US Army Corps of Engineers
Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

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


Upcoming Recruiting Events

Representatives for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division will be at the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA), Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Annual Conference for the Career Fair, Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20008.

We will be recruiting post-secondary students and recent graduates for multiple disciplines and grade levels, from grades GS-03 to GS-12. Depending on position/location selected for, promotion potential is to the GS-9, 11, or 12 level. We encourage post-secondary students, recent graduates, and practicing professionals to stop by our booth (#1503) at the Career Fair.

Pay range:  $26,587 to $104,384; pay will be based on such factors as your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.  

We are looking for individuals interested in the positions of:

Civil Engineer                                                     Management Information Specialist

Electrical Engineer                                             Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Technician                                     Program Analyst

Environmental Engineer                                    Project Scheduler

Information Technology                                     Student Trainee (Engineering)

The positions will be filled in one of the following division locations: Buffalo, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Grand Haven, MI; Sault St. Marie, MI; Huntington, WV; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Montgomery, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH, Indianapolis, IN; Scott AFB, IL; and Cleveland, OH.

Candidates will be evaluated in accordance with the qualification and eligibility requirements set forth by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) located at

Some positions may require a valid driver's license. All positions require the applicant to be a citizen of the United States.  Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959, are required to register for Selective Service prior to appointment. A trial or probationary period may be required. The following MAY be paid or offered:  travel and relocation expenses, recruitment bonus, and/or student loan repayment. Promotion progression to the target position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of training requirements and continuous satisfactory performance. Post-secondary student appointments are term in nature and have the potential to convert into a permanent appointment in the competitive service.

Information regarding attendance at the BEYA-STEM Conference can be found at:

In order to be considered, please bring your resume and most recent transcript(s) to the career fair. If you cannot attend in person, inquiries and/or resumes and transcripts can be sent to through Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Please include position(s) and location(s) you are interested in.  

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