Employment Readiness

These resources will help you find employment with Family and MWR and the federal government both overseas and in the US. 

USA Jobs 
United States government's one-stop clearinghouse for civil service job opportunities with federal agencies.

Army Civilian Service
Civilian employees provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.

Search for federal jobs, create profiles, apply for opportunities, join talent communities.

ACS Employment Readiness Program
The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is a program that offers up-to-date resource information on available employment opportunities, market and job trends, education, and volunteer resources to help individuals make informed decisions when seeking employment. Services offered by the ERP include classes and seminars related to employment:

  • Career exploration
  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Dressing for success
  • Networking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Individual career assessment and counseling

Search for Employment Readiness in the search bar to find your local ACS program.

About Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)

Army MWR exists because the U.S. Army states it “…is committed to the well-being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation, to enhance the lives of Soldiers, their families, civilian employees, and military retirees.” The mission is to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are.

Family and MWR, seeks to bridge the gap between the garrison and the local community, and contribute to the Army’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self-confidence for Soldiers and their families.

About Rock Island Arsenal MWR

Interested in working with our Rock Island team? We are situated on a 4-square mile island in the middle of the mighty Mississippi, located near the Quad Cities where spring is beautiful, summers are warm, and winters are... winter. There are a multitude of things to do in the Quad Cities from street festivals, farmer's markets and concerts, to the John Deere Classic PGA Tour and a giant game of tug-of-war across the Mississippi. If you need to get your big city fix, we are about a 3 hour drive to Chicago, where you can spend a weekend enjoying Lake Michigan and all the activities that Chicago has to offer.

Please click here for a listing of the events (many of which are open to the public) that are planned on the Rock Island Arsenal.

Current Job Opportunities

The Rock Island Arsenal Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Personnel Office serves the Human Resources needs of the employees who work or wish to work in NAF positions on the Rock Island Arsenal.

Contact the NAF Human Resources office +1(309) 782-1584 or email: USARMY.RIA.CHRA-NC.MBX.CHRA-RI-CPAC-NAF@MAIL.MIL

Please click here for current job opportunities. (All current vacancies can be found at this link, however, there are times that you will receive no results. Please continue to check for vacancies, as openings change regularly).

Click through the tabs below for more information about our locations.

Auto Skills

The Auto Skills Center is looking for knowledgeable personnel to provide quality service in our full-service auto repair shop. We also offer a clean and safe environment for customers to repair their privately-owned vehicles. As an employee, you will be able to provide assistance to customers who want to perform maintenance on their own vehicles, as well as repairing vehicles for the less mechanically inclined. Employees of the Auto Skills Center receive MWR benefits including access to childcare and various facilities on the Arsenal.

Click here for hours and more information on Auto Skills and here to apply for current openings.

Child and Youth Services

Join our Child and Youth Services (CYS) team and provide assistance to children in strengthening their social/emotional/academic development, particularly in the areas of science, technology, math and resiliency.

Why do our employees love working for Child and Youth Services (CYS)? We invest in you! Our team will help you enhance your skills by providing annual on-the-job training, development opportunities, and much more! Not only are we making a difference but we offer a friendly and creative atmosphere, competitive pay and great benefits. We are not just an employer, we are a community!

Click here for hours and more information on CYS Services and here to apply for current openings.

Rock Island Arsenal General Information and Directions

Directions to Rock Island Arsenal:

From Iowa to the Moline Entrance: take Interstate 74 East to the River Drive exit and turn left. Go two blocks and just before the overpass turn right and follow the ramp up to Moline Bridge to the Arsenal.

From Illinois (using I-74) to the Moline Entrance: take Interstate 74 West to the 7th Avenue exit. Turn left onto 7th Avenue and follow to 14th Street. Turn right and go straight down the street and up the ramp to the Moline Bridge to the Arsenal.

Rock Island Arsenal General Information: The speed limit on Arsenal Island is 25 mph. Watch for signs. The Illinois seat belt law is enforced on Arsenal Island. Rock Island Arsenal is a U.S. Army military installation and the use of cell phones while driving is prohibited without a hands-free device.

Attractions open to the public: Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Museum (Open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4PM), The Mississippi River Visitor Center (Open 7 days a week 9AM to 5PM), Rock Island National Cemetery (Open sunup to sundown 7 days a week), The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (Open May through mid-October on Thursday through Sunday 12PM to 4PM), and Memorial Park (Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week).