While working at the Jacksonville District you will find satisfaction enhancing the lives of your fellow Americans by restoring Florida's Everglades, responding to natural disasters and emergencies, vitalizing the economy by ensuring navigable harbors, and providing recreation opportunities through beach renourishments. We also understand that compensation and benefits are critical factors to consider as you pursue employment opportunities. Your initial USACE salary may not compare with what some private companies may offer. However, with the potential for rapid promotion you may find that our salaries are very competitive with their private sector counterparts. When you factor in work-life balance, vacation, job security, and excellent health care and retirement benefits you may find that many of our professional jobs are superior to their private sector counterparts in terms of total compensation.