Job Description

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San Diego,CA,US
Ship Modernization Specialist, Mid

The Opportunity:

As a defense mission professional, you ask questions others don’t. You understand the nuances of complex situations. You use your skills to think bigger and push further, solving complex problems. We’re looking for someone like you to help create solutions for missions that keep our nation safe. As a Ship Modernization Specialist, you bring your technical experience to work on projects assessing ship material condition and Modernization Availability progress for the Navy. You’ll track and analyze modernization readiness, Availability schedule impacts, and shipboard system conditions and configurations, research and propose solutions to mitigate potential schedule delays, and communicate the impacts of material condition deficiencies and modernization delays on ships’ ability to operate. 

You’ll be a trusted advisor to our clients, and we’ll look to you to understand and explain the impacts of availability delays and ship system conditions on ships’ schedules and capabilities. You will organize and prepare regular reports and briefings for Naval System command audiences. You’ll support our team in the work we do for the Navy and the solutions we deliver for military missions. You'll work with us to ensure fleet readiness across the cutting-edge weapon and sensor system evolution to meet the ever-changing operational needs of Military missions.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:  

  • 4+ years of experience as a Leading Chief Petty Officer, Division Officer, or Department Head in the Defense or Maritime industry in a Government Civilian or contractor role

  • 4+ years of experience with planning, administering, or managing shipboard or shipboard equipment maintenance, including management of Regional Maintenance Center shops, maintenance availability planning, or Current Ship Maintenance Plan (CSMP) management

  • Experience with writing material condition deficiency reports, 2Kilos and Jobs, Casualty Reports (CASREPs), and discrepancy reports to identify damaged, degraded equipment, diagnose source of damage or degradation, and recommend a repair plan

  • Experience with preparing and transmitting formal communication of damage or degradations to equipment using standardized reporting formats and communications materials, including 8 o’clock reports or Planning Board for Maintenance Briefs

  • Secret clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:  

  • Experience as Top Snipe, Senior Combat Systems Chief Petty Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant, Electronic Material Officer, Damage Control Assistant, Chief Engineer, Ship's Material Management Officer, 3MC, or Maintenance Officer

  • Experience with using Navy programs of record for maintenance management, including NDE, SKED, Validate, Screen, and Broker (VSB), or Maintenance and Ship Work Planning (M&SWP)

  • Knowledge of Navy Maintenance and Modernization Availability planning process and Navy Modernization policies and procedures

  • Bachelor's degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 
Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms. 

A Place Where You Belong 
Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 
Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home. 

Your Candidate Journey 
At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $60,300.00 to $137,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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