Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District is currently accepting applications for temporary jobs for the upcoming revetment season. These positions will be temporary with applications being accepted Thursday 25 April and Thursday 2 May 2013. Applications will only be accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Vicksburg District building located at 4155 E. Clay Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183.
Those interested in applying for any of these positions with the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) should bring your resume, references with phone numbers, two forms of identification. Those seeking veteran’s preference must present your DD-214. These positions consist of revetment workers, food service workers and deckhands with a pay scale ranging from $10.59 to $19.16 per hour.
Mat sinking is not an 8 to 5 job, but is seasonal work where employees live and dine on the quarter boats that tie off to the bank near the work area. These men and women work in shifts and perform one of the most important jobs in the Corps of Engineers river stabilization program. The MSU is the only one of its kind in the world and consists of the Motor Vessel Benyaurd with the quarter boats, the Motor Vessel William James with the mat sinking plant and the Motor Vessel Harrison which all work together to distribute articulated concrete mat squares on the banks of waterways. These concrete mats assist with the prevention of erosion and to protect submerged river banks. The scope of work encompasses three Corps’ districts, seven states, and multiple watersheds, and utilizes proven technology in river engineering and operations.
For more information, contact the Corps Human Resources Office at 601-631-5858.
Release no. 13-041