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Norfolk District careers

Published Feb. 4, 2019

We like to say the most important thing we do at Norfolk District is hire people. Our strongest competitive advantage is the brainpower of employees, who have pride and confidence in themselves and are committed to organizational values and district objectives.

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is critical to the district's success in recruiting, developing and retaining high-performance team members. In the future, we will not define the workforce in terms of occupations or services, which are narrow and restrictive, but more in skills and competencies. We will focus on building competencies that help us meet partner and stakeholder requirements.

Norfolk District's current job openings can be found at USAJOBS. All jobs must be applied for through the USAJOBS website.

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Current job announcements

Supervisory Interdisciplinary

Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-08XX-13
Organization: Engineering & Construction Division
Duty Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Announcement Close: August, 12
Who May Apply: open to the public, U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/574864200

Applications are accepted thru USA Jobs only. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documentation and information is submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Always be sure to read the complete announcement and questionnaire thoroughly so that you submit the required documents that are related to the appointing authority you are using to apply.

 

Administrative Support Assistant (OA)

Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-0303-07
Organization: Engineering & Construction Division
Duty Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Announcement Close: August, 6
Who May Apply: Career Transition, Federal Employees - Competitive Service, Land & Base Management, military spouses and veterans
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/574579300

Applications are accepted thru USA Jobs only. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documentation and information is submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Always be sure to read the complete announcement and questionnaire thoroughly so that you submit the required documents that are related to the appointing authority you are using to apply.

 

Direct hiring actions

Construction Quality Assurance Representative

Grade: GS-0809

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, Holston Army Ammunition Plant, and Arlington National Cemetery.  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

A vacancy exists for a Mechanical Engineer at Norfolk District’s home office.  Applicants should have a strong background in mechanical 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 Engineer

Grade: GS-0810

A vacancy exists for a Civil Engineer at Norfolk District’s home office. 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.

 

Hydraulics, Hydrology, or Coastal Engineer

Grade: GS-0810

Vacancies exist for Hydraulics, Hydrology, or Coastal Engineers at Norfolk District’s home office. Applicants should have a strong background in design, modeling, 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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Meetings are taking place inside the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton Virginia between local, state and federal representatives on how best to convert the building into an alternate care facility. The Federal Emergency Management Agency tasked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate and recommend sites for Alternative Care Facilities in Virginia, and Governor Northam approved locations in Northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads. Norfolk District personnel, along with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia National Guard and emergency management personnel from local and regional governments are now meeting with health care professionals and representatives from area health care systems to plan how best to convert the selected sites to meet their needs. The Corps has received three mission assignments from FEMA to begin construction on the Alternate Care Facilities shortly. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bloodgood)
Andrew Willey is the lead forester in the Real Estate Office at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Members of Norfolk District talk alongside proposed site for restoration near a body of water
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulators present an educational interactive display for approximately 1,300 school-age children for Earth Day at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, April 18, 2019.
Norfolk District employees sit and stand at table while interacting with adults and children
Man poses for photo by standing outside. Pier is in the background.
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Upcoming career opportunities

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.