June 22nd, 2012, 06:25 PM
Can anyone tell me what it's like as a deckhand for the Army Corps of Engineers?
Just got a call for an application I sent in months ago, just verifying my info and asking to set up an interview date. Anyone have experience with the engineers? any opinions or advice?
June 22nd, 2012, 08:32 PM
Re: Can anyone tell me what it's like as a deckhand for the Army Corps of Engineers?
My guess is will be pretty gravy, it is a government job and has government benefits after all.
Once you find out what kind of vessel its for you can get a better picture.
ACOE has dredges, survey boats, harbor matanence, ect... all sorts of equipment.
June 22nd, 2012, 09:45 PM
Think if it as money in the bank. It will collect interest, but you won't get a good return for 5 or 10 years.
The reason is they adopted a 5 tier pay plan about 20 years ago. It sucks the first couple years. Then it gets better.
As far as going with them... Hey, they won't go bankrupt anytime soon!