Job Overview


In this position, the incumbent independently plans, organizes and conducts the work, to include advising orally and in writing senior members of the Army Staff, contracting officials, resource managers, and field attorneys on complex, first-impression contract and fiscal law matters. Supervises five military and civilian personnel.

About the Position:
The Contract and Fiscal Actions Branch (w/duty in the Pentagon) is one of three branches within the Contract and Fiscal Law Division, which is the largest division within the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. The Division is led by an Army Colonel, and includes contract litigation teams and a procurement fraud branch located at Fort Belvoir, approximately 20 miles south of the Pentagon. The incumbent for this Branch Chief position oversees a four-attorney team of contract and fiscal law attorney advisors (2) and Judge Advocates (2), and is supported by a paralegal specialist. While the Actions Branch is primarily responsible for advising HQDA staff members, including the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Army Deputy Chiefs of Staff (G-Staff), and The Judge Advocate General, this Branch also includes lawyers serving as Army Labor Advisor (Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 22), legal advisor to the Army representative on the Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) Council, and the Army Tax Advisor. Coordination with attorneys from divisions within the Office of The Judge Advocate General and the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, as well as attorneys in the Army Office of General Counsel is frequent and regular.

The Contract and Fiscal Actions Branch is located in the Pentagon (Arlington, VA) and is easily accessible by POV or public transportation. Within the general commuting area, there is a wide variety of housing options, pristine parks and recreational areas, extensive bicycle paths and walking trails, and shopping centers. At the Pentagon itself, there are numerous eateries, a CVS drugstore, banks/credit unions, a DMV office (Virginia), Best Buy, and a private dental office.

This position is in the excepted service without time limitation and will not be filled by competitive appointment. Service in this position may be fully creditable toward civil service retirement. Any selected applicant who is in the competitive service will be taken out of the competitive service when he or she occupies this position and will compete only with other excepted status employees in the event of a reduction-in-force. He or she, however, remain eligible for reinstatement in the competitive service.

Who May Apply:

  • US Citizens


  • As Chief, Contract and Fiscal Actions Branch, you are responsible for planning, overseeing, and accomplishing diverse and often first-impression legal work.
  • Assist Army Staff members both during the requirements development stage of an acquisition and during contract administration.
  • Participate actively in policy working groups, Army capabilities portfolio review boards, and other senior-level meetings.
  • Review new and revised regulations and proposed legislation, commenting on form, substance, and impact.
  • Consult with and advise field Judge Advocates and civilian attorneys.
  • Oversee the conduct of the Army’s Fiscal Law Reach Back Group, supporting deployed Judge Advocates and their commanders.
  • As a senior Army Staff legal advisor, provide advisory and consultant services to Army leadership; contracting officers and specialists; resource managers; and other officials with procurement, fiscal, or related duties.
  • Utilize a complete understanding of fiscal controls, procurement law and regulations, and contract ethics (contacts with industry/contractors in the workplace) to advise and supervise others.

Relocation Authorized

  • No