General Attorney Job in Zama, Japan

Vacancy No. FEFC179209501915746 Department U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary $88,136.00 to $114,578.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/20/2017 Close Date 4/20/2017
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Zama, Japan

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

General Attorney

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Zama, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 3/20/2017

Closes Thursday 4/20/2017

  • Salary Range
    $88,136.00 to $114,578.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America!  In the last three years alone, USACE has moved up 68 spots in the annual Best Places to Work in government rankings; ranking #111 of 320 agency subcomponents.  Also, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" of 2015 list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

Come live and work at Camp Zama, Japan, a 2007 AND 2013 Army Community of Excellence Award winner.  We're a small community, about 25 miles SW of Tokyo. When you're ready to venture beyond; nearby are Navy and Air Force facilities. You'll find that we're also well situated for easy access to major metropolitan areas and tourist destinations. Japan has one the world's most elaborate train systems, providing fast, convenient access to numerous cultural and sightseeing destinations. Camp Zama's superb MWR and ITT facility offer assistance in accessing many leisure destinations that provides recreational and exclusive activities.  For more information, visit:

U.S. Army Japan Video Link: visit:

About the Position:

Incumbent of this position serves as a General Attorney for US Army Corps of Engineers, Japan Engineer District.  The incumbent acts as legal advisor and consultant to the District Counsel, District Engineer, and other staff members advising on questions of law or administrative policy involving District operations and its contacts with industry, private and professional associations, foreign government and the public. Incumbent advises on all stages of procurement process from review of advance procurement plans to contract completion, final payment and settlement of any claims and appeals.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the considerations of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities

  • All U.S. Citizens with allegiance to the United States


  • Serves as Assistant District Counsel, U.S. Army Engineer District, Japan
  • Responsible for rendering legal advice and assistance to the District Commander and his staff on legal matters incident to the planning for and accomplishment of all major military design and construction programs, including the Host Nation Program, in the District
  • Provides training required by the Joint Ethics Regulation is provided to District Personnel, solicits and reviews Confidential Statements of Financial Interest
  • Acts as agency representative with regard to grievances and EEO complaints filed with USACARA and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Advises the District Commander and staff on legal and labor issues involving foreign national indirect hire employees under the Master Labor Contract
  • Exercises staff surveillance at all stages of the procurement process, from review of advance procurement plans to contract completion, final payment and settlement or other final disposition of any claims and appeals
  • Demonstrate detailed and specialized knowledge of host nation matters as they affect U.S. military operations and business processes, including the treaties and agreements that affect the U.S. military presence in Japan, the impact of international agreements on the award and administration of U.S. contracts in Japan, and U.S. obligations concerning real property facilities held by the U.S. pursuant to such agreements

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel required up to 10% of the time

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of the Army

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Coprs of Engineers, Japan Engineering District, Office of the Counsel, Camp Zama Japan


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (000)000-0000


DA FER Camp Zama
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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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