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Did you Know?

  • The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosts 370 million visits annually to its recreation areas.
  • USACE-managed waters provide 33 percent of all U.S. freshwater fishing.
  • 53,000 volunteers work 1.9 million hours annually at USACE projects-- providing $43 million in value of service.
  • USACE manages 12 million acres of public lands and waters nationwide.
  • A visitor to USACE recreation areas can find 54,800 miles of shoreline; 7,700 miles of trails; 92,800 camp sites and 3,500 boat launch ramps nationally.
  • In 2013, USACE Park Rangers made 2.4 million direct face-to-face interpretive water safety contacts. Stories from Our Lakes

  • Somerville Lake in East-Central Texas
  • 10 Lakes that May Surprise You
  • Bartram Trail at Thurmond Lake in Georgia and South Carolina
  • National Safe Boating Week: Wear a life jacket for those who love you during National Safe Boating Week, May 17 to May 23 and throughout the year
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     Black Dot Image Canton Lake Project, Tulsa District, is currently recruiting for a graduating Pathways Intern (formally SCEP) - Must be eligible to be converted to a career conditional position in the Federal Service because they have completed their program and are in the 120-day window for conversion. The position we are looking to fill is a permanent GS- 5/7/9, under the 0401 Natural Resource Specialist job series. PCS is not authorized. We are seeking a qualified and high performing candidate, who is well balanced in knowledge and experience in Recreation, Natural/Cultural Resources, Interpretation, Visitor Assistance, and Administration.
     Black Dot Image John Redmond Reservoir Office, Kansas Area, Tulsa District, has a permanent lateral reassignment opportunity - The John Redmond Reservoir Office, Kansas Area, Tulsa District, USACE, has a permanent lateral reassignment opportunity for qualified applicants for a Natural Resources Specialist (GS-0401-09). The project is located 55 miles south of Topeka, Kansas. PCS is authorized. If you are interested in this lateral reassignment, please obtain your supervisor's approval, and submit your resume to Becky Northern by email, no later than COB Monday, 26 January 2015
     Black Dot Image Looking for Graduated Pathways Intern - To fill 5/7/9 NRM Specialist position at the Illinois Waterway Project, Rock Island District. This position will work out of the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located 100 miles west of Chicago. Main responsibilities will be interpretation, both in the Visitor Center and local community outreach. In addition, boat patrol and water safety, Visa card holder, building local partnerships and assist with recreation patrol on both the Illinois Waterway and Farm Creek projects. We are looking for someone eligible to be converted to a career conditional position in the Federal Service because they have completed their program and are in the 120-day window for conversion. Local communities of Utica, Peru and Ottawa, Illinois all provide decent housing availability. For more info, contact Gary Shea or Kevin Ewbank at 815-667- 4054. Resumes can be sent to either of us as well!
     Black Dot Image Park Ranger (Recent Graduate), GS-0025-05 T 07, (External), Lake Ouachita Field Office, Royal, AR
     Black Dot Image New Hogan Lake and Stanislaus River Parks currently each have a vacancy for a GS-12 Park Manager - See NRM Community Forum Discussion Thread for more information
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     Black Dot Image 11/05/14 FY14 OMBIL - Recreation Data Review  Corps Castle
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     Black Dot Image 10/23/14 Day Use Fee Waived on Veterans Day, 11 November 2014
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