APRIK 28, 2016, NAPLES, Italy (NNS) – Beginning May 1, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) is scheduled to implement the Department of the Navy new hiring process for DON overseas civilian positions.
To affect continuity and clarity, the DON is moving all U.S. local hire recruitment work to the Office of Civilian Human Resources operations centers responsible for servicing overseas Navy and Marine Corps applicants — OCHR San Diego and OCHR Stennis.
Instead of requiring applicants to search for and submit applications to their command’s Human Resource Office (HRO), the new process will go through one automated source.
“The main change is that everything will be done online through USAJobs,” Navy Region EURAFSWA Human Resource Specialist Antonella Guercia explained. “We in HR will no longer be accepting or processing local hire resumes. And, all available jobs will be posted on USAJobs. This change will make everything easier, because it’s all done on one site, and the process will be uniform throughout the DON.”
“The site is very intuitive and comprehensive,” added Ester Iachetti, the Naval Support Activity Naples head, Staffing and Employment Division HRO. “After creating an account, you can store your resume, tailor your search to a particular field or region; you can set up alerts for job openings, and apply for jobs through the site.”
All applicants need is a valid email address to create a USAJobs account. USAJobs can be accessed at https://don.usajobs.gov. Follow the instructions under the “Create an Account” tab. USAJobs also has a resource center that provides additional information to help applicants utilize the site.
The HRO members said though their responsibilities have shifted, they are always available to answer questions and help applicants. Also, members are encouraged to submit any additional questions on applying for overseas DON civilian positions to the Employment Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Region EURAFSWA provides efficient and effective shore support to the U.S. and allied forces in the across the region. EURAFSWA continually provides effective and efficient shore capability to sustain the fleet, enable the Forward Deployed Naval Forces, and support families.