Management jobs that require the human touch Human Resources

Do for the Navy what you love doing in everyday life – helping people. Imagine the great satisfaction of enriching the lives of others through your position as a human resources manager, director or other specialist. You could find yourself assisting Sailors with critical employment decisions. Or helping families of Sailors understand their health benefits. Many of the jobs within the Navy’s human resources community offer you the unique and rewarding opportunity to interact with people throughout their military careers for many different reasons, at many different stages of life.

Job Description

As one of the Navy’s human resources personnel, you’ll make a difference in the lives of others through your ability to connect intellectually and emotionally. You’re the person who can provide answers when questions are being asked about Navy procedures, occupations, education, job training, wages or promotion opportunities. Turn your love of people into a satisfying and meaningful career – one that allows you to mentor, assist and support fellow Americans who have dedicated themselves to protecting and defending our country.

Specific Responsibilities

“How can I arrange an interview for an overseas assignment?” “My wife and I are expecting our first child in six months, will we have any out-of-pocket medical expenses?” “What training do I need to become a rescue diver?” These are a few of the typical questions to which you’ll have the answers.

In addition to serving as the link between management and employees for a variety of work-related activities, you will also:

  • Provide counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, promotion, rights, and benefits
  • Interview personnel for assignment recommendations
  • Assist Enlisted Sailors and their families with special problems or personal hardships
  • Establish and maintain liaison with the Navy Personnel Command
  • Provide counseling and career guidance
  • Manage your duty station’s Career Information Program

Work Environment

From one of many offices located at more than 40 major Naval bases across the country, your fast-paced and ever-changing workday will be challenging and exciting. You may assist a Master Chief with his or her retirement package or provide more than 380,000 Sailors in hundreds of job specialties with information about updated U.S. Navy procedures. Your penchant for helping people will serve you well in the Navy, and long after, should you decide to return to civilian employment.

Education Opportunities

Skills learned in the Navy’s human resources field may count toward credit hours for a vocational certificate as well as a bachelor’s or associate degree. Also, as you advance your career, you’ll become eligible for program development training.

After the Navy

For nearly every company that exists, you can bet there’s a human resources department to support its employees. And with “people skills” high on the list of the most desirable characteristics companies and organizations are looking for, you may find yourself well suited for one of the following careers in the corporate world:

  • Efficiency engineer
  • Office manager
  • Employment counselor
  • Recruiter
  • Human resources specialist

Consider Your Service Options.

There are different ways that you can commit to serve in America's Navy. Besides full-time opportunities in Active Duty, part-time Reserve positions are also available in this career area.