External job announcement (internal applicants welcome)

Position: Chief Employment Officer
Program: Corporation-wide
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
Classification: Unpaid internship

Organization overview:

Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (“TGEC”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the North Aoyama Ward of Tokyo, TGEC has employees around the world, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. TGEC has two divisions, and two corporate boards: the Operations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Communication Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Employment, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Information, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.

Position overview:

The Chief Employment Officer (CHRO) will serve as a member of the executive management. In collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, the CHRO will articulate and implement an employment program for the agency that focuses on effective growth and outreach.


In coordination with the Chief Operations Officer, Chief Workforce Education Officer, and executive officers, the CHRO will play a key role in the Corporation by focusing on how TGEC onboards its members. The CHRO:

Accomplishes position classification for the Corporation’s positions. Within this authority, assists supervisors in determining the need for an exception position description and classifies the position based upon knowledge of the position and the organization’s mission and structure. Endorses requests for the establishment of the exception position description to the appropriate offices. Assists with or implements classification releases and related staffing changes. Ensures timely implementation and initiates action to resolve problems or conflicts. Performs work audits and makes classification determinations on positions within authority. Evaluates positions by reference to applicable procedures determining occupational series, position, and title; and prepares appropriate evaluation statements. Provides advice on classification appeal procedures and furnishes evaluation reports and other required information to COO, as appropriate.

Provides management advisory services. Advises on classification impact when changing or creating duty assignments. Issues dealt with are usually related to a specific request relating to a single problem in the area of classification or position management. Administers segments of a periodic or organizational review program and conducts random work audits as part of the review process. Advises supervisors and employees on position-determining factors, position design concepts, supervisory ratio, impact on other positions, et cetera. Ensures position structures achieve the optimum balance between economy, efficiency, skills utilization, and employee development.

Reviews requests for personnel and position actions to determine impact on position-classification and position-management matters, referring those that are highly complex or controversial in nature to the COO for resolution. Coordinates personnel actions with the appropriate staff members, as necessary. Restructures positions to grades below entry level for staffing, trainee, and upward mobility purposes. Using classification, prepares and classifies statements of differences and amendments to position descriptions, as required.

Manages the automated personnel system. Designs and generates reports from the system. Performs quality reviews of information maintained and final products to ensure correctness of data. Resolves discrepancies and rejects, and works with the appropriate staff member to resolve problems.

Performs other duties as assigned.

No travel is required; however, university students seeking internship placement in Tokyo have some options available to them, pending approval from universities assigning grades.

Preferred qualifications:

– Experience, education, or training that involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and responsibility, and application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management.
– Experience using computers and automation systems.
– Basic knowledge of human-resources specializations, such as recruitment and placement, employee relations, labor relations, et cetera, for purposes of interacting and resolving specific problems.
– Ability to interpret and translate policy from higher organizational levels and develop local policy and implementing instructions.
– Comprehensive working knowledge of organizational planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative operations.
– Strong global awareness and astuteness.
– Ability to successfully navigate in a quickly paced, outcome-driven, entrepreneurial environment.
– Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment.
– Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree is strongly desired.

To apply:

Please complete a TGEC Form 1, Application for Employment, which can be obtained from TGEC’s Employment Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGEC offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGEC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay.

Screening process:

Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGEC Employment Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.

Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.