Tips for Getting a Job in the Army Corps of Engineers
If you've already created a resume online, then you may want to review it to be sure it's search engine optimized. As in any database, matching up your skills with the right job relies on keywords. If you're looking for a job in chemical engineering, for example, be sure that chemical engineer appears often in your resume, and include profession-specific keywords that you think USACE will be interested in.
Another way to get noticed is to go to the dozens of career and recruitment fairs held each year across the country. Check the USACE Web site for information on when one might be taking place near you.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may also offer special hiring initiatives. If you're a student interested in working with USACE in the future, or even if you're just looking for a fulfilling temporary job, you may be eligible for some of these potential opportunities:
- Federal Career Intern Program. Students accepted into this program can work part time or full time with flexible hours, while earning benefits such as vacation and sick leave, as well as public transportation subsidies.
- Internships. Interns that complete this program may be offered permanent positions.
- The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). STEP provides part-time and full-time employment opportunities to students during the school year or summer.
- The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). SCEP provides cooperative education opportunities to students as they relate to their majors and could result in a permanent position.
- The Student Educational Employment Program (SEEP). SEEP provides students with year-round employment with flexible work schedules and assignments.
Taking part in any of these programs is a great first step toward getting a permanent job with USACE, and they may also provide wonderful skills for any future endeavor.
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- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "Mission & Vision." (April 17, 2011) http://www.usace.army.mil/about/Pages/Mission.aspx
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "Special Hiring Initiatives." (April 15, 2011)http://www.usace.army.mil/CEHR/WorkForUSACE/Pages/SpecialHiringInitiatives.aspx