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    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

    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.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions for navigation, infrastructure, and environmental issues on the Great Lakes and tributaries to regional customers in support of the Nation. Working at the USACE, Detroit District as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to not only the incredible water resources, but also supporting overseas contingency operations.

    About the Position:
    Develops to completion civil engineering designs for proposed construction of civil works projects to be used for inclusion in survey reports, design memoranda, and/or contract plans.

    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.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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    Make design calculations, and develop plans and specifications for supporting Great Lakes civil engineering features including navigation locks and dams; flood protection projects; retention reservoirs; shoreline protection revetments; sheet pile installations; concrete structures; navigation structures; dredging and dredge disposal activities; river restoration projects; and hydroelectric power plants. Checks final contract plans and specifications before submission to supervisor.

    Uses both spreadsheet and word processing computer software to assist in the preparation of designs, memoranda and report preparation.

    Perform civil engineering work in preparing construction cost estimates in coordination with the senior cost estimator.

    Prepares budget and preliminary cost estimates from sketches and preliminary layouts and functional requirements provided by using service for the purpose of determining approximate cost of contemplated construction or alteration.

    Develop Scopes of Work for contract performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates, VEOA, ICTAP, Military Spouses

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

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