What does it mean to be a civilian worker in the military? There are several kinds of civilian jobs available in the military. You can be a construction worker, a worker in an embassy, or even an employee in a construction company. Another type of civilian job is one in which you work in another country while in Israel. A prisoner who is not in the military is also considered a civilian worker. Other types of foreign work include being a self-employed worker who has a business in Israel. Lastly, if you’re in prison, you can be an inactive partner in a business.