GVSC is the center of excellence for DOD ground vehicle systems modernization and sustainment solutions.

Our responsibility is to accelerate the delivery and sustainment of ground system capability to our partners ensuring overmatch for our Warfighters.

GVSC is developing the engineering talent to support both science and technology, and the ground vehicle systems for the Army of the future.



Current Opportunities


The GVSC team –1,800-strong – has remained at the forefront of Army technology, driving the discoveries and innovations that will be critical to realizing new capabilities for the Army of 2030 and beyond. Engineer your career at GVSC, we are always looking for innovative, talented engineers in all disciplines – general, mechanical, computer, electrical, electronics, computer science – for locations at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich and at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Mich.

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Support Positions

GVSC is not just pursuing scientific and engineering talent, but all talent, ensuring there are always qualified staff to support the mission. Strong support staff are essential to ensuring we are prepared to maintain and advance technology.

Send your resume to: usarmy.detroit.devcom-gvsc.mbx.g1-resumes-for-cos-and-rti-gvmt@army.mil or apply to a position through our job listings on USAJOBS or Indeed.

Want to know more about why GVSC is a great place to work? Check us out on LinkedIn to find out why people choose a career at GVSC.


Student Hire Programs

Recent Graduates

Candidates that have graduated within two years from an Accredited University/College or will graduate in the current year. Hired as full-time candidates at Band II Target III (GS-09 equivalent), given a salary increase at 6 months (based on performance). Remain in the recent graduate program for 18 months. They are then promoted to Band III (GS-12 equivalent).

Student Internships

High school and college students are exposed to multiple engineering technologies at the Ground Vehicle Systems Center for an 8- to 10-week period. Students are paid to put their skills to work while participating in leading-edge engineering experience. If you would like to learn more about our Student Hire Program, a call for applications announcement is posted every January at: www.usajobs.com. The title of the position is Engineering Aid/Engineering Technician. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, high school (age 18 or older) & college students interested in an Engineering/Science career.

How to apply: Qualified candidates attending recruiting events can provide their resume to a representative attending the event, or submit their resume to usarmy.detroit.devcom-gvsc.mbx.resumes@army.mil


Scholarship Program

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART)

The SMART Defense Education Program is a scholarship-for-service program in which students who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude to excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines may be awarded a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. The application period to apply is open from August 1 through December 1 each year. SMART Scholars receive a stipend to cover room and board, and intern at national research laboratories during school breaks. Upon completion of their degrees, students are required to work for the DoD as civilian employees completing their service agreement with the SMART Program.

To apply or for questions about the SMART program, please visit https://www.smartscholarship.org



  • Competitive salaries

As one of the leading laboratories in the DoD, GVSC was chosen to be one of the DoD S&T Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Demonstration participants. Better known as LabDemo, it provides a variety of benefits and opportunities not available to most federal employees, including better pay and faster pay raises. The LabDemo is a significant change in how DoD reimburses its people.

  • Annual and sick leave – 11 paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment-related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees, as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives and awards as appropriate for the job
  • Flexible spending accounts – Health Care (HCFSA) and Dependent Care (DCFSA)
  • Comprehensive health benefits (FEHB)
  • Life insurance (FEGLI)
  • Generous retirement/Pension Program:  Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)/Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  • Long Term Care (FLTCIP)
  • Paid relocation/permanent change of station (PCS)
  • Free on-site Fitness Center Membership
  • Supplemented on-site Childcare
  • Leadership/Mentorship Programs
  • Subsidized transportation through Michivan


Check out the entire Federal Employee Compensation Package at:


Resumes obtained by submission to GVSC Human Resources will be retained on our internal network for 3 months; these will only be accessible to personnel who recommend or approve selections to fill vacancies. Resumes typically contain elements of personally identifiable information covered by the Privacy Act of 1974. The GVSC network is authorized to process such information. To receive a copy of the privacy act statement for our network, please submit an e-mail to Human Resources using “recruiting privacy” in the subject line.