Serve your nation as a member of the U.S. Army Civilian Corps

More than 330,000 men and women, working in a wide variety of careers, serve the nation through Army Civilian Service. In this section, you’ll learn about jobs that are critical to the success of the Army mission.

What is an Army Civilian ?

An Army civilian is an employee of the United States Army who fills critical Department of Defense roles in more than 500 careers, including cyber security, engineering, medicine and administration.

What is the Army Civilian Mission ?

Since 1776, the Army has employed civilians to work alongside men and women in uniform, filling critical support roles that free up Soldiers to focus on their missions. With more than 330,000 civilian employees, Army Civilian Service is one of the largest, busiest and most successful elements within the Department of Defense. Army civilians are an integral part of the Army team, committed to selfless service in support of the protection and preservation of the United States.

How do military veterans transition to civilian service ?

Put your military experience to work and continue your service to the nation. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for preference in hiring over non-veteran applicants. Veterans' preference was established by Congress to recognize those who have served in the U.S. military. While veterans' preference does not guarantee you'll be hired, it does help your resume stand out among other applicants. If you are unsure of your eligibility, visit

How do military spouses transition to civilian service ?

Military spouses may be eligible for noncompetitive appointment or preference when seeking federal employment through Army Civilian Service. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, Army Civilian Service provides challenging, stable job opportunities that may transfer from installation to installation. Military Spouse Preference is a Department of Defense program applicable to positions in the continental United States and overseas. Visit America’s Veteran for more information about special hiring authorities for military spouses and family members. Learn more by visiting the USA Jobs Source Spouse Center.

Disabled individuals employment qualifications ?

If you have a disability, you may qualify for competitive and noncompetitive federal employment. Disabled individuals may qualify for Army Civilian Service based on a special appointing authority. Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties of the job with reasonable accommodation. Noncompetitive employment is also available for individuals with severe physical, psychiatric or intellectual disabilities. Candidates must provide documentation of their disability and proof of job readiness signed by a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or a representative from any federal or state agency that provides disability benefits. Candidates who are selected for noncompetitive appointment are hired through the Schedule A (5 CFR 213.3102(u)) Hiring Authority. Learn more about opportunities for individuals with disabilities.