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United States Army
600 Thomas Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
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.
Start your job search with the Army Community Service (ACS).
Federal Service Positions-Civil Service is the primary on-post employer. If you are interested in civil service positions, contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center on post. Non-federal service positions (Non-appropriated funds) are also available. Applicants may also contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center for job listings and applications for these positions.
In the local community, there are jobs available, but job hunting takes preparation and persistence.
Fort Leavenworth has many job opportunities available. There are a number of Contractors on post and they are happy to hire family members. Both our Commissary and PX have openings almost continuously. The unemployment rate in Leavenworth is very low. On average, hourly rates run between $7.50 - $15.00 an hour. There are many opportunities for part-time and seasonal work.
The local state employment office offers job search assistance, application assistance, resume writing and placement services.
For job hunting purposes it is very important to hand carry all employment records and documents. Those can be:
The Soldier for Life program offers Transition Assistance (TAP). Individual and group counseling is available to learn about VA benefits, resume writing, translating military experience to the civilian resume. TAP classes are offered monthly and job fairs are held three times a year. Spouses are welcome to use all services. Call 913 684-2227 or DSN 312 552-2227 for more information.
ACS offers information on tuition assistance and scholarship programs. Fort Leavenworth has an organization called Military Family Member Scholarship Fund that awards yearly scholarships. The Army Education Center has tuition and scholarship information, 913 684-2496 or DSN 312 552-2496. Call ACS for more infoamtion.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Kansas recognizes PCS orders as a reason to leave a job. Upon arrival, call 913 682-4152 to start your unemployment benefits.
Federal Service Positions-Civil Service is the primary on-post employer. Additional good job prospects include Nursing (both R.N and L.P.N), substitute teaching on and off post (Kansas certificate required), Federal and State Justice System (4 prisons in the area plus the US Army Disciplinary Barracks). Unemployment Rate is 10.6%. Median Household Income $57,349.