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Our People - Our Most Valuable Resource

You don’t have to enlist in the Navy to work for us!

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division is the Navy’s center of excellence for in-service engineering and integrated logistics support for surface warfare combat and weapon systems.

Our employees work with the latest technology in support of systems such as the Aegis combat system, ship defense systems including the Rolling Airframe Missile and Nato Seasparrow, land attack ship missile systems such as Tomahawk, vertical and guided missile launching systems, gun weapon systems, combat systems software, and underway replenishment.

The majority of our personnel work at the Port Hueneme site, situated on the Southern California coastline midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, at Naval Base Ventura County in the city of Port Hueneme. Our detachments (off-site locations) located in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and White Sands, New Mexico comprise the rest of the workforce.

  • Port Hueneme, California
  • White Sands, New Mexico
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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    At NSWC PHD, diversity is an integral part of the workforce. The command is committed to creating and sustaining a professional environment that supports and values the backgrounds of all employees.

    Our workforce is invigorated by the ideas and energy that come from a mix of diverse backgrounds and cultures. We look for people who are technically superior, creative, and who have the ability to contribute as an individual or as a team member.

    The command’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee brings cultural and ethnic diversity awareness to employees by sponsoring events such as Multi-Cultural Day, Asian Pacific Islanders events, Hispanic Heritage Week, Persons With Disabilities events, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Women’s History Month, and much more.

    For more information, please visit the Department of the Navy Equal Employment Opportunities website https://www.donhr.navy.mil/Employees/eeo.asp

    The workforce of NSWC PHD consists of civilian and military employees whose focus is the safe and effective operation of weapon and combat systems for the Navy.

    With two off-site locations (detachments), the command supports the Navy with In-Service Engineering, Test and Evaluation, and Integrated Logistics Support. In addition to Port Hueneme, California, the command offers 

    Search radar engineering at Virginia Beach, Virginia

    • Live-fire and directed energy testing at White Sands, New Mexico

    The command employs over 2,000 civilian and military personnel throughout the three sites.

    How Do I Apply?

    For career opportunities with NSWC PHD, sign up (complete your profile and upload your resume) for our Talent Network at:

    As part of the Talent Network, you will receive:

    • Alerts for new job opportunities that match your interests
    • Relevant communication and updates from our organization


    US Mail:
    Commanding Officer
    NSWC Port Hueneme Division
    ATTN Recruitment Coordinator
    4363 Missile Way
    Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4307