Jobs at MSC: Five steps to finding and applying to positions ashore

Have you wanted to apply to work ashore with Military Sealift Command but were unsure where to begin?  Do you have an interest in starting or continuing a career with us as a mechanical engineer, financial analyst, contracting specialist or in another career path? 

(U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.)

(U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Donald R. White Jr.)

MSC has a lot to offer if you answered yes to any of these questions.  But, the first thing you need to know how to do is navigate USAJOBS ( to find our current job announcements.  USAJOBS is an online database that enables you to search for federal jobs across all agencies.  On USAJOBS, you can:

–          Create an account; it’s open to the public
–          Build a profile about yourself
–          Develop and save up to five resumes
–          Create job searches for areas of interest and receive automatic notifications for matches
–          Save jobs of interest to review announcements and apply at a later time
–          Upload and store supporting documents like transcripts, DD-214s, SF-15s, and others to your account
–          Apply to vacancies online
–          Track the status of your application packages

Once you have established an account in USAJOBS, log onto your account and click the Advanced Search  link and follow these five simple steps to take command of your career with MSC: 

1) On the Advanced Search page – expand the Department and Agency section.  In the Show Available Jobs In field, type Military Sealift Command (it will recognize it and return a selection of Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command)

2) Click on this title to add your search selection to the You Have Added box

3) Scroll down and within the Who May Apply section, answer the question by selecting one of the radio buttons provided

4) Click the Search Jobs button to return a listing of current MSC job announcements

5) Open a job announcement of interest and click on the Apply Online button to begin the application process

We are continuously looking for well qualified applicants in a myriad of occupations and experience levels.  Use these tips to get you started on your career with MSC!

If you are interested in seagoing employment, visit our website to start the process.

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