Job Overview


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.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Office of the Commandant and Vice Commandant (CG-09), Judge Advocate General (CG-094), Office of Claims & Litigation (CG-0945) in Washington, DC.


Note:  Currently this position is located at 2100 Half Street, SW, Washington, DC.  In the Summer of 2013, this position will relocate to new facilities being constructed at the historic St. Elizabeths west campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington DC 20020.  The historic campus is currently under renovation and will eventually serve as the new DHS Consolidated Headquarters Campus.  Information on this new site can be found on the Coast Guard web page at, and at GSA's web site This position may be affected by a CGJAG reorganization plan.



The incumbent manages an office of sixteen (15) attorneys and support staff to provide services in support of both affirmative and defensive claims and litigation involving USCG activities, Programs or personnel, and represents the agency, its Programs, and personnel in Federal Court. The incumbent also analyzes the facts and legal issues involved in claims against the USCG ad provides advice on applying regulations that limit USCG information and testimony demanded by parties in litigation.


Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.

Typical work assignments include:


* Supervising the daily operations of the office. Selecting, training, evaluating, counseling, promoting, and managing all aspects of civilian and military personnel actions in the offices.

* Delineating areas of responsibility and assigning work. Providing advice and assistance in the performance of the work. Reviewing completed work product.

* Overseeing the gathering and analysis of all the facts and the law, and preparing a litigation report setting forth the USCG's position on issues raised.

* Preparing and presenting cases and ensuring protection of USCG interests. This includes pretrial interviews of witnesses, taking and defending depositions, formulating responses to interrogatories and assisting in the preparation of the trial brief as well as court appearances.

* Providing oversight, advice and policy guidance to offices with delegated claims settlement authority.