Air Force goes on diversity, equity, inclusion hiring spree: Top job pays up to $183,500

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The U. S. Air Force this month launched an effort to hire a handful of senior-level diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) managers and is hoping to place these officials in posts across the country, from Washington, D.C., to Alaska.

Each post pays at least $82,000 per year, and the top position at the Pentagon could pay more than $180,000 per year.

The Air Force declined to respond to questions for Fox News Digital about how many senior-level DEI officials work for the Air Force or how many more positions it’s looking to fill this year. But the Air Force has put out calls to hire four senior DEI officials since March 3.

The Air Force is looking for a "supervisory diversity equity inclusion and accessibility officer for Air Force headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, which will pay anywhere from $155,700 to $183,500 per year." The person who fills this position will serve as a "first-level supervisor" who will direct employees assigned to the Air Force’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The goal of the managerial slot is to ensure that "diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility education and training, and strategic outreach and engagement complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs." It also involves collecting statistics to deliver "world-class diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility efforts" for airmen and their families.

The Air Force is also looking for a "diversity and inclusion manager" to work at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. That job, which pays betweeen $94,199 to $122,459 per year, is to serve as Joint Base Installation Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Among other tasks, this manager will work to implement the "strategic vision" for diversity and inclusion in the branch through educational courses on how to "affect a culture of Diversity and Inclusion within the Department of Defense."

In Alaska, the Air Force is looking for another diversity and inclusion manager for Elmendorf Air Force Base. That manager, who will make anywhere from $93,367 to $121,378 per year, will be the chief DEIA officer who will perform a "range of functions to facilitate and support the achievement of the Installation/Wing Diversity and Inclusion mission."... (Read more)