Where Talent Makes Global Impact

Civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DOD) offers an exciting opportunity to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. DOD’s Civilian team consists of diverse talent with a wide array of backgrounds and experiences that influence the world, applying innovation and expertise to produce cutting-edge results that have long-lasting impact.
Civilian employment with the DOD is a choice that presents boundless opportunities from building ships to maintaining aircraft, and from researching microorganisms to expanding missions in space. Here at the Department of Defense we have a position and place for you. Where will you find your fit?

 

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In-Demand Careers

Ensuring the defense of our country requires more than warfighters. Our talented cadre of over 950,000 non-uniformed Civilians serve in 650 occupations in 94 different countries around the globe. We work in offices and laboratories, shipyards and airfields, medical facilities and schools. We serve under different flags – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, or Defense Agencies but support a common ultimate mission, ‘to deter war and protect the security of our nation’. Explore the many opportunities the DoD offers and let us help you find your fit.

 
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Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Discovering the Nation’s scientific breakthroughs.

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Science, Technology, and Mathematics

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Medical, Health, and Wellness

Provide direct patient care of active-duty military and their families.

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Medical, Health, and Wellness

 
 
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Engineering

Developing technology used for national security.

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Engineering

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Intelligence

Support national defense and international partners with defense intelligence, counterintelligence, and security.

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Intelligence