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  • Take time to develop a strong resume
    • Clearly describe your capabilities and level of experience
    • Avoid jargon and acronyms
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    • Include beginning and ending dates for each job
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. The USACE Rock Island District is a leader in integrated water resources management serving five river basins in five states at the heart of the Upper Mississippi River basin. 

The USACE Rock Island District is a multidisciplinary team of roughly 900 civilian employees led by a military District commander and deputy District commander. This team provides operations, planning, engineering, design, and construction support for the District’s many mission areas. Our workforce includes a wide variety of job fields including engineers, biologists, geologists, geographers, archeologists, attorneys, real estate specialists, economists, contract specialists, accountants, project managers, natural resource specialists, equipment operators, security and communication professionals, and many more.

Our mission areas include:

  • Navigation
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Regulatory
  • Environmental Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Recreation
  • Water Supply
  • Hydropower
  • Support to Military Programs

Learn About Our Missions

Careers with USACE

USACE Rock Island District actively hiring talented and motivated U.S. citizens in our offices across Iowa and Illinois. Current job openings can be found on the USAJOBS website.

Types of occupations found in the Rock Island District include:

Click on each link to learn more about the job series.

  • Ecology (0408)
  • Fish Biology (0482)
  • Wildlife Biology (0486)
  • Park Ranger (0025)
  • Biologists (0401)
  • Natural Resources Specialists (0401)
  • Engineering Technician (0802)
  • Architects (0808)
  • Construction Control Technician/Representatives (0809)
  • Civil Engineers (0810)
  • Survey Technician (0817)
  • Environmental Engineers (0819)
  • Mechanical Engineers (0830)
  • Electrical Engineers (0850)
  • Contracting Specialist (1102)
  • Realty Specialists (1170)
  • Lock and Dam Operators (5426)
  • Information Technology Management (2210)