Entry Level Overview

Entry Level


At Military Sealift Command, we recruit entry level candidates that want to advance their maritime career. The mission will take you all over the globe while offering federal job security, hands-on training, and career advancement opportunities. Other advantages include diversity of fleet and platforms, overtime pay, flexible career paths, service to country and the camaraderie that comes with life at sea.

We recruit entry level positions in the supply (logistics), deck and engine departments. Oftentimes mariners with skill sets suited for other departments apply for these positions. Our flexible career paths allow qualified employees to compete for their desired department once the right position becomes available.

MSC regularly hosts job fairs for those interested in a maritime career. We encourage people from a variety of backgrounds such as veterans, civilian mariners, maritime school graduates and more to attend and learn more about a maritime job or career. For more information about MSC employment and the application process, click the Career Avenues button to the right that best matches your background or find a job fair near you.

In addition to your primary position, interested CIVMARs may apply to serve in our Surface Rescue Swimmer Program (SRS) as a collateral duty. Contact a recruiter for additional requirements/qualifications.

PositionsBase Salary
Any Entry Level Position$24,430 - $29,238
Supply Utilityman$24,675
Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program$24,994 - $28,948
Wiper Advancement Program$29,531

Current Open Entry Level Positions

The following entry level positions are currently accepting applications.

Currently, there are no job opportunities in this department. Contact us directly or subscribe to our RSS Feed to get updates about when opportunities will be available.