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United States Army
Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center
5668 Wickham Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
Fort Campbell offers a variety of employment options. Fort Campbell, home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is a wonderful place for soldiers and their families to live, work and enjoy recreational activities. The installation is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border between the towns of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee, and is 60 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee, on Interstate 24.
On-post opportunities are available at a variety of agencies, including the post exchange; the commissary; Morale, Welfare and Recreational facilities’ Child Development centers; club systems; school system; Contracting Opportunity and many others. Fort Campbell employs about 4,000 civilians, making it the largest employer in both Tennessee and Kentucky.
Key to finding the appropriate job is to use the various services on the installation designed to assist you with your job search. Considering the current job climate, seeking employment assistance with finding the right job for your skill set is critical.
Top sectors by employment in the surrounding areas are:
Health care and social services
Administrative, support and waste management
Accommodations and food services
The unemployment rate for the area during 2009 was 6.5%; currently, it’s 8%. The median household income for the area is $38,006-$55,528.
Visit either of these chamber of commerce websites to view more demographics of the surrounding areas:
Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce
Clarksville Chamber of Commerce
Career opportunities are also available on the Tennessee state government and Kentucky state government websites.
Several programs and resources are set up to assist spouses in finding employment on and off the installation. The Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center is located at 5668 Wickham Ave., Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Call 270-412-1720. The employment center has the following: the Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership, the United Services Organization, the employment readiness adviser, the Fort Campbell Skills Program and Soldier for Life. The employment center was set up to provide a one-stop shop for information and assistance for spouses and family members with their job search. They provide the following services:
Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center – 270-412-1720
Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership – 931-802-2176 – located off-post at 101 Ringgold Road, Clarksville, Tennessee
Education and training
Partner with existing career skills programs
Tuition and fees
Civilian work and business clothing
Child care and tools
USO – 270-412-1722
Support from the USO doesn't end when you leave the military. USO Pathfinder helps you and your family create a plan for life after military service. Pathfinder Scouts connect you to the services and resources in your community that will make your transition successful. They provide the following services:
Fort Campbell Career Center – Employment Readiness Adviser – 270-798-4412
Appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund employment opportunities
Classes on federal resume writing, interviewing techniques and federal employment application process
Federal resume critiques
Career counseling and individual career assessments
Fort Campbell Career Skills Program: 270-798-3195/270-412-1128
The Army's Career Skills Program gives soldiers the opportunity to participate in skills training, during their transition period, in order to improve their civilian employment options. CSPs are conducted while soldiers are still on active duty.
The Army’s Career Skills website
Soldier for Life Transition Program – 270-798-3195/4974
The Soldier of Life Transition Program mandates attendance 12-24 months prior to retirement and 12-18 months prior to separation. Programs include:
Department of Labor employment workshop
Individual transition plan
Gap analysis/military occupational classification crosswalk
Certification and licensure
Continuum and military service
Classes on budget, dress for success, and interview techniques
Individual assessment tool
Job application package
Free Wednesday hiring events
Quarterly on post hiring events
Employment, education, and small business seminars
Appropriated fund/non-appropriated fund – Appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund positions are also posted at USA Jobs.
DDESS -- The Fort Campbell Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary School has seven schools on-post. Positions available are Kentucky-certified teaching staff, non-certified positions such as teacher's aids, clerical, cafeteria positions and custodial maintenance. For more information access the USAJOBS website.
DECA – For positions at the Fort Campbell Commissary, go to the USAJOBS website or contact the commissary at 270-798-3663.
Army and Air Force exchange system – The AAFES has job opportunities in retail, food and service areas such as cashier/checker and sales associate. For more information and applications, go to the AAFES website. To apply for vacancies, you are required to fill out an online application. Call 270-439-1849 for more information.
Contractors – Fort Campbell has several contractors who operate on the installation, but the military spouse preference program does not apply to contracting position on-post.
For job-hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry the following;
Information on previous employers and references
Letters of recommendation
DD214 (if prior military)
SF 50 (if prior federal employee)
DA form 3434 (if prior non-appropriated fund)
Employment records and documents SF 171
Copies of spouse permanent change of station orders
Volunteer career information
If you are a foreign-born spouse coming from an overseas location, and you have education transcripts not in English, it is advisable to contact your local Army Community Service for information on translating the document to English before you depart.
Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647; they will translate your education documents for free. You must have a green card (resident alien card/green card) to obtain employment, as well as a driver's license and a Social Security card.
The Priority Placement Program for Spouses: If you're claiming spouse preference, you must provide copies of your marriage certificate and a permanent change of station orders. You must apply for the PPP-S to register — it's the only way to get spouse preference for an appropriated fund position.
The Federal Government offers a variety of loans and grant programs to help Soldiers and their Family Members fund their education. See the Education Officer Counselor (EOC) at the Education Center for more information and application forms. The EOC present monthly briefings on financial aid for Education and "Opportunities for Military Spouses" Contact the Fort Campbell Army Education Center at 270-798-3201.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.AER ScholarshipArmy Emergency Relief (AER) provides scholarships for dependent children and Spouses of Active Duty, Retired, and deceased Army Soldiers. Applications and instructions are available on the AER website at www.AERHQ.ORG for the MG James Ursano and Spouses Education Assistance Scholarship Programs. Contact AER at Fort Campbell at 270-798-5518 for additional information.
There is no unemployment office on Fort Campbell. The Kentucky and Tennessee State Employment offices provide unemployment benefits information for Fort Campbell.
For Kentucky unemployment benefits, contact Kentucky Career Center unemployment services located at 110 Riverfront Drive. You can call 270-889-6509 or visit the Kentucky Career Center website.
For Tennessee, visit the Clarksville Montgomery County Career Center located at 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040. Call 931-648-5530 or go online to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Fort Campbell is the largest employer in the area providing over 4,000 civilian jobs. The unemployment rate is 8%. The median household income range is $38,006-$55,528. For more information on employment opportunities, contact the Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center at 270-412-1720. The Fort Campbell Career Center is located on the installation at 5668 Wickham Ave.
Top sectors by employment in the surrounding areas:
Visit the Chamber of Commerce websites to view demographics and local employers in the surrounding areas
Career Opportunities are also available on the Tennessee State Government website and Kentucky State Government website.
Several programs and resources are set up to assist spouses in finding employment on and off the installation. The Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center is located at 5668 Wickham Ave, Fort Campbell, KY, and can be reach by phone at 270-412-1720. The center consists of the following: Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership, United Services Organization, the Employment Readiness Advisor, Fort Campbell Skills Program and Soldier for Life. It was set up to provide a one-stop shop for information and assistance for spouses and family members with their job search. They provide the following services:
Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center - 270-412-1720
Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership - 931-802-2176 located off post - 101 Ringgold Road, Clarksville, TN
United Services Organization - 270-412-1722Support from the USO doesn't end when you leave the military. USO Pathfinder helps you and your family create a plan for life after military service. Pathfinder scouts connect you to the services and resources in your community that will make your transition successful. They provide the following services:
Fort Campbell Career Center Employment Readiness Advisor - 270-798-4412
Fort Campbell Career Skills Program - 270-798-3195/270-412-1128
AF/NAF -- Appropriated fund and nonappropriated fund positions are also posted at USAJOBS.
Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools –Fort Campbell has seven schools on post. Positions available are Kentucky-certified teaching staff, non-certified positions such as teacher's aid, clerical, cafeteria position and custodial maintenance. For more information access USAJOBS.
Defense Commissary Agency – For positions with the Fort Campbell Commissary, visit USAJOBS or contact the commissary at 270-798-3663.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service – AAFES has job opportunities in retail, food and service areas such as cashier/checker and sales associate. For more information and applications, visit the AAFES website. To apply for vacancies, you are required to fill out an online application. Call 270-439-1849 for more information.
Contractors -- Fort Campbell has several contractors who operate on the installation. Military Spouse Preference Program does not apply to contracting position on post.
Fort Campbell Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program
The Fort Campbell Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program is located at 5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd. and can be reached by phone at 270-798-5000.
The SFL-TAP delivers transition services that ensure all eligible transitioning soldiers have the training and counseling necessary to be successful as civilians. Service members are encouraged to begin the process 18 months but no later than 12 months from separation date and retirees beginning 24 months from retirement date. Visit the Fort Campbell Milton A. Lee SFL-TAP Center at 5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd. to get registered and scheduled to start your process. The Center is open Monday – Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During your time at the SFL-TAP Center, you will complete mandatory requirements for a successful transition. You will start with the Self-Assessment/Individualized Initial Counseling session followed by the Pre-separation Briefing where you will become familiar with helpful websites such as EBenefits, My Health-Evet and My Army Benefits. You will receive a schedule of required courses, including Managing Your Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Personal Financial Planning, Veterans Affairs Benefits and Services and Department of Labor Fundamentals of Career Transition. You will have an opportunity to choose a two-day career track course which includes the DOL Employment, Managing Your Education, DOL Vocational Training and Boots to Business workshops. Additive courses available include Interviewing Techniques, Advanced Resume, Guide to Federal Employment Overview, Law Enforcement Seminars, Dress for Success and Salary Negotiations.
SFL-TAP Overall Mission
The mission of the SFL-TAP program is to provide timely and effective transition assistance to all transitioning service members, retirees and their family members. We encourage family members to join their transitioning service member throughout the process. Educating transitioning service members, retirees and family members is our goal. Additionally, we provide you with the opportunity to obtain one-on-one resume assistance, financial budgeting and job searching skills. Our centers offer the opportunities for you connect to employers through weekly employer events and quarterly job fairs. Our mission is to ensure that we provide you with the best service to help you transfer to civilian careers.
You can find us on Facebook, visit the SLF-TAP website or visit our job board website.