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 PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

People With Disabilities

In the Navy and Marine Corps, we believe in the abilities of all our employees and we are committed to hiring qualified individuals at all levels of our organization. As an employer of people with disabilities, our goal is to be a model within the Federal Government.

The Department of the Navy is dedicated to ensuring equality of opportunity in employment for individuals with disabilities. We have adopted the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission goal of 2 percent participation rate of individuals with targeted disabilities. We also are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities receive appropriate reasonable accommodations.

The Navy and Marine Corps recognize that you have a right to full and fair consideration for any job for which you apply. We strive to offer an environment in which you can reach your potential and make a difference for our country.

 START YOUR JOB SEARCH NOW

All Navy and Marine Corps civilian job opportunities can be explored by using USAJOBS.

For special assistance with your job search, contact the Department of the Navy’s Selective Placement Coordinator by e-mail or call 202-685-6668. A representative can answer your questions and discuss your special needs.

 MEET WILLIAM J. RUSSELL

William Russell

A member of the Federal workforce for 28 years, William Russell has spent the last 22 years working as a senior pipe welder performing repairs and maintenance on the Trident submarine at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Silverdale, Washington. Working in confined spaces and often on a very tight schedule, William performs difficult weld repairs throughout the submarine, including critical welds on piping systems whose proper functioning is vital to the safety of the sailors.

William’s skills are highly regarded by his peers and supervisor, and he routinely shares his technical knowledge, mentoring junior mechanics. In 2007, he was a nominee for employee of the year at the shipyard. He was a recipient of the Department of the Navy’s Individual with Disabilities Award and, in 2009, was named an Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with a Disability.

William and his wife are foster parents to challenged children, some of whom are younger than 4 years old. For the past 30 years, he has been active with Little People of America, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing support and information to people of short stature and their families.

William starred in a Learning Channel documentary highlighting the big jobs done by Little People. The network film crew went aboard the Trident submarine and followed William as he worked. Off the job, William’s hobbies include yard work, golf, hiking, and home improvement projects.

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