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United States Navy
Fleet and Family Support Center (Gold)
1099 Tautog Circle
Silverdale, WA 98315-2905
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.
Naval Base Kitsap employment opportunities can be found by searching posted openings via: https://www.usajobs.gov/
You can also find some on base positions posted here: https://www.navylifepnw.com/jobs
Naval Base Kitsap Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) offers one on one appointments to assist eligible family members with employment searches. This could be on base as well as out in the community. Please call: 1-866-854-0638 to set up and in person, phone or virtual appointment today!
You can also visit our Family Employment Readiness Program Career and Employment Center here: https://community.apan.org/wg/ffsc-careerandemploymentcenter/
The Employment Assistance Program at the Naval Base Kitsap Fleet and Family Support Program provides a variety of services for active duty who are ready to transition out of the military, and family members seeking employment. Classes on resume preparation, federal employment and job search are offered. A career resource area is maintained where job vacancy announcements are posted daily. An annual career fair is held in cooperation with the local community college and other agencies. There is also a computer resource area where online job search, career research and resume preparation can be accomplished. An extensive library of job search and career information is maintained along with information on education/training opportunities in the state.
The state of Washington's Employment Security Department is the largest and most comprehensive employment resource, complete with job openings, training opportunities, wage rates, unemployment information and much more. WorkSource is their job openings portal and Silverdale has its own local office. WorkSource Silverdale is located at 3120 NW Randall Way and offers a variety of employment classes, individual consultations and computer access to search for jobs and write resumes. Visit the WorkSource website for more information or call 360-516-1001.
Currently, military spouses have employment preference for nonappropriated fund positions (usually employed through Morale, Welfare and Recreation) and a hiring eligibility for federal jobs. NAF job listings can be found on the Navy Life website.
When attending an individual appointment or class for job hunting purposes be sure to bring a completed or rough draft of your civilian and or federal resumes, job announcements or positions that your are interested in applying for and any other information that may be helpful in creating your best resume.
Call 866-854-0638 today for your individual appointment.
Over 200,000 people are discharged or retired from the military each year, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Transition Assistance Program provides an array of services and benefits to the service member and their spouse. These services and benefits are prescribed by legislation. In addition to classes, transition assistance offers resume and cover letter writing, job search and career planning.
The Transition Assistance Program consists of the following classes:
To sign up for any of these classes, you will need to contact your command career counselor.
For active-duty tuition assistance information, visit the Navy College Program website.
For military spouse and family member scholarships and resources, visit the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support website and the National Military Family Association website.
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with financial assistance for licenses, certifications or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field. For information on MyCAA please visit the Military OneSource MyCAA website.
Most military spouses are eligible to file an unemployment claim in the state of Washington if you voluntarily quit your job to accompany your sponsor on permanent change of station orders and meet the required 680 hours of covered employment. Be sure to check with the state unemployment office prior to resigning your position to learn about additional requirements.
The best way to file your claim is to apply online with the Washington State Employment Security Department at: esd.wa.gov. You can also apply by phone at 800-318-6022. For a complete list of the documents and information you will need in order to file a claim visit the Washington State Employment Security Department website.
Keep in mind you may be initially considered ineligible and have to file an appeal because you left your job voluntarily. This is normal and most military spouses win the appeal.