I hope everyone's weekend went well. I had a question about working at MEPS. I am an E-3 stationed at Holloman AFB, NM, and I have a sick mother back at home. MEPS was right next too where I lived, and I obviously can't keep taking emergency leave too take care of her or visit her. I am currently in the process of doing my CDCs, but in about a month, I will be done. I am a 3DO knowledge operations management, so my career field deals alot with admin work. If they had an opening spot, tdy? I'm not sure, but I figured I'd ask.
working at a MEPS as an Air Force liaison is a tier 2 position in the AFRS meaning most times you will have to be a tier 1 EA recruiter(enlisted recruiter) for 4yrs before applying for tier 2 which may/maynot have MEPS openings. Now if it's a KOM slot I have heard at bigger MEPS that they have openings in which you would need to check Equals Plus/AMS on that.
I was assigned to a MEPS a long time ago. It was a special duty assignment and at that time you had to be an E5 or above. I worked in the medical section. The other services occasionally would have someone of a lower rank on a compassionate assignment. I think it was called humanitarian in the AF. I had nothing to do with recruiting just working in the medical section processing applicants. I hope things work out for you.
I know humanitarian assignments are done for dependents. I'm not sure how this works for a non-dependent relative. But there are guidelines for what and who such assigniments are allowed.
Humanitarian assignments are frequently approved for cases involving other immediately family members. However, there is no wiggle room and very little gray area in the requirements. The following criteria must normally be met before approval is considered.
1) Short term issue...must be resolved within 12 mos. 2) No other family members available to help. 3) Circumstances for member's presence must be unusual. Something out of the ordinary that most other AF members aren't subjected to. For example...simply having a family member who suffers from chronic illness and requires constant care, isn't necessarily justification because many AF personnel are confronted w/ that scearnio. However, a family member who has been diagnosed w/ a terminal disease would be considered.
Also, when Humi's are approved, it doesn't matter what the member's AFSC is. It is not uncommon to send someone to a location that doesn't have their specific AFSC. They would then be required to work out of their AFSC in some job that could be learned through OJT. 3D0's are a dime a dozen and used everywhere.