Career Opportunities

As a DoD Energetics Center and leader in the Navy’s energetics enterprise, our workforce provides energetics research and development, manufacturing technology, engineering, testing, manufacturing, and fleet support. We accomplish this with expert personnel utilizing flexible, modern facilities. We are dedicated to safety, customer satisfaction, high quality, and environmental compliance in support of the warfighter. The Human Resources staff is very excited to support the Navy’s warfighter and assist management in meeting critical staffing needs by utilizing the resources and tools available.

Some of the advantages of working at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) are: competitive compensation, advancement opportunities, alternate work schedules, scientist and engineering development programs, job rotation, graduate education program, overtime/compensatory time, liberal vacation accrual, 10 paid holidays a year, and 13 days sick leave a year which can be accumulated.

NSWC IHEODTD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We employ a variety of persons in professional, technical, administrative, clerical, and trade occupations. We are looking for scientists and engineers in many different disciplines. NSWC IHEODTD also offers employment opportunities for high school and college students.

Scientists and Engineers

NSWC Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC-IHEODTD) hires Scientists and Engineers in a variety of disciplines to support our mission requirements. From a BS to a PhD, there is a place for you at NSWC IHEODTD.

As a civilian scientist or engineer at NSWC-IHEODTD, you may be working with explosives; propellants; pyrotechnics; chemicals; rocket, missile, and gun propulsion systems; missile simulators; test and diagnostic equipment; tri-service cartridge-actuated devices; propellant-actuated devices; and aircrew escape propulsion systems, to name a few. We also provide special weapons support, explosives safety support, and ordnance environmental support to the United States and foreign military and others in the ordnance industry.

If you would like to be considered for employment as a Scientist or Engineer, please submit your resume and transcripts to our recruiting office at Please indicate which location(s) you are interested in (Indian Head, MD or Picatinny Arsenal, NJ).

Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

NSWC IHEODTD seeks to match Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and Schedule A Candidates (individuals with a disability) with a variety of full time employment opportunities. Candidates who are interested in employment at NSWC meet the requirements can submit their resume and proof of eligibility (listed below) to our recruiting office at Please see required documents listed below:

NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Vacancy Announcements
Position Title Closing DateSorted By Closing Date In Ascending Order Announcement No. USA Jobs Link
Engineer/Scientist, ND-0801/0830/0850/0854/0855/0861/0893/1550-04 (FPL: ND-04) 12/15/2017 DE-10077604-18-GZ
Technician, NT-0802-04 (FPL: NT-04) 12/18/2017 ST-10086253-18-TAP
Manager,NT-0346-06 (FPL: NT-06) 12/18/2017 ST-10081716-18-MJM
Assistant (Department level), NG-0318-03 (FPL: NG-03) 12/18/2017 ST-10092796-18-DPR

Equal Opportunity Employer