The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, also known as CCDC, discovers and develops cutting-edge technologies that empower and protect American Soldiers and ensure their safe return home.

We're looking for scientists, engineers, researchers, technicians and analysts who are inspired by tough technical challenges and driven by serving our nation, out of uniform.

As a CCDC civilian employee, you are a member of a dedicated team under Army Futures Command that plays an important role in the defense of our country. Our federal employees work in state-of-the-art facilities and contribute to one-of-a-kind research, developing technologies Soldiers need to protect our way of life.

CCDC civilians are recognized internationally as experts in their field, which span the full spectrum of science and engineering disciplines. As part of our team, you will join our global network of innovation partners spanning academic institutions and national and international industry and government organizations.

CCDC scientists and engineers work at locations across the globe supporting our key technology domains:
*Aviation & Missile
*Basic Research
*Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance
*Data & Analysis
*Ground Vehicle Systems
*Soldier Systems

To keep pace with technological change, we offer our employees opportunities for post-graduate degree assistance, continuing education, professional and leadership development, travel and more.

Join our team today, and embrace the opportunity to serve your Army your way.


STEP 1: Learn what's available.
CCDC offers a variety of career paths in engineering, chemistry, biology, cyber security, information technology, acquisitions and more. Visit for the latest openings, and follow CCDC on LinkedIn for new job announcements.

STEP 2: Know what it takes.
Review each announcement carefully to ensure you meet the education requirements, years of experience, training and special skills needed.

STEP 3: Polish your resume.
Ensure your resume addresses the specific knowledge, skills, abilities and requirements in the position description.

STEP 4: Apply.
Include all required information (e.g., social security number, citizenship status, military/federal/civil service experience) and documentation (e.g., college transcripts, military discharge forms) when applying for the position. Failure to provide required information may deny you being offered the position.

STEP 5: Prepare for interviews.
When preparing for interviews, research information about the organization and the position requirements. During the interview, be prepared to talk about your education, experience and goals -- and don't forget to ask questions!

STEP 6: You've been selected, now what?
If selected, CCDC will extend a tentative offer and begin the security clearance process. A firm offer won't be made until the security process is complete and all the required pre-employment procedures/documentation are verified, including your official college transcripts.

The entire process may take several weeks to several months. What to do while waiting:
-- Remain in contact and inform us of any changes in your intent
-- Work with the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center representative and provide any remaining pre-employment documentation
-- Start your security clearance application and submit as soon as possible
-- Wait for notification of a firm offer before making any lasting decisions such as quitting your current job or giving notice, withdrawing from school or making arrangements to move.

STEP 7: Start a great career!
CCDC offers employees opportunities to apply creative thinking and ingenuity -- from
providing technology solutions to meet current operational needs to developing new technologies for the next generation. We provide employees generous benefits, including career growth, continuing education opportunities, post-graduate degree assistance and leadership development.

U.S. Army employees are highly valued and rewarded. The benefits package offered by the federal government to all U.S. Army civilian employees begins on the first day of employment and lasts until retirement. Some of the benefits civilians receive include:
-- Paid time off
-- Telework (position dependent)
-- Alternative or compressed work schedules (position dependent)
-- Federal Employee Health Benefits Insurance Program (FEHB)
-- Federal Employees' Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
-- Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI)
-- Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program
-- Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and family care
-- Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

For more information about federal employee health benefits, as well as retirement benefits visit