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NAVSEA is committed to providing our nation’s heroes with the opportunity to continue their service to our country. Former service members comprise a large portion of our civilian workforce. Veterans thrive at NAVSEA by leveraging their unique skills, insights and experiences to provide critical support to those still serving. 

Are you a veteran who is interested in learning how you can go from the front lines to the board room? Please join our Talent Network if you are interested in careers with NAVSEA.

Veterans' Preference

Veterans' Preference gives eligible veterans preference in appointment over many other applicants. Veterans' preference does not guarantee veterans a job, but it does give eligible veterans a competitive edge. Read the details and learn how Veterans’ Preference works.

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans are government policies that help veterans gain employment. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility can enhance your job search. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these authorities, but knowledge that an agency intends to consider candidates pursuant to such an authority may enhance a veteran’s chances to be considered. Check the vacancy announcements, which should clearly state who may apply. Learn more about Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans.


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The Department of Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicant who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact us at NAVSEAHQEEO.fct@navy.mil for assistance.