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Director, Acquisition Workforce Management
Applicant Information


The NADP is comprised of entry level and associate positions. Current openings are posted on the USAJOBS website.

Prior to applying for a position with the NADP, research the "Career Fields" and "Job Descriptions & Position Qualifications" sections of our website to identify the career field and job series in which you are interested and qualified. Also, review the NADP Brochure and February 2015 Addendum.The NADP Program Flyer can be found here: NADP Public Annoucement Flyer.

Entry level employees will be developed into highly skilled professionals to meet projected Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Workforce requirements. The NADP provides highly qualified and talented entry level employees an opportunity for rapid advancement, regular promotions, systematic development, career broadening assignments and graduate education through a structured, systematic career development process using a career field Master Development Plan (MDP).

Associate employees are mid-career professionals with significant experience in the public or private sector who will meet mid-level Department of the Navy (DON) Acquisition Workforce manpower requirements. Associates are hired at the full performance level.

Current open announcements for positions can be found by:

  • Go to USAJOBS
  • Select "Search Jobs" button
  • Perform a keyword search for "Naval Acquisition Development Program"
  • Review the listings for the job series in which you are interested and qualified
  • Select the announcement and follow the application process through to completion


We realize that parents and family may play a significant role in the job search process.  However, due to privacy regulations no information can be released to parents or anyone other than the applicant.

Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) COVID 19 Advisory

It has come to our attention that some colleges are giving students the option of Pass/Fail grades versus traditional grades (A, B, C, D,) due to challenges brought on by COVID 19.  NADP applicants whom are in the process of finishing their degree requirements and have this option are advised to not accept Pass/ Fail grades as a means to complete the degree requirements.  Pass/Fail grades in access of 10% for total transcript or the last two years of study can disqualify an applicant entering at the GS-7 level.  For details on SAA please see the Superior Academic Achievement Advisory document.