The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) seeks highly-qualified individuals to join our team of expert professionals in becoming a part of our challenging and rewarding Agency. The primary mission of EOIR is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR consists of three adjudicatory components: the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the Immigration Courts where Immigration Judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of these Immigration Judge decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration-related employment cases.
The Supervisory Attorney Advisor may be assigned duties that include but are not limited to the following:
- Direct a staff of attorneys and support staff within the Immigration Unit, including: assigning, supervising, and reviewing their work; serving as the rating official; and managing and overseeing day-to-day operations of the Immigration Unit.
- Provide legal advice to senior leadership regarding the nation's immigration and nationality laws.
- Draft and review proposed regulations; act as Agency Counsel in matters in which EOIR has been sued in Federal court; and work with the Office of Immigration Litigation regarding petitions for review filed from Board of Immigration Appeals decisions.
- Oversee operation and administration of EOIR's Attorney Discipline Program and Fraud and Abuse Prevention Program.
- Perform legal research and provide opinions and recommendations incident to the development, analysis and implementation of operational, legal and/or policy matters within EOIR and with other federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.
In order to qualify for the Supervisory Attorney Advisor position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Degree: Must possess a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. (Must submit transcripts with application)
Bar Status: Must be an active member of the bar in good standing, duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of a U.S. state, territory, or the District of Columbia.
Experience: Must possess at least 4 years of professional legal experience post J.D. to qualify for the position. Examples of qualifying experience include but are not limited to the following: providing legal advice and representation in formal and informal settings; representing clients in litigation; and demonstrating skills and proficiency in legal analysis and legal writing. (Resume must demonstrate this experience)
In addition to the minimum qualifications applicants must submit a writing sample not to exceed ten (10) pages to be considered for this position.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.
* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire, which can be previewed here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10001915.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application method. Please contact Ben Divine, HR Specialist, via email at Ben.Divine@opm.gov or via phone at 816-426-5706 between the office hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST.
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF THEY ARE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL OR GOVERNMENT-PAID POSTAGE ENVELOPE.