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We have openings for enthusiastic, qualified candidates who have a desire to support NSWC Dahlgren Division’s mission to deliver warfare systems to protect our nation and defeat our adversaries.

Experienced Scientists and Engineers

NSWCDD hires Scientists and Engineers in many disciplines to support our mission requirements.

We most commonly hire in the following occupations:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biology
  • Combat Systems Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Game Developer
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Math
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling & Simulation Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Optical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Safety Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Experienced Business Professionals

If you’re looking for impactful work in a dynamic environment where it’s never the same day twice, NSWCDD is the place for you!

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Contract Specialists
  • Environmental Safety
  • Facilities
  • Financial Analysts
  • General Business
  • LER/HR/Staffing/Recruiting
  • Logistics
  • Procurement Specialists
  • Project/Program Management
  • Property Management
  • IT Specialists
  • Engineering Technicians

The Comptroller Department Provides accounting, budgeting, employee services, and financial support to the Command, while ensuring compliance with policies and regulations.  Analyzes and evaluates financial data for solutions that enable the Command to meet its mission.

The Contracts Department - Leads and manages pre-award and post-award functions for simplified acquisitions and contracts acquisition management through policy development, data systems operations and analysis, performance measurement, oversight and workforce training, development, and certification.

The Corporate Operations Department - Provides innovative, agile, and complete solutions that enable warfighter mission accomplishment. Through disciplined processes and technical rigor, each functional area provides technical and administrative support to ensure service delivery and compliance in core areas, including: Human Resources, Safety and Infrastructure, Corporate Communications, Information Technology, Security, Corporate Business, and Property Management.

Navy Acquisition Development Program

We fill many of our entry-level positions, including Contract Specialists, through the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP).  The NADP is a premier leadership program designed to enhance the professional knowledge and capabilities of personnel recruited into the Acquisition Workforce (AWF).

This two- or three-year, paid program will provide you with the opportunity to become a skilled civilian employee, ready to aid in NSWCDD’s continued success.  After completion, you’ll have what it takes to be a well-rounded, high-performing, acquisition professional.  As an NADP employee, you’ll find full-time developmental jobs in various acquisition career fields, structured career planning, on-the-job and classroom training, rotational assignments, and the opportunity to participate in advanced degree college programs and acquisition certification trainings.

NADP opportunities are posted on USAJOBS.  For more information about NADP and application instructions, please visit their program webpage, http://www.secnav.navy.mil/rda/workforce/Pages/NADP.aspx.

NSWCDD offers much more than great job opportunities. Check out our 2025 Strategic Plan .

You may apply at any time here through our Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP) https://navsea.recsolu.com/external/events/CY0eZOjCVr4WEkP180FZLw 

If you have further questions, please email us at NSWCDD_JobInfo.fct.@navy.mil.

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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 (951) 393-5255 for assistance.