Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, located in El Paso, Texas.

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This position starts at a salary of $62,236.00 (GS-11, Step 1) to $136,271.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $136,271(GS-14, Step 10).

In this position, you will become a key member of the legal team for The Office of The Chief Counsel. Typical work assignments include:

  • Providing advice to CBP management in labor and employment matters to include interpreting collective bargaining agreements, and representing the Agency in administrative hearings before labor arbitrators, the Merit System Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Federal Labor Relations Board;
  • Providing 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). Performing legal research into laws, regulations, decisions, and other precedents bearing on legal issues involving CBP to include Customs and Immigration laws;
  • Providing ethics advice, representing CBP in various third party administrative hearings on matters such as employee discipline, contract arbitration, broker license revocation, and adverse actions; preparing litigation reports, affidavits and other documents to assist the Department of Justice in civil actions involving CBP;
  • Preparing legal memoranda for CBP; examining petitions related to civil penalties, formulating recommendations with reference to resolving claims for and against the government arising out of operations of CBP; providing legal training; and
  • May be designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) to handle DHS criminal prosecutions.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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