Position: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attorney-Advisor (General) (Deadline: Sept. 26, 2016, Fort Worth, TX)


This appears to be a position for an experienced lawyer, but has among its primary responsibilities environmental law.

Attorney-Adviser (General)


Agency Contact Information

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Worth, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 8/26/2016(4 day(s) ago)

Closes Monday 9/26/2016(27 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $105,623.00 to $137,313.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade


  • Promotion Potential


  • Supervisory Status


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 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” 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.

About the Position:
In this position you will serve as an Attorney-Adviser (General) for the Fort Worth District. You will perform duties that may include any or all areas of legal practice in the Office of Counsel.

Who May Apply:

All US Citizens


Serves as an attorney-adviser for the Fort Worth District.  In connection  with this, performs duties that may include any or all areas of legal practice in the Office of Counsel, including but not limited  to:  environmental law, regulatory law, USACE civil works program,  fiscal law, civil litigation, ethics, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act, preventive law; and other duties as assigned. Primary areas of practice for the position will be environmental law and civil works.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Moving expenses are authorized will be offered if eligible
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Financial Disclosure is Required
  • Security Investigation may be required
  • Provide Bar Member Good Standing Certificate
  • Provide 3 letters of reference from members of the bar
  • Provide Transcripts showing degree conferred


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

Applicants must have 2 or more years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience. (NOTE: EXPERIENCE MUST BE DOCUMENTED IN YOUR RESUME).

Your application package will be evaluated to ensure your experience, knowledge, skills, training and/or education meet the qualification requirements stated in this vacancy announcement. Quality of experience relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant’s background and recency of experience, education clearly reflect you possess the following required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) to successfully perform the duties of this position. The following KSA’s must be addressed in your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating or affect your overall rating.

1. Knowledge, skills and ability regarding federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to compliance with Federal laws and regulations relating to environmental law, and regulatory programs.

2. Knowledge, skills and ability in the law as it applies to providing legal advice on compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to the civil works programs.

3. Knowledge, skills and ability in the following areas of federal law and practice:  contract formations, administration and award, reviewing and interpreting contract provisions, federal acquisition regulations, analyzing contract claims, AE professional responsibility determinations, fiscal law, application of the Buy American Act and researching contract law.

4. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

5. Ability to function effectively as a counselor and advisor to senior management officials and project delivery teams within the District and to work with federal, state and local governmental entities, as well as private parties.



Applicants for attorney positions must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation.

Applicants must be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, territory, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Department of the Army

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


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


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
Fort Worth

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