Fort George G. Meade Civilian Career Opportunities
Team Meade could not be happier that you’re interested in exploring career opportunities located on the Installation!
While there is a myriad of employers located at Fort George G. Meade and its surrounding communities, the Garrison invites you to apply through USA Jobs to our vacant positions. Serve and give back to the community by becoming a Department of Army Civilian today!
Team Meade has great opportunities at every level whether you’re just entering the workforce or a seasoned professional.
General Employment Information
Please visit the following sites to see what other opportunities may be available on Fort Meade right now!
USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information. USAJOBS delivers a service by which Federal agencies meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) providing public notice of Federal employment opportunities to Federal employees and U.S. citizens.
Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, an organization under the Army’s Installation Management Command, is a comprehensive network of quality support and leisure services that enhances the lives of Soldiers, Civilians, Families, military retirees and other eligible participants.
The United States Army has employed civilians since 1776 to support men and women in uniform. Today, with more than 330,000 civilian employees, Army Civilian Service is the largest, busiest and most successful “company” within the Department of Defense. To learn more about careers within Army Civilian Service, the quality of life you can expect, professional development and where in the world you might like to work check-out Our Locations.
There are more than 50,000 civilians with incredibly varied backgrounds working on Fort Meade in all sorts of professions in both full-time and part-time positions. If you share our vision to provide service and support excellence, we look forward to welcoming you to our team soon!
Benefits of Becoming an Army Civilian
You can expect a competitive salary and benefits package designed to offer you a comfortable and secure work-life balance. These benefits include: paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time; various health and life insurance options; retirement program with matching employer contribution; bonuses, awards, and other incentives for job performance.
For more information about the benefits of becoming an Army Civilian, please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website https://www.opm.gov/ or see the links below:
Dental and Vision: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/dental-vision/
Flexible Spending Accounts: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/flexible-spending-accounts/
Life Insurance: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/life-insurance/
Long Term Care Insurance: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/long-term-care/
Thrift Savings Plan: https://www.tsp.gov/
Garrison Career Types
Appropriated fund Positions. The Garrison hires a variety of professional, skilled, and administrative positions which may include Police Officers (0083), Security Guards (0085), Firefighters (0081), Engineering Technicians (0802), Engineers (0801/0810/0819/830/0850), Military Human Resources Assistants (0203) and Specialists (0201), Plans and Operations Specialists (0301), Management Analysts (0343), Budget Analysts (05600), Attorneys (0905), Paralegal Specialists (0950), Public Affairs Specialists (1035), Equal Employment (0260), Realty Specialists (1170), Housing Specialists (1173), Environmentalists (0401), and many others.
Non-appropriated fund Positions. Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation careers may include Child and Youth Program Associates (1702), Recreation Assistants (0189), Food & Beverage Attendants (7401), Child and Youth Directors/Assistant Directors (1701), Cooks (7404), and Bartenders (7405).
If you know of someone who may eligible, qualified, and interested – refer them to USA Jobs to apply today!
Differences Between NAF and APF Employment
Both non-appropriated fund (NAF) and appropriated fund (APF) employees are considered federal employees.
However, NAF employment is not subject to the same civil service provisions or restrictions. Most of the laws administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (title 5, U.S.C., Section 2105(c)) exclude DOD NAF employees.
Additionally, NAF instrumentality (NAFI) programs and facilities must be operated, maintained, and funded as an integral part of the DoD personnel and readiness program. NAF employees are not paid from funds appropriated by Congress but from funds generated by NAFIs. Civil service positions are paid for by money appropriated by Congress.
Navigating Civilian Employment
Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel (AG-1CP) has developed a guide to Navigating Civilian Employment located <<here>> for more information on working for the federal government.