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Job Category: General Attorney Series 0905
Job Series: 0905: There are no Group Coverage Qualification Standards for this series.



  • General Attorney
  • General Attorney (Customs)
  • Attorney Advisor (CBP)
  • Attorney Advisor (Customs)
  • Senior Attorney (Customs)
  • Supervisory General Attorney(Customs)
  • Supervisory General Attorney
  • Senior Attorney (Chief Counsel)
  • Supervisory Attorney Advisor(Customs)
  • Supervisory Attorney Advisor  (Chief of Staff)
  • Deputy Chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Associate Chief Counsel Trade and Finance
  • Associate Chief Counsel (Ethics, Labor and Employment)
  • Associate Chief Counsel



This job series covers positions responsible for providing support, guidance, and expertise in various legal functions. Specialty areas include Trade and Finance, Ethics, Labor and Employment, Enforcement and Operations. Attorneys perform their work predominantly in a standard office setting with oversight of the legal functions of CBP.


Duties at CBP

Work within this job series requires Attorneys to perform a variety of duties that involve knowledge of applying to assuring compliance to precedents, laws, regulations; providing legal guidance on policies and procedures; and providing a wide range of legal services to enhance the agency mission. Typical work assignments may include:

  • Providing legal advice and services concerning the laws that relate to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement and operational functions with special emphasis on customs, immigration, investigations, national security, counter-terrorism, and intelligence law;
  • Researching the law and preparing legal memoranda, litigation reports, declarations, and other documents in civil and/or criminal litigation or other actions involving CBP;
  • Providing current information and legal advice to the field concerning significant changes and other developments in law and jurisprudence;
  • Advising policy makers and coordinating legal issues with other agencies and components within the U.S. government and in support of international engagements; and
  • Reviewing CBP regulations, policies, and other materials and developing, reviewing, and delivering training or other legal presentations as appropriate to support CBP missions.



  • Various
  • Washington, DC
  • Indianapolis , IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Detroit, MI


Application Process

View the Professional Staff Application Process page for more details.

Last modified: 
August 14, 2018