NSWC PHD offers excellent benefits, travel opportunities and accelerated promotional opportunities. Some of these benefits include:
NSWC PHD participates in group life and health insurance programs, which greatly reduces your out-of-pocket expenses. The size of our organization keeps our costs low. You can choose from a number of health insurance plans, HMOs and PPOs to find the insurance that meets your needs.
New NSWC PHD employees are enrolled in the Federal Employees Retirement System program. This includes the Thrift Savings Plan, which allows employees to contribute up to 10% (pretax) of their income into their retirement fund, and the government matches the first 5%. More information on the Federal Employees Retirement System can be found online at http://www.opm.gov/retire/html/library/fers.asp.
Accelerated promotion opportunities
All new engineers hired onto NSWC PHD at the GS-5 or GS-7 level will be placed on a six-month intensified training program. Upon completion of the training program, the employee will be eligible for a one-time accelerated promotion to the next higher-grade level. The training program will consist of a combination of on-the-job assignments, formal and informal training, and self-development activities sufficient to prepare the trainee to perform the duties of the next higher level.
Each new engineer hired onto NSWC PHD will have noncompetitive promotion potential to the GS-12 level. Noncompetitive promotion means that you will not have to compete with other employees in order to be promoted to the next higher-grade level. Because work performance and conduct are factors to consider, promotions are not guaranteed.
The Navy exists throughout the country and the world. Working here provides a great opportunity to travel while working with top professionals in other locations.
In addition to paid federal holidays, new employees earn 13 vacation days per year, increasing to 20 days after 3 years, and 26 after 15 years. Also, employees earn an additional 13 sick days per year.
Flexible work schedules
NSWC PHD offers its employees flextime which allows flexible work schedules, compressed work schedules and other benefits to allow for the employees’ varying work schedule needs.
NSWC PHD hosts many important Navy programs, and while no military site is completely immune to government cutbacks, NSWC PHD is positioned very well for the future.
For additional information on the benefits of federal employment, please visit the Office of Personnel Management website: http://www.opm.gov/