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The shipyard uses the Veteran's Recruitment Appointment authority to fill job openings. We have an ongoing need through the year for mechanics of various crafts, engineers, engineering technicians, and physical science technicians with shipboard experience.

Available trades positions call (757) 396-7855
Available physical science technician positions, call (757) 396-3789
Available non-nuclear engineering and engineering technician positions, call (757) 396-7668
Available nuclear engineering and engineering technician positions, call (757) 396-2405

Fleet Forces HRO, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Email: FLTHRO_NNSY@navy.mil

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority


The VRA is a special authority by which agencies can, if they wish, appoint eligible veterans without competition to positions at any grade level through General Schedule (GS) 11 or equivalent. (The promotion potential of the position is not a factor.) VRA appointees are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. If the agency has more than one VRA candidate for the same job and one (or more) is a preference eligible, the agency must apply the veterans' preference procedures prescribed in 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 302 in making VRA appointments. A veteran who is eligible for a VRA appointment is not automatically eligible for veterans' preference. After two years of satisfactory service, the agency must convert the veteran to career or career-conditional appointment, as appropriate.

Click the links below to obtain additional information on veterans recruitment alternatives and entitlements


Crediting Post-1956 Military Service Federal Employees
Retirement System (FERS) Retirement Benefits

Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
Retirement Benefits