Why Choose USACE

Direct Hire Authority

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a Direct Hiring Authority to advertise and consider applicants for in-demand career field vacancies. The employment opportunities are available under a Direct Hiring Authority allowing anyone wishing consideration for these opportunities to submit a resume, transcripts (official or unofficial) and a statement of interest (optional).

The resume must include detailed experience statements pertaining to the position to be found qualified.  If you fail to provide transcripts, your application package will not be sent to the hiring manager. These submittals may be considered for specific advertisements or other vacancies where skills potentally align.  

Submit your application at usace.yellogov.com.

A black and white header that says, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Building Strong; Northwestern Division Recruitement and Outreach and a red button that says Check In. The image is hyperlinked and will take users to the USACE Yello website where they can submit their resume and transcript to be considered for certain vacancies across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Work in the Northwestern Division

The Northwestern Division manages its districts’ civil works activities based on the Columbia and Missouri river basins rather than state boundaries. Its primary civil works missions encompass flood control, navigation, hydropower, fish and wildlife, water quality and irrigation, recreation, and disaster response. 

In NWD, the districts performing military and environmental work are Kansas City, Omaha, and Seattle. The Portland and Walla Walla districts tend to have larger civil works programs. The five districts consistently achieve top marks for mission execution, customer satisfaction, and quality products.

Learn about jobs from each of these districts. 

Map of the northwstern US from the great lakes to the Pacific Ocean north of Arkansas representing the entirety of the Northwestern Division with the Missouri River and Columbia River Basin colored Green to show the Districts of the Northwestern Division. Different shades of green differentiate the Seattle, Portland Walla Walla, Omaha and Kansas City Districts. In lighter shades of Orange, Red and Blue are the Mississippi Valley Division, the Southwestern DIvision and the South Pacific Division. The bottom half of the map shows the Hawaii and Alaska in Pink on a globe to represent the Northwestern Division's Regulatory role in handling appeals for those offices.

Work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is actively hiring talented and motivated US citizens in offices in the US and around the world. See were we are located. The Northwestern Division also hosts a Hydropower Intern Program.

Current USACE job openings can be found on OPM's USAJOBS website

Open positions may include the following mission critical occupations:

  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences series (0401)
  • Engineering Technical series (0802)
  • Construction Control Technical series (0809)
  • Civill Engineering series (0810)
  • Mechanical Engineering series (0830)
  • Electrical Engineering series (0850)
  • Contract Specialist series (1102)
  • Realty series (1170)
  • Lock and Dam Operating series (5426)

 

Current Employment Opportunities in the Northwestern Division

The following employment opportunities are listed on USAJobs.gov. This list represents opportunities in the 14 states served by Districts within the Northwestern Division including Kansas City, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and the Walla Walla District.

The dates that are displayed are the date the vacancy was published. 

Northwestern Division Vacancies

  1. Program Analyst

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Location Negotiable After Selection, PROGRAMS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIV PROGRAM MANAGEMENT BRANCH Starting at $49,025 Per Year (GS 7-12) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    8/4/2024
  2. Program Analyst

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Location Negotiable After Selection, PROGRAMS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIV PROGRAM MANAGEMENT BRANCH Starting at $49,025 Per Year (GS 7-12) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    8/4/2024
  3. Interdisciplinary

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Portland, Oregon Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Portland, Oregon Planning, Programs and Project Management Division Starting at $111,234 Per Year (GS 13) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    9/4/2024
  4. Interdisciplinary

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Portland, Oregon Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Portland, Oregon Planning, Programs and Project Management Division Starting at $111,234 Per Year (GS 13) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    9/4/2024
  5. Interdisciplinary

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Omaha, Nebraska Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Omaha, Nebraska Omaha District - Planning, Programs & Project Management Division Starting at $73,249 Per Year (GS 11-12) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    9/4/2024
  6. Supervisory Interdisciplinary

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Omaha, Nebraska Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Omaha, Nebraska Omaha District - Engineering Division Starting at $145,115 Per Year (GS 15) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    11/4/2024
  7. Lead Interdisciplinary (Water Management Team Lead)

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Portland, Oregon Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Portland, Oregon Engineering and Construction Division -Hydraulics and Hydrology Branch Starting at $111,234 Per Year (GS 13) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    11/4/2024
  8. Administrative Officer

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Omaha, Nebraska Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Omaha, Nebraska Omaha District - Operations Division Starting at $60,541 Per Year (GS 9) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    12/4/2024
  9. Program Manager

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Omaha, Nebraska Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Omaha, Nebraska Omaha District - Planning, Programs and Project Management Division Starting at $123,370 Per Year (GS 14) 13 months may be extended • Full-time This job is open to:
    12/4/2024
  10. Supervisory Procurement Analyst

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job) Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Contracting Starting at $163,964 Per Year (GS 15) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    11/4/2024
  11. Visual Information Specialist

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Kansas City, Missouri Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City District: Public Affairs Office Starting at $49,793 Per Year (GS 7-9) 4 years • Full-time This job is open to:
    8/4/2024
  12. Civil Engineer

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Portland, Oregon Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Portland, Oregon Portland District, Engineering and Construction Division, Design Branch Starting at $78,044 Per Year (GS 11-12) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    9/4/2024
  13. Program Manager

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Omaha, Nebraska Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Omaha, Nebraska Omaha District - Planning, Programs and Project Management Division Starting at $123,370 Per Year (GS 14) Position may be filled as a time-limited promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade Not To Exceed (NTE) one (1) Year. See "Additional Information" section below for further details. • Full-time This job is open to:
    12/4/2024
  14. Management Analyst (Talent Management)

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Portland, Oregon Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Portland, Oregon Portland District, Mission Support Office Starting at $93,543 Per Year (GS 12) 1 YEAR • Full-time This job is open to:
    10/4/2024
  15. Management Analyst (Talent Management)

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Portland, Oregon Font Awesome fontawesome.com --> Portland, Oregon Portland District, Mission Support Office Starting at $93,543 Per Year (GS 12) Position may be filled as a time-limited promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade not to exceed (NTE) 1 year by a current permanent Army employee. • Full-time This job is open to:
    10/4/2024
  16. BUDGET ANALYST (temporary appt)

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job) Sacramento District, Real Estate Division Starting at $72,553 Per Year (GS 11) Temporary Appointment NTE 9 months; may extend to 3 years. May be made permanent. Not eligible for return rights. • Full-time This job is open to:
    10/4/2024
  17. BUDGET ANALYST (time limited assignment)

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job) Sacramento District, Real Estate Division Starting at $72,553 Per Year (GS 11) Time limited promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade NTE 9 months; may be extended and/or made permanent. • Full-time This job is open to:
    10/4/2024
  18. CONTRACT SPECIALIST

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job) Contracting Division Starting at $86,962 Per Year (GS 12) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    10/4/2024
  19. Supervisory Contract Specialist

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job) Southwestern Division (SWD) Starting at $103,409 Per Year (GS 13) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    10/4/2024
  20. Supervisory Contract Specialist

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of the Army Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job) Contracting Division Starting at $122,198 Per Year (GS 14) Permanent • Full-time This job is open to:
    5/4/2024

Internship Programs

The Northwestern Division hosts the Hydropower Internship Program that recruits, hires and trains maintenance engineers to staff the technical sections at the multipurpose hydroelectric power plants in the Pacific Region of NWD in the Federal Columbia River Power System.

Learn more about other USACE Internship programs

We're looking for interns for the summer of 2024 - find a position on this portal!