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Years of Experience
General Attorney The candidate will become a key member of the legal team for The Office of The Chief Counsel. Provides legal advice to, and legal representation of, CBP field managers and supervisors in matters relating to the activities and functions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); Performs legal research into laws, regulations, decisions, and other precedents bearing on legal issues involving CBP to include 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 for CBP; examines petitions related to civil penalties, formulates recommendations with reference to resolving claims for and against the government arising out of operations of CBP; provides legal training; and May be designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) to handle DHS criminal prosecutions.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Specialized Education: Recent law school graduates may be appointed to attorney positions at the GS-11 level with the following additional qualifications: rank in the top 1/3 of graduating class; participation on the school's official Law Review; membership in the Order of the Coif; or winning of a moot court competition. An interim appointment of 14 months may be made pending the selectee's admission to the Bar. Selectee will be required to provide admittance and standing to the Bar and a copy of their official law school transcript.
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