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.

Aug 29, 2021  
$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
A $15,469 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 Medical Services Officer are not eligible for recruitment incentives The Medical Services Officer 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 Medical Services Officer (MSO) performs a variety of administrative, patient care, and department head duties and functions pertaining to the complete...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$40,000 - $50,000 yearly
The Able Seaman 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. Able Seaman (M) will work as a watch stander or day worker in the Deck Department. As a watch stander, you will stand wheel, anchor, and gangway watches as directed, maintaining alertness at all times. During a wheel watch, you must maintain a steady course, properly execute all rudder orders and communicate utilizing navigational terms relating to heading and steering. As a day worker, you will perform general maintenance, repair, sanitation and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas in the Deck Department. The incumbent performs...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
A $13,098 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 Electronics Technician are not eligible for recruitment incentives. The 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, contested or uncontested environments.   The Electronics Technician must be able to work independently and be proficient and able to interpret test results from a variety of electrical and electronic...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$68,652 yearly
Chief Radio Electronics Technician- Information Assurance Technician RECRUITMENT BONUS:  $34,326.00 18-211-01EXOC **THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO ADD RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION** Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) WM-9995-10 (211) Base Salary: $67,524 Per annum. A $34,326.00 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 Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) are not eligible for recruitment incentives.   The Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) Information Assurance Technician (IAT) 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,...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$63,017 yearly
East $63,017 A $12,603 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 Radio Electronics Technician are not eligible for recruitment incentives.   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 ontime 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...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
The Assistant Storekeeper 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 Assistant Storekeeper is responsible to the Supply Officer/Junior Supply Officer for performing Supply Department functions assigned in accordance with COMSCINST 3120 and 4000.2 series directives and Program Specific Directives. Follows procurement, receipt, storage, Quality Assurance (QA) and expenditure procedures for all types of material. This includes proper material identification, handling, inventory management, warehousing, packaging, and transportation. Procures all shipboard requirements using...
Military Sealift Command Vienna, VA 22180, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$30,000 - $40,000 yearly
The Assistant Cook 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. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Incumbent is directly responsible to assist the Chief Cook in the efficient operation of the galley/kitchen as assigned. Assist in the preparation and production of menu items as directed, using progressive cooking techniques, healthy heart guidelines and approved recipes and instruction. (This includes food presentation in accordance with Armed Forces Recipe Service (AFRS) and local recipes, and following instructions on the NAVSUP 1090). Assists with inventorying galley equipment and utensils,...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid: 1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining of expiration date. 2. Transportation Workers Identification Card and/or Department of defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining from expiration date. 3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s 3 Credential (MMC)endorsed: Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, Stewards Department (FH) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date. And 4. Must have one of the following: a. One year documented experience (*) as permanent Assistant Storekeeper or temporary Yeoman Storekeeper. Or b. Military experience in a SK or LS rating (E-5 or above). Or c. Equivalent documented experience (*) obtained in other Government, Uniformed, or Merchant Marine Service. Or d. Degree completion of course work related to International Business and Logistics, Global Supply Chain Management,...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
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 winches,...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
The Pumpman 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 Pumpman performs all work necessary for the safe and proper operation of the liquid cargo transfer system. This includes but is not limited to: liquid cargo transfer pumps, liquid cargo stripping pumps, liquid cargo coalescers and separators, strainers, filters, associated piping, valves, fittings and deck machinery directly related to the transfer of liquid cargo. The Pumpman is responsible for performing routine required maintenance, repairs, SAMM, and Condition Based Monitoring repairs and maintenance actions. These activities...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
The Refrigeration 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.   The duties of the Refrigeration Engineer include, but are not limited to, the proper monitoring of his/her designated equipment for proper operation, maintenance and repair of all shipboard domestic refrigeration and air conditioning systems, standalone A/C package units, walk-in reefers, reach-in reefers, water fountains, refrigerant air dryer systems, air handling units, air filtration systems, and steam heating coils.  He/she will be responsible to maintain proper climate control and air conditioning of...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
Chief Cook Announcement opens continuously from 11/26/2018, with periodic cut-offs. VIEW FULL JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT ▶ START THE APPLICATION ▶ Salary: $40,968 DUTIES The Chief Cook 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 Cook is responsible for overseeing the general operation of the galley; utilizing Healthy Heart guidelines, approved recipes, instructions and progressive cooking techniques in the execution of the daily preparation sheet (NAVSUP 1090); and maintenance of sanitary standards within the Galley. FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS : The Chief Cook shall ensure...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$35,485 yearly
Salary: $35,485 DUTIES The Cook Baker 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 Cook Baker is responsible for the timely preparation and production of all bakery items. Incumbent is responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the bakeshop and associated areas and in the efficient overall operation of the galley/kitchen. Incumbent shall assist the Chief Cook and perform the following duties: BAKERY PRODUCTION : Prepare all bakery items in accordance with the daily production sheet (NAVSUP 1090), utilizing the MSC 35 day cycle menu or locally approved recipes as directed by supervisor(s)....
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
The Electrician 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 Electrician is responsible for maintaining, operating and repairing the ship’s electrical system, machinery and equipment.  This includes but is not limited to the ship’s service generators, emergency generators, main and auxiliary switchboards, emergency switchboards, lighting and power distribution panels, power and control transformers, motor controllers and soft start controllers, dial telephone and sound powered phone systems, 1MC and associated loudspeaker and hailing systems, internal and external...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
First Radio Electronics Technician- Information Assurance Technician RECRUITMENT BONUS:  $31,503.00 First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT), WM-9997-11,(213) Base Salary: $61,971 Per annum. A $ RECRUITMENT BONUS: recruitment incentive $31,503.00 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 First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) are not eligible for recruitment incentives.   All United States citizens and current Military Sealift Command Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eligible to apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) must submit a certification (i.e., statement of service) at the time of application which certifies that the service member is...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$41 yearly
$41,261 per annum. An $8,252 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 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. 2 FOOD...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$40,000 - $45,000 yearly
The Unlicensed Junior 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. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer will work directly under the supervision of the licensed watch engineer that he/she is assigned to or the First Assistant Engineer if he/she is a day worker. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer is responsible for making rounds of the engine room and outside spaces while on duty, recording all plant temperatures, pressures, fuel meters, water meters, revolution counters as designated by the engine room log book. They will report all abnormal conditions directly to the engineer on watch. The Unlicensed Junior...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$26,165 - $31,315 yearly
The Supply Utilityman, Wiper and Ordinary Seaman are civil service mariners (CIVMARs) 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 environment. The Supply Utilityman (SU) is an unlicensed entry level member of the Supply Department crew. Performs general hotel service work such as food handling and preparation, serving meals, busing tables and laundry. Responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the staterooms, bathrooms, passageways and common areas of the ship, and assisting the Chief Steward with daily provisions and manning underway replenishment rigs on all classes of MSC civil service crewed ships. Performs other duties as assigned. The Wiper is an...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
$76,002 yearly
The Ship Communications Officer (SCO) is a civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybridmanned 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 Ship Communications Officer (SCO) is the head of the Communications Department and is responsible to the Master for all operational, administrative and maintenance functions of the Communications Department. Incumbent will keep the Master informed of all capabilities, limitations and conditions of assigned equipment in compliance with current policies and instructions; and initiate actions to correct all equipment deficiencies. Incumbent is responsible for proper planning, managing, and executing of all Communications...
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Aug 29, 2021  
Base pay:  $90,755 Per annum A $45,377 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. The Ship Communications Officer (SCO) 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 Ship Communications Officer (SCO) is the head of the Communications Department and is responsible to the Master for all operational, administrative and maintenance functions of the Communications Department.  Incumbent will keep the Master informed of all capabilities, limitations and conditions of assigned equipment in compliance with current policies and instructions; and initiate actions to correct all equipment...
Military Sealift Command Full-Time