General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 24, 2017
Closes
Apr 25, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.

** THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 24,2017**

DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At CBP, we:

  • Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws

  • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
  • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
  • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border

For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at:  http://www.cbp.gov/.

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Who May Apply:

Organizational Location:  This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel Enforcement and Operations, located in Washington, DC.  

Note: One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Refer to the Other Information Section for details

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • Successfully pass an initial and periodic background investigations
  • Selective Service registration required
  • You must meet the residency requirements outlined in this job announcement

    Applicant 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;
    Specialized Education: 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. Selectee will be required to provide admittance and standing to the Bar and a copy of their official law school transcript.

Application materials will not be returned.

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process (Excepted Service) and is not in the competitive civil service.

There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however the Office of Chief Council considers veteran’s preference eligibility as a positive factor in the hiring process.

The qualifications listed above must be met by Monday, April 24, 2017 and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.

Relocation: Should relocation funding be available, expenses may be offered to the selectee as a lump-sum payment under CBP's Voluntary Relocation Plan test program (VRP) in lieu of any relocation benefits available under the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR), 41 C.F.R., Subtitle F, Chapter 302. Only current CBP employees are eligible to participate in the VRP.  New appointees to the Government and non-CBP employees are not eligible to participate in the VRP. The amount of the lump-sum payment will vary depending upon whether you rent or own your current residence and whether your residence is a single or multiple-person household. Any relocation expenses incurred that are greater than the VRP lump-sum payment amount will be your responsibility, and no subsequent claims for relocation expenses will be granted by CBP. The lump-sum payment, which will be made through direct deposit, will be treated as wages and, thus, will be subject to all applicable employment tax withholdings. To be eligible for the VRP, you must sign an employment agreement by completing CBP Form 334C-1 at the time of selection. Additional information can be found in CBP Directive 5330-026a, which is available on the CBPNet Policy Page.

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