CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

The Department of Defense (DOD) has over 675 different career fields to explore in 33 agencies in thousands of locations across the globe. The considerable mission and expansive size of DOD provides countless opportunities for employees to grow within their chosen profession, discover new career fields, find promotion possibilities, or identify options to relocate to different cities around the world.

Career Development and Growth

  • Cutting-edge And Innovative Work
  • Wide Array of Training Programs
  • Promotion Potential Options
  • Positions Available Globally
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Cutting-edge And Innovative Work

    DOD’s mission to support the National Defense Strategy expands beyond the courageous and admirable work of our military services. The DOD civilian workforce is constantly working behind the scenes to support the warfighter and ensure that they are equipped with the latest information, materials, supplies, tools, and technology to perform their duties.

  • Wide Array of Training Programs

    DOD fosters a community of growth and learning. Whether it is through one of the five leadership development programs or pursuing an individual learning plan designed with your supervisor within your career field, employees’ career goals and objectives are always at the forefront.

  • Promotion Potential Options

    Positions within the DOD are designed to support the mission and the responsibilities of the specific organization as well as encourage the career growth of employees. Many positions are created with promotion potential already established (commonly referred to as "career ladder"). Beyond these types of positions, there are opportunities across the organization to compete for promotions from entry level, journeyman, leadership functions, and senior executive roles. With hundreds of career fields, thousands of locations, and hundreds of thousands of positions, the options to grow your career are endless.

  • Positions Available Globally

    Interested in exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, and meeting new people, then DOD is the employer for you! There are opportunities for civilian careers in over thousands of locations across the world. As you navigate through your career at DOD, you can fulfill your dreams of living abroad, exploring new parts of the continental U.S., or just staying close to home.

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

    The DOD is made up of 33 individual Agencies and Components – each with their own operations in support of each other and the overall DOD. With over 950,000 civilian employees, the DOD offers a myriad of options to explore new opportunities for advancement in your current field or seek new challenges across the organization.