This position is located in the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The incumbent provides leadership and oversight in the management and direction of the offices within OGC which include technical advice and guidance to managers, supervisors, professional staff, and administrative employees.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
As Deputy General Counsel, duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Direct professional attorneys and technical staff within the Office of the General Counsel.
- Provide expert advice to executive leadership on complex legal matters for agency programmatic or operational decisions regarding immigration law, employment law, FOIA, and Privacy Act laws.
- Refine broad plans and programs in the development of legal methods and means of accomplishing desired results.
- Provide methods for uniform interpretation and application of legislation governing identical functions and missions.
- Formulate processes for the review of draft regulations, policy statements, speeches, briefings, issue papers, and provisions for the legal analysis and risk assessments to senior agency officials.
In order to qualify for the Deputy General Counsel position, you must meet all the following minimum qualifications by the closing date of announcement:
A. Applicants must have a LL.B. or J.D. degree and be an active member of the bar, duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of a U.S. state, territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia (include the date of your admission to the bar). Must submit transcripts.
B. Applicants must possess at least (4) four years post-J.D. legal experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.
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Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.