.sagun.2@us.af.mil <mailto:Leonardo.sagun.2@us.af.mil>

Position: Carpenter, WG-09

Duty Description: This position provides full performance level work in constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying wood and concrete structures requiring close tolerances and structural soundness. Works on roofs, building frames, rafters, concrete forms, walls, staircases, doors, and windows.  Repairs and renovates facility interiors. PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to be a military spouse to apply, this position is open to ALL qualified applicants.

Hiring Officials: Mr. Leonardo Sagun, Leonardo.sagun.2@us.af.mil <mailto:Leonardo.sagun.2@us.af.mil>

Position: Police Officer, GS-0083-5 Target 7

Duty Description: Performs the full spectrum of police officer duties within the assigned jurisdictions: Incumbent has full powers of apprehension and detention, which entails carrying a firearm, mirandizing suspects, preserving evidence, and testifying in court as it pertains to enforcing regulations within assigned jurisdiction. The incumbent is required to meet all requirements of Federal, DOD, AF, MAJCOM, State, and local level rules and regulations to maintain POST certification qualification as a police officer. Patrols the installation on foot or in vehicles; responds to alarms, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances; and investigates the incidents. Enforces traffic rules and regulations, including those related to speed, reckless and drunken driving. Exercises search and arrest authority, detains witnesses, apprehends suspects, interviews witnesses and other persons involved, determines whether facts warrant apprehension or lesser action. PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to be a military spouse to apply, this position is open to ALL qualified applicants.

Hiring official: Major Daniel Merkh daniel.merkh@us.af.mil <mailto:daniel.merkh@us.af.mil>  and Mr. Maurice Sayama - maurice.sayama.1@us.af.mil <mailto:maurice.sayama.1@us.af.mil> 


Military spouse direct hire authority

The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2022 approved a MSP DHA pilot program until December 31, 2026 to hire military spouses at foreign locations


  • Military Spouse on PCS orders to Guam
  • Spouse must reside with military sponsor in local commuting area


  • May be used to fill any position at the GS-15 and below
  • May appoint qualified military spouses (not currently permanent federal employees)
  • MSP DHA does not prohibit a military spouse from using other available appointment/hiring authority
  • Recruitment through USAJobs not required


  • All appointments are Term Positions not to exceed 2 years may be extended up to 6 years  
  • MSP DHA positions will terminate at Sponsor’s DEROS, relocation, retirement, death, divorce


  • Current permanent military spouse must agree to a 3-day break in service
  • DHA appointments are not permanent (time limited)
  • Leave without pay is not authorized for MSP DHA positions
  • DHA appointments may not convert to permanent status

DHA faqs

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 Does PPP apply?

A: Yes. Appointments under this authority are subject to the Priority Placement Program. Procedures applicable to the use of a statutory DoD DHA may be found in the Priority Placement Program Handbook, Chapter 4, Appendix B.

 Does this DHA apply to spouses of civilian employees?

A: No, Pilot Program will only assess the use of the authority to hire spouses of members of the uniformed services at locations outside the United States.

 What type of appointment can be made utilizing this DHA?

A: Appointments are on a time-limited basis, Temporary or Term. Initial Term appointments will not exceed 2 years with the ability to extend for two additional terms (not to exceed 2 years for each extension) NTE a total of 6 years.

 Is the current OCONUS DHA Business Program (BP) Guide applicable to DHA-MS Pilot Program?

A: OCONUS DHA Procedures guide outlines procedures related to the recruitment initiated from CONUS to OCONUS foreign locations. Pilot program on DHA-MS intent is to allow an additional authority to hire military spouses at locations outside the U.S., when stationed with the member at the foreign duty location and meets qualification and eligibility requirements.

 Who is eligible to be appointed utilizing this DHA?

A: A spouse (husband or wife) who is Legally married to an “Active Duty” military member stationed at a duty location outside the United States. Spouse must be listed on the military PCS orders.

 Is SAF/MR applicable to DHA Pilot Program for military spouses?

A: This is pending a final determination. AFPC will provide an update when received.

 Does the 180-day waiver apply?

A: Yes. As a matter of policy, section 3326 of chapter 33, subchapter I of title 5, U.S.C., and corresponding Code of Federal Regulations provisions will continue to apply.

 Can a military spouse utilize their Overseas Military Spouse Preference (MSP) after they accept a position utilizing this DHA-MS?

A: Yes. The Overseas Military Spouse Preference is not affected by this DHA-MS, due to appointments under this authority must be on a time-limited basis (not permanent).

 Does this authority allow LWOP?

A: No. Under this authority, spouses of Uniformed Services personnel are not eligible for leave without pay (LWOP) when relocating outside of the commuting area.

 Can you appoint a permanent competitive status employee while utilizing this DHA?

A: The authority should primarily be used to appoint qualified candidates who are not existing DoD competitive service employees with permanent status. However, if management considers the use of the authority to appoint a permanent competitive status employee a 3-day break in federal service (i.e. Resign on Thurs, for Mon appointment). There is no conversion of appointment authority permitted. As a reminder, appointments using DHA-MS may only be Time-Limited.

 What is the definition of "local commuting area"?

A: As determined by Installation Commanders utilizing the definition in 5 CFR § 351.203 for the geographic area that usually constitutes one area for employment purposes. It includes any population center (or two or more neighboring ones) and the surrounding localities in which people live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily to their usual employment.

 What is considered a "location outside the U.S."?

A: All locations outside the Continental US including Guam and Puerto Rico. This does not include Hawaii and Alaska.

 Can a military spouse appointed under this DHA be subsequently converted to a military spouse Schedule A appointment?

A: Yes. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) is not affected by DHA-MS authority, if a military spouse meets the criteria for MSP and currently works for the agency under the DHA Military spouse pilot program, a conversion to a Schedule A appointment may be permissible.

 What actions would terminate a DHA-MS appointment?

A: Appointments terminate either upon expiration of the term
upon the end of the sponsoring Uniformed Service member’s accompanied tour
on the date the sponsoring Uniformed Service member or spouse is impacted by one of the following circumstances:
         a. Relocation back to the United States in connection with PCS orders;
         b. Relocation from their assigned duty station’s local commuting area to another duty location outside the United States in connection with a PCS move;
         c. Divorce
         d. Death of sponsor
         e. Retires or separates from active duty

 Are there any reporting requirements associated with this Pilot DHA?

A: Yes, requirements are due annually to HAF/A1C by 5 October. AFPC/MAJCOMs/FLDCOMs/COCOMs are responsible to track/report all the requirements as outlined below:
            a. AFPC will provide the listing of the number of spouses of Uniformed Services personnel to the Civilian Personnel Offices. This will include Name, Series, and Grade as well as any applicable demographic data.
            b. Civilian Personnel Offices will use the data provided in (a) and provide the following requirements:
                   (1) Data on the Uniformed Services Member.
                   (2) Analysis of the feasibility and use of the DHA in the overseas environment.
                   (3) How the commuting distances were determined.

 Do Reduction in Force (RIF) rules apply as it pertains to 5 CFR 351.201?

A: This is pending a final determination. AFPC will provide an update when received.

 Does Veteran's Preference apply?

A: No. Qualified candidates with veteran’s preference should be considered as they are found, just as any qualified non-preference eligible.

 Can CPS/MAJCOMS create a repository of resumes of military spouses in the local Civilian Personnel Flights?

A: No. Sourcing of candidates can occur through the applicants under the Public Notices, AFPC Talent Acquisition or traditional recruitment.

 How does DHA-MS affect other family member preference/authorities?

A: Use of this authority does not interfere with DAF’s ability to appoint spouses of Uniformed Services personnel in overseas locations under any other overseas family member hiring authorities, to include the Overseas Family Member Excepted Service Schedule A hiring authority under DoD Instruction, 1400.25, Volume 1232.

 Will this authority allow for remote work?

A: No, remote work is not authorized under this DHA authority, as one of the requirements is the position offered must be within the local commuting area of the Uniformed Service member's assigned duty location.

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