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: Integrated Operational Support Specialist, GS-0601-12

Duty Description: Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary Integrated Operational Support (IOS) team directly supporting the Line of the Air Force (LAF) mission assigned to Andersen AFB with the goal of building resiliency, enhancing human performance and improving unit mission effectiveness. Plans, coordinates, markets, and conducts evidence-based IOS services aimed at increasing squadron/unit psychological and musculoskeletal resilience, and reducing military occupation related injuries. Oversees and evaluates unit and mission effectiveness.  Conducts in-depth needs assessments and workplace assessments to integrate evidence-based interventions.  Defines specific mission relevant metrics, collection methods, performs data analysis, generates reports and presents the results or data to a wide variety of audiences and installation leadership.  Researches methods for engaging active duty populations to improve human and mission performance and incorporates evidence based or proven methods into program planning. Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the IOS team ensuring the strength and conditioning and mental health activities comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. 


Required Knowledge:

- Professional knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, or methodologies of health sciences to plan, coordinate, conduct and integrate evidence-based IOS programs, including project development and execution, training, analytical evaluation, and advisory services.

- Professional knowledge of methods and processes to perform highly specialized assignments of an advanced nature and difficulty involving in-depth needs assessments and workplace assessments to integrate evidence-based IOS interventions.

- Knowledge of military organization and culture and the unique stressors placed upon personnel in an operational military workplace.

- Skill in conducting research, anticipating changes and new developments, developing unit plans, evaluating effectiveness, coordinating work, and reviewing technical reports.

- Skill in collecting data and conducting substantial problem analysis and program evaluation to identify adverse trends, ineffective practices or procedures, and shortcomings.

- Skill in assessing complex situations, identifying causal factors, developing innovative and mission-related mitigation, and effectively communicating the rationale for and contact of the mitigation.


Hiring Officials: Maj Meredith Studer, meredith.l.studer.mil@health.mil

Position: Unit Program Coordinator, GS-0303-06

Duty Description: Serves as the primary point of contact to the squadron commander for administrative support programs to include but not limited to task management, cybersecurity liaison (CL), Government Travel Card (GTC) program, Defense Travel System (DTS) administrator, drug demand reduction program, health care program, fitness program, Government Purchase Card (GPC) program, safety program, Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) accounts, security program, supply program, personnel evaluation program and recognition programs.

Key Duties:

Directly assists the commander/director in the management of all administrative support program functions. 

Serves as the resident subject matter expert for all mandated administrative support programs. 

Serves as a unit liaison to the military and civilian personnel offices. 

Performs other clerical and administrative work in support of the office/organization.

Hiring Official: Nickolas Oakley at nickolas.oakley@us.af.mil or Robert Kuhn, robert.kuhn.2@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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 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 Since a public notice, nor announcement is required to utilize this DHA, how do we source candidates for vacant positions?

A: DAF will utilize Public Notices for some occupations. Spouses should be directed to USAJOBS.gov and search by location for the commuting area where their sponsor is assigned. Other positions may be posted or sourced through the Air Force Civilian Services website and Air Force Personnel Center Talent Acquisition (TA) Team (refer to Talent Acquisition Services). TA will provide consulting services to assist with identifying qualified candidates, utilizing services such as LinkedIn Recruiter, and other job boards. If BNR cannot be identified, traditional recruitment may be followed IAW SAF/MR Policy dated 27 March 2018.

 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.

 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 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 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

 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 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.

 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.

 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).

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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 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.

 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.

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