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Frequently Asked Questions

How is NAVFAC structured?
NAVFAC is comprised of 15 commands located throughout the United States and around the globe. We support the Navy, the Marine Corps and other federal agencies in five business lines. The business lines are as follows:

  • Asset Management (Base Development and Real Estate) - supporting the shore establishment - land and facilities - by providing solutions for property acquisition, management, and disposal.

  • Capital Improvements - delivering better, faster, and more cost-effective facilities.

  • Contingency Engineering - providing support to Navy and civilian engineers who deliver services in forward environments, ranging from natural disasters to civil unrest.

  • Environmental Programs - protecting human health and the environment by conducting environmental planning, compliance and cleanup, and managing natural and cultural resources.

  • Public Works - supporting a highly diverse infrastructure on naval bases worldwide, including airports, hospitals, roads, runways, and utility systems.




Where is NAVFAC Located?


Does a career with NAVFAC mean that I’ll be in the Navy?
As a civilian employee at NAVFAC, you’ll be doing vital work that enables our Sailors and Marines to defend our nation. You may work side by side with the active duty men and women your work supports, but NAVFAC is staffed primarily by civilians. You will not be a member of the active duty military.

That means you will not be relocated to new locations without notice or consent. You won’t wear a uniform. The reporting structure is not military. These are civilian careers in support of the military. You will be a federal government civilian employee, and you will not be joining the armed forces.

Will I earn as much as I would in the private sector?
NAVFAC’s salary is comparable to the private sector. In fact, in some instances we offer more lucrative pay than major private sector contractors. You’ll also receive generous benefits. including a thrift saving program with employer match, paid leave, healthcare coverage, flex time and more.

Is the technology leading edge or less advanced because it’s government and not private sector?
Our projects are on the very leading edge of technology. There’s no innovation gap between the systems we’re developing at NAVFAC and the systems being developed by private sector contractors. Major advancements are being made at NAVFAC all the time.

How do I apply for vacant positions?
You must submit your resume through for a specific position to be considered. You may apply for as many jobs as you like.

How long does the hiring process usually take?
You will receive notification when you apply for a vacancy via If a vacancy exists and your name is referred to us from USAJOBS, you may be contacted for an interview. Always be sure to have your most up-to-date contact information posted on your resume.

Where can I find more information about NAVFAC?
Go to our home page at



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