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Summer jobs available at Air Force bases worldwide

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Students and certain other eligible persons can gain marketable skills and earn money while enjoying their summer vacations, thanks to the Air Force Summer Hire Program, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials here.

"These great temporary jobs will run from May through September," said Robbie Brown, technical advisor to the deputy director of Civilian Force Integration at AFPC. "Bases are looking for clerical workers, lifeguards, recreation aides, computer clerks and general laborers."

Job vacancies will be posted on the USAJobs website and may be advertised locally by a base's civilian personnel flight via bulletin boards, Services squadron newsletters or base newspapers.

"However, if a person was a temporary hire last year and still qualifies for the program," said Ms. Brown, "he or she may be asked by the hiring official to volunteer for the program again."

Also, many civilian personnel flights interact with local community colleges and high schools and have already identified eligible and interested students. In either case, the job request and the name of the hire will be sent to AFPC and processed.

In most cases the request for personnel action will be sent to an AFPC Management Advisory Clearing House, or "MACH," inbox. There is a specific MACH for every major command. There it will go through normal checks and balances, advertised for hire, and a list of qualified names sent to the requesting official, just as any recruitment action would do.

Applicants must be able to show proof of their eligibility; either school enrollment paperwork, proof of citizenship, or other proof before being hired.

"This is a great program for young people looking to enjoy their summer break and still earn some money during the summer," said Ms. Brown. "And it gives our Air Force bases a highly qualified and enthusiastic group of temporary workers to fill important seasonal positions."