If you've always wanted to work for the Air Force but never joined the military, you're in luck.

The Air Force Civilian Service is looking for job seekers with in-demand technical skills in the cyber and acquisition realms.

The Air Force is looking to fill about 1,400 cyber and 2,200 acquisition positions by the end of 2017, according to an Air Force press release.

The service wants to add to the approximately 9,500 cyber and 27,000 acquisition civilian employees it already has.

"Our efforts have intensified on these two career fields to increase the pool of talented candidates," Mike Brosnan, workforce planning and talent acquisitions chief at AFPC, said in the release. "We continue to look at innovative ways to fill these hard-to-fill civilian positions"

These career fields are deemed mission-critical or hard-to-fill.

According to the release, Brosnan said hiring events will take place across the country in the coming months.

For those looking at the acquisition career field, the Air Force allows incentives for recruitment, relocation, retention and student-loan repayment. Hiring managers in the cyber field may consider using similar incentives, depending on the availability of local funding.

Hiring civilian workers keeps the Air Force from having to rely on costly contractors or reassigning active-duty airmen to the jobs instead.

For more information on upcoming hiring events, visit airforce.usajobs.gov.

Charlsy Panzino covers the Guard and Reserve, training, technology, operations and features for Army Times and Air Force Times. Email her at cpanzino@militarytimes.com.  

Charlsy is a Reporter and Engagement Manager for Military Times. Email her at cpanzino@militarytimes.com.

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