Job Overview

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.

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:  These positions are with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, Field Office located in Boston, MA.  

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

Duties

  • Provides legal advice to, and legal representation of, CBP officers in matters relating to the activities and functions of Customs and Border Protection (CBP);
  • Performs legal research into laws, regulations, decisions, and other precedents bearing on legal issues involving CBP to included Customs and Immigration laws;
  • Provides ethics advice, represents CBP in various third party administrative hearings on matters such as employee discipline, contract arbitration, broker license revocation, and adverse actions; prepares litigation reports, affidavits and other documents to assist the Department of Justice in civil actions involving CBP;
  • Prepares legal memoranda and proposing legislation for CBP; examining petitions related to civil penalties and forfeiture of assets; provides current information to the field concerning significant changes occurring in laws and procedures which may affect the operations of CBP; and
  • Formulates decisions and judgments with reference to resolving claims for and against the government arising out of operations of CBP.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Refer to Other Information Section for details

Relocation Authorized

  • No