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 Step 3: Find Job Openings

Your Job Search: There are two (2) areas where you can start a job opportunities search:

  1. Using the keywords and/or location search function at the top of the page or
  2. Clicking the blue "Search" button at the top of your USAJOBS profile "Home" page

USAJOBS also has an "Advanced Search". "Advanced Search" allows applicants to filter their search through a variety of parameters (e.g., hiring agency, occupational series, salary/grade, etc.).

The "Search Results" page provides various options such as refine search, view job announcement, save job, and save the search parameters used as a search agent.

For Department of the Navy job opportunity announcements, either go directly to our USAJOBS site at or in the USAJOBS advanced search window, select Department of Defense (Dept. of the Navy) under the Department and Agency field. You may further narrow your search to specific Major Command(s) within the Department of the Navy.

How Do You Know You Can Apply: Get to know your Federal hiring eligibilities (or as USAJOBS calls them Hiring Paths) by reviewing the below information:

The USAJOBS help center offers step-by-step tutorials on how to use all the search functions. Check it out at


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