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Charleston District Careers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District works to continually meet the needs of our customers and the Nation. We are a bustling district of 250 employees who provide a variety of services throughout South Carolina, the Southeast and the Nation. Through regulatory permits, civil works projects, military construction, international and interagency support, and emergency operations, the Charleston District is one of the most diverse districts in the Corps. By joining the Charleston District team, you will be part of an organization with a widely-seen footprint. Each position in the Charleston District is essential to mission success and your job will be too.

The Charleston District's current job openings can be found at USAJOBS. All jobs, unless otherwise specified, must be applied for through the USAJOBS website. 

Careers with the Corps

The Corps is actively hiring talented and motivated US citizens in offices in the US and around the world. Current 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)
  • Civil Engineering series (0810)
  • Mechanical Engineering series (0830)
  • Electrical Engineering series (0850)
  • Contract Specialist series (1102)

Operations Division Internship

Location:  Charleston, South Carolina

Salary:  GS-4 step 01

Start/End Date:  summer

Hours per week:  8 hours/week

Application Deadlines:  The deadline for the summer internship applications is May 30th

This internship will be paid at the GS-4 grade level. The internship is funded through the summer semester (May-August). The work schedule will be agreed upon at the date of hire but will be a standard 40 hr work week.

Description:  This internship will be primarily focused in the Operations Division Geospatial Services Section. Emphasis will be on GIS/Survey work in support of active USACE navigation projects.  There will be opportunities to experience other specialties within the Division (coastal, environmental, regulatory, navigation, construction and planning) as they become available. The main duties of the geospatial intern will be to assist with data entry of aerial imagery, aerial lidar, sediment samples and other geospatial data as needed.

Student Duties: The student will participate in an internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Charleston District operations team. The student will get a broad overview of the different departments within USACE and create and present a research project agreed upon by both the USACE and the student.  Please view the USACE Charleston District website at to explore all of the different work areas that USACE participates in.


  • Must be able to pass a government background check and be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Flexible and positive attitude toward duties and schedules
  • Possess initiative; be a self-starter
  • Have a basic understanding of computer processes or workflows
  • Ability to conduct themselves professionally with a variety of stakeholders
  • Must have taken at least a basics of GIS course and preference will be given to those with advanced GIS experience

To Apply:  Fill out the form located at and be sure to include your CV/resume (to include a list of relevant course work) and a short statement of interest. To access the application you can also scan the QR code.

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All qualified applicants will receive appropriate consideration without regard to non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status except where specifically authorized by law, age, politics, disability, or sexual orientation which do not relate to successful performance of the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.