Though the jobs that most people associate with BRAC and other growth at Fort Meade are highly technical/specialized, there are still plenty of opportunities for those who aren’t intelligence or information specialists. Fort Meade houses over 100 partner commands (independent agencies), and as such require everything from janitorial services and administrative support to intelligence management positions. Many of these agencies have their own separate hiring processes, but the links below will lead you to the individual websites of some of the larger ones:
Fort George G. Meade
Ft. Meade Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
4432 Llewellyn Ave., Fort Meade, MD 20755
Fort Meade's Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) services more than 2,500 Department of the Army civilian appropriated and non-appropriated fund positions in 12 unique commands. They also operate a self-service One Stop Employment Information Center. Through a cooperative agreement with the State of Maryland, Department of Labor, and Maryland’s Employment Center, they also provide employment opportunities for State and local organizations.
Anne Arundel One Stop Center – Fort Meade
Ft. Meade Outreach Center (must have military ID)
Building 4432, Ft. Meade, MD 20755
AAWDC operates One-Stop Career Centers to provide workforce services to job seekers and businesses. The One-Stop Career Centers are operated in partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. For a complete list of services, visit their website at AAWDC One Stop Centers. The Fort Meade One Stop Center plans and operates numerous job fairs each year designed to connect job seekers to positions on Fort Meade and in the defense community.
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Though more DISA personnel transitioned with their jobs to Maryland than initially expected, openings do still occur and the agency is intent on filling those positions with Maryland residents when possible, thereby minimizing commutes. When BRAC relocations were announced, only 35% of DISA personnel were Maryland residents; now 65% are. Though DISA offers a wide range of employment opportunities, from facilities maintenance to information security, it is a highly secured facility and all positions require a security clearance.
For high school and college students interested in a career at DISA, the agency offers a variety of internship and temporary employment programs. For more information, visit DISA Entry Level Programs, DISA Training & Career Development, or ask your guidance counselor for help applying.
National Security Agency (NSA)
Having experienced significant expansion over the past five years, and still growing, NSA is always looking for talented workers who can meet their security clearance requirements. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. A list of NSA career field descriptions is available on their website at NSA Career Fields, allowing you to target your job search in their database to positions that fit your interests.
For high school, college, and graduate students already interested in a career in the intelligence world, NSA offers a wide variety of internship, work study, and scholarship opportunities. More information is available at NSA Student Opportunities.
Other Federal Jobs
Many of the agencies at Fort Meade use the general federal jobs website, USAJobs, for their listings. You can narrow your search by location, by position, or by qualifications.
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
Need more help to get you started? Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation offers job search assistance, job fairs (including in partnership with Fort Meade), resume and interview skills workshops, access to training programs, and career guidance.
Anne Arundel Community College
Not happy with your current options and interested in exploring a new career path that could lead you to a job at Ft. Meade? Anne Arundel Community College offers a wide range of programs that can help you. Pursue a degree in Homeland Security, or explore the offerings at their new CyberCenter, which offers industry-recognized certifications for cybersecurity, cyber forensics, and information assurance.