DON posts all Recent Graduate JOA’s on USAJOBS.gov website as they become available. Additionally, applicant should check with their school or college about established partnerships with local Navy and Marine Corps commands.
To begin your job search, access USAJOBS.gov , or USAJOBS Students And Grads. While guidance varies by Agency, there are several parameters applicants should use when searching for DON Pathways JOA’s. Key Search Terms include: Pathways or Pathways Recent Graduate.
To apply to a DON Pathways Recent Graduate JOA, you will need to create a USAJOBS account and “Apply Online.” See “How to Apply” tab at the top of this page for applicant instructions, resources, and tips.
Applicants MUST include a transcript or proof of graduation to verify eligibility for the program. Applicants may apply up to nine (9) months prior to graduation; however an unofficial transcript must still be included to determine eligibility. Additionally, Veteran’s preference applies to all positions. Upload all applicable veteran documentation (e.g., DD214, SF15, VA letter) to your USAJOBS account and submit them when you apply to support your veterans’ preference.