NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic holds Chesapeake job fair, seeks to fill hundreds of positions

Posted at 2:36 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 13:25:20-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic will host a career fair Saturday, June 1 in an effort to recruit and fill hundreds of vacancies at local bases.

According to a release by NAVFAC, positions at Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Air Station Oceana, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown will be available at the job fair.

Applicants may also apply for opportunities in Kittery, Maine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Newport, Rhode Island; New London, Connecticut; Great Lakes, Illinois; Earle, New Jersey; Crane, Indiana; Havelock, North Carolina; Jacksonville, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia; Parris Island, South Carolina; and Beaufort, South Carolina.

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic will use direct-hire authority from the Office of Personnel Management to fill Department of Defense vacancies quickly. Qualified candidates can receive on-the-spot offers the day of the job fair and be working within weeks.

Positions available include:

  • Engineers (electrical, mechanical, civil/structural, fire protection and environmental)
  • Construction managers
  • Engineering technicians
  • Financial management analysts
  • Electricians and high-voltage electricians
  • Air conditioning equipment mechanics
  • Maintenance echanics
  • Pipefitters and plumbers
  • Crane operators
  • Riggers
  • High-voltage electrical workers
  • Heavy mobile equipment mechanics
  • Boiler plant workers
  • Trade apprentices

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic representatives are looking for local students, alumni, veterans and other qualified candidates to discuss career opportunities.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes ahead of the event to NAVFAC recommends that applicants bring additional copies of their resume, as well as transcripts, professional licenses and certifications, to the job fair.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center, located at 700 Conference Center Drive.