Job Overview


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through 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:

Who May Apply:

  • Open to all U.S. Citizens

Status candidates and non-competitive eligibles may also apply to the following merit promotion job announcement: IHC-1963584-SDL-MP

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see

Organizational Location:  This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Congressional Affairs, located in Washington, DC. 

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


  • Providing assistance to the Assistant Commissioner and other management officials in planning, directing, and coordinating congressional liaison activities;
  • Maintaining an effective working relationship with other key program officials to remain thoroughly conversant with operational needs of the programs and problems of a politically sensitive nature, areas of special or urgent congressional interest and any developments or problems of unusual magnitude;
  • Performing supervisory duties over a staff engaged in congressional liaison activities;
  • Developing and maintaining liaison with Members of Congress, congressional committee staffs, other federal agencies and outside organizations to identify opportunities to increase effectiveness of agency and agency-related departmental programs and policies; and
  • Coordinating the agency's official response to congressional inquiries and requests from members of Congress.
  • Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • Less than 10%

    Relocation Authorized

    • No