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Health Facilities Architect/Engineer


Minimum Education Requirement:
Architects and Engineers in the Health Facilities Division are commissioned Officers in the Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps. To be considered, you must have a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture or engineering from an accredited university. No prior experience required. The Health Facilities Division will provide extensive on-the-job training in the field of healthcare planning, design and construction.


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Health Facilities Architect/Engineer

Career Description

From Biloxi, Mississippi, to Ramstein, Germany, from Level 1 hospitals to simple clinics, the Air Force operates more than 80 health facilities around the world. As a Health Facilities Architect or Engineer, you'll work to ensure our Airmen around the world have access to the healthcare they need. In fact, you'll have a hand in everything from design and construction to developing facility master plans and life cycle management.

To learn more, please visit the Healthcare Professionals site.

Career Tasks

  • Represent the Air Force Surgeon General in all matters concerning the planning, programming, design and construction of Air Force medical facilities
  • Provide architectural and engineering consultative services to Air Force medical facilities worldwide
  • Coordinate in medical facility site selection and planning processes
  • Develop concept plans and programming documents using Department of Defense space-planning criteria
  • Participate in the architectural/engineering (A/E) firm and contractors technical evaluation selection process
  • Perform functional and technical reviews of development documents and drawings
  • Identify requirements for medical equipment and furnishings
  • Direct acceptance inspections and construction surveillance
  • Assist in transitional planning, initial outfitting and post-occupancy efforts
  • Advise on medical facility master planning and life cycle management
  • Conduct facility assessment studies to improve the functional use of existing space
  • Perform engineering evaluations of building systems and components
  • Provide consultant services for code interpretation and compliance
  • Identify facility sustainment, restoration and modernization requirements and advocate for project funding

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Health and Medicine
  • Natural Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming a Commissioned Officer

To ease your transition into the Air Force, you'll enter a five-week training regimen designed to educate you on the ways of both the military and military healthcare. You'll participate in physical conditioning five days a week, leadership training and classroom studies.