This position is in the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Office of the Chief Immigration Judge. EOIR is seeking retired immigration judges as part-time and intermittent reemployed annuitants to support EOIR’s mission to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation’s immigration laws. Reemployed annuitants selected for these immigration judge positions will support the adjudication of cases nationwide, serving on an as-needed basis, sometimes with limited advance notice, either in-person or via video to hear cases when a permanent IJ is not available.
Positions may be available in any of EOIR’s 58 immigration courts nationwide. For a complete listing of courts to which you may apply, please see https://www.justice.gov/eoir/eoir-immigration-court-listing.
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.
This position is for intermittent employment of reemployed annuitant immigration judges only.
Individuals selected for the position of reemployed annuitant immigration judge must be a prior immigration judge with the skill set to perform the duties highlighted above. Reemployed annuitants may be eligible to receive a dual compensation waiver during their appointments, allowing them to receive their full annuity and full salary.
The Office of Personnel Management has authorized this reemployment opportunity under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Reemployed Annuitants hired under this authority will serve on temporary appointments limited to one year or less with possible extension for one year with a new approved waiver request. This program is open to both CSRS and FERS retirees.
Immigration Judges preside in formal, quasi-judicial hearings. Proceedings before Immigration Judges include but are not limited to deportation, exclusion, removal, rescission, and bond. Immigration Judges make decisions which are final unless formally appealed. In connection with these proceedings, Immigration Judges exercise certain discretionary powers as provided by law, and are required to exercise independent judgment in reaching final decisions. Immigration Judges may also conduct video conference hearings. Additionally, Immigration Judges may be required to conduct hearings in penal institutions and other remote locations.
This is a non-supervisory position.
In order to qualify for the Reemployed Annuitant Immigration Judge position, applicants must be former immigration judges who have retired from federal service. Applicants must provide a letter, indicating their interest, resume with their past experience as an immigration judge, and the location(s) to which they would be willing to report on an intermittent basis to hear cases; a Standard Form 50, and an Annuity Statement. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Selectee(s) must be able to maintain a top secret clearance.
We will evaluate the qualifications and eligibility of all applicants, and then assess those who meet the minimum qualifications. All candidates who meet all the minimum requirements will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration. We will notify you of the final outcome after all of these steps have been completed.
Only U.S. Citizens or Nationals are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens, whose job location is with the U.S., must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S., 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving oversees.
Applicants must provide a letter, indicating their interest, resume with their past experience as an immigration judge, and the location(s) to which they would be willing to report on an intermittent basis to hear cases; a Standard Form 50, and an Annuity statement.
You must be a former immigration judge that is currently retired from federal service.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
- Moving and Relocation Expense are not authorized.
- Relevant experience (see qualifications below.)
Benefits differ for reemployed annuitants. For more information, please contact the EOIR Office of Human Resources who can provide you with a fact sheet with information specific to reemployed annuitants, or see OPM guidelines at https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/csrsfers-handbook/c100.pdf.
Applicants are required to email applications to: EOIR.HR_Application_Review@usdoj.gov. Please reference “Immigration Judge Reemployed Annuitant Position” in your cover letter and the subject of the email. Please submit applications no later than cut-off dates listed below:
May 17, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 18, 2019
August 16, 2019
September 18, 2019
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.