Do I have to be a United States Citizen to work for the United States Coast Guard Community Services Command (CGX, MWR, CDC)? 

No, you don’t have to be a United States citizen but you must have authorization to work in the United States.


Do I have to be associated with the military to work for United States Coast Guard Community Services Command (CGX, MWR, CDC)?

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for open positions and there does not need to be an affiliation with the military to work for us.


What is NAF?

NAF stands for Non-Appropriated Funds. Non-Appropriated Funds are generated by Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI). A NAFI is an instrumentality of the Federal government established to generate and administer non-appropriated-funds for programs and services contributing to the mental and physical well-being of Coast Guard personnel and their dependents. NAFIs of the Coast Guard are involved in many different types of activities throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The types of activities range from retail and convenient stores, gas stations; to clubs, recreation facilities, child development centers and a variety of positions at the Coast Guard Academy. NAF employment is considered federal employment but is different than federal civil service employment due to where the monetary compensation is generated.


When will I be contacted once I apply and submit my resume?

Due to the volume of applications received, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. You should receive an email confirmation once you complete your application acknowledging it was received.


How long is the hiring process and what does the interview process look like?

The hiring process timeline varies for each position and department. The interview process may include a preliminary phone screening, in person interviews with the prospective managers and a panel interview. We conduct reference checks prior to offers of employment. Once an offer is made and accepted we then proceed with our background checks.


How is my application evaluated?

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications for the position. Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social, committee, sports, internships). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and leadership experience that translates directly to paid employment. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.


All positions require the candidate to undergo a suitability adjudication process to determine if the individual is suitable for Federal employment. This means that in addition to meeting the qualifications of a job announcement, an individual is determined likely or not likely to be able to carry out the duties of a Federal job with appropriate integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.


The Drug-Free Federal Workplace, mandates that (a) Federal employees are required to refrain from the use of illegal drugs; (b) the use of illegal drugs by Federal employees, whether on or off duty, is contrary to the efficiency of the service; and (c) persons who use illegal drugs are not suitable for Federal employment. 


You must provide accurate, complete and honest answers to all questions on required federal forms during the hiring process. The information you provide will be verified during your investigation. A false statement on any part of the application and hiring forms may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.



Equal Employment Opportunity:  All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579-5 U.S. Code 522a.). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 of the U.S. Code, Sections 301, 1104, 1302, 2103, 3301, 3304, and Executive Order 997.


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