US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

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 the district's 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.


Current job announcements

Construction Control Representative

Pay plan/Series/Grade: GS-809-12
Organization:  Engineering and Construction Division
Duty Location: Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
Announcement Open/Close Date: Dec. 10 - 23, 2019
Who May Apply: Career Transition, Federal Employees - Competitive Service, Land & Base Management, military spouses and veterans
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553308300

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.

 

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Pay plan/Series/Grade: GS-0018-12
Organization: Mission Support Division
Duty Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Announcement Close Date: Dec. 16, 2019
Who May Apply: Career Transition, Federal Employees - Competitive Service, Land & Base Management, military spouses and veterans
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552975100

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

Engineering Technician

The Norfolk District is looking to hire a permeant, full-time civil engineering technician to manage the district's unmanned aerial system operational program and technical activities by  Jan. 30, 2020

Public Notice Number: NAO-DHA-Engineering Technician 9905-19-004 
Closing Date: Dec. 11, 2019 
Position Title: Engineering Technician (Civil) 
Series/Grade: GS-0802-12 
Full Performance Level: GS-12 
Duty Location: Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk, Va. 
Salary Range: $74,750 - $97,179 
For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Click here for the requirements and application process.

 

 

Contract Specialist

Grade: GS-1102 Grades 07/09/11 with promotion potential to GS 12

Vacancies exist for Contract Specialists at Norfolk District’s home office. In order to qualify, applicants shall have a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.).

Applicants shall demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

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

 

Construction Scheduler

GS-08xx

A vacancy exists for a Construction Scheduler at Norfolk District’s home office. Applicants should have a background in developing and analyzing schedules for construction and design projects. Applicants should also have experience utilizing Primavera, Microsoft Project, Resident Management System, or other scheduling systems.

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

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.

 

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Grade: GS-0802

Multiple vacancies exist for Engineering Technician at field offices located at Norfolk District’s home office and field offices located at Langley AFB, Fort Eustis, and Fort Lee.  Applicants should have a background in construction and experience with HVAC construction and/or commissioning 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.

 

Interdisciplinary Design Management Architect/Engineer

Grade: GS-08xx

A vacancy exists for an Interdisciplinary Design Management Architect/Engineer at Norfolk District’s home office.  Applicants should have a background in design or design management.  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.

 

Interdisciplinary Architect/Engineer

Grade: GS-08xx

Multiple vacancies exist for Interdisciplinary Architects/Engineers at Norfolk District’s home office. Applicants should have a background in design, design quality control, standards development and/or design management

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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Norfolk District Commander, Col. Patrick Kinsman signs the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Design Agreement as District employees look on today at the District headquarters building.
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Federal hiring event held at Norfolk District
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Woman in orange life vest and glasses smiles off camera to the right while working outside on a plastic tube used for oyster reef restoration
photo of members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers take part in an on-camera interview on the deck of the derrick boat Elizabeth
Contractors move "Atomic Annie", an M65-series self-propelled artillery piece into plave at the new Ordnance Training and Heritage Center Building August 8, 2018.
NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk District employees have a team "end-of-year" breakfast  before they launch into their busiest month of the year: September. The month marks the end of the fiscal year, when contracts and budgets must all be closed out.

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.