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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.  We are one of the world’s premier public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. We serve the American people, striving to provide the most effective engineering and environmental science solutions to the nation’s complex problems affecting national security, the economy, and the environment in which we live.

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.

The Jacksonville District is a key player in all aspects of coastal/water resources engineering, construction, flood risk reduction, navigation, disaster response, ecosystem restoration and other activities. In support of our programs, we hire many environmental science professionals, biologists, physical scientists, geologists, hydrologists, and others.  Click the link to search  USACE Engineer jobs with the Corps.  Click the link to view several Jacksonville engineer's perspectives on working with Corps.

Download a copy of our BUILDING STRONG People brochure and find out more about our civilian occupations.   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video provides a summary of the organization's missions.  This video was recently produced by Headquarters USACE and Sacramento District. Watch the USACE MISSION video here


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For those applying for Engineering and/or Architect Positions, please see the below "Special Rate Table" link.

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As the nation’s largest Federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ more than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states provide more than 7,700 miles of land and water trail systems.   Park rangers protect the nation’s natural recreation facilities and its visitors.  Park Rangers provide support for the preservation of these natural resources by managing recreational grounds and educating visitors through environmental outreach programs.   Park Ranger employees ensure the safety and enjoyment of USACE recreation facilities for visitors of all ages and help local students and citizens learn about the natural and man-made resources they manage.

Biologists conduct surveys, studies, and assessments of various natural habitats and water resources.  They ensure programs and environmental activities are in compliance with laws and regulatory programs, such as the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, etc.  USACE Biologists throughout the United States conduct activities to preserve wildlife and aquatic habitats, monitor nuisance vegetation and invasive species, and act as environmental consultants.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest provider of outdoor and water-based recreation and with more than 456 parks in 43 states.  Natural Resources Specialists develop and oversee activities designed to manage, conserve, protect and restore the nation’s land, water and wildlife resources.   Natural Resources Specialists manage environmental programs and projects consistent with ecosystem management principles.   Programs include management of fisheries, wildlife habitats, forestry, shoreline plans, reservoirs, and ensuring compliance and stewardship with environmental laws and regulations. 

 Engineering technicians provide technical assistance and support for USACE civil, military, and environmental projects.   Engineering technicians review project plans and specifications, forecast resource requirements, provide technical advice to inspectors, and gather pertinent technical data towards the completion of projects.

As the oldest and largest construction agency, The U.S. Corps of Engineers has designed and developed key historical structures throughout the United States.  Major developments by USACE include the Washington Monument, The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorial, headquarters of The American Red Cross, the Pentagon, and many other building projects.  Architects oversee the design, development and review of drawings, manuals, and specifications for various worldwide facilities.  Architectural projects include housing facilities, dining facilities, child development centers, hospitals, safety and protection criteria, and historical preservation. 

Construction control technicians inspect and monitor construction operations for compliance of contracts, scheduling, and quality assurance.  These positions primarily review plans, materials and workmanship to ensure operations are executed in accordance with project specifications.  Construction control technicians work in an inspector and representative capacity. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the world’s premier public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.  Civil engineers plan, design, construct, and maintain the nation’s water resources, Army installations, and numerous other Federal and local projects.  USACE civil engineering projects include the design and development of major highways, airfields, hospitals, laboratories, dams, levees, powerhouses, embankments, and various military installation facilities. 

Survey technicians perform surveys on the layout and inspection of operations for civil building projects, natural disasters, and hydrographic and land based projects.  Survey technicians collect field data to prepare navigational charts and sketch maps.  Survey data collected is instrumental in the design and construction of major highways, waterways, facilities, and economical structures.

As the nation’s environmental engineers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest federal environmental missions: restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, regulating waterways, managing natural resources, and cleaning up contaminated sites from past military activities.  Environmental engineers conduct assessments of existing facilities and infrastructure, environment habitats, resources and natural water systems to develop ways of mitigating degradation to the environment.

Mechanical engineers design and construct mechanical systems utilized for major industrial, environmental, and architectural structures.  They restore the environment, repair and construct new machinery, pumping, piping, hydraulic systems, gas lines, heating, ventilation, and water treatment facilities.  USACE mechanical engineers also find new energy solutions for the future.

Electrical engineers design complex power systems utilized in major structures such as dams, signal circuits, electrical power installations, and power grids and systems.  They also design electrical systems for office building, dining facilities, maintenance shops, and hospitals. Electrical engineers seek out innovative electrical solutions for generations in the Army and the Nation.

Contract specialists play an integral role in the formulation, acquisition, and execution of high value contracts for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects.  Contract specialists serve as decision makers responsible for the proposal, negotiation, and awarding of contracts with government partners.

Realty specialists acquire, manage, and dispose of property relating to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal entities.  Realty specialists oversee and perform global property negotiations with landowners to acquire and upgrade facilities; advise on cost and asset information for projects; and ensure transactions are executed in accordance with real estate policies and procedures.  USACE realty programs include the Joint Facilities Recruiting Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, BRAC acquisitions and disposal, and the Defense National Relocation Program.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers owns and operates more than 600 dams located throughout the United States.  Lock and Dam operators are responsible for the operation of navigation lock and dam equipment and machinery to allow river traffic to pass through the locks.  The work of lock and dam operators is essential in allowing water to pass between different levels of elevation between bodies of water, and in order to maintain pool levels.

Accountants provide advice, assistance, and perform review, analysis, and evaluation of existing and proposed accounting practices to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Financial management functions

Financial Technicians are responsible for providing budget, accounting, clerical and administrative support and management assistance to the analysts, accountants, and staff to increase the efficiency of project and office operations.

Budget Analysts perform a variety of budgetary and administrative function in implementing the district's budgetary process, policies and procedures.

Procurement Analyst interpret higher-level contracting policy and directives, and provides guidance and assistance in the execution and administration of highly complex procurements for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A Procurement Analyst is considered a Subject Matter Expert and Technical Authority responsible for conducting comprehensive reviews of contracting office work products.

EEO Contact Info:

EEO Information and Programs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
701 San Marco Drive
Jacksonville, FL  32075
Office: 904-232-1668
Email: EEO.SAJ@USACE.army.mil


1. Do you have to be an engineer to work for USACE? No, our workforce includes park rangers, biologists, architects, lock and dam operators, scientists and much more. Together everyone plays a valuable role within our organization. 

2. Do you have to be a Soldier, or in the Army, to work for USACE? No, USACE currently employs more than 33,000 civilians and 800 military personnel. 

3. Does USACE only build things? No, we are proud to have contributed to some of the nation's great landmarks including the Washington Monument and the Capitol Dome, but our missions also extends to other areas such as research and development, recreation, and support to emergency responses. 

4. What kind of benefits are available? You can learn about our benefits here. We also have 11 paid federal holidays, annual and sick leave, retirement benefits, thrift savings plans, alternate work schedules, telework opportunities and more.