Employee Benefits

We hire smart people who are passionate about making a difference. We want your best ideas and efforts to help us solve problems and make the world safer and better.  In exchange, we offer you:

  • Exciting possibilities for helping the nation solve tough problems
  • A learning organization known for:
    • Having the best people in a variety of technical and administrative disciplines
    • Producing extraordinary research
    • Providing practical solutions that make a difference in the world
    • Great Careers:
      • Competitive compensation
      • Career-enhancing opportunities
      • Continuing education in your technical area of expertise
      • Collegial and supportive relationships with great people in a family-friendly organization that promotes work-life balance
      • A stable and inspiring work environment with opportunities to collaborate with customers and technical leaders worldwide

Together we create a world-class organization that makes a difference.

Training and Education

It is ERDC’s policy to provide a quality, cost-effective training and development program for its employees ranging from short-term to long-term training. There are a variety of employee training opportunities:
  • Distance learning, computer-based learning, on-site and facilitator-led exportable courses, correspondence courses, and other training
  • Self-development initiatives

  • Long Term and Short Term Training as well as Sabbatical opportunities at universities throughout the U.S.


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 Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development and Mentoring are important to the ERDC

One of ERDC’s key priorities is to invest in its employees and develop future leaders through training and development activities as part of the ERDC Leadership Development Program (LDP). LDP provides ERDC federal employees with the opportunity to refine their leadership skills by applying them through direct interaction with ERDC leadership. Participation in the LDP also provides useful experience if an employee wishes to apply for Corps-wide leadership development activities.

Coaching and mentoring are essential to the success of a learning culture, and the development of leaders at all levels. Mentoring at ERDC benefits employees and enhances their professional careers and contributes to job satisfaction, growth and success.

 Mentoring Program

Coaching and mentoring are processes essential to the success of a learning culture and the development of leaders at all levels.  Creating a sustaining learning culture and developing future leaders are critical elements to achieving ERDC’s success.  For these reasons, an Integrated Product/Process Team was assigned the task of developing a mentoring program tailored to ERDC’s need for consistency coupled with flexibility. The result is ERDC-wide guidance for formal mentoring programs that meet each ERDC organization’s unique requirements.

The ERDC Mentoring Program benefits employees who volunteer to participate as well as the entire organization. It enhances the careers of our current employees, aids in their retention, contributes to employees’ job satisfaction and improves employee morale. It helps us recruit future staff.  Everyone benefits.

 The Graduate Institute

Did you know that ERDC will support you while you pursue your advanced degree (Masters and Doctorate)?  ERDC’s state of the art Graduate Institute (GI) provides graduate-level education through association with academic institutions.  Currently, the GI has active Educational Partnership Agreements with Alcorn State University, Hinds Community College, Louisiana State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, Texas A&M University, Tulane University, University of Arkansas, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, and Vanderbilt University, enabling ERDC employees to earn academic credit and graduate degrees in a multitude of STEM areas and business fields.  Employees may also take classes in a non-degree status for additional training. The GI also provides proctoring services.

For more information, contact Dr. Stanley Woodson,, 601-634-3549.