Human Resources

Job Description:

To assist in the advancement of someone’s life is the ultimate achievement. The U.S. Navy human resources community takes great pride in doing just that, helping fellow Sailors get answers to any questions concerning Navy procedures, occupations, education, job training, or career advancement. Your complete understanding of Navy opportunities and procedures, along with great people skills, may make the human resources specialty the place for you.

What Will You Do?

Whether you’re helping a Sailor fresh out of primary training find a job specialty or assisting a Master Chief with her retirement package, your knowledge will shape the paths of others. Bottom line, you will be helping someone, whether it’s at the career level, through day-to-day activities, or with one’s personal life. Some tasks carried out by this community might include:
  • Provide counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, promotion, rights, and benefits
  • Interview personnel for assignment recommendations
  • Assist enlisted people and their families with special problems or personal hardships
  • Establish and maintain liaison with the Navy Personnel Command
  • Recruit the best and most qualified people into the Navy
  • Provide counseling and career guidance for candidates
  • Manage your duty station’s Career Information Program

Skills and Training

Human resources personnel are needed in almost any organization. And with over 380,000 Sailors and hundreds of job specialties, the Navy’s need for intelligent, helpful, detail-oriented people is high. Your training will consist of on-the-job training and formal Navy schooling. This occupational specialty might also prepare you for future careers such as:
  • Efficiency Engineer
  • Counselor
  • Office Manager
  • Employment Counselor
  • Recruiter
  • Human Resources

Earn College Credits

The skills you will learn in the human resources field translate to semester credit hours for a vocational certificate as well as a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. Program development training is also available during later stages of career development.

Career Outlook

Companies and organizations list “people skills” as one of the most desirable characteristics in their employees. Human resources is a fundamental department in most businesses around the world today, and the people skills you develop in this career field are highly desirable to civilian employers. So, whenever you choose to leave the Navy, the training and job experience you’ll receive will translate directly to a career in the corporate world.  

4 Responses to "Human Resources"

  1. Ana Baheri  June 16, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I wish to express my interest in this position. How may I apply for this job opportunity? Please assist me with this matter.


  2. gloria Miller  April 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I am trying to follow up on one of my current employees and need to find a list of competencies or topics covered in the U.S. Naval Orthopaedic Technician Program NEC (8489) program.can you send me the sylabus or point me in the correct direction. Thank you in advance.

  3. larryf  May 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Hey Gloria, I’m so sorry that I do not have that info. I would call your local Navy recruiter! Thank you for taking care of your staff!!

  4. Hector Velazquez  February 28, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    hi I’ Hector Velazquez,more than 15 years ,I was working whith navy exange in Ceiba Puerto Rico,
    base ,Rosevelt Road, I try to communicate with yours,but I cant, actualy, working in hospital veteran,
    in San Juan Puerto Rico,i need,my record,from that ,date,please sendme all informations,,thank you for all.

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