US Army Corps of Engineers
Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

Career Resources

Work for the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

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. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) provides leadership and direction in creating and sustaining a diverse workforce and an environment free of discrimination at the Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and USACE works proactively to enhance the employment of women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.  This is achieved through policy development, oversight, complaints prevention, outreach, education and training programs.

Headquarters EEO Information Page


Civilian Occupations

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

Civil EngineersMechanical EngineersElectrical Engineers
Environmental EngineersChemical EngineersStructural Engineers
BiologistsProject EngineersEngineering Technicians
Construction Control RepsArchitectsSurvey Technicians
Realty SpecialistsLock and Dam OperatorsContract Specialists

Sample Salary Ranges*

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