USAJOBS October upgrade to affect job seekers

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The USAJOBS downtime will not impact the AFPC Secure internal vacancy announcements posted for positions at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.; Edwards AFB, Calif.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Hill AFB, Utah; Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Kirtland AFB, N.M.; Luke AFB, Ariz.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

According to Office of Personnel Management officials, an applicant will not have to create a new USAJOBS account, but will need to create a new password when logging in after the upgrade. To simplify that process, Tackett advises applicants to log in no later than Oct. 1 to establish three security questions. In addition, anyone who has a USAJOBS account will not need to resubmit their resumes and supporting documents after the transition.

"In addition to stronger security measures, users will find the job search function is more intuitive," said Tackett. "That means that job searches will allow applicants to focus on specific search terms, saving applicants time by quickly targeting relevant job openings."

During the USAJOBS upgrade, Air Force job postings also will not appear on the Air Force Civilian Service site ( [ ]). When new announcements are posted, job seekers will be able to apply using either USAJOBS or the civilian careers site.