The Navy is looking to transform its civilian civil engineering careers.
The department has launched an online application process that is aimed at candidates with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, as well as a high school diploma or GED.
In the first year, the department will ask the applicants to fill out an online questionnaire, and the selection will then be made by an independent panel.
The program will be open to students with a highschool diploma or equivalent and have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or better.
The first group will be able to apply for the next batch of jobs, which are expected to start in 2018.
“There’s a very strong need in our civilian workforce for our skilled engineers,” said Rear Adm.
Richard E. Zeeb, the Navy secretary.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for a young man or woman who is interested in our Navy and wants to go into civil engineering.”
Under the program, the applicant must have a bachelor degree in civil engineering and be eligible for a civilian job, or must have graduated from a local, state, or federal school.
Under the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s program, those with bachelor’s degrees and GEDs will have an opportunity to apply to jobs at the Naval Sea Systems Command, where the Navy is building a new destroyer and other vessels.
“If we have the right person and the right qualifications, we will get the most talented and best qualified engineers,” Zeef said.
“We are making an investment in this generation and we are looking to see if we can grow it.”