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General Attorney

Job Series: 0905 (OPM Classification & Qualifications)


Types / Parentheticals

  • General Attorney



This job series covers positions responsible for providing legal advice to, and legal representation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers in matters relating to the activities and functions of CBP.   


Duties at CBP

Work within this job series requires Attorneys to perform a wide range of legal services. Typical work assignments may include:

  • Performing legal research into the laws, regulations, decisions, and other precedents bearing on the legal issues involving CBP, including customs and immigration enforcement and operation issues;
  • 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;
  • Conducting legal research and analysis related to cases referred to the Department of Justice and/or United States Attorneys for civil action; maintaining close liaison with the Department of Justice and/or United States Attorneys; providing litigation support and direct assistance in litigation of matters in the Federal Courts, and with proper authorization; and representing the United States in the Federal Courts;
  • Serving as a Special U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) potentially; and
  • Representing the Agency before administrative judges, administrative law judges, and labor arbitrators, including but not limited to, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and administrative bodies charged with resolving contractual disputes involving federal procurement.



  • Various


Application Process

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Last modified: 
August 14, 2018