One thing that makes the Heartland such a great place to live is the variety of nearby career opportunities. Obviously, Fort Knox offers plenty of Army Human Resource, IT and other jobs – Both civil service and contractor. But regional employers also provide a rich source of employment. And you can find ways to enhance your career options with area education and training providers located throughout the region. Click the links below to learn more.
Fort Knox Jobs
As the home of the Army’s Human Resource Center of Excellence (HRCoE) and a number of other Army organizations, Fort Knox is one of our region’s largest employers. Thousands of civilian employees & government contractors commute to the installation daily to work in jobs supporting our soldiers and their families. With a constant supply of job openings, many job seekers find opportunities to put their skills to work for the U.S. Army, right here in central Kentucky. Below you can find more information about these jobs and the federal hiring process. Or click here to download a PDF guide about the federal hiring process.
Fort Knox Job Opportunities
- Finding Army Job Openings
- If you or someone you know is interested in career opportunities with the Department of the Army, all Army vacancies are announced on their Vacancy Announcement board which can be accessed at: http://usajobs.gov.
- Once at the website, you can click Advanced Search to narrow your search criteria by state, career category, grade level and/or country, and can view all of the current vacant positions.
- As future positions become available they will be posted on the Announcement Board. In order to apply for a vacancy, you must first create your online resume. For information on how to apply, go to https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tutorials.
- Army Job Salaries & Qualifications
- The 2012 salary table for all GS positions can be found at http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/RUS.asp.
- Minimum qualifications for all GS positions can be found at www.opm.gov/qualifications.
- Staff members of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers have received training on USAJOBS and can provide member of the general public with additional assistance in creating their resume. For a listing of Career Center locations, visit www.ltcareercenter.org.
- Download helpful tips for Applicants by clicking here.
- Download helpful tips for Military Spouses by clicking here.
- If you are a current Army Employee and need additional assistance, please contact the Fort Knox Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) at 502-624-3429.
- If you are a military retiree and need additional assistance, please contact the Fort Knox Army Career Alumni Program (ACAP) at 502-624-2627.
- If you are a family member of an Army employee and need additional assistance, please contact the Fort Knox Army Employment Readiness Office at 502-624-8855.
A number of private businesses have government contracts with organizations at Fort Knox. As a result, they frequently employee civilians in jobs on or near the post.
Below is a listing of links to web sites for many of these companies. Be sure to check out their career pages:
Booz Allen Hamilton
Dynamics Research Corporation
The Boeing Company
*The list above may not include all contractors associated with Fort Knox but is updated regularly. If you are a government contractor and would like to be added or know of others that should be listed here, please contact us.
While Fort Knox offers a wealth of jobs in Information Technology, Human Resources, Administrative professions and numerous other career fields, the region surrounding Fort Knox boasts a diverse economy with a variety of employment opportunities.
Banks, schools, colleges, restaurants and more continue to expand to meet the demand that Fort Knox growth brings. In fact, a recent economic impact study predicted that for every two new jobs coming to Fort Knox, one job would be created outside the gate. So for spouses and dependents, finding a job in the Heartland should not be a problem. Click here for employment information from our Resource Database. And, check out www.kix.com a web portal focused on job opportunities throughout the region surrounding Fort Knox.
The regional economy is fueled by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a thriving healthcare industry, and a growing knowledge-based economy with strong ties to numerous exemplary post-secondary institutions. Additionally the area has a robust manufacturing base with Ford, General Electric and numerous other factories including smaller manufacturing plants offering employment options in every county. Examples include Dow Corning, Dana Corporation, and Nationwide Uniform Corp. And since we’re located on the “Bourbon Trail” it’s no surprise that major distilleries like Heaven Hill, Barton Brands Ltd. and Jim Beam Brands Co., employ hundreds of workers.
The Heartland is also a major distribution hub, and the presence of the UPS World Port means logistics and distribution are key factors in the economic makeup of the region. Besides employing thousands themselves, UPS creates a regional climate for large companies, such as UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Zappos.com and the Geek Squad, who rely on quick, convenient shipping options. And this means lots of jobs.
If you’re in the medical profession, few areas offer as many career opportunities as the Heartland. Major employers like Humana, Kosair Children’s Hospital and Jewish Hospital are within an easy drive, and smaller regional hospitals and medical facilities dot the landscape. Cardinal Health, employing several hundred workers, is located in Radcliff within minutes of Fort Knox.
Training & Education
Post-secondary educational opportunities here are abundant, with approximately 50,000 degrees and other credentials awarded each year by our private and public universities, and community colleges affiliated with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Many of these institutions offer flexible scheduling to accommodate busy work and family schedules, and The Kentucky Virtual Campus (www.kyvu.com) offers online learning programs and courses to earn college degrees and credits from the participating institution of one’s choice. In February of 2010, a consortium of four colleges and two training providers combined to form the Regional Education Center (REC) in Radcliff. Housed in a modern, conveniently located facility, the REC is a “first of its kind” concept for the state.
The Army’s Continuing Education System, Fort Knox Division, is located in Briscoe Hall (www.knox.army.mil/garrison/ACES/), which is home to branches of 6 colleges and universities — the University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Eastern Kentucky University, Central Texas College, and Sullivan University. Bottom line, we know you’ll find the Heartland’s education and training opportunities to be student-centered and welcoming, ready to provide the best possible learning experiences. To connect with these opportunities visit our Resource Database.
And for more about institutions offering specific, desired courses in the region, visit the Learning Exchange at kix.com.