The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives’ (PEO ACWA) mission is to safely destroy the chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky and the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado. In order to successfully accomplish this mission, PEO ACWA will oversee the design, construction, testing, operation and closure of pilot-test facilities at each of these locations.
The storage and elimination of the chemical weapons stockpiles can serve as an economic opportunity for a community. This rings true for the communities of Richmond, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado, where PEO ACWA administers the chemical weapons disposal facilities. The continued storage and disposal mission will take several years and require local workforces. PEO ACWA is committed to tapping into local businesses and workers to support the disposal of chemical weapons. To learn more about employment or business opportunities in Richmond and Pueblo, refer to the contact information below.
In Richmond, Kentucky
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass was hired by the government to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), which is destroying the chemical weapons stockpile located on the Blue Grass Army Depot. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass project website has an employment section that lists all current opportunities with the project. Visit https://www.bechtelparsonsbgcapp.com/SitePages/Employment.aspx to learn more. All applications for employment must be submitted in response to specific openings posted on the website.
The Blue Grass Army Depot is the site where the chemical weapons in Kentucky are stored. To learn more about government jobs at the depot, visit www.usajobs.gov. Each job announcement has requirements for when and where to submit applications and/or resumes. To learn more about security guard or firefighter positions at the depot, call the depot’s Civilian Personnel Assistance Center at (859) 779-6841.
Businesses who are potential suppliers and subcontractors are asked to register on the Bechtel Supplier and Contractor Portal at https://www.bechtel.com/supplier/. Most bid opportunities will be posted on the project website, www.bechtelparsonsbgcapp.com. For more information, contact Arch McAlister, small business program advocate, at (859) 625-6272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Pueblo, Colorado
For information about hiring and business opportunities for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, visit the PEO ACWA website at www.peoacwa.army.mil/job-and-business-opportunities/.