Job Overview


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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:
This recruitment is for three Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger) GS-05/07/09 developmental positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Worth District, Operations Division, Piney Woods Regional Office in Jefferson, TX. Positions may be filled at either the GS-5/7 or 9 levels. Promotion to the target grade level will be through the intervening grade of GS-07. Promotion is at the discretion of management.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.


As a Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger), you will be involved in all aspects of project operations including natural resources, recreation, and dam safety. You will coordinate short-range planning and execution of all activities related to one or more of the following:

  • Recreation and park administration
  • Shoreline management and stabilization
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries and wildlife
  • Pest control
  • Soil conservation
  • Historic property management and protection
  • Visitor assistance and public safety and education

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel Conditions (TDY) up to 5%

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Moving expenses are authorized and will be offered if eligible

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current Civilian Employees with the Department of the Army, Department of Defense (DOD) -Civilian Employees (non-Army), Permanent Federal Civilian Employees (non-DOD), Former Federal Employee eligible for reinstatement, Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP), Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position.

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.