Office & Administrative Support Opportunities
Serving part-time in the Navy Reserve allows you to pursue the advantages of civilian life while enjoying the camaraderie, challenges, and many benefits the military offers. Whether or not you have prior service in the military, as a Navy Reservist, you will proudly serve your country as you increase your overall opportunities for success. In exchange, you’ll be rewarded with benefits designed to help you succeed in both your military and civilian lives.
Office and Administrative Support in the Navy Reserve
People are the top priority of the Navy and Navy Reserve, so making sure that the needs of our personnel are met is of great importance. As a Reservist in this field, you will serve at the heart of Navy operations. You will find your service to be very gratifying as you help other Sailors thrive in the Navy and help them achieve their goals.
One day, you’re providing guidance about rights, benefits, or legal assistance. The next, you’re offering career and education counseling – or perhaps overseeing personnel record keeping. A month later, you’re organizing religious activities for a diverse group of Sailors just before you coordinate all the administrative duties surrounding aircraft maintenance. If you enjoy working as part of a team that helps others, a job in this field may prove to be ideal.
Jobs in this field include:
As part of this occupational specialty, you could:
Operate personal computers, word processors, duplicating machines, and audio recording and other office machines
Maintain personnel, legal, and administrative records
Write official letters, reports, and personal correspondence
Provide counseling regarding career opportunities, education, requirements, rights, and benefits
Interview personnel and administer tests
Assist Enlisted Sailors and their families with special problems or personal hardships
Provide legal, administrative, and clerical assistance; prepare subpoenas; investigate claims; schedule courtrooms; and notify people involved
Help personnel prepare legal forms, letters, and requests
Schedule aircraft inspections
Keep charts that show trends in aircraft system reliability
Issue aircraft inspection and work orders
Maintain aircraft and engine logbooks and associated records
Support Chaplains of all faiths and provide support for religious activities
Operate and manage religious ministry facilities on shore or at sea
Assist in preparation of devotional and religious educational materialsAdvanced Training & Certification
Jobs in the Office and Administrative Support field offer an excellent opportunity to utilize your people skills and gain outstanding office management experience. On-the-job training and formal Navy schooling prepare you for administrative activities, such as familiarity with logs, records, reports, and computer programs.
You could earn Department of Labor certification allowing you to work as a computer peripheral-equipment operator. Your training might also prepare you to be, or enhance your current career as, an aircraft log clerk, office manager, counselor, employment interviewer, office administrator, legal secretary, administrative assistant, church business administrator, or religious facilities manager. Most on-the-job training in this field directly translates to credit at colleges and universities.To learn how you can pursue a job in Office and Administrative Support in the Navy Reserve, contact your local