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Scientists, Engineers, Business Professionals & Technicians

We're now accepting bachelor, master or PhD applicants.

Those with a 3.45 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale may be considered
under additional hiring authorities.

Check out our hiring programs below, and submit your resume today.

NAWCWD has multiple opportunities and is currently recruiting Interns and Summer Interns for both the China Lake and Point Mugu sites. Incumbents must be United States citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Internship Programs

NAWCWD uses the STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP) for students who are pursuing S&E degrees in fields that will lead to the Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP) upon graduation and degree conferral. All other intern hiring is handled through the Pathways Intern Program. These programs offer three components: Summer Interns (Not to Exceed one year), Interns (Flexible Term or Permanent), and Apprentice Interns (Permanent). The intern programs are available to all levels of students: high school, vocational, technical, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctorate.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • Good academic standing
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 and enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited educational institution pursuing a degree or certificate.
    • Summer Interns. Students are provided temporary employment up to 1 year. Projects are temporary in nature and may be unrelated to their academic program.
    • Interns. Students begin their career in Federal civil service by gaining meaningful work experience related to their field of study and/or career goals. Interns remain in the program until they meet the program and educational requirements. These appointments require students to be currently enrolled in an education program that will lead to conferral of a degree in the specific education field (i.e. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Technician, Human Resources, etc.)
      • Apprentice Internships. Three-year planned career development program at NAWCWD that provides full-time employment, on-the-job training, and merit-based promotions. This program is available to U.S. citizens who are a minimum of 18 years of age and are enrolled half time in a specific educational institution.

NAWCWD continuously reviews applicants for the STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP). Please review the program tabs on this page, and submit your resume

Job announcements for all Pathways Internship positions will be posted on USAJOBS. Check out the pathways program tab for more informaiton. To view current listings and apply please visit www.usajobs.gov.

NAWCWD STEM Student Employment Program


The STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP) is comprised of two types of appointments – temporary and flexible term appointments. These programs are available to students who are enrolled in a program or graduate or undergraduate instruction leading to a bachelor's or advanced degree in a STEM course of study at an institution of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in good academic standing or accepted at an accredited program and must enter with and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to do so may result in termination from the program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
  • Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
  • Sign a program agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship with NAWCWD.

Benefits for Summer Hires and Interns

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Health Insurance benefits
  • Possible tuition and textbooks assistance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Potential conversion to a permanent position upon graduation

Application & Selection Process

To be considered for the SSEP positions candidates must apply to the NAVAIR Resume Repository. All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current unofficial transcripts with their resume. Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current
staffing needs of NAWCWD.

Submit your resume

Pathways Intern Program

The Pathways Intern Program is comprised of two types of appointments – Interns and Summer Interns. These programs are available to students in pursuit of: high school diploma, vocational, technical, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctorate programs.

  • Interns - exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful work at the beginning of their career. Interns remain in the program until they meet the program and educational requirements.
  • Summer Interns - provides flexibility to both students and the employer by providing temporary employment up to 1 year for students to complete temporary projects, perform labor intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise or to work traditional “summer jobs” in areas, which may be unrelated to their academic program.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in good academic standing or accepted at an accredited high school, college (including 4-year college/university, community college, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
    • Must enter with and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to do so may result in termination from the program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
  • Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
  • Sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship with NAWCWD.

Benefits for Summer Hires and Interns

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Health Insurance benefits

Interns only

  • Possible tuition and textbooks assistance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Potential conversion to a permanent position upon graduation

Work Schedules

  1. Work schedules may be full– or part-time, as long as the schedule does not interfere with academic studies.
  2. Students who alternate periods of study and employment must carry a full-time academic course load (12 semester units). When school is not in session, students may work full-time.
  3. Part-time students must have at least a half-time academic course load (as defined by the school).
  4. Students will not be carried in a duty status while attending classes. All absences related to class attendance must be recorded as annual leave or leave without pay (LWOP).

Pathways Program Application & Selection Process

To be considered for Pathways positions candidates must apply to www.usajobs.gov. All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current transcripts.


Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current staffing needs of NAWCWD. Veterans Preference will apply to all Pathways Program announcements.

For More Information, contact:

Total Force Strategy & Management Department
Professional Recruitment Office, Code 731000D
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
China Lake, CA 93555-6100

866-710-2095

Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP)

Our newly hired engineers and scientists come directly from colleges and universities and are eager to gain direct work experience. They will immediately be enrolled into our Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP), providing them with an excellent developmental curriculum combining rotational assignments, formal classroom training, and on-the-job experiences applying technical knowledge to Department of Defense Programs. Incumbents must be United States citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.


The rotational assignments provide new hires with the opportunity to contribute to various projects, thus learning about our total organization and the types of opportunities they might pursue as their career progresses. Opportunities to work with senior scientists and engineers provide our new hires with a tremendous reservoir of technical talent to draw from. Technical mentors are assigned to each new engineer and scientist to provide them with career guidance and technical direction to assist with their career advancement opportunities.

Disciplines

• Chemistry • Computer Science • Engineering
• Aerospace • Chemical • Electronics/Electrical
• Industrial • Materials • Mechanical
• Systems • Mathematics                       • Operations Research     
• Physics                              

 

Development Program

Successful applicants will participate in a 3 to 5-year development program which will prepare the employee for full performance level work in such areas as:

• Applied Research • Operations Research • Design Engineering
• Systems Engineering • Software Design • Systems Integration
• Energetic Materials • Avionics Development        • Electronic Warfare
• Test and Evaluation                  

 

Starting salaries vary based on degree and discipline. Click here for more information.

To view current listings visit USA Jobs

Submit your resume

Pathways Recent Graduates

The Pathways Recent Graduates program provides a one- or two-year developmental experience (duration depends on type of position, non-acquisition or acquisition) designed to lead to a civil service career in the federal government.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the definition of a recent graduate — an individual who, within the previous two years, has completed a qualifying degree or technical program, or will be graduating within the next nine months.
    • Veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation will have up to six years after they complete their degree or certificate to apply.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
  • Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
  • Sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Recent Graduates Program with NAWCWD.

Benefits for Recent Graduates

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Life and health insurance benefits
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Conversion to a career-conditional position upon completion of program requirements

Pathways Program Application & Selection Process

To be considered for Pathways positions candidates must apply to www.usajobs.gov. All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current transcripts.


Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current staffing needs of NAWCWD. Veterans Preference will apply to all Pathways Program announcements.

For More Information, contact:

Total Force Strategy & Management Department
Professional Recruitment Office, Code 731000D
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
China Lake, CA 93555-6100

866-710-2095

Entry Level Business Professional and Technical Recent Graduates

We are actively recruiting highly motivated individuals who have recently graduated or will graduate in the near future with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Positions will be filled under the Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates.


To be eligible, you must have been awarded a bachelor’s or graduate degree no more than two years prior to the date of appointment. The two year period of eligibility will be extended to four years for veterans who have completed a period of obligated uniformed service of more than four years and were awarded a bachelor’s or graduate degree not more than four years prior to the date of appointment.

OR

You must have a degree awarded within 9 months from the date of application, which must be verified before you can be appointed.


These positions are at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and may be filled in either China Lake or Point Mugu, California. All candidates will be evaluated using job-related criteria and OPM minimum qualifications requirements for the position.

We are recruiting for the following occupational series at the DA/DS-02 (GS-5/7) and DA/DS-03 (GS-9/10) grade levels:

0018- Safety and Occupational Health Specialist*

0391- Telecommunications Specialist*

0028- Environmental Protection Specialist*

1035- Public Affairs Specialist*
0080- Security Specialist*

1083- Technical Writer/Editor*

0201- Human Resources Specialist*

1084- Visual Information Specialist

0260- Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist               

1640- Facility Operations Specialist

0301- Miscellaneous Administration Specialist*

1670- Equipment Services Specialist

0341- Administrative Officer*

1910- Quality Assurance Specialist

0343- Management or Program Analyst*

2210- Information Technology Specialist (other than the INFOSEC parenthetical title)

 

*Occupational series marked with an asterisk are covered by Administrative Careers with America (ACWA). Selectees for these covered positions at the DA/DS-02 (GS-5/7) level must be assessed prior to appointment using the ACWA examination or an approved alternative assessment tool.

Incumbents must be U.S. citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

To view current listings visit USA Jobs

Submit your resume

Experienced Professionals and Others


NAWCWD has multiple opportunities and is currently recruiting experienced professionals for both the China Lake and Point Mugu sites. Incumbents must be U.S. citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

Disciplines include:


Scientist and Engineer

• Aerospace

• Chemical • Chemistry

• Computer

• Computer Science                                   • Electrical/Electronics

• Engineering

• Industrial • Materials

• Mathematician                                       

• Mechanical • Operations Research

• Physics

• Systems  


Administrative

• Business and Program Analysis            

• Configuration Management                      • Contract Professionals
• Data Management • Financial Management

• Human Resources

• Information Technology • Logistics Management

• Program Management

 

Technicians

• Electronics Technician

• Engineering Technician

 

To view current listings visit USA Jobs

Submit your resume

 

NAWCWD has multiple opportunities and is currently recruiting Interns and Summer Interns for both the China Lake and Point Mugu sites. Incumbents must be United States citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Internship Programs

NAWCWD uses the STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP) for students who are pursuing S&E degrees in fields that will lead to the Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP) upon graduation and degree conferral. All other intern hiring is handled through the Pathways Intern Program. These programs offer three components: Summer Interns (Not to Exceed one year), Interns (Flexible Term or Permanent), and Apprentice Interns (Permanent). The intern programs are available to all levels of students: high school, vocational, technical, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctorate.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • Good academic standing
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 and enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited educational institution pursuing a degree or certificate.
    • Summer Interns. Students are provided temporary employment up to 1 year. Projects are temporary in nature and may be unrelated to their academic program.
    • Interns. Students begin their career in Federal civil service by gaining meaningful work experience related to their field of study and/or career goals. Interns remain in the program until they meet the program and educational requirements. These appointments require students to be currently enrolled in an education program that will lead to conferral of a degree in the specific education field (i.e. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Technician, Human Resources, etc.)
      • Apprentice Internships. Three-year planned career development program at NAWCWD that provides full-time employment, on-the-job training, and merit-based promotions. This program is available to U.S. citizens who are a minimum of 18 years of age and are enrolled half time in a specific educational institution.

NAWCWD continuously reviews applicants for the STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP). Please review the program tabs on this page, and submit your resume

Job announcements for all Pathways Internship positions will be posted on USAJOBS. Check out the pathways program tab for more informaiton. To view current listings and apply please visit www.usajobs.gov.

NAWCWD STEM Student Employment Program


The STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP) is comprised of two types of appointments – temporary and flexible term appointments. These programs are available to students who are enrolled in a program or graduate or undergraduate instruction leading to a bachelor's or advanced degree in a STEM course of study at an institution of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in good academic standing or accepted at an accredited program and must enter with and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to do so may result in termination from the program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
  • Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
  • Sign a program agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship with NAWCWD.

Benefits for Summer Hires and Interns

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Health Insurance benefits
  • Possible tuition and textbooks assistance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Potential conversion to a permanent position upon graduation

Application & Selection Process

To be considered for the SSEP positions candidates must apply to the NAVAIR Resume Repository. All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current unofficial transcripts with their resume. Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current
staffing needs of NAWCWD.

Submit your resume

Pathways Intern Program

The Pathways Intern Program is comprised of two types of appointments – Interns and Summer Interns. These programs are available to students in pursuit of: high school diploma, vocational, technical, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and doctorate programs.

  • Interns - exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful work at the beginning of their career. Interns remain in the program until they meet the program and educational requirements.
  • Summer Interns - provides flexibility to both students and the employer by providing temporary employment up to 1 year for students to complete temporary projects, perform labor intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise or to work traditional “summer jobs” in areas, which may be unrelated to their academic program.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in good academic standing or accepted at an accredited high school, college (including 4-year college/university, community college, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
    • Must enter with and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to do so may result in termination from the program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
  • Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
  • Sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship with NAWCWD.

Benefits for Summer Hires and Interns

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Health Insurance benefits

Interns only

  • Possible tuition and textbooks assistance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Potential conversion to a permanent position upon graduation

Work Schedules

  1. Work schedules may be full– or part-time, as long as the schedule does not interfere with academic studies.
  2. Students who alternate periods of study and employment must carry a full-time academic course load (12 semester units). When school is not in session, students may work full-time.
  3. Part-time students must have at least a half-time academic course load (as defined by the school).
  4. Students will not be carried in a duty status while attending classes. All absences related to class attendance must be recorded as annual leave or leave without pay (LWOP).

Pathways Program Application & Selection Process

To be considered for Pathways positions candidates must apply to www.usajobs.gov. All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current transcripts.


Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current staffing needs of NAWCWD. Veterans Preference will apply to all Pathways Program announcements.

For More Information, contact:

Total Force Strategy & Management Department
Professional Recruitment Office, Code 731000D
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
China Lake, CA 93555-6100

866-710-2095

Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP)

Our newly hired engineers and scientists come directly from colleges and universities and are eager to gain direct work experience. They will immediately be enrolled into our Engineer and Scientist Development Program (ESDP), providing them with an excellent developmental curriculum combining rotational assignments, formal classroom training, and on-the-job experiences applying technical knowledge to Department of Defense Programs. Incumbents must be United States citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.


The rotational assignments provide new hires with the opportunity to contribute to various projects, thus learning about our total organization and the types of opportunities they might pursue as their career progresses. Opportunities to work with senior scientists and engineers provide our new hires with a tremendous reservoir of technical talent to draw from. Technical mentors are assigned to each new engineer and scientist to provide them with career guidance and technical direction to assist with their career advancement opportunities.

Disciplines

• Chemistry • Computer Science • Engineering
• Aerospace • Chemical • Electronics/Electrical
• Industrial • Materials • Mechanical
• Systems • Mathematics                       • Operations Research     
• Physics                              

 

Development Program

Successful applicants will participate in a 3 to 5-year development program which will prepare the employee for full performance level work in such areas as:

• Applied Research • Operations Research • Design Engineering
• Systems Engineering • Software Design • Systems Integration
• Energetic Materials • Avionics Development        • Electronic Warfare
• Test and Evaluation                  

 

Starting salaries vary based on degree and discipline. Click here for more information.

To view current listings visit USA Jobs

Submit your resume

Pathways Recent Graduates

The Pathways Recent Graduates program provides a one- or two-year developmental experience (duration depends on type of position, non-acquisition or acquisition) designed to lead to a civil service career in the federal government.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the definition of a recent graduate — an individual who, within the previous two years, has completed a qualifying degree or technical program, or will be graduating within the next nine months.
    • Veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation will have up to six years after they complete their degree or certificate to apply.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
  • Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
  • Sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Recent Graduates Program with NAWCWD.

Benefits for Recent Graduates

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Life and health insurance benefits
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Conversion to a career-conditional position upon completion of program requirements

Pathways Program Application & Selection Process

To be considered for Pathways positions candidates must apply to www.usajobs.gov. All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current transcripts.


Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current staffing needs of NAWCWD. Veterans Preference will apply to all Pathways Program announcements.

For More Information, contact:

Total Force Strategy & Management Department
Professional Recruitment Office, Code 731000D
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
China Lake, CA 93555-6100

866-710-2095

Entry Level Business Professional and Technical Recent Graduates

We are actively recruiting highly motivated individuals who have recently graduated or will graduate in the near future with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Positions will be filled under the Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates.


To be eligible, you must have been awarded a bachelor’s or graduate degree no more than two years prior to the date of appointment. The two year period of eligibility will be extended to four years for veterans who have completed a period of obligated uniformed service of more than four years and were awarded a bachelor’s or graduate degree not more than four years prior to the date of appointment.

OR

You must have a degree awarded within 9 months from the date of application, which must be verified before you can be appointed.


These positions are at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and may be filled in either China Lake or Point Mugu, California. All candidates will be evaluated using job-related criteria and OPM minimum qualifications requirements for the position.

We are recruiting for the following occupational series at the DA/DS-02 (GS-5/7) and DA/DS-03 (GS-9/10) grade levels:

0018- Safety and Occupational Health Specialist*

0391- Telecommunications Specialist*

0028- Environmental Protection Specialist*

1035- Public Affairs Specialist*
0080- Security Specialist*

1083- Technical Writer/Editor*

0201- Human Resources Specialist*

1084- Visual Information Specialist

0260- Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist               

1640- Facility Operations Specialist

0301- Miscellaneous Administration Specialist*

1670- Equipment Services Specialist

0341- Administrative Officer*

1910- Quality Assurance Specialist

0343- Management or Program Analyst*

2210- Information Technology Specialist (other than the INFOSEC parenthetical title)

 

*Occupational series marked with an asterisk are covered by Administrative Careers with America (ACWA). Selectees for these covered positions at the DA/DS-02 (GS-5/7) level must be assessed prior to appointment using the ACWA examination or an approved alternative assessment tool.

Incumbents must be U.S. citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

To view current listings visit USA Jobs

Submit your resume

Experienced Professionals and Others


NAWCWD has multiple opportunities and is currently recruiting experienced professionals for both the China Lake and Point Mugu sites. Incumbents must be U.S. citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

Disciplines include:


Scientist and Engineer

• Aerospace

• Chemical • Chemistry

• Computer

• Computer Science                                   • Electrical/Electronics

• Engineering

• Industrial • Materials

• Mathematician                                       

• Mechanical • Operations Research

• Physics

• Systems  


Administrative

• Business and Program Analysis            

• Configuration Management                      • Contract Professionals
• Data Management • Financial Management

• Human Resources

• Information Technology • Logistics Management

• Program Management

 

Technicians

• Electronics Technician

• Engineering Technician

 

To view current listings visit USA Jobs

Submit your resume