Pentagon, Virginia
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time

  • Advise senior officials concerning legal issues associated with armaments cooperation programs, defense export controls and technology transfer, security assistance, and armaments cooperation representational activities.
  • Serve as a senior negotiator or legal counsel to the senior negotiator in negotiations with foreign governments concerning armaments cooperation and security assistance programs.
  • Identifies and facilitates resolution of associated fiscal law issues.
  • Participate in working, integrating, and overarching integrated product teams in review of reports to ensure familiarity with program activities and facilitate the early identification and resolution of legal issues.
  • Participate in HQDA-level review of solicitations and contracts in support of acquisition programs to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and policy guidance.
  • Oversee Federal and state court litigation pertaining to acquisition programs or procurements.
  • Review and analyze for statutory and regulatory compliance, policy actions and transactional matters.
  • Participate in negotiations with foreign countries for complicated, unique, or politically sensitive international cooperative agreements.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may require a suitability/fitness determination.
  • This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. Incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019 and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position.

1. Skill in providing legal advice concerning the laws and regulations applicable to international armament cooperation programs, defense export controls and security cooperation to include Foreign Military Sales.
Knowledge of and experience as a legal adviser in the areas of: defense research and development, acquisition, and logistics programs; federal procurement (including non-procurement instruments and other transactions); information management; information technology; cyber, defense business systems; and general principles of administrative and fiscal law.
3. Experience as the legal advisor to interdisciplinary groups.
4. Ability to advise Senior level officials.

Qualification Requirements:
Applicants must meet the following minimum qualification requirements:

Education: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).

Bar membership: Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Document should be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted.

Experience: Applicant must have more than 3 years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as a Master of Laws (LLM) may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.

NOTICE OF VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Army considers veteran's preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documents (e.g., DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active duty) to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at ).

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 52 weeks at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled. Time-in-grade may be waived for current federal employees at management's discretion. Submission of most recent SF-50 is required.


*Please refer to Qualifications section for information on the education requirements for this position.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at and .

Additional information

  • A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
  • 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.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 56-Legal position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .