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NEWS | Feb. 12, 2024

NSWC Dahlgren Division looks to recruit at its career fair

By Jennifer Erickson NSWCDD Corporate Communications

Do you live in the Fredericksburg region and are tired of the long, traffic-ridden and stressful commute to the Washington, D.C. area to your job? Consider a different route with the same or better pay as well as flexibility and opportunity to work on mission critical projects at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)!

Come prepared with your resume and to talk to recruiters about your skills, interests and aspirations at the NSWCDD Career Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 3-7 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Convention Center in Fredericksburg.

“The event aims to create an inclusive environment where candidates from various backgrounds can explore exciting career opportunities within our esteemed organization. We are thrilled to open our doors to the local community and provide a platform for individuals of diverse experiences and expertise to connect with us,” said Brooke Bowler, NSWCDD recruiting lead. “Whether you're a recent graduate eager to kickstart your career or a seasoned professional looking for new challenges, we welcome you to join us.”

“We are actively seeking individuals with a wealth of experience to contribute to our mission of advancing naval technology and protecting our nation's interests,” Bowler said.

The division is Virginia’s largest federal research and development employer with an annual budget of $2.29 billion. Recruiters will be available from NSWCDD’s seven technical departments:

 Strategic and Computing Systems, Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems,
 Integrated Engagement Systems,
 Weapons Control and Integration,
 Warfare Analysis and Digital Modeling,
 Readiness and Training Systems and
 Integrated Combat Systems

Our Business Operations Departments are also looking for qualified candidates for Comptroller, Contracts, Information Technology, and more.

NSWCDD is hiring entry-level and experienced professionals. It’s looking for all STEM majors as well as business professionals including engineers, scientists, mathematicians, software developers, cyber security engineers, IT specialists, contracts specialists, financial analysts and accountants.

“While embracing candidates at all stages of their careers, NSWC Dahlgren Division is particularly eager to engage with experienced professionals, scientists, and engineers who can bring valuable insights and expertise to our dynamic team,” Bowler said. “We recognize the importance of fostering a workforce that combines fresh perspectives with seasoned expertise.”

Candidates may have the opportunity to be interviewed and given an on-the-spot offer. They must be U.S. citizens to apply and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Register today at

“Attendees can expect opportunities to network with NSWC Dahlgren Division representatives, learn about available positions, and discover the exciting projects underway at our facility,” Bowler said. ”From cutting-edge research to impactful engineering solutions, NSWC Dahlgren Division offers a stimulating environment where talent thrives.”

In January 2023, 684 candidates attended the NSWCDD Career Fair with 44 on-the-spot offers submitted – making it the
largest turnout in its history.

The Fredericksburg Convention Center is located at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg.

If you can't be there in person, don't worry! You can still submit your resume to be reviewed by our hiring managers using the link above.