No. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) hires civilians to support the U.S. Navy. You will be a federal government civilian employee, not a member of the armed forces. As a civilian employee at NAVSEA, you will perform important work that supports the security of the United States and helps our Sailors and Marines defend our nation abroad. You may work side-by-side with active duty men and women, but PNSY is staffed predominantly by civilians.
Yes, you must be a United States citizen when you apply for a NAVSEA position. We do not assist individuals in applying for U.S. citizenship.
An active security clearance is not required for immediate employment with NAVSEA. However, applicants must be able to meet the requirements to obtain a security clearance. Therefore, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen.
Federal government salaries are comparable to those in the private sector. Additionally, your earning potential will increase based upon your performance and tenure. NAVSEA also offers generous employee benefits, including a thrift savings program for retirement (similar to a 401k) with employer match, paid leave, healthcare coverage, flex time and more.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard uses USAJOBS and our Talent Network to search for candidates. If you are interested in working for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard check out our Careers page.
Due to security restrictions, requests for history tours including Peace Treaty Room access by veterans associations, community groups, and others are considered strictly on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, there are museums and memorials located in the Seacoast area that are open to the public.
For more information on shipyard history tours, please email Public Affairs Office at PORT_PTNH_ASK_PAO@navy.mil.
The shipyard has an automated service for locating various areas throughout the shipyard, the number is (207) 438-1000.
Contract information is available by emailing PORT_PTNH_ASK_PAO@navy.mil
Solicitation packages for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are available on a website entitled Federal Business Opportunities. The site is available here.
Contractor access to PNS starts at the Pass and ID Office, Phone 207-438-2614 or 207-438-2235, Fax 207-438 -2669.
Civilians please call (207) 438-2235 and military members please call (207) 438-2640.