Supervisory Attorney Advisor (EEO)

Office of the Director
5107 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 2300
Falls Church, VA 22041
United States
About the Office: 

The Executive Officefor Immigration Review(EOIR) seekshighly-qualified individualsto join our team of expert professionals in becominga part of our challenging and rewarding Agency.The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (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. This position is located in the Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office, Office of the Director. EOIR’ Headquarters in located in Falls Church, Virginia, about 10 miles from Washington, D.C.

Job Description: 

Provides technical and administrative supervision that includes approving leave and overtime; approving performance objectives; serving as rating official on all performance evaluations; recommending awards; making recommended selections for positions; identifying developmental assignments for subordinates; and determining training needs.

Provides advice and opinions on extremely complex legal issues or factual questions, which requires the incumbent to employ a high level of skill to find a legal solution to the issue. Prepares factual analyses and legal opinions. Cases contain extremely sensitive matters and have the potential for significant notoriety. Effectiveness in personal contacts with supervisors, other agency attorneys, union representatives, the EOIR personnel office, contractors, Department EEO personnel and representatives, as well as other EOIR and Department personnel, is required.

Advises senior management on the legally sound resolution of complex systemic equal employment problems, as well as the resolution of equal employment opportunity complaints. Responsible for the administrative management, operation, coordination and effectiveness of the organization's EEO complaint processing function, including the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods. Ensures effective coordination with the Department's Equal Employment Opportunity Staff, the Civil Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), special interest groups, Human Resources liaison (to ensure proper outreach and training), and other agencies. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the aforementioned personnel.

Provides training for agency employees and management on diversity and equal employment opportunity. Implements the agency's Diversity Management Plan and develops agency programs to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Provides guidance on maintaining a work environment free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. Ensures that programs designed to address allegations of discrimination or harassment are legally sound and responsive to the organization's needs. Directs a program that provides continuing positive equal employment consulting services to managers at all levels, concentrates on systemic equal employment opportunity issues as well as on individual issues, and provides program direction and guidance in the areas of affirmative outreach and recruitment planning, conflict resolution, and prevention of sexual harassment.


Applicants must have a LL.B. or a 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, or the District of Columbia (include the date of your admission to the bar).

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum of four (4) years of post J.D. professional legal experience, to qualify for the position.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by Monday, March 16, 2015, the closing date of this announcement.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see . For further information, visit:

$126,245 to $158,700
Occasional Travel May Be Required.
Application Process: 

Resume, OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment) or other format.You must also submit a short (1-page) statement in support of your application.DD-214, and if applicable, SF-15, and letter from VA or military, dated 1991 or later.Latest performance appraisal and SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), if applicable. Writing sample (not to exceed ten (10) pages).

WARNING: Failure to submit these documents, or failure to submit them in the required format, may result in your application receiving no further consideration or less favorable consideration.

Resume, OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment) or other format.You must also submit a short (1-page) statement in support of your application.DD-214, and if applicable, SF-15, and letter from VA or military, dated 1991 or later.Latest performance appraisal and SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), if applicable. Writing sample (not to exceed ten (10) pages).

WARNING: Failure to submit these documents, or failure to submit them in the required format, may result in your application receiving no further consideration or less favorable consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 16, 2015
Relocation Expenses: 
Not Authorized.
Number of Positions: 
Updated April 7, 2016

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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 targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  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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