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General Attorney

Location:
Washington, DC
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United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full-time**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**.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:- Resume:** A resume that includes announcement number, veteran’s preference, your full name, address, phone number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and a detailed description of your experience, education, training and self-development and the dates your performed them (MM/DD/YY), as well as your work schedule and salary. **- Transcripts:** A transcript 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. Education obtained from a foreign university or college is not creditable unless it has been evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of education credentials. For a listing of accrediting agencies, please seehttp://www.naces.org/members.htm. **It is your responsibility to verify that info submitted (i.e., resume, veterans documentation, and SF-50''s) is received and accurate.** **Applications and supporting documentation will only be accepted electronically at the email address listed under the "How to Apply" section. The section also outlines the contact info for inquiries. **- Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our borderFor more info about CBP''s mission, activities, and careers, please visit our web siteat: http://www.cbp.gov/.Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on twitter@CustomsBorder**Who May Apply:**- Reviewing and preparing proposed legislation affecting CBP''s interest; reviewing and preparing Federal Register notices and proposed regulations; providing current details to the field concerning significant changes in laws and procedures which affect CBP operations;Candidate 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 requirements: 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 mons may be made pending the selectee''s admission to the bar. Selectee will be required to provide admittance and current active standing to the Bar and possibly a copy of their official law school transcriptApplication 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 Counsel considers veteran''s preference eligibility as a positive factor in the hiring process.The requirements listed above must be met by Friday, July 18, 2014 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 assistance available under the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR), 41 C.F.R., Subtitle F, Chapter 302. New appointees to the Government 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 info can be found in CBP Directive 5330-026a, which is available on the CBPNet Policy Page.Candidates 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.Applications must be submitted electronically and must be received by midnight of the closing date of the announcement.Submit your application to XXXX@cbp.dhs.gov. If you fax, hand deliver or mail your application it will not be considered. Inquiries regarding this job opportunity announcement should be directed to: Mr. Marc Matthews at (202) 344-XXXX.**If all materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the details available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.**You must include the following info (in addition to specific info requested elsewhere in the vacancy announcement) to receive consideration for this position: **- Writing Sample:** A writing sample is required as part of the application package and may not exceed 5 pages. **- Reviewing proposed actions to ensure compliance with legal requirements, preparing formal legal opinions concerning CBP activities, whether in civil or criminal contexts, and providing advice to CBP clients on developing, implementing, and evaluating nationwide programs, policies and procedures within its functional areas;- Providing legal advice to, and legal representation of, CBP officials in matters relating to the activities and functions of Customs and Border Protection (CBP);- Performing legal research into and providing advice on laws, regulations, decisions, and other precedents bearing on legal issues involving CBP, including but not limited to Customs and Immigration laws, intellectual property rights, government contracting, the Federal Acquisition Regulations and related procurement laws, fiscal and appropriation law, the Federal Tort Claims Act and various state tort laws, and condemnation cases;- Prevent unauthorized entry into the country- For definition of terms found in this announcement, please see**http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/gc_1303762131481.shtm****Organizational Location: **These positions are with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, Trade and Finance Division, located in Washington, DC.**N****ote:** 1 or more selections may be made using this vacancy announcement.You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position Successfully pass initial and periodic experience investigations Selective Service registration- Introductory letter:** Your application package must include a introductory letter expressing your interest in this position. Please do not exceed 2 pages. Application packages received without a introductory letter will not be given consideration. **- Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products- Representing CBP or assisting other CBP Attorneys in 3rd party administrative hearings on matters such as award protests or contract disputes, and broker license revocation; preparing litigation reports, and providing litigation support including preparing discovery, motions, and other pleadings to assist the Department of Justice in civil actions involving CBP; and- Open to all U.S. Citizens- Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug lawsA fter review of the application packages is complete, highly applicants who are qualified may be contacted for interviews.For more info on applying for Federal employment, please clickhere .Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on twitter@CustomsBorderDHS offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible Spending Account, retirement program, life and long term care insurance, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid Federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, uniform allowance, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more details, go towww.dhs.gov/careers and select "Benefits".Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 yrs of age must be registered with the Selective Service System.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report,OGE-450, and provide the details annually.**Travel:** You will be required to travel as needed for any mandatory training, and to provide legal support to or on behalf of CBP clients or to deliver training, in various field operating locations.**Experience check:**In addition to successful completion of the initial experience check, you must also successfully pass any periodic reinvestigations to retain this position.**EEO Policy Statement**: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic info, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.**Probationary Period:** You will be required to serve a probationary period of 2 yrs.**Promotion Potential**: The agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your expertise to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.**Veterans Preference:** There is no formal rating system for applying veteran''s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however the Office of Chief Counsel considers veteran''s preference eligibility as a positive factor in the hiring process.**Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:** Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to candidates with disabilities where appropriate. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.**Residency:** If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet 1 or more of the following primary residency criteria for the last 3 years prior to applying to this announcement:1. Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad such as vacations); or2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or3. Have been a dependent of a United States Federal or military employee serving overseas.Exceptions may be granted to candidates if they can provide complete stateside coverage details required to make a suitability/security determination. Examples include: the stateside addresses of anyone who worked or studied with the candidate while overseas; the company headquarters where the candidate''s personnel file is located; professor(s) in charge of the candidate''s "Study Abroad" program or; church records for the candidate''s overseas church missions. Candidates must provide this details with their application for employment.
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