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Human Resources

The mission of the Human Resources Office (HRO) is to administer Human Resources Management programs for U.S. civil servants and Foreign National employees of the Naval Support Activity Bahrain. HRO provides consultative advice and guidance to various commands and activities in the following program areas: position management and classification; recruitment and staffing; labor management advisory services; Equal Employment Opportunity Program; employee development; employee relations matters; and benefit entitlements.

Family members who will be accompanying active duty military or DoD civilians to Bahrain on orders should anticipate limited job opportunities onboard the installation. When vacancies do become available, a majority are clerical in nature, cashiers, food service personnel, sales clerks, and recreational aids. The wages vary, but many are as low as $5.85 an hour. Family member applicants must be U.S. citizens and command sponsored to be eligible for U.S. Federal Positions. Non-US spouses of DoD civilians and Active duty military are eligible to apply for foreign national positions. A resume must be submitted for each job you in which you are applying. Please review each individual announcement carefully for instructions.

Military spouses are given preference in hiring. A clear understanding of military spouse preference regulations is essential to conducting an effective job search.

Spouse Preference
Under the Military Family Act of 1985, as amended, DoD activities are required to provide "preference" in employment of spouses of relocating members of the U.S. Armed Forces (including the Coast Guard). The basic purpose of such preferential treatment is to enhance family satisfaction in order to positively impact on military readiness and retention.

Alternative Employment
Alternative employment opportunities may exist on the economy however you will need to acquire information from individual sources and obtain information about Bahrain government’s sponsorship requirements.

To speak to a Human Resources Specialist, please call: 1785-4763 or DSN (318) 439-4763, or email:

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