SeaFarer Days - Newport News

July 28, 2022

10am - 1pm & 3pm - 5pm


Holiday Inn Newport News / Hampton
980 Omni Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606

Military Sealift Command is hosting our largest career fair of the year. Come to SeaFarer Days in Norfolk on July 27th or Newport News on July 28th.

Qualified attendees will receive on-the-spot job offers for both seagoing and shoreside positions. It’s time to take command of your career.

Our Afloat team is actively hiring for our Deck, Engine, Supply, Communications and Culinary departments.

To be eligible to receive an (afloat) on-the-spot conditional job offer you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a United States citizen with a valid U.S. Tourist Passport with a minimum of seven months remaining prior to expiration. Learn more about the passport here.
  • Hold and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten months remaining prior to expiration. Learn more about the TWIC & CAC here.
  • Hold and maintain a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), issued by the United States Coast Guard to mariners sailing aboard all U.S. Flagged Vessels with a minimum of ten months remaining before expiration. Learn more about the MMC here. When obtaining your medical screening for your MMC application, please use form CG 719K.
  • Be capable of passing an MSC-administered physical examination. Due to often strenuous shipboard duties and extended periods at sea, all applicants must meet MSC medical requirements. Any applicants applying for positions that would require them to work aloft will be required to meet specific weight restrictions in order to be considered for employment as a CIVMAR. (Human Resources Advisory 2013 - 3 Physical Requirements for - Personnel in Connection with the use of FPAS)
  • Be drug free and submit to urinalysis in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. View Medical Standards
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. View E-Verify
  • Be capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language. Some positions are required to pass an English Language Competency test
  • Certain positions are required to be eligible to have access to, handle and be qualified in small arms in accordance with OPNAVINST 3591.1.

  • And you will need to bring the following documents with you. If you have applied for these credentials but have not received them, please bring proof of your application submission (receipt).
  • U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date.
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.

  • The Ashore team is actively hiring for the following departments:
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Contract Specialists
  • IT Specialists
  • Naval Architects
  • Marine Surveyors
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers

  • If you are interested in an ashore position, please bring your current resume and any relative diplomas/certificates.


    ABOUT MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND

    The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation to the Department of Defense. The command operates approximately 110 non-combatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.