Updated: Oct 2019

Specialty Summary

Provides administrative support to Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), and joint organizations. Coordinates, performs, and manages a variety of tasks and activities in direct support of organizational commanders, directors, and senior leaders to include office management, human resources, executive staff support, postal, official mail, and a variety of other services and duties.

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Total: 4081

For Entry Into This Specialty


Administrative: 47


70 lbs

Duties and Responsibilities

Office Management. Manages processes and activities to support organizational communications, including correspondence preparation, distribution, suspense tracking, and workflow management. Also performs various administrative functions in support of military and civilian leaders, including calendar management, meeting support, and customer services duties. Ensures communications comply with standards for style and format.

Human Resources. Manages organizational personnel and manpower programs, such as personnel rosters, evaluations, decorations, supervisory data, orders, in-/out-processing personnel and manpower authorization requests. Ensures accuracy of information in personnel and manpower database systems. Coordinates personnel actions between unit of assignment and military personnel organizations.

Executive Support. Provides executive administrative support to General Officers and Senior Executive Service civilians, to include arranging travel and lodging, coordinating itineraries, and preparing trip folders. Assists in planning, preparing, arranging and conducting official functions. Coordinates with Protocol and assists with Distinguished Visitor (DV) support and events: manages recognition/special ceremonies, schedules event locations, coordinates mementos, and manages guest lists.

Overseas Postal Operations. Performs postal financial services, supply/receipt/dispatch functions, and mail delivery services. Provides security for all mail and postal directory services. Accepts items for mailing and advises patrons of all applicable postal and customs requirements. Maintains postal records, prepares forms/reports, supplies, operations plans, and adequate stock of postage and accountable money orders. Sells and cashes money orders and remits funds from postage stock/money orders back to United States Postal Service (USPS).

Official Mail. Prepares and receives incoming/outgoing mail from military or commercial carrier and checks manifest against mail received to ensure proper receipt. Operates Official Mail Center and prepares/distributes organizational mail.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: office management policies, technologies, and procedures; administrative support for personnel and manpower programs; executive support processes and responsibilities; postal and mail policies and procedures.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Courses in business, English composition, computer software, and keyboarding are desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 3F531, completion of Administration initial skills course is mandatory (until this course is available, the 3A131 Administration course will be used).

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 3F551. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3F531. Experience performing administrative functions such as office management, human resources, executive support, postal, official mail and other support.
  • 3F571. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3F551. Experience supervising and performing administrative functions.
  • 3F591. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3F571. Experience managing and directing administrative functions.

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