Why not earn while you learn?
NAVFAC Southwest is looking to build our future through a robust Apprentice Program that will take participants from entry level to journey level certification with no cost to the participant. The Apprentice Program is a four year commitment that incorporates a balance of both academic and on-the-job training.
Discover a civilian career with the Department of the Navy. Become a part of an organization that makes a difference every day.
- Our health insurance program offers you choice and flexibility to suit individual or family needs with no exclusions for pre-existing conditions, as well as a substantial employer contribution to premiums.
- We offer an outstanding three-part Retirement Program encompassing our Federal Employees Retirement System, Thrift Savings Plan – a 401(k) type plan with employer contributions up to 5%, and Social Security benefits.
- Additional benefits include paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, alternate work schedules, transportations subsidies and telework may be authorized for eligible positions.
Most of all, as a NAVFAC SW civilian employee you can serve your nation and support America’s warfighter.
If this sounds like an opportunity and benefits you are interested in, please apply!
For a list of benefits at NAVFAC Southwest, click here
All Candidates MUST:
- Be at least 18 years old and a U.S. Citizen
- Be eligible for a Security Clearance (Background check w/ fingerprints)
- Possess a valid Driver's License
- Complete a Physical Capacity Exam
Once accepted into the program Participants MUST:
- Work a standard 40-hour week at the assigned location
- Maintain academic course load prescribed in the four-year in-school program AND respective trade.
Apprentices are typically required to attend school two to three nights a week, year round. It is the Apprentice's responsibility to attend ALL courses.
- Receive a minimum of 144 hours of classroom hours* of related training and 2000 hours yearly of on-the-job training (OJT)
- Stay in good academic standing with the training institution.
- Maintain OJT proficiencies.
- Commit to work within the Department of Defense for TWO years upon program completion.
*Classroom hours will be completed at local community colleges and training facilities during non-paid, off-duty hours for the duration of the 4-year program.