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Naval acquisition development program

The Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) is a two to three year developmental and leadership program designed to enhance the professional knowledge and capabilities of personnel recruited into the Acquisition Workforce (AWF) for the Department of the Navy (DON).  The NADP is managed by the Naval Acquisition Career Center (NACC) in a joint effort with naval commands to replenish and sustain the acquisition workforce by providing entry level positions across the country, to include Hawaii and Guam.  Positions start at the GS-7 or GS-9 level depending upon education and job series requirements with promotion potential to the GS-12 level.  The NADP supports the below 25 job series within the AWF and position availability will vary by location:

0180 Engineering Psychologist                         
0343 Program Analyst
0346 Logistics Management Specialist
0401 Natural Resources Specialist
0501 Financial Management Analyst
0804 Fire Protection Engineer
0806 Materials Engineer
0808 Architect
0810 Civil Engineer
0819 Environmental Engineer
0830 Mechanical Engineer
0850 Electrical Engineer
0854 Computer Engineer
0855 Electronics Engineer
0861 Aerospace Engineer
0871 Naval Architect
0893 Chemical Engineer
0896 Industrial Engineer
1102 Contract Specialist
1170 Realty Specialist
1320 Chemist
1515 Operational Research Analyst
1550 Computer Scientist
1560 Data Scientist
2210 Information Technology Specialist
NADP Entry Level Employees (ELE) are eligible for rapid promotions, opportunities to travel, extensive on-the-job training, networking opportunities, and mentorship support during the program which has a structured Master Development Plan that is tailored to an Individual Development Plan.  Since 1992, the NADP and its command partners have been providing the DON with the best, brightest and most talented ELE’s.  Many successful participants have gone onto high-ranking positions with the DON – a further testament to the power of our program in developing future acquisition leaders.  If you’re interested in starting a career with the DON, consider the opportunities offered by NADP!


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