Job Overview


Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America!  In the last three years alone, USACE has moved up 68 spots in the annual Best Places to Work in government rankings; ranking #111 of 320 agency subcomponents.  Also, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" of 2015 list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:
Position is located in Coastal Engineering Section, Design Branch, Engineering Division of the Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles, California.

Join the US Army Corps of Engineers! The Corps offers opportunities & works with local Communities, City Officials, & Congress to help ensure the safety of residents within each district. The USACE continues to be the leader in providing effective & efficient flood control & project management support to its customers & is involved in multiple military, civil, & public works projects. For more information about LA District Corps of Engineers, visit our web site at: 

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


The incumbent of this position performs professional engineering work to develop one or more of the major features of a coastal engineering or related project. These projects include, but are not limited to breakwaters, jetties, revetments, groins, seawalls, navigation channels, dredging, beach nourishment, wetlands, and estuaries. Conducts special studies and applies specialized knowledge in water wave mechanics, littoral sediment transport processes, coastal structures, coastal engineering and a generalized knowledge of civil engineering.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel (TDY) is approximately 10%

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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