Be part of something BIG! Launch your federal civilian career with the Air Force space program

Space and Missile Systems Center  is the center of technical excellence -- researching, developing, and acquiring future military space systems. Located in the heart of the nation's aerospace industrial center, Los Angeles Air Force Base's Schriever Space Complex is where our military space program begins and where its future is being defined and acquired today!

Implementing the vast majority of the Department of Defense space budget, including launch vehicles, satellites and ground systems...we do the heavy lifting for our national defense in space.

We are a diverse and dedicated team of U.S. Air Force military and civilian personnel with a varied knowledge and skills that it takes to deliver the latest space technologies to our nation. 

Our civilian employees receive all the benefits of Federal employment, including opportunities for career advancement, annual cost of living pay raises, within-grade pay increases, numerous training opportunities, substantial health benefits that can be taken into retirement, life insurance, vacation, personal leave time, sick leave, and credit and compensatory time for extra hours worked.

Many of our positions offer flexible hours, alternative work schedules and Mass Transit Benefits for long-distance commuters using the Los Angeles AFB RideShare program.

Benefits of working with SMC

An additional benefit is our Thrift Savings Plan, which is a tax-deferred retirement savings and investment plan that offers the same type of savings and investment benefits offered by many private companies under 401(k) plans.

At SMC you work side-by-side with military and civilian personnel. You can gain a wide variety of Federal experience with varied career opportunities ranging from financial management and contracting, to security and beyond, and from entry-level to senior management. We offer challenging and meaningful assignments in a fast-paced work environment with abundant avenues for advancement.

Our civilian positions include:
  • Program Managers
  • Engineers
  • Contract Specialists
  • Financial Managers
  • Budget Analysts
  • Cost Analysts
  • Police Officers
  • Administrative Personnel
  • Public Affairs and Multimedia

Student Career Experience Program

The Space and Missile Systems Center periodically announces applications for student trainee positions under the Student Career Experience Program. SCEP provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience directly related to their academic or career goals while pursuing their degree at least half-time.

Students are eligible for advanced promotions, health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K program), as well as vacation and sick time. Employment may continue beyond graduation. SCEP trainees become eligible for permanent employment after successfully completing education and work requirements.

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RIAT 2018 Recap - Another Successful Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Thank you to all of our special guests and aeronautics fans for joining the 501st CSW and RAF in celebrating the Royal Air Force's 100th year anniversary. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157697433861941
#Pathfinders, A recent grass fire near one of our military family housing areas served as a reminder about fire safety. Though no individuals were hurt, it’s always important to know how to reach the various fire departments across the 501st. We've had unbelievably warm and dry weather these last four weeks. However, with it came the increased risk for fire. Monitor your BBQ grills and fire pits closely. Ensure cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of properly, not flicked into grass or out of a car window. Be vigilant if you burn your yard debris. A moment of carelessness can quickly get out of hand and put you, your family, and others at risk. Take a moment to inspect your home fire extinguisher. If you don't have one, local hardware stores carry them for £12-£25 based on bottle size. Also, ensure you and your family know how to reach the on and off base fire departments in the event of an emergency. If you’re not sure, you can visit the 501st Phone Directory at www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/Contact-Us/Phone-Directory. Enjoy the fantastic summer weather and be safe! From your 501st Combat Support Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flights
Today was the last day of the fantastic #RIAT18! The weekend was three nonstop days of airpower displays by the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and many other NATO partners, allied nations, and others from around the world. We'll see you all again next year at RAF Fairford for #RIAT19! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa The Royal International Air Tattoo AFN Europe Royal Air Force
The 501st Combat Support Wing supported more than 170,000 people from around the world for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, July 13 to 15. 501st CSW personal stood up and manned a fully operational Emergency Operations Team, provided meals and housing for volunteers working at RIAT and ran security for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. To read more click the link below: http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1575134/riat-2018-showcases-f-35a-us-uk-relations/
The past two days of #RIAT18 showcased incredible airpower, international partnership and the unique bond between the U.S. and the U.K. As the sun rises over the third and final day, we're #ready to see what's in store. #AirTattoo | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | U.S. Embassy London | The Royal International Air Tattoo
The skies are heating up at #RIAT18! RAF Fairford played host to impressive aerial displays celebrating the 100th birthday of the RAF and the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe The Royal International Air Tattoo Royal Air Force United States Air Force
American airpower is on display at #RIAT18! The F-35A Lightning II lit up the skies above RAF Fairford on Day 1 of RIAT! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe
#Pathfinders, Please be advised of the demonstrations surrounding London July 12-14 and be cautious of the potential for delays and protests. Additionally, please plan ahead for potential delays in the area surrounding Blenheim Crescent. Continue to monitor STEP notifications and social media for more updates as they come.
Good afternoon! If you're planning to attend #RIAT18, please heed the message below about fire safety. Remember, no smoking on grass areas and no BBQs. Please make sure to dispose of any smoking materials appropriately. It looks like we'll have warm weather this weekend, so don't forget to bring sunscreen and stay hydrated for the best possible experience. See you soon!
RAF Fairford is about to get busy - just the way we like it! Stay tuned for all the up-close #RIAT18 action this weekend. ✈️
The 501st is crushing it on the Alpha Warrior rig right now! 💪👊
Lt. Col. Christopher Lovett relinquished command of the 426th Air Base Squadron to Lt Col. Shawn Beskar during the Change of Command Ceremony at Stavanger, Norway, July 6, 2018. To read more about the CoC please click the links below: http://www.jwc.nato.int/index.php/jwcmedia/news-archive/684-426th-air-base-squadron-changes-command http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569373/426abs-change-of-command/
It's here! RAF Alconbury's 4th of July celebration is happening tonight, fireworks and everything. We'll see you out there!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Mathew Ramstack for taking command of the 422nd Air Base Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Maj. Chin Hsu for taking command of the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Robert Heil for taking command of the 422nd Medical Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
The 423rd Air Base Group is hosting a Bone Marrow Donors Recruitment Drive June 25 to 29. See the attached photo for more details.
RAF Alconbury - Civic Leader Tour: Civic leaders from across the districts of Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire and Fenland visited with members of the 423rd Air Base Group and U.S. mission partners, where they had the opportunity to build on relations and learn more about the 501st Combat Support Wing mission. A special thanks to all of the civic leaders for making it a memorable visit. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157670323178788
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Olexis Perez for taking command of the 422nd Communications Squadron!
RT @ATI_ORG: The inaugural Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) General Membership Meeting is officially underway in Los Angeles this morning…
SMC Officer Tops in Air Force Acquisition https://t.co/rBdrWd14Et via @YouTube
ENTERPRISE GROUND SERVICES https://t.co/GtRuG1geVW via @YouTube
SMC partners with Dell, HP to enhance secure IT infrastructure https://t.co/OU7scLeZmI
Air Force Awards Three Launch Service Agreements https://t.co/1vcSFwM0Ui
This is the 4th satellite in the AEHF constellation. The payload was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from CCAFS. https://t.co/JmjgNBKsoz
The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched the fourth AEHF-4 communication satellite at 12:15 a.m. EDT, October 1… https://t.co/7m9RnxCuQ4
RT @ulalaunch: T+plus 3 hours. #AEHF4Road2Launch spacecraft launching today will be a new national asset, serving as a secure communication…
RT @ulalaunch: T+plus 2 hours, 29 minutes. We are one hour away from the Centaur engine restart. The #AtlasV remains stable as the coast pe…
We have a “GO” for launch of the AEHF-4 spacecraft aboard the ULA Atlas V 551 Rocket! #ULA #ATLASV #AEHFhttps://t.co/GGtxOjzUJw
We are L-30 minutes! See AEHF-4 launch by clicking the link below. https://t.co/vNLrGt5Y0a Click on Launch Updat… https://t.co/DiuH7PemyS
AEHF4 successfully mated to the Atlas V launch vehicle and safely rolled on to pad Oct. 15, 2018 at Cape Canaveral… https://t.co/qQvLLMQsy5
RT @ulalaunch: Our next launch will be an #AtlasV 551 that will deliver the @usairforce AEHF-4 satellite into an optimized orbit. Preview t…
SMC/RS in the fight! Lt Col Tom Bellairs is a Chief of Logistics for Combined Security Transition command in Afghan… https://t.co/ihNGjuWFiB
RT @ulalaunch: The ULA Launch Readiness Review (LRR) was completed today for our #AtlasV launch of the AEHF-4 spacecraft on Wed., 10/17 at…
Prep is underway for launch. The satellite's encapsulation was completed Oct. 4. https://t.co/SSNcd1VOKR
RT @NatReconOfc: While the CORONA program defined the national conversation for photo reconnaissance from space, the program also achieved…
The next GPS launch is GPS III-SV 1 from CCAFS in December. Satellite will launch aboard a Falcon 9. https://t.co/X0ZIFjkjKr

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Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080
ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
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