Job Overview

Summary

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:  http://www.cbp.gov/.

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

 http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/gc_1303762131481.shtm

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.

Duties

  • 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