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Naval acquisition development program

The Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) provides professional development to promote the growth of entry-level professionals in finance, contracting, logistics, science and engineering. It’s an incredibly important initiative within the Navy to build the acquisition workforce.

The program is also designed for individuals who have graduated recently from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within 2 years of degree or certificate completion, except for veterans who are excluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to 6 years after degree or certificate completion. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, career development program.

This two to three-year, paid program will provide you with the opportunity to become a skilled civilian employee, ready to aid in NAVFAC’s continued success. After completion, you’ll have what it takes to be a well-rounded, high-performing, acquisition professional.

As a NADP entry level employee, you’ll find:

  • Full-time developmental jobs in various acquisition career fields

  • Structured career planning

  • On-the-job and classroom training

  • Rotational assignments at different locations

  • Progress reviews

  • Opportunity to participate in advanced degree college programs

  • Option to earn special acquisition certifications


Click here to learn more:  Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP)

To search for opportunities with the NADP, visit the USAJOBS website at Enter "NADP" in the keyword search to be able to view each position that is currently open. 

If you have questions about the NADP program, please send an email to
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