JMD Human Resources
145 North Street NE
Room 9W300
Washington, DC, DC 20002
United States
About the Office: 

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) primary mission is to adjudicate immigration cases in a careful and timely manner, while ensuring the standards of due process and fair treatment for all parties involved.  

As a Component within the Department of Justice, EOIR is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the Attorney General, reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General. The Director is responsible for the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Chief Immigration Judge, the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, and all agency personnel in the execution of their duties in accordance with 8 CFR Part 3.  The Director exercises the authority delegated to him/her by the Attorney General, and may re-delegate any such authority to the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals or the Chief Immigration Judge.

Job Description: 

As Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the incumbent has the full-delegated authority of the Attorney General to manage all aspects of EOIR operations.  The Director is supported by a Deputy Director, to whom the Director may delegate authority.  The direction, supervision, and final action in all matters relating to budget formulation and control, administration, personnel, operation and management of the functions of the Executive Office for Immigration Review rests with the Director.

The Director represents the position and policies of the Executive Office to the Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, members of Congress and other governmental bodies, the press, the Bar, and private non-profit groups interested in immigration matters.  In addition, the incumbent is responsible for providing policy liaison and support between the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and the Associate Attorney General, and the Board and the Immigration Judges. The Director serves as principal staff officer to the Associate Attorney General with respect to the Board and Immigration Judge matters, including the processing of all recommendations for appointments; and sets policies and goals for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, including the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge.


We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.  You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Director (EOIR).  Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.   

YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed within your resume not to exceed seven pages

MTQ 1. Demonstrated executive experience and knowledge in the general field of law, both domestic and foreign.

MTQ 2. Comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and procedure, with particular expertise in administrative and judicial case law and regulations and cases.

MTQ 3. Demonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, legal writing skills and experience working with senior officials, heads of agencies and members of Congress in this capacity.


Your demonstrated leadership ability and the ECQs and MTQs must be clearly shown in your resume.  A separate narrative statement will not be accepted.

ECQ1-LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ2-LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ3-RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4-BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ5-BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

$124,406 to $187,000 / per year
Not Required
Application Process: 


  • Latest Performance Appraisal
  • Resume only (Applicant must address Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications within the resume not to exceed 7 pages by the vacancy announcement closing date).
  • Please do not submit separate narrative statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications or Executive Core Qualifications.

Your application must be submitted by mail, fax, email ( ses/ or hand-delivery. You must ensure that your application is received in JMD/HR at the address specified in the announcement no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Please note that sending your application other than by fax or email may result in a delay in your package being received in JMD/HR prior to the deadline; therefore, you would not receive consideration. Please note that application materials mailed in franked government envelopes will not be considered for this position.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 21, 2017
Relocation Expenses: 
Number of Positions: 
Updated August 1, 2017

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).


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