Employment Readiness Program

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed

OMC Chapel

Gen. Jim Moore Blvd.
Bldg. 4280
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+1 (831) 242-7660

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The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) provides services to Military Spouses, Active Duty Military, Active Reserve and National Guard, Wounded Warriors, Retirees, DoD civilians, SOS members and all Family Members.

Services Include

Up-to-date resource information on available local, national and international employment opportunities, job market trends, and education and volunteer resources.

Classes and seminars on self-assessment and career exploration, resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success, networking, and entrepreneurship.

Resume critiques and career counseling and, individual career assessments. Job fairs and other hiring events. Teen/youth employment information computers with internet access, resume writing software, and typing tutorials.

Employment Opportunities

To receive the most current job openings please contact or stop by Army Community Service and see the Employment Readiness Manager or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/POMemploymentreadiness/ or call +1(831)242-7622 and via email.

Resources for Military Spouses

The Employment Readiness Program Manager can provide information to the following Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) programs offered to military Spouses:

  • seco logoSpouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO): A program offered to all military spouses through Military OneSource, which offers employment assistance with exploring portable career options; education, training, financial aid and state occupational license/credential requirements; career readiness to include interview skills, resume building, etc.; and links to employment sources such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) and OPM.gov

  • logo-mycaaMilitary Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA): A program offered to eligible military spouses as part of the OSD, Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program. Eligibility restricted to spouses of active duty E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 serving on Title 10 orders. Financial assistance limited to $4,000. Financial assistance must be used three years from the start date of the first class. Financial assistance may only be used for an Associate Degree, occupational license or credential. For more information go to www.militaryonesource.mil.

  • msep-logoMilitary Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP): An expanding partnership between military Spouses seeking employment and corporate businesses committed to providing meaningful and portable careers. Military Spouses are encouraged to visit the MSEP website at https://msepjobs.militaryonesource.mil/msep/ to find employment opportunities and post resumes.

  • Virtual Career Library: Get help with your job search or in exploring careers. Access over 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. Inside you will find hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources, and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life success.

  • Military Spouse Scholarships:  
    • H & R Block is offering a Military Scholarship for military spouses and wounded warriors.
      Download guide here  |  Download scholarship information

    • CareerStep:  Get Your $4000 Scholarship with MyCAA! Career Step now includes a laptop at no additional cost for MyCAA students enrolling in programs with ebook textbooks to provide an enhanced student experience. Please note that not all programs come with ebook textbooks.The Department of Defense’s MyCAA program offers eligible military spouses $4000 to cover training that will prepare you to start working. Find out if you are eligible. - CareerStep

    • Application for Federal Student Aid:  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.

    • GI Bill:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/ The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

    • GovBenefits.gov:  http://www.govbenefits.gov/ GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over a thousand benefit and assistance programs. They include education grants and loans, health, housing, and other types of assistance.

    • Students.gov:  http://www.students.gov/ This U.S. Department of Education site links students with information on financial aid, tuition assistance, and scholarships. There is a section for military members and their families. Start your search by going to “Pay for your education”

    • Air Force Aid Society:  www.afas.org/Education/STAP.cfm The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force. AFAS offers a Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) for spouses of active duty personnel who accompany members to overseas locations. More detailed information about eligibility can be found at that website

    • Army Emergency Relief:  https://www.aerhq.org/Apply-for-Scholarship Army Emergency Relief is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to helping the Army take care of Its own. This link offers access to their educational resources, which include assistance in finding general and military related scholarships.

    • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society:  www.nmcrs.org/education.html The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's education programs help eligible Navy and Marine Corps families pursue their academic goals by providing a source of education financing.

    • Air Force Spouse Scholarship Program: www.afa.org/aef/aid/spouse.asp The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate/bachelor undergraduate or graduate/postgraduate degrees. The applicant must be a spouse of Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve to be eligible. Spouses who are also members of the services are not eligible. 

    • American Association of University Women:  http://www.aauw.org/ The American Association of University Women offers scholarships for women. These scholarships are awarded to eligible women who meet the specific requirements of AAUW Branch and State offices.

    • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association:  www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/ Links to various grants and scholarship opportunities. See Web site for details and application dates.

    • Army Scholarship Foundation:  http://www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org/ The Army Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for spouses of enlisted active duty Army members, as well as for spouses of active duty Guard and Reserve members.

    • Book Scholarship:  http://www.bookscholarship.com/ This site offers an annual scholarship for textbooks.

    • The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) of the Department of Defense is an educational financing program for spouses of active duty service members and activated guard and reserve members. MyCAA offers up to $4000 to eligible military spouses to pursue certifications or licenses for portable careers. https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/

    • CinCHouse.com:  http://www.cinchouse.com/ This site, dedicated to military spouses, has information and resources for spouses going back to school. Follow the links under “My Career” and “Education” to find a list of scholarships for military spouses and children.

    • Hispanic Scholarship Fund:  http://www.hsf.net  The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers several scholarship programs for students of Hispanic heritage.

    • National Military Family Association:  www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/ The National Military Family Association Scholarship Fund awards scholarships for Military spouses. Applications, when available, are posted on their web site.

    • Military HOMEFRONT:  http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/ Click on “Troops and Families” and “Education for Family Members” for information and links to financial support for spouses pursuing an education. You’ll also find information on branch-specific tuition assistance programs.

    • Navy Wives Clubs of America:  http://www.navywivesclubsofamerica.org/scholarships/

    • Pat Tillman Foundation:  http://pattillmanfoundation.org/ This foundation offers Tillman Military Scholarships for service members and their dependents.

    • Thanks USA:  http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarship-program.html Thanks USA offers scholarships to spouses and dependents of active duty service members or Reservists and National Guard members.

  • Volunteer Opportunities:  View our Volunteer Program page and contact our volunteer coordinator.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP)

Eligibility Requirements
Military preferences may be afforded to spouses of military members if the military spouse was married prior to the sponsor relocating to the new duty station and the military spouse is included on the PCS orders. Please note that military spouses seeking preference with less than six-months-time remaining in the area may be non-selected for permanent continuing positions. Temporary appointments lasting less than one year do not cause loss of preference eligibility.

Required Documents

  • Spouse PCS orders
  • Marriage certificate
  • Federal resume

Helpful Links

For assistance with a federal resume or more info on MSP, schedule an appointment with the Employment Readiness manager at +1 (831)242-7622.

Federal Civilian Employment Offices
  • Presidio of Monterey
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
    Building 277
    Presidio of Monterey, CA 93944
    +1 (831)242-5160
  • Presidio of Monterey
    Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Office
    Building 277
    Presidio Of Monterey, CA 93944
    +1 (831)242-6119
  • Naval Post Graduate School
    Civilian Personnel Office
    Attn: Human Resource Office
    Monterey, CA 93940
    +1 (831)656-2002
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