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Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)
Fleet and Family Support Center
4755 Pasture Road
Bldg. 309 on Churchill Ave
Fallon, NV 89496-5000
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
NAS Fallon is located approximately 6 miles from the community of Fallon, 68 miles east of Reno, NV. Plentiful employment exists in Reno if an applicant is willing to bear commuting costs and time.
There are approximately 200 civil service positions at NAS Fallon and tenant commands. Most of the positions are administrative in nature and can be applied for through the NAS Fallon employment website. Be prepared to invest some time in creating an on-line resume. The NAS Fallon Fleet and Family Support Center in Building 309 can assist you through the Transition Assistance Program or Family Employment Readiness Program in navigating the job search waters, whether you are looking for Federal, State, or private sector/contract positions. They can be reached at 775-426-3333.
Non-appropriated Fund Instrumentality positions are plentiful at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department and typically employ many spouses of service members. Turnover is high due to transferring personnel. Applications can be submitted directly to MWR Human Resources Office in Bldg 308.
The Navy Exchange (NEX) hires for both the NEX and NGIS and the Commissary also hires intermittently.
NAS Fallon was one of the first air stations to begin using a Base Operating Support contractor to provide support services functions. The largest contractor on NAS Fallon is the BOS contractor, currently Chugach Support Services, Inc. CSSI is responsible for maintenance, transportation, landscaping, custodial, etc. CSSI is required to attempt to fill their positions from within their current workforce before recruiting outside applicants. Other contractors are numerous, with skilled aviation maintenance positions paying wages of over $22/hr. Applicants must apply at Nevada JobConnect for positions with CSSI and most of the contractors stationed on board NAS Fallon.
On any date there are generally 50-150 jobs open in the Fallon commuting area (50 mile radius). These jobs range from unskilled labor, custodial and other service positions through skilled labor and management jobs. However the majority are minimum wage ($8.25/hr) to median service sector wage jobs ($13/hr) and not all offer benefits. The town of Fernley is located 30 miles west of Fallon and is heavily industrialized with a continuous need for production and warehouse employees.
For job hunting purposes, be sure to bring with you or upload all of your employment records and other information that you would use in your job search, including transcripts, resumes, certifications, licenses, SF 50s (if current civil service, prior civil service with reinstatement eligibility or currently on leave without pay from civil service), DD 214s (if applicable) and usernames/passwords for online resume work.
The Transition Assistance Program classes are offered by the Fallon Fleet and Family Support Center at NAS Fallon monthly in Building 309. Classes cover a variety of topics including transition benefits, job search skills and financial planning. Please call 775-426-3333 for more information.
Educational opportunities at NAS Fallon:
Western Nevada College (approximately 7 miles from the base) and Bachelor and graduate degree programs at University of Nevada, Reno (approximately 65 miles away).
In addition, many programs nationwide offer "online" programs especially for rural areas such as Fallon.
My Career Advancement Account
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Unemployment benefits vary by state where the qualifying employment occurred. Apply for unemployment benefits in Nevada by contacting Nevada JobConnect located at 121 Industrial Way, Fallon, Nevada or 775-423-5115 or by fax at 775 423-6116.
Note: Some states/commonwealths do not consider a voluntary quit to follow a transferring service member or one completing a permanent change of station a valid qualifier to obtain unemployment benefits. In addition there may be other requirements that must be met. Always file an application for benefits if unsure to get a record of decision.
There are about 200 civil service positions at Naval Air Station Fallon and tenant commands. Most of the positions are administrative in nature and can be applied for through the NAS Fallon employment website.
March 2023 Reno-Sparks, NV unemployment rate is approximately 4.40%. According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2021, the median household income in Reno is $67,557.00