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Disaster Duty Opportunities
Opportunity to temporarily deploy to areas affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes. Assist local, state, and federal government agencies in cleanup and disaster recovery efforts.
Friendly Office Environment
With such a large organization, there’s always something to celebrate, retirements, promotions, birthdays, holidays, etc. While this varies widely by branch or section, some offer a monthly birthday pitch-in lunch, ice cream socials, holiday breakfast feasts, and other special occasion luncheons, get-togethers, and occasional after-hours gatherings. There’s always something going on and these informal events offer a chance to get to know folks around the office that you might not work with regularly.
Multi-tiered Leadership Development Program
Available to GS-12 (GS-11 and -13 with exceptions), this program is custom developed for each district by an outside organizational leadership consultant. The program consists of structured monthly meetings over the course of 12 months. It offers a chance for students to learn about themselves and others, leadership styles, and tools as they ascend to leading positions.
On Site Gym
On site and FREE! Promotes healthy habits and keeps your wallet slim too!
On Site Occupational Health Unit
The Louisville District office has a health unit consisting of a full time nurse, two contracted part-time nurses and one part-time contracted doctor. It offers free basic care such as check-ups, consultations and referrals, immunizations (flu & tetanus), periodic comprehensive physicals, ongoing shot administration such as allergy injections, first aid, and over the counter drugs.
STEM and Community Involvement
The district participates in many STEM and other community development activities. Limited opportunities may be performed while on the clock or offer other compensation. The Louisville District has an internal website dedicated to volunteer and community activities, making it easy to get involved.
Subsidized On-Site Child Care
The federal workplace is family-friendly. To enhance employees’ quality of life, child care is offered at our location in the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville. Employees pay directly for this service at a reduced rate available to DoD employees.
The Corps offers a diverse array of occupations across a wide area. There are often opportunities to cross train and move into to other positions internally on a temporary basis (often 2-6 months and sometimes up to 2 years) to acquire new skills and a wider experience base as a foundation for future career development. In addition to cross training assignments, engineering division adequately budgets for formal classroom type training as well, typically a one week conference annually on a wide variety of subjects.
Voluntary Leave Donor Program
For approved recipients affected by significant medical conditions, this program pools unused, donated leave and makes it available for those that have exhausted their accumulated leave enabling recovery and maintaining pay for those afflicted with chronic, debilitating, or life threatening conditions.
Widely Diverse Workload
The Louisville district is one of the larger districts within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and has a diverse workload with primary mission of military construction and civil works. Of the roughly one billion dollar workload annually, the military mission (~65%) may include projects such as office buildings, laboratories, medical facilities, museums, schools, hangars, air fields, renovation and repair, and more. The civil works mission (~25%) may include dams and levees construction, lock and dam construction and operation projects, municipal flood protection construction, lift stations, ecosystem restoration, and much more. The Louisville District also has a strong environmental mission (~10%) with projects including environmental restoration on Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) and environment service contract administration for numerous federal agencies.
Worldwide Travel Opportunities
USACE is a worldwide organization and operates district offices around the globe. Occasionally these offices have temporary and short term program needs for certain positions and opportunities may be available. There are operating districts in Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Middle East.