Civil Service Jobs & Employment - U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
How to Get a Civil Service Job with U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). There are numerous civilian employment opportunities with USTRANSCOM. A few of the defense agencies now hiring (or projected to hire in the near-term) with USTRANSCOM include:
- Air Mobility Command (AMC) The air component of USTRANSCOM. AMC’s air fleet provides refueling capability and is able to transport people and cargo anywhere around the globe in a matter of hours. Additional long-range CRAF. CRAF is a fleet of commercial aircraft that can support the transportation of military forces and material in times of crisis.
- Military Sealift Command (MSC) The sealift component of USTRANSCOM. MSC provides sea transportation worldwide for DoD. MSC uses a mixture of government-owned and commercial ships to perform: surge sealift, prepositioned sealift, and sustainment sealift. MSC assets include Fast Sealift and Ready Reserve Force ships. MSC also charters and books space on commercial ships.
- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) The commercial surface lift component and primary surface distribution manager for USTRANSCOM. SDDC provides global surface deployment command and control and distribution operations. SDDC has a presence in 24 water ports worldwide. In an average year, SDDC manages and directs the movement of 3.7 million measurement tons of ocean cargo, 500,000 personal-property moves, 600,000 domestic freight shipments, 72,000 privately owned vehicles and 518,000 passengers. SDDC assets include 10,000 containers and 1,350 railroad cars.
USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command. It provides a full-spectrum of global mobility support to United States combatant commands, the military component services, and defense agencies. In typical week, USTRANSCOM conducts more than 1,900 air missions, 25 transport ships at sea worldwide, and over 10,000 ground shipments in transit. USTRANSCOM conducts transportation in 75% of the world's countries. USTRANSCOM's workforce includes: 45,945 active duty military; 73,058 Reserve and Guard, and 19,104 civilian personnel.
To accomplish its mission, USTRANSCOM partners with a private industry. USTRANSCOM uses trucks, trains, rail cars, aircraft, ships, information systems and a global transportation infrastructure to move people, supplies, equipment, and defense systems around the world and a daily basis. USTRANSCOM augments its capabilities through a network of commercial partners to include the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) - 1,203 aircraft, and the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) - 379 vessels.
USTRANSCOM civil service jobs provide support services for Department of Defense (DoD) operations, training programs, military personnel and their families. 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 U.S. Transportation Command and at other Department of Defense organizations and installations: