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Contract Specialists

Contract specialists make strategic and innovative business decisions needed to acquire vital goods and services.
Current hiring incentive: up to $15,000 with 2-year agreement.

Welders

Skilled welders are critical for keeping naval ships and submarines structurally sound and watertight.
Current hiring incentive: up to $10,000 with 2-year agreement.

Electrician Mechanics

Electrician mechanics install, maintain, and repair sophisticated naval electrical systems, including nuclear.
Current hiring incentive: up to $10,000 with 2-year agreement.

Machinists

Machinists use precision instruments and tools to keep mechanical components in top condition.
Current hiring incentive: up to $10,000 with 2-year agreement.

IT Specialists

Information technology specialists ensure security and integrity of systems, networks and data.
Current hiring incentive: up to $7,500 with 2-year agreement.

Employee benefits

Employees at Norfolk Naval Shipyard enjoy outstanding benefits and the security that comes with a federal job.

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Health Insurance

Including dental, vision, and life insurance for you and your family.

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Financial Plans

Including a thrift savings plan (like a 401K) that matches up to 5% of your contributions, and flexible spending accounts for your family’s medical and child care expenses.

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Paid Time Off

13 days of annual leave (advancing to 26 days), 13 days of sick leave, and 10 paid holidays each year!

“The reason I am where I am today is because people saw something in me, believed in me, and made suggestions or provided advice to me so that I could better myself.”

– Rachel Yarasavich, naval architect at NNSY

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Area living

Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Portsmouth, Virginia, alongside the Elizabeth River, and is part of the greater Hampton Roads metropolitan region. As the location of the “First Landing” in 1607 by English Captain Christopher Newport, the Hampton Roads area was an early colonial settlement and is rich in history, claiming hundreds of historical sites and attractions. The natural harbor created by the flow of multiple rivers into the Chesapeake Bay and out to the Atlantic Ocean provides an ideal home for port-related industries and military facilities. In fact, the Hampton Roads area has one of the largest concentration of military bases and facilities in the world.

Residents and visitors can find much to enjoy in Hampton Roads. The cost of living is generally low, and the area ranks high in many quality-of-life surveys. Thanks to the mild coastal climate, outdoor activities like horseback riding, fishing, and kayaking are available year-round.

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