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Work for USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Our 32,000 employees—primarily civilian—are delivering positive impacts for today and tomorrow.

Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families, supporting overseas contingency operations, developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians, providing disaster relief, and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

It’s an exciting time to work for the Corps. We offer challenging professional, technical and administrative assignments in the U.S. and abroad—each building on a strong tradition of public service extending back more than 200 years.

The Corps also offers education reimbursement, certificate programs, professional and leadership development as well as mentoring programs. We support and nurture the growth of our employees and provide the tools to ensure superior performance in all our missions. At the Corps, your opportunities are limitless.


Civilian Occupations

Below is a representative sample of USACE civilian occupations in our offices across the U.S. and around the world.

Civil Engineers Mechanical Engineers Electrical Engineers
Environmental Engineers Chemical Engineers Structural Engineers
Biologists Project Engineers Engineering Technicians
Construction Control Reps Architects Survey Technicians
Realty Specialists Lock and Dam Operators Contract Specialists


Sample Salary Ranges*

GS-5: $31,315 - $40,706 GS-7: $38,790 - $50,431
GS-9: $47,448 - $61,678 GS-11: $57,408 - $74,628
GS-12: $68,809 - $89,450 GS-13: $81,823 - $106,369

*Note: Above salary ranges are based on the 2011 General Schedule salary table for the Rest of U.S. Actual amounts will vary by locality pay area

Pathway Internship Openings

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Available Locations

 12/12/2017 01/04/2018
Louisville, KY
STUDENT TRAINEE (PARK RANGER) (SUMMER ONLY) Biological Sciences or related GS-03 SWGJ173970890910PI 11/20/2017 01/20/2018

Deerfield, OH; Warren, PA; Wayland, OH; Hermitage, PA, Tionesta, PA; Grafton, WV; Weston, WV; Confluence, PA; Ford City, PA; Saltsburg, PA; New Bethlehem, PA 

GS02 - GS04
GS02 - GS04
GS02 - GS04
**Targeted Entry Grade(s) Students

GS-2: High School/GED 

GS-3: 1 Year Education 

GS-4: 2 Years Education

GS-5: 4 Years Education

GS-7: 1 Year of Graduate Level Education 

Recent Graduate/Upcoming Graduate Openings

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Position/Title Desired or Required Major Targeted Entry Grade (s) Time to Graduation**  Announcement No. Open Date Close
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Architect Architecture GS-07/09 up to 9 months SWGJ173521495218PR 12/12/2017 01/04/2018 Louisville, KY
Engineering Technician (Civil) Engineering Technology GS-05 up to 3 months SWGJ174168595521PR
12/21/2017 01/31/2018 Pittsburgh, PA

**Targeted Entry Grade(s) Students for Recent Graduates:

GS-3: 1 Year Education (i.e., Tech School Graduate) 

GS-4: 2 Years Education (Associates Degree)

GS-5: 4 Years Education (Bachelors Degree)

GS-7: 1 Year of Graduate Level Education or Superior Academics on Bachelor Degree)

GS-9:  Masters or Equivalent