Civilians and military personnel can apply to the United States Army Corps of Engineers through the government's hiring portal at USAJobs.gov. This website has up-to-date listings for all jobs, internships and fellowships available through the COE. If an individual is already a member of the U.S. Military he or she can contact a recruiter or retention officer about the possibility of reclassing to a different occupational speciality.
Another way to join the Corps of Engineers is to enlist or become commissioned in the Army under an engineering occupation. This requires intense physical and educational training along with a long-term service contract. Contacting a local army recruiter or visiting the Army website is the first step on this route towards joining the COE.
The COE has approximately 37,000 civilians and soldiers in more than 130 countries worldwide. Civilian employees may be deployed in support of military operations within the United States, internationally, and even to combat zones. Preference is given to applicants who are veterans of any branch of the U.S. Military and to Wounded Warriors, disabled veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001. More information regarding applications and career prospects is available on the COE website.