Here is the definition of Ordinarily resident, it it applies to you, you cannot apply for any type of US position (AF, NAF) unless you return to the US for at least 1 year. You can apply for any position designated Local National (External)
Ordinarily Resident: A person with ordinarily resident status is a U.S. citizen to whom one of the following applies:Before 1 January 2005, the person obtained a work permit or worked in the local job market without NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) status while residing in the host country.
After 1 January 2005, the person obtained a residence permit and engaged in a business activity or was employed in the local job market while residing in the host country. This includes a person who has requested a residence permit for working purposes or to pursue gainful employment.
The person resided in the host country for the time shown below without status as a member of the U.S. Forces or civilian component as defined by the NATO SOFA:[list=1]
In Belgium: 90 days.
In Germany: 1 year.
NOTE: The above definition of ordinarily resident status applies in all countries unless a different definition has been agreed on with the host country. To no longer be considered ordinarily resident, the individual and applicable family members (spouse and dependent children) must form an affiliation with another country and establish a bona fide resident status in that country for the minimum amount of time required by the former country’s rules to terminate ordinarily resident status in that specific country.
There can be an exception made to the ordinarily resident status if you have never held a work permit or local job, but bear in mind that most US positions hired locally will go to military spouses and family members.
Going to the HR office will not help at all, basically the way things work is, the office/location/unit submits a position description/job opening to the HR office, the HR Office then reviews it & then posts it to the website, you would send in your resume/cv/apply online. HR reviews your application to see if you are qualified and are eligible for the position, if you are both qualified and eligible then you will recieve a letter telling you that you have been referred.
The HR office then send the packet of qualified, eligible applicants to the office the job is located in (interviewer) if the position is designated Local National then the applications will be marked by order of preference, as in Severely handicapped, Family members, Inservice etc. The person doing the selecting will then look through the applications and normally will make a skills/education matrix to grade each application, and then may or may not interview. Once a selection has been made the selector will then send the paperwork back to the HR office and the HR office and the works council (BV) will check the paperwork to ensure that the process was done correctly and will then notify the person selected. The whole process can be quite quick or can be very drawn out & take forever.