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Norfolk District Careers

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Feb. 4, 2019
Updated: Feb. 16, 2021

The most important thing we do at Norfolk District is hire the right people. Our employees' collective brainpower, varied skills and confidence are why we can take on the world's most complex engineering challenges. 

We conduct our hiring two ways: Direct-Hire Authorities and through the federal government's official hiring site, USAJOBS

1) Direct-Hire Authorities allow us to hire qualified applicants directly into vacancies. These listings often include multiple vacancy opportunities and interested candidates are encouraged to submit resumes and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Vacancies are open to former/current federal employees and the public
  • Incentive or relocation bonuses may be available.
  • Vacancies are available at various GS levels and will be determined based upon applicant’s experience.

2) USAJOBS website allows jobseekers the opportunity to peruse job announcements through a filtered search. It offers an integrated resume builder and document-loading options.

Listed below are the job announcements currently being hired for on USAJOBS and through our DHA. 


USAJOBS Vacancy Announcements

Marine Machinery Mechanic

Pay Plan/Series/Grade: XF-5334-10
Branch/Division: Operations Branch/Water Resource Division
Duty Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Applyhttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605545700
Closes: July 8
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

Supervisory Civil Engineer

Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-0810-13
Branch/Division: Planning and Policy Branch, Water Resource Division
Duty Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Apply athttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605120200
Close: July 5
Who May Apply:

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

 

 

 

Note about listings:

We recommended you add the USAJOBS site to your Internet favorites and check periodically for positions that interest you. It is an applicant's responsibility to the USAJOBS site for vacancy information and to make applications accordingly. Although we provide the information presented here as a courtesy to you, we sometimes are not able to do so and should not be the sole avenue for obtaining vacancy announcement information. 

 

Current Direct-Hire Vacancies

  • Maintenance Worker, NAO-DHA- WRD- 21-001
    Opening & Closing Dates: April 23 & May 7
    Position Title, Series/Grade: Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-05
    Full Performance Level: WG-05
    Duty Location: Covington, VA
    Salary Range: $17.28/hour - $20.13/hour
    Work Schedule: Full-time
    Appointment Type: temporary/ seasonal (not to exceed 1 year)
    Start Date: On or prior to May 1 (TBD)
    Relocation: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
    Travel Requirement: 10% Temporary Duty Travel required

    About the Position: This position is assigned to the Water Resources Division, Operations Branch at the Gathright Dam Project Office outside Covington, Virginia and conducts maintenance duties to include grounds maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, painting and plant operation.
    Who May Apply: U.S Citizens, nationals, or those who owe allegiance to the United States.
    Eligibility Requirements: An individual who meets the following may apply for the DHA
  • Position: US Citizens with high school diploma. The qualifications requirements below must be met in addition to eligibility requirements.
    Temporary: This position can be terminated any time before the one year timeframe and may not be converted to a permanent position.
    Qualifications Requirements: In order to qualify, you must meet experience requirements described below. This experience must be described and reflected in your resume.
    Responsibilities/Duties: This position serves as Maintenance Worker under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Engineering Technician/Project Supervisor, Gathright Dam.
    1. Serves as Maintenance Worker at the Gathright Dam.
    2. Operate and maintain a flood control dam by performing duties such as: regular
    maintenance of a dam and intake tower and making flood releases.
    3. Perform a variety of operational duties such as: inspections and repairs to project
    grounds and facilities.
    4. Operate a variety of vehicles and vessels such as pickup trucks, skid steer, lawn tractors,
    forklifts, and motorboats.
    5. Performs a variety of maintenance, repair and operational duties
    Performs other duties as assigned.
    Conditions of Employment:
    1. Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a
    completed background investigation.
    2. This position may require a valid CPR certificate and first responder (or equivalent) certificate.
    3. This position requires a state driver license.
    4. This position requires a forklift operator license within 12 months of reporting to duty.
    5. This position requires a boat operator's license within 12 months of reporting to duty.
    6. This position requires to work in increment weather.
    7. This position requires a pre-employment physical.
    8. This position may require working nights and weekends depending on assigned project.
    9. This position may to work in non-permit or permit confined space, self-contained breathing
    apparatus (SCBA).
    10. This position is a drug abuse testing position. Incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R, condition of  employment for certain positions identified as critical under the drug abuse testing program, or a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
  • Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than general supervision. Operate, repair and maintain the dam and appurtenant structures and maintain the project buildings and recreational facilities.
    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Uses moderate physical effort to stack, load, unload, move and carry tools, equipment and materials ranging in weight from 10 lbs to 50 lbs unassisted. Occasionally lifts heavier objects with assistance (e.g., using a hand truck). Required to reach, walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Occasionally works in cramped quarters, or from ladders, scaffolds or platforms.
    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed inside and outside in all types of weather (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.) and usually in a dirty, dusty and/or greasy environment. Incumbent is exposed to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shocks, burns, cuts bruises, maimed fingers and scrapes. Occasionally is required to wear uncomfortable
    protective clothing.
    How to Apply: Please provide your current resume via email to:
    CENAO-RECRUIT@USACE.army.mil. Please submit all information in PDF or Word format.
    Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Maintenance Worker Covington VA - DHA. DHA Application packages will be accepted through 7 May 2021. Application packages that are received after the closing date, do not contain resume or are submitted in unreadable formats will not be considered.
  • Interdisciplinary Architect/Engineer 

Series/Grade: GS-08xx-12/13

Multiple vacancies exist for Interdisciplinary Architects/Engineers at Norfolk, Va..  Applicants should have a strong background in design, construction, and licensure as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect is preferred.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Construction Quality Assurance Representative

Series/Grade: GS-0809-09/11/12

Multiple vacancies exist for Construction Quality Assurance Representatives at  various field offices located at Langley Air Force Base, Fort Eustis, Fort A.P. Hill, Radford Army Ammunition Plant, and Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Applicants should have a background in construction and Veterans are preferred.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Mechanical Engineer

Grade: GS-0830-13

A vacancy exists for a Mechanical Engineer at Norfolk, Va..  Applicants should have a strong  background in mechanical  design, use of CADD/BIM, and  licensure as a Professional  Engineer is required.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Civil Engineer

Series/Grade: GS-0810-11/12

A vacancy exists for a Civil  Engineer at Norfolk, Va..  Applicants should  have a strong background in civil design, use of CADD/BIM, and licensure as a Professional Engineer is preferred.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Civil (Hydraulics) Engineer

Series/Grade: GS-0810-11/12

A vacancy exists for a Hydraulics Engineer at Norfolk, Va.. Applicants should have a background in hydrologic and hydraulic design with emphasis on riverine and coastal systems, us of CADD/BIM, and licensure as a Professional Engineer is preferred. 

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Civil (Geo-Technical) Engineer

Series/Grade: GS-0810-11/12

A vacancy exists for a Geo-Technical Engineer at Norfolk, Va..  Applicants should  have a strong background in geo-technical design and subsurface exploration, use of CADD/BIM, and licensure as a Professional Engineer is preferred.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Contracting Specialist

Series/Grade: GS-1102-12

Multiple vacancies exist for  Contracting Specialists at Norfolk, Va.. Applicants should have a background in contracting and an accredited four-year degree with 24 business and/or  finance credits. Experience with pre  and post award functions for  procurements including construction,  Architect-Engineering, and other service or supply contracts is preferred. 

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Procurement Analyst

Series/Grade: GS-1102-12

A vacancy exists for a Procurement Analyst at Norfolk, Va. Applicants should have an accredited four-year degree with 24 business and/or finance credits, and experience with federal acquisition policy and regulations, and simplified acquisitions.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Resident Engineer 

Series/Grade: GS-08xx-13

A vacancy exists for a Resident Engineer at Radford or Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Applicants should have a  background in construction. Licensure as a Professional Engineer is required, and an Administrative Contracting Officer Warrant is preferred. 

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

  • Project  Engineer 

Series/Grade: GS-08xx-09/11/12

Multiple vacancies exist for Project Engineers at various field offices located at Langley AFB, Fort Eustis, Radford AAP, and Holston AAP.  Applicants should have a background in construction, and accredited engineering degree, and licensure as a Professional Engineer is preferred.

Applicants interested in any of the above vacancies should submit their resume and any other supporting documentation to: CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil.

Contact information

Human Resources/Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
803 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-201-7319

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Careers FAQ

Do I have to join the Army? 

No! In working for the Army Corps of Engineers, you are a CIVILIAN employee of the Department of Defense.

Do you have paid internships?

We do offer paid internships! Refer to our Pathways page to see what openings we may have. 

I'm not an engineer. Are there other types of jobs?

Absolutely. More than half of our jobs are for non-engineers/scientists.

Is there an age limit for USACE jobs?

Generally, no. If a particular position does have a maximum age requirement, the job announcement will provide specific information on this.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?

Yes. Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals may be appointed to competitive service Federal jobs.

If I am found to be qualified, will I get an interview?

The decision to interview may depend on a variety of factors, including your ranking against other candidates, the number of positions being filled, and the number of people who applied.

How can I find out for which positions I am qualified?

Vacancy announcements will include the qualification requirements, such as education and/or experience, license requirements, etc. You should review the vacancy announcement to determine whether you meet the requirements for the position.

All of my work experience was obtained while serving in the military. Based on my military rank/grade, how can I find out the civilian salary, pay, and grade level I qualify for?

Your military pay, grade, and rank alone cannot determine your eligibility for a specific civilian salary, grade level, or pay range. On your job application, it is important that you completely and accurately describe the duties you performed during your military service, particularly those military duties that relate directly to the position you are applying for. The agency will then evaluate your qualifications to determine whether you are eligible for the occupation and grade levels advertised on the vacancy announcement. Please be sure to submit all requested documents in a timely manner and follow the application procedures described in the vacancy announcement.

How soon before college graduation can I apply for a Recent Graduate position?

Our job announcement may include a statement regarding accepting applications from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of applying. However, the education must be completed successfully before your start date.