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USACE Omaha District is searching for a dynamic Realty Specialist, GS-1170-05/07/09, to join the Real Estate Division in Omaha, Nebraska. 
Recent Graduates and current Post-Secondary Students will be considered who meet the eligibility and qualifications for the position.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying degree or certificate from an accredited educational institution.
  • Recent graduate who has completed 4 years of uniformed service, within the previous 4 years, a qualifying degree or certificate from an accredited educational institution.


This is a full-time permanent competitive position with a 2-year trial/probationary period.

Position has non-competitive promotional potential to GS-11 level.

Starting Salary based on qualifications: *all figures are annual

GS-05: $36,345;
GS-07: $45,022;
GS-09: $55,071


GS-05: Awarded Bachelor’s degree

GS-07: 1yr of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher)

GS-09: Master’s or equivalent degree

ACWA Assessment will need to be completed for GS-05 and GS-07.  Link will be provided after selection.

For more information regarding qualifications, please see link below:



Some duties include but are not limited to:

1. Perform transactions that involve properties ranging from wide areas of public domain land, state owned land, tribal land, private owned range land, residential areas, and industrial tracts.

2. Perform duties for acquisition in fee and lesser estates. Responsible for the out-granting of federal real property. Conduct inspection of properties for purposes of acquisition, compliance and disposal.

3. Utilize management Information systems to maintain the accuracy of databases and perform queries to ascertain status of work assignments as required.

-For consideration, send resume AND a copy of transcript(s) to Amanda.M.Simpson@usace.army.mil.

OPEN June 24, 2022 and CLOSES June 27, 2022

The Planning, Programs, Project Management Division (PPPMD) of the Omaha District is looking for recent graduates for an Archeologist (Cultural Resources Specialist) GS-0193-07 position. 

Basic Requirement for Archeologist position:

A. Education – Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: (1) history of archeology; (2) archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; (3) regional archeology, archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development; (4) theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; (5) archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work; AND six semester hours of related course work in: (1) geography, geology, or cultural geography; (2) history, historiography, or historical archeology; (3) environmental studies; (4) scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or (5) surveying; AND archeological field school.


B. Education – Related Curriculum: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline may be accepted as satisfying in full the educational requirements, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements listed in A above (including archeological field school).


C. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.


D. Experience: Four years of archeological work experience that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. The work experience must have included archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. Applicants with such field experience should, after additional experience under the direction of a higher-grade archeologist, be able to demonstrate the ability to be a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as a part of a larger archeological project.


In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the following qualification requirements:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes evaluating or preparing Regulatory permits, jurisdictional determinations, and monitoring of permit compliance. evaluating or preparing Regulatory permits, jurisdictional determinations, and monitoring of permit compliance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).


Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: anthropology, archeology.


Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:

 (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR

(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR

(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.


Additional Information:

  • Position Title: Archeologist GS-0193-07.
  • Position is a permanent appointment.
  • Position will have non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11 level.
  • GS-7 salary ranges from $45,022 to $58,523 annually
  • Position is located in Omaha, Nebraska in the Planning Branch, PPPMD.
  • Must supply both the resume and transcripts to be considered.  Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.
  • Further information at: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact:

Drew Minert, Chief, Planning Branch at 402-995-2061

Aaron Quinn, Chief, Environmental Resources Section at 402-995-2669

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Pay Scales

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

Special Rate Table








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Sample Civilian Jobs & Federal Job Series

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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. 

This series covers positions that involve primarily advisory, research, analytical, or other professional work in the science of ecology. Ecology utilizes a systems approach to study the interrelationships of organisms with each other, with their physical and chemical environment, and with society. Such relationships are considered primarily at the levels of individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Ecologists analyze biological components and processes in the context of ecosystems including environmental factors, physical-chemical relationships, and social relationships. They use quantitative and systems analysis techniques to predict effects of planned or natural changes in ecosystems and to develop understanding of and solutions to ecological problems.

This series covers positions that require professional knowledge and competence in the science of fishery biology to perform work: (1) developing, conserving, managing, and administering fishery resources; and (2) evaluating the impact of construction projects and other socioeconomic activities that present potential or actual adverse effects on fishery resources and their habitat. The work also requires an ability to determine, establish, and apply biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures that are necessary for the production and/or management of aquatic resources in their natural habitat and/or within facilities and systems that have been constructed for their benefit and public use.

This series covers positions that require professional knowledge and competence in the science of wildlife biology to perform work involving: (1) the conservation, propagation, management, protection, and administration of wildlife species; or (2) the determination, establishment, and application of biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of wildlife resources and habitats. The work requires professional knowledge of the distribution, habits, life histories, and classification of birds, mammals, and other forms of wildlife.

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.

This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services throughout USACE. The Information Technology Management Mission is comprised of a wide range of duties to include threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to securing the global information and communication infrastructure. 

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District provides equal opportunity in employment for all persons, prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination), national origin, age or disability and promotes the realization of equal opportunity through a continuing affirmative employment program. Equal Employment covers all employees, including supervisors, managers, former employees and applicants for employment of the Omaha District regardless of grade level or position. Contracted employees may have redress rights pending determination of their "employee" status.

Those actions appropriate to overcome the effects of past or present practices, policies, or other barriers to equal employment opportunity. 29 CFR 1608
Ensures women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are employed and advanced on a non-discriminatory basis.

Provides an avenue to obtain redress for discrimination complaints. Any employee, former employee or applicant can file a complaint.

An Equal Employment Opportunity complaint is an allegation of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or reprisal that adversely affects a term, condition or privilege of employment, benefits or working conditions. The complaint process may consist of a precomplaint inquiry or mediation and formal complaint.

Mediation is a voluntary alternative dispute resolution process which is used to resolve complaints. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or reprisal must consult an Equal Employment counselor in the Equal Employment Office prior to filing a formal complaint of discrimination in order to try to informally resolve the matter. 

Such contact must take place within 45 calendar days of the date the alleged discriminatory event occurred; the effective date of the alleged discriminatory personnel action or the date the complainant knew or reasonably should have known of the alleged discriminatory event or personnel action.

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