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How to Get a Civil Service Job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). There are numerous civilian employment opportunities with the Army Corps of Engineers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the U.S. Government's largest engineering services agency with over 34,000 military and civilian personnel. USACE personnel perform a broad spectrum of engineering and construction services across the United States as well as abroad in more than 90 countries.

The primary mission of USACE is to build and maintain America’s infrastructure and provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with outstanding military facilities. The Army Corps of Engineers conducts ongoing research and development of new technologies for the military.

Army Corps of Engineers - Major Functional Missions Areas

Civil Works

  • Budget 
  • Dam Safety Program 
  • Engineering and Construction 
  • Legislation and Reports 
  • Levee Safety Program 
  • Project Planning 
  • Regulatory Program and Permits 
  • Recreation 
  • Tribal Issues 
  • Navigation (channels, harbors, and waterways) 

Military Missions

  • Contingency Support
  • Field Force Engineering
  • Installation Support
  • Interagency and International Support
  • Real Estate


  • Brownfields Urban Waters 
  • Environmental Operations 
  • Environmental Quality 
  • Environmental Technical Support to non-DoD Federal Agencies 
  • Estuary Restoration 
  • Restoration and Clean-up of Formerly Used Defense Sites 
  • Invasive Species Management 
  • Military Munitions Support Services 
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Program 
  • Technical Project Planning 

Emergency Operations

  • Expedited Contracting in Disasters 
  • Develop Disaster Impact Prediction Models 
  • National Response Framework (Droughts, Floods, Hurricanes) 

Research and Development

    Civilian job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties. Qualified U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for these positions.  

    Categories of civilian jobs with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and with  other Department of Defense organizations and installations:  
    We have compiled a master list of the major categories of civilian jobs at military bases and Department of Defense installations. This list includes the federal occupational groups and the specific series codes within each group. 

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