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United States Army
Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
1231 Mahone Ave. Building 9023
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1605
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 Lee is located in a small, rural area with some industry. Employment opportunities with small local businesses are few. Home-based businesses are on the rise. Many spouses use their time here to further their education and/or job skills. There are several vocational/technical and higher schools of learning in the area. Various opportunities in retail sales and food service positions are available in the tri-cities area. Richmond, which is within commuting distance, has greater employment opportunities in clerical and light industry positions.
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) provides full HR support to the Fort Lee community in the areas of staffing, classification, labor/employee relations, workforce development, and benefits. Both appropriated and non-appropriate jobs are available at Fort Lee. For information on how to apply for appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund positions and a listing of available jobs, visit the Civilian Personnel Online (CPOL) website. Spouse preference for appropriated fund positions is afforded only through the DoD Priority Placement Program. Spouse is defined as the wife or husband of an active duty military member of the Armed Forces. The marriage must have occurred prior to the service member's relocation to the new duty station. In order to be eligible, the spouse must be serving an excepted appointment overseas or a career or career-conditional appointment at the time the PCS orders are issued. The spouse must be placed on leave without pay or separated from their appointment due to PCS in order to receive spouse preference priority placement consideration. Registration for departing spouses may be accomplished 30 days prior to sponsor's reporting date at the new duty station. To register in the Priority Placement Program, contact the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at 804-765-4588.
Spouses applying for non-appropriated fund positions are not required to register in the Priority Placement Program. Application for Spouse Preference is completed at the time a spouse applies for a non-appropriated fund position. Preference applies to all vacant Pay Band positions NF-3 and below, all Crafts & Trades positions, and all Child Care positions that are being filled competitively.
Spouses are encouraged to contact the Civilian Personnel Assistance Center at 804-765-4580.
Department of Defense federal employees who are pcsing to a gaining installation seeking employment should bring or have access to their SF50 for verification of government employment. Please contact the Civilian Personnel Assistance Center at 804-765-4580 for additional information.
All students may apply for federal student aid. The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed and submitted online. Many students qualify for the Pell Grant and or other money that does not have to be paid back.
Spouse tuition assistance is requested through the Army Emergency Relief (AER) by calling 804-734-6388.
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities visit: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
Fort Lee is located in a small, rural area with some industry. Unemployment Rate 4.2%. Median household income: $64,325.