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. CCDC civilians are recognized internationally as experts in their field, which span the full spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.

CCDC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command, which is modernizing the way the Army does business by creating a space of endless possibilities to explore, develop, and test new methods, organizations, and technologies. Above all else, Army Futures Command and CCDC want to make sure Soldiers have what they need, before they need it, to protect tomorrow… today.

The command comprises eight major competency areas, including:
- CCDC Armaments Center
- CCDC Aviation & Missile Center
- CCDC Army Research Laboratory
- CCDC Chemical Biological Center
- CCDC C5ISR Center
- CCDC Data & Analysis Center
- CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center
- CCDC Soldier Center

CCDC's civilian scientists and engineers develop technologies that make it possible for America's Soldiers to successfully defend our nation and its interests anywhere in the world. To do that, we need a diverse workforce with a mastery of current state-of-the-art and emerging technologies that can leverage research and create new opportunities that meet the Army's requirements.

Some of our challenging career opportunities include: Aerospace Engineers, Biologists, Biomedical Engineers, Ceramic Scientists, Chemical Engineers, Chemists, Computer Scientists, Computer and Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Environmental Scientists, General Engineers, Human Factors Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Materials Engineers, Mathematicians, Physical Scientists, Psychologists, Research Physicists, Systems Engineers, Textile Engineers, Cyber Security Specialists, and more.

We hire professionals, recent graduates, and interns utilizing various Direct Hire Authorities (DHA) and Expedited Hire Authorities (EHA) to allow more flexibility and an expedited hiring process when possible.

Learn more about Internship, Apprenticeship, Recent Graduate, Scholarship and Fellowship Programs; Diversity and HBCU/MI Programs, and Applicant Resources using the links at the bottom of this article.

UPCOMING RECRUITMENT EVENTS
Each year, CCDC participates in various national affinity conferences and local career fairs and events. Below is our proposed agenda for the year, but all dates and participation are subject to change or cancellation. Be sure to follow us on social media @usarmyccdc for the latest updates on which conferences and career fairs we will be attending.

-- Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Conference, 13-15 February 2020, Washington, D.C.: https://s4.goeshow.com/ccgroup/beyastem/2020/index.cfm

-- Maryland Career Consortium 2020 Career Fair, 29 May 2020, Timonium, MD: https://www.marylandcareerconsortium.org/index.php?option=com_jevents877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138task=icalrepeat.detail877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138evid=8877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138Itemid=115877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138year=2020877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138month=05877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138day=29877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138title=2020-mcc-career-fair877f0e7d098dddc2cc92cdf7a83ee4e5a0d03ef585b7f81d771f6968057bdfdbaf3530a818549837e9c403c62685fadd9aafa24afcdc2651b6f4050ff3639138uid=18e76d98c9fc91b8e4177aee480b2cf3

-- Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) Conference, 7-11 October 2020, Lake Buena Vista, FL: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/conference/conference-home

-- Women of Color (WoC) in STEM Conference, 8-10 October, Detroit, MI: https://s4.goeshow.com/ccgroup/womenofcolor/2019/exhibitors.cfm

-- American Indian Science & Engineering Society, 15-17 October, Spokane, WA: https://conference.aises.org/

-- Careers & the disABLED Magazine's Career Expo for People with Disabilities, 20 November 2020, Washington, D.C.: https://www.eop.com/expo-schedule-details.php?attId=MjE=


BENEFITS:
* Competitive salary
* World-class laboratory facilities
* Incentive awards
* Federal employee discounts
* Student loan repayment program and tuition assistance
Individuals may qualify for student loan repayment depending on how much is owed since the U.S. government is capped on the total amount they can repay (Service agreement with repayment plan is required).

* Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses
Lump-sum bonuses may be paid to newly appointed employees for difficult-to-fill positions (Service agreement with repayment plan is required).

* Time Off
-- 10 paid holidays
-- Paid Vacation (13 days/year during first 3 years of service; 20 days/year from 4-14 years of service; 26 days/year after 15 years of service
-- Paid Sick Leave (13 days paid sick leave -- no limit to accumulation)
-- Family & Medical Leave Act

* Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
-- Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program (Various Options)
-- Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) (Various Options)
-- Federal Employees Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS)
-- Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI)
-- Federal Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)

*Training and Workforce Development
-- Professional Training
-- Leadership Training
-- Rotational/Detail Assignments -- provides opportunity for informal and formal job rotation assignments, both within the organization as well as with other Army organization to help provide career broadening experiences.
-- Mentoring Programs

* Employee Assistance Program
Provides confidential evaluations, counseling assistance and referral services for all DA civilian employees and their family members, retirees, and military family members

* Health & Wellness Programs
-- Physical Fitness Program
-- Fitness Center Access & Free Recreational Classes
-- Recreational Facilities Access

* Work-Life Balance
-- Flexible & Alternate Work Schedules
-- Telecommuting Opportunities
-- Child Care Services

* Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
New employees have a three-tier retirement plan consisting of Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Saving Plan (TSP), and Social Security, as follows:
-- Basic Benefit Plan: Similar to pension plan. Full retirement benefits at age 55-57 with 30 years of service.
-- TSP: Similar to 401(k) with no waiting period for new employees. Agency automatically contributes 1% to TSP. Employee can make optional contributions per calendar year. Agency matches up to 5%, including the automatic 1% contribution. Employee contributions and earnings
-- Social Security: All new employees are covered under Social Security
For more information on federal employee benefits, visit the OPM website to learn more: https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/.

CCDC is an equal opportunity employer. Connect with us on social media @usarmyccdc for the latest updates.

To join our talent community and submit your resume for consideration, use this link: https://armyciviliansandtcareers.recsolu.com/external/form/OkoRH7MqceQ06sGMJlsyWA

For questions or more information on careers with CCDC, contact us at: usarmy.apg.ccdc.mbx.g1-recruitment@mail.mil.