Regulatory Careers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District

The Corps of Engineers offers a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change and innovation, and provides leadership opportunities to every team member. Baltimore District’s Regulatory Branch is always on the look-out for highly qualified candidates including current students,  recent graduates and experienced professionals to join our team in downtown Baltimore or one of our four field offices located in Maryland (Easton) and Pennsylvania (State College, Carlisle, Tioga). If you are looking for new challenges, meaningful work, and are passionate about public service and aquatic resource management, consider a career in Regulatory.

Who can apply?

We hire mostly Administrative Assistants and Biologists, but also from various other physical science fields. 

What will you do?

Selectees hired as Regulatory Specialists will implement the Department of the Army Regulatory Permit Program.  Duties for this position include implementation of the laws, regulations, and policies of the Department of the Army Regulatory Program, including Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

Primary responsibilities are reviewing permit applications for work in waters of the U.S., including jurisdictional wetlands, coordinating with Federal/State resource agencies, addressing agency and public comments, identifying the practicable project alternative that minimizes impacts, and preparing decision documentation and permits for projects within Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC., and northern Virginia military bases.  Field work is required. Specialized on-the-job training will be provided.

Regulatory Program Goals:

  • To protect the nation's aquatic environment, including wetlands.
  • To provide the regulated public with fair and reasonable environmental decisions.
  • To administer the Corps Regulatory Program as efficiently as possible.

Benefits of Working for the Corps

Competitive annual salaries with cost of living increases, promotional opportunities, vacation and sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement plans, 401K with up to 5 percent matching, 10 paid federal holidays, flexible hours, telework capabilities and more.


Methods of Hiring

  • Send Resume directly to our Regulatory Branch

If you would like to be contacted when a job announcement is coming, please submit your resume to our branch email address -

  • Applying using USAJOBS
    • Click on "Search for Jobs" to search by specific Vacancy Announcement Number, Agency, job category, or geographical location.
    • Click on "Create Resume" to enter and maintain your resume data, or you may upload a resume and associated requested documents.

You must have a current resume in the USAJOBS database before you can apply for a position. 

  • Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

DHA is an appointing (hiring) authority that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) can give to Federal agencies for filling vacancies when a critical hiring need or severe shortage of candidates exists. Please view the DHA fact sheet

  • Pathways and Recent Grads Program

Baltimore District participates in the Pathways Program (click to view more info) and offers Federal internship and employment opportunities for current students and recent graduates. There are three different paths available – Internships, Recent Graduates and Presidential Management Fellows Program.   To be eligible, applicants must be a current U.S. citizen and have graduated from a qualifying educational institution with a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree within the previous two years (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply).