Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:  You will function as a Land Surveyor in the Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Branch, Civil Section conducting difficult survey projects, making personal contacts, and applying complex surveying mathematics and techniques.

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Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.

The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted

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Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles

Positions are open to:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.


Conduct a wide variety of field surveys such as, land and real estate (cadastral), engineering (design, construction, and site location), hydrographic, utility, geodetic (horizontal and vertical control), and ultra-precise dam alignment surveys. Utilize Global Positional System (GPS) technology and geographic information systems (GIS). Utilize advanced surveying and computational techniques including electronic instrument transits with attachments for astronomical observation, computer, and data collection. Submit project data and reports for completed surveys and surveys in progress. Convert collected conventional and GPS field data collectors into software programs. Construct topographic and planimetric maps for planning, design and construction of the District's civil works and military projects.

Travel Required

  • 75% or Greater
  • Required to travel approximately 100% of the time with weekly TDY's and occasional extended TDY periods of up to two weeks.

Relocation Authorized

  • No