DON/AA eligibility for job openings varies by position. Some positions may be open to U.S. citizens or may be restricted to current federal government employees.
The U.S. Navy has employed civilians since 1776 in support of men and women in uniform. The Department of Defense is America's oldest, largest, busiest and most successful "company". Today, with nearly 200,000 civilian employees, the Navy is one of the Department of Defense's largest Federal employer.
The Department of the Navy strives to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment for Navy civilian employees and applicants for employment. Equal employment opportunity policies for minorities, women, and handicapped individuals are implemented by aggressive affirmative action programs that are designed to meet locally established goals and objectives. Employment policies and practices in the Department of the Navy are free from unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or handicap. The basic principle of equal employment opportunity underlies all aspects of the civilian personnel management program in the Navy.