The Construction Division is a full service construction management organization providing the best possible construction contract management for the District’s projects and for our customers from other federal agencies.
The Contracting Division provides comprehensive contracting and acquisition solutions for the District and its partners by procuring goods and services through best value, maximum competition, applicable regulatory compliance, and support of small business programs.
Office of Counsel
The Office of Counsel provides a broad range of legal services to the District in support of its various missions. The attorneys and support staff represent the Corps' legal position and rights as an organization in such areas as contract law, fiscal law, torts and admiralty claims, environmental law, and personnel law. The goal is to practice preventative law - to be engaged in the planning and design phases of the District's projects to facilitate smooth and effective execution from conception to completion.
The Emergency Management office provides timely, effective and efficient disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation projects and services to reduce loss of life and property damage under DoD, Corps, FEMA and other agencies’ authorities.
Each year, the Corps sends hundreds of people to respond to disasters around the world. When disasters occur, it is not just a local Corps district or office that responds. Personnel and other resources are mobilized across the country to carry out our response missions.
The Engineering Division performs the engineering and design for all phases of Civil Works projects and for Military Construction and Work for Others projects as requested.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Equal Employment Opportunity office provides leadership and direction in creating and sustaining a diverse workforce and an environment free of discrimination. EEO works proactively to enhance the employment of women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. This is achieved through policy development, oversight, complaints prevention, outreach, education, and training programs.
The Workforce Management Administrator and Civilian Personnel Advisory Center work to help the District recruit, develop, and sustain a professional civilian workforce through effective, efficient, and responsive Human Resource products and advisory services.
The Logistics Activity is comprised of multi-talented and highly-skilled logistics professionals whose mission is to provide program oversight of the supply, property, travel, transportation, equipment and facility maintenance, and space management programs.
Operations Division has overall responsibility for the operation and maintenance of Seattle District operating projects, regulatory functions and emergency management activities. Operating projects consist of three hydroelectric dams, two flood control dams, one lock and numerous navigation projects. Regulatory functions consist of the permit processing and enforcement for work in waters of the U.S. and related environmental impact assessments required by Section 10 of the 1899 River and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Emergency Management Activities include emergency planning and operations for natural disasters, national emergencies and mobilization.
Programs and Project Management Division
The District supports our military services and the public in our four-state area with a wide variety of projects and engineering, construction and environmental services. Our Military Construction program provides housing and operational facilities to improve the readiness and quality of life of our men and women in uniform and their families. The Civil Works programs include water resource development activities including flood risk management, navigation, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental stewardship.
Acquires, manages and disposes of real estate for the Department of the Army; executes DoD Executive Agent responsibilities; executes specialized programs; provides real estate services on an as-needed basis to our government partners; and performs unique contingency capabilities. Real Estate also manages real property for our civil works facilities.
The District's Regulatory program balances the desire for economic development and property rights with the need to protect our environment, including valuable wetlands. The Regulatory Division protects the nation’s aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions.
The Resource Management Office is the District’s principal advisor on resource and financial management issues. The office provides a full range of accounting, budgetary, manpower, and management services in order to ensure fiscal integrity, sound business processes, and accountability of resources.
Safety and Occupational Health
The mission of our office is to provide guidance on the safe and healthful work environment for government and contractor employees and for members of the public visiting our projects and facilities. No mission or job is initiated until risk or hazard analysis has been completed and risk reduction performed. We integrate safety and occupational health and risk management into every operation the District plans, trains for and executes.
Small Business Program
The Small Business Program office ensures that small and disadvantaged businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in District acquisitions through contracts or subcontracts. The program provides outreach to inform small businesses on how to do business with the Corps.
The involvement of small business concerns in our military construction and civil works programs is vital to the mission of the Army and to the Nation’s economic prosperity. The Seattle District is committed to developing small business concerns, providing procurement opportunities, training and counseling businesses for success, and establishing a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Army’s mission.