Military Sealift Command

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation to the Department of Defense. The Command operates approximately 125 non-combatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.

While we do play a critical role in support of our nation's defense, our employees are not active duty members of the military. MSC civil service mariners (CIVMARs), the largest segment of our global workforce, are federal civil service employees.

All CIVMARs are employed by the Navy to serve MSC onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

We recruit transitioning military, merchant marines, maritime academy graduates, and skilled entry-level candidates to fill our maritime job opportunities. The MSC mission is big. So are the rewards for the CIVMARs who help us complete it.

Sep 01, 2022  
$82,049 yearly
Salary: $82,049 DUTIES The Damage Controlman is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. Damage Controlman (DCM) conducts training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. DCM may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting training and/or ship drills; conducting ship inspections and casualty investigations; developing/revising training coursed, lesson plans, student/instructor guides, and other training...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Sep 01, 2022  
$51,095 - $59,399 yearly
DUTIES This program is designed to bring experienced personnel and apprentice participants into the program for up to 48 months of being mentored by the Civilian Mariner staff. The successful candidate would serve as Second Radio Electronics Technician (RET2) or First Radio Electronics Technician (RET1) in the Communications Department aboard various classes of MSC civil service crewed ships, both at sea and in port. Selected candidates will be placed in the Radio Electronics Technician Advancement Program (RAP) for job training, sea time, and work experience. The RAP offers a career opportunity and promotion path for deserving RET2s and RET1s. Candidates will receive online and classroom training, ship assignments and evaluations. Candidate must sign a 48 months service agreement and fulfill the documented communications sea time, program skill training requirements, and maintain satisfactory or better evaluations from their shipboard supervisors. Upon successful...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
$88,867 yearly
Salary: $88,867 DUTIES The Assistant Damage Control Officer is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. Assistant Damage Control Officers (ADCOs) conduct training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. ADCOs may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting training and/or ship drills based upon MSC and USCG training requirements; conducting ship inspections and casualty investigations;...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
$45,039 yearly
Salary: $45,039 DUTIES The Able Seaman (M) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Able Seaman (Maintenance) (AB (M)) is a day worker, and as such, works a basic eight (8) hour day, five (5) days per week in the Deck Department aboard ship both at sea and in port. Although the AB(M) is a dayworker, the incumbent may be called out at any time when needed for UNREP or VERTREP operations, mandatory overtime or in emergency situations and shall perform all duties assigned and will be provided compensation in accordance with the CMPI. In port or at sea, performs duties that pertain to the...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Part-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
$80,312 yearly
Salary: $80,312 + $16,062 BONUS DUTIES A $16,062 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as First Assistant Engineers are not eligible for recruitment incentives. The First Assistant Engineer is a civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or uncontested environments. Responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and preservation of all engine department machinery and...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
$72,586 yearly
Salary: $72,586 + $14,517 BONUS DUTIES A $14,517 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Second Assistant Engineer are not eligible for recruitment incentives. The Second Assistant Engineer is a civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or uncontested environments. Responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, upkeep and conditions of the fire room, boilers and auxiliary...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
$64,222 yearly
Salary: $64,222 + $12,972 BONUS DUTIES A $12,972 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Third Assistant Engineer are not eligible for recruitment incentives. The Third Assistant Engineer is a civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or uncontested environments. Monitors the safe and efficient operation of engineering machinery, equipment and spaces, enters data in logs, and...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
$46,466 yearly
Salary: $46,466 DUTIES The Deck Engineer Machinist is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or uncontested environments. The Deck Engineer Machinist is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and operating deck machinery, Underway Replenishment (UNREP) machinery, and material handling equipment. This includes but is not limited to the hydraulic systems, cargo fluid systems (piping and pneumatic systems), internal combustion engines, material handling equipment (fork trucks, pallet jacks, etc.), cargo handling equipment (cranes, booms, winches, etc.), ship’s boats including engines, associated machinery, davits and...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Part-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
Salary: $50,481 + $10,096 BONUS DUTIES **A $10,096 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Chief Steward are not eligible for recruitment incentives. ** The Chief Steward is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Chief Steward (CS) is the head of the Food Service Division and is responsible for all food service operations, and the...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
Salary: $43,913 + $21,956 BONUS DUTIES **A $21,956 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 25% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Steward Cook are not eligible for recruitment incentives. ** The Steward Cook is the head of the Steward Division and is responsible for all food service operations, and the management, sanitation, discipline, and training for up to 100 personnel within the Steward Division. The Steward Cook’s primary function is to assure that onboard food service operations meet the highest standards of preparation, production, presentation, fiscal responsibility and accountability for up to 700 personnel daily. Similarly, the Steward Cook is responsible for the maintenance of all physical spaces assigned to the Steward Division....
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
Salary: $41,668 DUTIES The Second Cook is responsible for the timely preparation and production of all menu items assigned. Additionally, he/she is responsible for the cleanliness of the galley. Incumbent shall assist the Chief Cook in the efficient operation of the galley and shall prepare all assigned menu items in accordance with progressive cooking techniques and healthy heart guidelines, utilizing the daily production sheet and approved recipes. Knowledge of requisitioning food provisions. Carefully inspect all ingredients prior to use, ensure that all provisions “broken out” are properly recorded and signed for on the NAVSUP 1282 and that the daily production sheet (NAVSUP 1090) is strictly followed. Ensure subsistence items, supplies and equipment is maintained in a neat, orderly and sanitary manner; assist in the proper care of perishable leftovers; wrap, label and refrigerate all usable leftovers; and adhere to all sanitation procedures and...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
Salary: $67,070 DUTIES The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is directly responsible to the Ships Communication Officer (SCO) or to the ships’ Master when assigned to Service Support Vessels (T-ARS or T-AFT). The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is responsible for the Communications Department and is the Communications Local Element (LE) EKMS custodian on EKMS matters or issues. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance. Understands Computer Protocols, Information Assurance (IA)...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Part-Time
Aug 23, 2022  
Salary: $67,070 DUTIES The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is directly responsible to the Ships Communication Officer (SCO) or to the ships’ Master when assigned to Service Support Vessels (T-ARS or T-AFT). The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is responsible for the Communications Department and is the Communications Local Element (LE) EKMS custodian on EKMS matters or issues. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance. Understands Computer Protocols, Information Assurance (IA)...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Part-Time