Welcome to NAF HR

Working for FSS is great, because it’s all about helping people. No matter what position you’re in, you can feel good knowing that you are helping make life better for someone in the community, which makes you feel good, so in turn your life is better! We are always looking for happy, motivated people to join our team. All you need to do is follow the instructions below!

Building 723
Phone • 634-2330

Monday – Wednesday & Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 1 PM

What is NAF? 

Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Employment. NAF employment is federal employment, but is not considered “Civil Service” employment. The difference between NAF employment and Civil Service employment is the manner in which positions are funded. Although there are similarities between the two systems, each is separate and distinct from the other and operates under its own personnel policies and procedures.

Civil Service positions are funded by congressional appropriations, and NAF is primarily funded by revenue generated by services activities including clubs, restaurants, bowling centers, outdoor recreation, and more!

Kadena Human Resources Office is responsible for all Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) job opportunities on Kadena Air Base.

Employment opportunities typically exist in the following areas:

Accounting • Administrative • Cashier • Child Care • Customer Service Food Service • Human Resources • Marketing • Recreation

How to Apply:

  1. Create an account at Navigate to all active Kadena Air Base NAF job announcements by using the search function. Type “Air Force Services” in the search bar and use the location “Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Japan.”
  2. Upload all required documents. While a resume is required for consideration, candidates must also upload the documents necessary to verify any claimed preferences. The candidate’s name must be written on the documents and the documents must be legible. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in loss of preference consideration for any corresponding applications.
  3. Remain accessible after submission. Please be sure to regularly check the email address in which your USAJOBS account was created. Selected applicants receive a tentative offer via email with a link that expires 48 hours thereafter. Failure to respond within 48 hours will be considered a declination and your application status will be updated accordingly.

Tips for landing an interview:

  1. Tailor your resume.
    Modify your resume to match the job in which you’re applying for. Include all of your previous experience that directly relates to the position, and explain why you’re the perfect candidate for the job. Looking for a career change? Let us know! Include the reason for the switch in your resume so we better understand why you’d be the perfect fit for the position.
  2. Check for errors.
    Make sure your resume is free of all spelling and grammatical errors. 
  3. Ensure contact information is correct.
    Please update your resume to include a phone number and email address in which hiring managers can reach you to schedule an interview.