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Civil Engineer

Overview: Building and maintaining airfields, structures and utilities are responsibilities of Civil Engineers, who may specialize in architectural, electrical, mechanical or environmental engineering. Their work may range from design and construction management functions that are very similar to their civilian counterparts, to specific military tasks, including supervising explosive ordnance disposal, disaster preparedness and combat support operations.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Plan, design and direct construction, maintenance and modifications of facilities and utilities 
  • Maintain emergency response force to cope with attacks, major accidents and natural disasters 
  • Plan and execute procedures to mitigate the effects, render safe and dispose of conventional, nuclear, chemical, biological and improvised explosive devices (IED) 
  • Conduct engineering research, feasibility studies and surveys


  • Bachelor's Degree with undergraduate degree in architecture or one of the following engineering specialties; architectural, civil, communications, electrical, electronic, environmental, environmental health, industrial, mechanical or construction engineering
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve
  • Passing color vision, as defined by correctly identifying at least 10 of 14 Ishihara Plates
  • Minimum height of 5'2" and maximum height of 6'8"
  • No record of claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces)
  • Candidate must have a valid, passing Air Force Physical Fitness score dated no more than six months prior to Navy EOD School class start date
  • No record of emotional instability
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the eight-week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required