US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a permit to build piers, boathouses, boat ramps, moorings, marinas, riprap revetments, bulkheads, marsh toe stabilizations, breakwaters, etc.? 
Visit our Regulatory page or call our Regulator of the Day at 757-201-7652.

How do I get information regarding former or current USACE employees?
We cannot provide personal information regarding former/current employees. Employment verification can be obtained from http://www.theworknumber.com.

How do I locate former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Military Personnel Information?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot assist; however, the U.S. Army has a system in place for possibly helping to locate former/retired military personnel. Please visit the Army’s website at http://www.army.mil to find information which may assist you.

How do I join the Army?
To find information about joining the Army, please visit the U.S. Army website at http://www.goarmy.com or contact your local Army Recruiter.

Do I need to join the Army to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?
No. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is primarily a civilian organization with 37,000 dedicated civilians and about 550 Soldiers.  Civilian occupations include: civil engineers, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, environmental engineers, biologists, engineering technicians, architects, realty specialists, lock and dam operators, survey technicians, project engineers, geologists, hydrologists, and others.  Sound interesting? Find out more about Careers with USACE.

How do I apply for a job?
All civilian job opportunities available with the Federal government, including USACE, are posted on USAJobs at http://usace.usajobs.gov. USAJobs is the Federal Government's Official Job Site. One must apply for Federal jobs using the tools available (including a resume/resume builder).

How do I find out about training, certification, instructing, etc. offered by USACE?
Please visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Learning Center at http://ulc.usace.army.mil/ or email the USACE Learning Center at dll-ulc-registrar@usace.army.mil.

How do I contract with or do business with the Corps?
To get information regarding contracting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please visit our Business With Us page. Information provided includes Small Business, USACE Business Opportunities on FedBizOpps, Central Contractor Registration (required to do business with the Corps), Federal Business Opportunities Website and e-mail information to direct your contracting questions to the Directorate of Contracting.

Freedom of Information Act Requests – Where and how do I make a FOIA request?
Please visit our FOIA page where you will find extensive information to include mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers of all of the USACE FOIA offices.

Where do I find Camping/Recreation Facilities Locations, Fees, Amenities, Maps ... ?
Visit our "Corps Lakes Gateway" website at http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/ which provides recreation information including activities, discounts, volunteering, directions, fees, amenities, discount pass information, and campground hosting.

Golden Age/Golden Access Passports/ National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
The Golden Age/Golden Access passports have been replaced with the "America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass," an Interagency Senior Pass for age-related discounts and an Interagency Access Pass for disability-related discounts. Please visit http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/passes where you will find "Age & Disability Discount Passes" information such as where you need to go to obtain a pass, which government agencies handle the pass, and helpful links.

Important Numbers

Hazards to Navigation Hotline 

  757-672-1835
General Information 
  757-201-7500
Freedom of Information Act Officer 
  757-201-7271
Human Resources 
  757-201-7319
Security Gate 
  757-201-7015
Security Reception Desk 
  757-201-7014
Public Affairs 
  757-201-7606
Wetlands/Permitting 
  757-201-7652