How to Apply for Federal Jobs

Resume Tips

  • Take time to develop a strong resume.
  • Clearly describe your capabilities and level of experience.
  • Avoid jargon and acronyms.
  • Check grammar and spelling.
  • Include beginning and ending dates for each job.
  • Tailor resume content to job you are applying for.
  • Review and update to reflect current assignment.
  • When applying ensure appropriate documents (DD214, transcripts, licenses, etc.) are uploaded to USAJOBS in appropriate sections.

Join Our Team

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
  • Support to Military Programs

Careers with USACE

USACE Rock Island District is 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 a link below to learn more about each job series.

Learn About Our Missions

Benefits

Competitive Salaries -- 2022 Civilian Pay Tables

Flexible Schedules and Paid Holidays -- 11 federal holidays

Annual Leave -- New employees earn nearly 3 weeks (13 days) of annual paid leave. After 3 years of service annual leave increases to 4 weeks (20 days) and after 15 years of service annual leave tops out at over 5 weeks (26 days).

Sick Leave -- Employees earn 13 days of sick leave every year with the ability to carry over to following years.

Medical Insurance -- Employees are eligible to purchase coverage of a number of options to include Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).

Dental & Vision -- Employees are eligible to purchase coverage from Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Flexible Spending Accounts -- Employees have the option to contribute a portion of their salaries on a pre-tax basis to pay for health or dependent care costs.

Long-Term Care Insurance -- Employees are eligible to purchase coverage for themselves and/or eligible family members to provide financial relief should they require lengthy or lifelong
assistance.

Retirement -- Employees are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Employees accrue a retirement benefit of 1% of their annual salary for every year of service.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) -- A tax-deferred savings and investment plan with similar savings and tax benefits as 401(k) plans with private corporations. We match your contributions on the first 5% of your pay.

Paid Parental Leave -- Employees can take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) in connection with the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child when they meet FMLA eligibility requirements.