Employment Opportunities  


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This is the official home page for federal civilian employment opportunities at the United States Naval Academy. Our faculty and support staff positions are highly selective. The Naval Academy seeks candidates from all segments of society who:

  1. have interest in our core values of honor, courage, and commitment;
  2. are passionate about selfless service in support of the Nation; and
  3. are willing to model behaviors of character and integrity in the workplace.

The United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality of life.

The two main categories of positions hired through the Naval Academy's on-site Human Resources Office (faculty and staff) are listed below. A consolidated list of all USNA supporting organizations with employment opportunities is located here.

Excepted Service Positions

Under 10 USC, the United States Naval Academy may appoint faculty and other instructors into the excepted service. The following instructional positions are currently accepting submissions:



Competitive Service Positions

Support roles at the Naval Academy are filled through typical competitive federal hiring procedures. The following positions are currently accepting submissions:

  • There are no current recruitments 


Non-Competitive Hiring Authorities

At the Naval Academy we offer several career options for people and their spouses who have proudly served in the armed forces. There are special hiring authorities designed specifically for veterans and their spouses.  These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use at their discretion.

Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)

VRA allows appointment of eligible veterans up to the GS-11 or equivalent grade level. Veterans are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. After the individual satisfactorily completes 2 years of service, the veteran may be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment. 

VRA  eligibility applies to the following categories:

  • Disabled veterans;
  • Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized;
  • Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) was awarded; and
  • Veterans separated from active duty within the past 3 years

Military Spouses

Under the Military Spouse hire we can non-competitively appoint military spouses into temporary positions (not to exceed one year).  Military spouses accompanying their military sponsor on a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move who meet all the following conditions:

  • The sponsor must be serving on active duty for more than 180 consecutive days, must have been issued an order for a PCS, and be authorized for dependent travel as part of the PCS orders.
  • The spouse must have been married to the sponsor on or prior to the date of the service member’s orders authorizing the PCS.
  • The spouse must have relocated to the new duty station specified in the documentation ordering the PCS.
  • This appointment authority may only be used within 2 years and may only be used one time per PCS move.
  • The position must be in the local commuting area of the sponsor’s new duty station.

Available Positions

A sample of positions we may be filling using these hiring authorities include:

Submitting Your Resume

If you are interested in being considered for employment under this special hiring authority, please contact us at usna-jobs@usna.edu.  In your email, please submit your resume, documentation of eligibility for hiring authority, and the type of positions you are interested in.  Please only submit one resume regardless of the number of jobs for which you would like to apply.  Your skills and qualifications will be matched against all available openings, and if there is a fit, a recruiter will contact you by e-mail or telephone. All resumes are kept on file for six months.


Student Programs

Pathways Internship Programs

  • There are no current recruitments

Student Volunteer Internships


The United States Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to meeting the Department of the Navy's goal to increase Federal Employment of individuals with disabilities. We invite individuals with targeted disabilities to send resumes directly to rsharps@usna.edu for non-competitive consideration against any of our current or future needs.

Notices and Resources

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