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Posted by: U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Sep 18, 2023


Glynco , GA

Job Description:

Become an Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC), Office of Assistant Chief Counsel, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), located in Glynco, GA.

In this General Attorney position, you will become a key member of the legal team for The Office of The Chief Counsel.

Typical work assignments include:

• Providing the full range of client legal services, including ethics advice, to U.S. CBP Field Operations Academy and the Air and Marine Operations Academy in Glynco, GA, as well as the Trade and Cargo Academy in Charleston, SC; and developing, implementing, revising and delivering in-person and virtual legal training to new-hire and career CBP employees receiving training at the different academies and at a variety of client locations to include St. Augustine, FL.
• Representing CBP in third-party administrative hearings on matters such as employee discipline and adverse actions; formulating decisions and judgments with reference to resolving claims for and against the government arising out of operations of CBP.
• Preparing litigation reports, affidavits, and other documents to assist the Department of Justice in civil actions involving CBP, including FOIA litigation; and
• Conducting legal research and producing written work product in response to assignments from the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Enforcement and Operations) on legal issues involving CBP, including Constitutional, criminal, customs, and immigration enforcement and other operational issues.

Salary and Benefits

These two available positions may be filled at the GS-11, 12, 13 or 14 grade level depending upon your background, including your level and quality of experience.

The GS-11 grade level starts at a salary of $69,107.00 with promotion opportunities to the GS-14 step 10 grade level, $151,308.00.

Employees receive the full package of federal employment benefits that include health and insurance plans, a generous annual and sick leave program, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, a retirement plan akin to a traditional 401(k) offering.


For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Recent law school graduates may be appointed to attorney positions at the GS-11 level with the following additional qualifications: rank in the top 1/3 of graduating class; participation on the school's official Law Review; membership in the Order of the Coif; or winning of a moot court competition. An interim appointment of 14 months may be made pending the selectee's admission to the bar. Selectees will be required to provide admittance and standing to the Bar and must provide a copy of their official law school transcript.

For the GS-12, 13 and 14 grade levels: Depending on background and years of relevant experience, a candidate will be offered a position and placed at the appropriate GS pay level.

How to Apply – READ CAREFULLY:

The closing date for this employment opportunity is October 12, 2023.

To apply, prepare the documents listed below and send them via email to: CBP-OCC-ENF-MAILBOX@CBP.DHS.GOV –– You must reference “Glynco Vacancy Announcement CC/23-43” in the subject line of your email.

Cover letter: Your application package must include a cover letter expressing your interest in this position. Please do not exceed two pages. Application packages received without a cover letter will not be given consideration.

Resume: A resume that includes announcement number, veteran's preference, your full name, address, phone number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number and a detailed description of your experience, education, training and self-development and the dates you performed them (MM/DD/YY), as well as your work schedule and salary. Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within-grade, and accessions.

Transcripts: From an ABA approved law school or equivalent is required. Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Writing Sample: A writing sample is required as part of the application package and may not exceed five pages.
Applicants will be rated based on their education, experience, demonstrated legal research and writing abilities, and performance during the interview process, which may include personal interview(s) and a writing exercise.

APPLY by October 12th following the instructions above, including exactly where and how to send in your complete application. For additional details about this opportunity, click this site’s APPLY link to access the official JOA on USAJOBS.gov.

Interested in other career opportunities with CBP? Visit www.cbp.gov/careers and check the CBP calendar at www.cbp.gov/cbp-events-calendar frequently for upcoming informational webinars, in-person recruiter events, and virtual career events.

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

$80,000 to $100,000

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About U.S. Customs and Border Protection

With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. CBP makes a difference for America. For every person and every mile of it. We're not united only by uniform, but a shared mission to protect our country - guarding borders at the frontlines and ensuring legitimate trade and travel.

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