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Who are we?

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 One Disciplined Team
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the federal engineer of choice with 7 districts with approximately 35,000 dedicated civilians and over 600 soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 90 countries.
  • Omaha District has more that 1400 team members throughout 10 states and international locations serving civil works, environmental, cultural resources, military construction, and the Missouri River program missions. 
  • Services provided by USACE include a full range of planning, engineering, design and construction management, program management, real estate, research and development, and technical assistance services.
 Our Mission

Provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.

 Our Vision

A GREAT engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative, sustainable, and purposeful projects that are solutions to the Nation’s toughest engineering challenges.

Employee Benefits

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 We Offer
  • Purpose driven and challenging work assignments.
  • Satisfaction in working for an organization with a tradition of public service extending back over 200 years.
  • Professional, technical, and administrative opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Career development and advancement through executive and senior technical positions.
  • Education and training opportunities.
  • 401K equivalent, with up to a 5% matching government contribution.

Current Students & Recent Grads

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 STEM Students

The Department of Defense (DOD) offers the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program to recruit, educate, employ, and foster the development of the future. 

 Pathway Internship Program

Pathway is an internship program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or another qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing your education.

Pathways Program

 Yello Register

Please complete the questions and submit your resume in Yello to be considered for purpose driven opportunities with us! 


USACE has civilian occupations across our area of operations and around the world.

Where would you like to work?

Career Opportunities Now Available

Positions are open at locations throughout the Omaha District. Click on the location of interest to find job listings and application instructions.

All jobs with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can be found on usajobs.gov.

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We hire large numbers of engineering, design, environmental science professionals, biologists, physical scientists, geologists, hydrologists, and others. Sound interesting? To find more about careers in USACE search US Army Corps of Engineers jobs.

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Direct Hiring Positions

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 There are currently no jobs listed at this time. Please check back at a later time or visit USAJobs for a full listing of positions available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sample Civilian Jobs & Federal Job Series

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 0025 - Park Ranger

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.

 0401 - Biologists

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.

 0401 - Natural Resource Specialists

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. 

 0408 - Fish Biology

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.

 0482 - Fish Biology

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.

 0486 - Wildlife Biology

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.

 0802 - Engineering Technician

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.

 0808 - Architects

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. 

 0809 - Construction Control Tech./Rep.

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.

 0810 - Civil Engineers

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. 

 0817 -  Survey Technician

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.

 0819 - Environmental Engineers

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.

 0830 - Mechanical Engineers

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.

 0850 - Electrical Engineers

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.

 1102 - Contracting Specialists

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.

 1170 - Realty Specialists

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.

 2210 - Information Technology/Management

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. 

 5426 - Lock and Dam Operators

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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 Our EEO Commitment to You

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.

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

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.

Pay Scales

For those applying for Engineering, Program Management, and Miscellaneous Administration please see the "0755 Special Rate Table".

For those applying for Architecture and Engineering Series please see the "0414 Special Rate Table".

For more Pay Scale/Locality Information, visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2023/general-schedule

Upcoming Events

Come meet us!


9/18/2023, 12:00-5:00 pm (CT)

Grand Forks, ND University of North Dakota Career Expo: STEM Industries (Day 1) https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/career_fairs/40950
9/18/2023,12:00-5:00 pm (CT) Ames, IA Iowa State University 2023 Fall Engineering Career Fair  
9/21/2023, 11:00 am - 2:00pm (ET) Virtual  Corporate Gray Virtual event for Military experienced job seekers, focus on transitioning service members, veterans, but open to all job seekers. https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/473
9/26/2023, 11:00am -  4:00pm (CT) Rapid City, SD South Dakota School of Mines Engineering & Science career fair https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/career_fairs/41268
9/29/2023, 12:00-3:00pm (CT) Omaha, NE Creighton University All Majors Fall Career Fair Creighton University All-Majors Fall Career Fair 2023 | Handshake (joinhandshake.com)
10/2/2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm (CT) Omaha, NE University of Nebraska-Omaha All Majors Career & Internship Fair (Day 1 only) https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/career_fairs/40664
10/3/2023, 10:00am - 3:00pm (CT)  Omaha, NE University of Nebraska Lincoln - Durham School Architectural , Engineering, & Construction Career Fair 2023 Durham School Career Fair, Omaha Campus | Handshake (joinhandshake.com)
10/3/2023, 10:30-3:30 pm (MNT) Fort Collins, CO Colorado State University Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Career Fair https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/career_fairs/40464
10/4/2023, 10:00am - 3:00pm (MNT) Bozeman, MT Montana State University Career Fair https://app.joinhandshake.com/emp/career_fairs/41158
10/9/2023 to 10/11/2023, 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)  Washington, D.C. Association of the United States Army (AUSA) AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting & Exposition https://meetings.ausa.org/annual/index.cfm