Join the Team


SPAWAR offers civilian positions in a wide array of professional fields – for college graduates, skilled technicians and seasoned professionals, from interns to senior levels. Whether you are an electrical engineer by trade or an accountant, a logistics specialist or an IT professional, a skilled scientist or program manager, the projects are challenging and diverse. Your next assignment could be to manage a program developing a Command and Control system for the Navy’s newest vessel, develop a urgently needed communication device to support a disaster relief mission, or provide urgently needed support to a Navy or Marine Corps mission in the field.

The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the central personnel agency for the entire federal government. To learn more about federal job vacancy announcements, please visit the OPM website. Begin by clicking on “Search Jobs” and entering information on the types of jobs you are interested in, your salary requirements, your desired geographic area of search, etc.


If you are currently in high school or college and interested in gaining work experience while pursuing your high school or college degree, more information is available here.

Recent Grads

If you are a college senior or recent college graduate the New Professional Program provides a structured, two to three year management training program that includes formal education and training, diverse rotational assignments, extensive on-the-job training, and challenging work assignments, more information is available here .


If you are an experienced professional, SPAWAR has opportunities for you. More information is available here.

Disabled Employees

People with Mental Retardation, Severe Physical Disabilities, or Psychiatric Disabilities and who have documentation from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits may apply for non-competitive appointment through the Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.


The following special authorities permit the noncompetitive appointment of eligible veterans. Use of these special authorities is entirely discretionary with the agency; no one is entitled to one of these special appointments.

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA): You may be eligible for this appointing authority if you are a disabled veteran; or, veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which you received an authorized campaign or expedition badge or medal; or, veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which you were awarded an Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM); or, veteran who have separated from active service within the last three years.

30% or More Disabled Veteran: Individuals who have retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30% or more; or, who have an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act Eligible: You are eligible for this hiring category if you are a preference eligible or a veteran who separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term of active service.

There are several civil service employment programs available to veterans. To receive preference, a veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). As defined in 5 U.S.C. 2101(2), "Armed Forces" means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. By law, veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and also in retention during reductions in force.

All resumes received will be reviewed by the recruiting staff and managers to match them with current vacancies and for future requirements.