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    Who May Apply (Eligibilities):

    • Current federal employees who work for the Department of Homeland Security (including those eligible under the Transportation Security Administration Interchange Agreement.
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    Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of The Chief Counsel, located in Washington, DC.

    Office Summary: The Office of Chief Counsel provides legal advice to, and legal representation of, CBP management in matters relating to the activities and functions of CBP. The Office is also responsible for reviewing proposed actions to ensure compliance with legal requirements, preparing formal legal opinions, preparing or reviewing responses in all court actions, civil or criminal, involving CBP, and developing, implementing, and evaluating nationwide programs, policies and procedures within its functional areas. The Office of the Chief Counsel has both a Headquarters and a field structure. The Headquarters office is located in Washington, D.C. and its activities are divided broadly into three functional areas: Ethics, Labor and Employment; Enforcement and Operations; and Trade and Finance, under the supervision of Associate Chief Counsels. The field structure consists of Associate and Assistant Chief Counsels located in major cities across the United States and who advise CBP field managers in their geographic areas.

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    This position starts at a salary of $134,789 (GS-15, Step 1) to $164,200 (GS-15, Step 10).

    Major Duties:

    • This is a second Deputy Associate Chief Counsel position that will be under the supervision of the Associate Chief Counsel (Ethics, Labor and Employment). Both Deputy Associate Chief Counsels will work together to assist the Associate Chief Counsel with the legal work of the area, and as directed, will assist with the management and direction of staff.
    • The selectee will be required to provide legal advice concerning: the statutory and regulatory basis for pay and leave; all aspects of the labor-management relations program; represent the agency in arbitrations and hearings in administrative appeals before the EEOC, MSPB, and FLRA; provide assistance to Department of Justice attorneys representing the agency in employment and labor law actions; provide legal review and advice about employee conduct standards, investigations of misconduct, proposed disciplinary actions, and investigations of equal employment discrimination complaints; review and/or draft proposed regulations and policy issuances concerning personnel, employment, and labor relations matters; and provide advice and training in the legal aspects of personnel, employment and labor law with emphasis on post-employment conflicts of interest, third party administrative proceedings, equal employment opportunity law, and Federal sector labor management relations law.
    • The incumbent may act on behalf of the Associate Chief Counsel in his absence and will have responsibilities relating to the daily operations of the office. Duties will include: directly supervising and training attorneys and administrative support staff; reviewing work assignments; making recommendations on hiring; promotions and awards; and directing the flow of cases and assignments through the office to ensure a timely response.
    • Although the majority of the duties performed in this office relate to ethics and employment law, attorneys with other skills are encouraged to apply as well.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498990000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.