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 AFCS Leverages & Values Employees’ Diverse Perspectives & Distinctive Backgrounds

 
Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is a worldwide organization employing more than 180,000 men and women in hundreds of occupations. It’s the non-uniformed, civilian component of the U.S. Air Force.
As civilians with no military commitment, AFCS plays a vital role in support of the Air Force mission: Fly, Fight and Win….In Air, Space and Cyberspace. To be the most powerful Air Force on the planet takes more than the world’s most advanced aircraft and human nerves of steel. It takes excellence in every working task.
As Air Force Civilians, AFCS works shoulder to shoulder with its military members who define dedication, professionalism and integrity in all they do. AFCS has thousands of employment opportunities at more than 80 domestic and overseas locations.
Lakisha Robertson is currently assigned to the Air Force personnel center, talent acquisitions division, recruiting branch, and has more than 10 years of human resources experience. Specializing in staffing and recruitment, she’s responsible for identifying top talent for the Air Force Civilian Service acquisition workforce.
Robertson guides a team of dedicated professionals whose primary task is to seek potential candidates for STEM-related vacancies. With a bachelor's degree in management and a passion for recruiting, she takes great pride in cultivating relationships with hiring managers and candidates to connect hiring needs with professional potential.
Additionally, she’s a devoted civil servant and proud Air Force veteran with a desire to make a difference in the civilian workforce, one vacancy at a time.
 
African-American Career World
How is diversity part of AFCS’ culture?
 
Robertson
At AFCS we value the strength that comes from our diverse perspectives and distinctive backgrounds. We achieve this by relying on inspired thinking from every member of our team that cultivates and instills multicultural viewpoints. This is essential to our creativity and success.
 
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How does AFCS recruit and attract a diverse workforce?
 
Robertson
We stay in close communication with Headquarters Air Force Diversity and Inclusion Office (HAF/A1V), and based on the areas that we know are underrepresented, AFCS then develops a recruiting strategy, targeting schools and hiring events in order to increase a more diverse workforce.
Some of the events we attend are the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Conference, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Annual Conference, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention, CAREERS & the disABLED’s Career Expo for People with Disabilities, and Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) National Conference and STEM Career Fair to name a few.
 
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What qualities and skills do you seek in a new hire?
 
Robertson
AFCS recruits potential applicants based on the requirements of the current or projected vacancy. AFCS hires the best and the brightest to fill essential civilian positions.
 
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What’s your best piece of career advice?
 
Robertson
Design your career path, set short- and long-term goals, network with other industry specialists, find a mentor, take advantage of professional development opportunities, don’t be afraid to take risks, and surround yourself in an environment that celebrates successes and failures.
The thing to remember is to be confident, learn from your experiences and apply it in your daily life.
 
African-American Career World
How would you describe AFCS’ culture? Why is it a great place to work?
 
Robertson
At AFCS we ‘Work To Live’ and not ‘Live To Work.’ This encompasses the whole ‘Work-Life Balance’ concept.
AFCS offers its employees a great quality of life, opportunities for career growth, an award-winning workplace and, most importantly, personal satisfaction. I feel like I’m part of a family and not on the job.
 
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What types of jobs are you seeking to fill?
 
Robertson
AFCS has opportunities from entry-level to skilled professionals. We’re looking to fill jobs in the following categories:
Engineering
Cybersecurity
Medical
Program Management
Logistics
Contract Specialists
Finance
Aircraft Maintenance
Simulator Pilots
 
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Where can readers view AFCS job opportunities and apply online? How can they connect via social media?
 
Robertson
To learn more about current and future job opportunities with AFCS, register with us at afciviliancareers.com. The website allows our candidates to see what we’re all about, explaining our history and what job occupations are offered.
Potential employees have an opportunity to connect with our Air Force Civilian Service team and interact on our social media platforms via Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram:
Follow us on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/2619961
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/AirForceCivilianService
Look for us on Instagram: @AFCivilianService
 
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