Military Sealift Command, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a world-wide organization, employing more than 8,000 people, both military and civilian. The command is responsible for ocean transportation of military supplies and equipment; for providing sea-going platforms to support special at-sea missions; and for logistics support to U.S. Navy ships at sea.
The command has many different career opportunities both ashore and afloat. As part of its work force, MSC employs more than 5,500 civil service mariners, federal government employees who crew and sail many of MSC's ships, all of which are non-combatant.
For more information on current job opportunities or HR information, choose from the listings on the left.
Live An Exciting Life . . . And Get Paid For It!
Finding the perfect career is a challenge. There are several issues to consider: job security, opportunities for advancement, benefits, and of course, earning a good paycheck. As you know, it can be hard to find a career that offers all of these benefits in one package. That's why you should know about a seagoing career with MSC.
With MSC, you'll leave the monotony of some jobs behind as you embark on a new and exciting career! You'll always be off to new destinations around the globe and new missions. In fact, as a federal civil service mariner, you'll work hard onboard ships and will specialize in one of four areas: deck, engine, supply/food service, or communications.
If you already have experience in one of these areas, you will have a running start on a great new career. If you don't, we have entry level positions to begin your career with MSC. Regardless of your experience, you'll most likely be assigned to one of these types of ships:
- Dry cargo/ammunition ships which deliver food, fuel, ammunition, freight and mail.
- Fleet replenishment oilers which deliver fuel, freight and mail.
- Ammunition ships which deliver weapons and ordnance.
- Fast combat support ships which deliver fuel, food, freight and mail.
- Tugs or rescue and salvage ships which provide towing, rescue, salvage and diving operations.
- Hospital ships which provide medical and humanitarian support.
- Submarine tenders which provide maintenance and repair services to U.S. Navy submarines
- A command ship which serves as the Navy's 6th Fleet command ship
- A cable laying/repair ship that transports, deploys, retrieves and repairs undersea cables.
Military Sealift Command offers a wide range of training and promotion opportunities to help you advance to a higher rating and better pay.
Visit www.sealiftcommand.com to learn more.
MSC has positions located worldwide. To search and apply for Military Sealift Command shoreside job opportunities, visit the Department of the Navy Civilian Careers page on the Federal Government's official jobs site, USAJOBS. Please be sure to include all of the information and documents required as listed in the announcement or your resume will not be forwarded for consideration.
MSC does not accept applications directly.
The Department of the Navy Human Resources website provides additional information on a variety of topics, including job opportunities, training courses, benefits, and Equal Employment Opportunity.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Employment Division is responsible for policy formulation, implementation, management of civil rights, equal opportunity, affirmative employment and workforce diversity management programs.
For additional information or assistance please contact us at:
Military Sealift Command Headquarters
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
471 East C. Street, Building SP-64
Norfolk, VA 23511-2419
Phone: (757) 443-3077
Fax: (757) 443-3083
EEO Web Link: http://www.msc.navy.mil/civmar/eeo.htm
The Secretary of Defense has approved a Cold War Recognition Certificate for award to all members of the armed forces and federal government civilian employees who faithfully served the US during the Cold War Era, 2 Sep 45 - 26 Dec 91. About 22 million people are eligible. The certificate is a symbolic gesture, no financial reward is involved. The Department of the Army is the Executive Agent for administering the certificate and has contracted out the effort. The mailing address for requests for the certificate is:
Cold War Recognition
4035 Ridge Top Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22030
The Army has established a home page at https://coldwar.army.mil/
that explains the correct procedures to request a certificate. Certificates will not be available through any other means. The electronic mail address is email@example.com
. Applicants must provide acceptable proof of service documents.
The National Security Personnel System (NSPS), will enable the DoD to attract, develop, compensate and retain a high performing work force, needed by DoD to meet the national security demands of the twenty-first century. It will also serve as a key tool to the Navy and Marine Corps in accomplishing their Human Capital Management Plan by reinforcing the high performing behaviors that are the Plan's hallmark. NSPS includes a new labor relations system, a new appeals process and an enhanced human resources system covering staffing, workforce shaping, recruitment, compensation (pay banding) and performance management (pay for performance).
The Department of the Navy National Security Personnel System website is available at: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/nsps/
The National Security Personnel System (NSPS), will enable the DoD to attract, develop, compensate and retain a high performing work force, needed by DoD to meet the national security demands of the twenty-first century.
NSPS includes a new labor relations system, a new appeals process and an enhanced human resources system covering staffing, workforce shaping, recruitment, compensation (pay banding) and performance management (pay for performance).
The Department of Defense National Security Personnel System website is available at: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nsps/