Picatinny Arsenal Civilian Career Opportunities

Thank you for considering a career at Picatinny Arsenal!

Picatinny Arsenal is a 6,500-acre U.S. Army installation located in northwest New Jersey. Picatinny plays a unique role in the United States' ability to wage war. There is no other comprehensive armaments facility like it in the world. Picatinny's approximately 6,000 scientists, engineers and support personnel develop 90 percent of the Army's armaments and ammunition, including warheads, explosives, and all sizes of firearms, battlefield sensors and advanced weaponry.

Picatinny's location -- between the Pocono Mountains 40 minutes to the west and the Jersey Shore an hour to the east -- is ideal for a variety of leisure activities throughout the seasons. Nearby New York City offers iconic museums, theaters and cultural centers. The Pocono Mountains, not far to the west, offers skiing, water parks and resorts. Atlantic City, also within driving distance from Picatinny, provides a wide spectrum of entertainment activities. For professional sports fans, the area has football’s Giants and Jets; baseball’s Mets and Yankees; basketball’s Knicks and Nets, and hockey’s Devils, Islanders and Rangers. Within an hour in any direction is the greatest shopping in the world.

Picatinny's grounds offer excellent recreational facilities, including the Forge Fitness Center, tennis courts, softball diamonds, soccer fields, 18-hole golf course, fishing lakes, swimming pool, water park and fitness center. Leagues for basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, bowling, golf and flag football draw many employees into exciting off-duty competitions. Employee/Family friendly workplace programs are also in place, including flexi-time and flexi-place. A childcare facility is on premises.

Please select the links to the left to answer your questions about working at Picatinny and living in the surrounding area.


Current Job Openings
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Local Assistance

Picatinny Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
If you have questions about a specific vacancy you have applied for, please email the contact listed on the announcement. For general questions, please contact the Picatinny Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at (973) 724-9197.
Location: Building 93, Ramsey Avenue.

Tips On Relocation

Moving to a new community is an enormous undertaking. Yet as you prepare for a move and after you arrive in your new home, finding the resources you need can be a big part of how comfortable you feel there. It is often the little things -- where to go for dry cleaning or for a good take-home meal, having a reliable babysitter or pet sitter, knowing what's fun to do on the weekend -- that make the difference between feeling frustrated and feeling at home. Gathering information takes time, but if you begin early you can speed up this settling-in process. Here are some suggestions for finding the resources and services you will need:

check Contact Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program. 973-724-5219. Information can be prepared for your move.

check Search on the Internet. Many communities now have Web sites, as do local newspapers.

check Contact the local chamber of commerce, Welcome Wagon, or visitor center. These can often provide maps and brochures, and sometimes offer directories of local merchants and services. They can also get you information about interesting local sites and events.

check Look for a copy of the yellow pages for your new community. Ask your local library if it keeps copies of the yellow pages for the community you will be moving to. Even if your local library doesn't have any, it may be able to obtain a copy for you.

check Talk to local real estate agents. Most real estate agents will happily send packets of information about the communities in which they operate, and can answer questions by phone.

check Subscribe to local newspapers and magazines. This is an easy, enjoyable way to get acquainted with a new community and to get a taste of what life is like there. Many metropolitan areas now have parents' papers, which offer calendars of local events and information about local services and attractions that are of special interest to parents.

check Make connections through groups in which you are already active. If you are active in a local organization, participate in a support group, or have local connections through a hobby or special interest, find out if there is a group or chapter in the new community, or if your current group can give you the names of people there with similar interests and needs.

check Get a map of your new community. Encourage your children to use it and to point out their future home to friends.

check Ask your current doctor, dentist, or lawyer for referrals to other providers in or near your new community. Many professionals belong to national organizations and are able to point people in the right direction in their new community.

check Contact the principal's office of your child's new school. Most people enjoy giving advice about what to expect in a new community. The principal, or someone in her office, can give you information about sports leagues and fun activities for children, and may be able to answer any special questions you have. You can also ask them for a contact name at the local parent-teacher organization (PTO).

Employment Opportunities

Picatinny Arsenal is always looking for great people to join the team! Please visit the following sites to see what opportunities are available now!

USA Jobs

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.

MWR Employment Opportunities

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.

Army Civilian Service

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.