By Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs Office
Jacksonville, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is currently recruiting to fill over 200 jobs at its Career Fair to be held on Monday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of North Florida's University Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
"We are seeking to expand our workforce due to current vacancies, anticipated future workload, and projected civilian retirements," said NAVFAC Southeast Human Resources Director Karey Maschio. "We believe that there is a large pool of well-qualified and experienced candidates here in Jacksonville and we have a great place for them to work."
Hundreds of Federal job openings are being advertised. Professional jobs include: Engineers, Architects, Contract Specialists, and GIS Analysts. Professional jobs are located at many locations including Jacksonville, Fla.
For the blue collar craftsman trades, NAVFAC will be hiring for the locations in the Southeast where there is an in-house government shop workforce. Those locations are outside of the Jacksonville area and include: Panama City, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; New Orleans, La.; Meridian, Miss.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Key West, Fla.; Kingsville, Texas; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Positions in the blue collar trades include: Electricians, High Voltage Electricians, Electrical Workers, Carpenters, HVAC Mechanics, Locksmiths, Engineering Techs, Elevator Inspectors, Boiler Inspectors, and certified Wastewater Treatment Operators.
"We can link qualified candidates to anywhere in the NAVFAC organization - which has a world-wide presence throughout the United States and overseas," said Maschio.
NAVFAC Southeast will be utilizing the new expedited hiring authority authorized by the Department of Defense.
NAVFAC plans, designs and manages construction for the Navy. The Jacksonville office manages operations on Navy installations from Charleston, S.C. to Corpus Christi, Texas and south to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. NAVFAC professionals also acquire and dispose of real estate, manage and maintain the facilities on all naval bases, and provide housing for military families. Its Public Works Departments provide facilities support services to installations. Every day presents new and different challenges for the professionals of the Command. From planning a new full-service hospital to the construction of a state-of-the-art hangar facility, members of the Command make significant contributions to the Navy.