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 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 Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) Unit of the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Executive Office for Immigration Review, U. S. Department of Justice. Incumbent provides legal advice and representation in formal and informal settings, for EOIR management on matters relating to personnel and ethics laws and regulations; supervising personnel-related litigation on behalf of EOIR management; and supervising attorneys and other staff in the ELR unit.
This is an Excepted Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Performing trial attorney responsibilities in sensitive cases concerning all facets of federal labor and employment laws.
- Conducting research in connection with cases pending administrative hearing to analyze factual and legal issues and to determine what further facts are needed and what legal sources are applicable.
- Developing legal memoranda in connection with hearings and post-hearing briefs, appeals, or responses.
- Providing legal counsel, guidance and advice regarding labor and employment law.
- Representing the agency in labor negotiations and labor relations matters.
- Providing technical and administrative supervision for the ELR staff including: approving leave and overtime; approving performance objectives; serving as rating official on all performance evaluations; recommending awards; making recommendations for selections for positions, planning, assigning, and reviewing work of subordinates, and determining training needs.
In order to qualify for the Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Employee and Labor Relations) position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included: 1) providing legal advice and technical guidance on employment and issues; 2) representing clients as a trial attorney in EEO, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) arbitration cases; 3) overseeing litigation, court cases, administrative proceedings, and labor negotiations; and 4)providing technical and administrative supervision for staff (i.e., planning and assigning subordinate work assignments, approving performance objectives, recommending awards, and selections for positions). Must be reflected in resume
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must also meet the following:
- Must possess an LL.B or a J.D. degree. AND
- Must 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, a territory. Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia (Date of admission to bar must be included in resume). AND
- Must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum of four (4) years of professional legal experience, post J.D. to qualify for the position.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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).
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Applicants can verify accreditation by clicking here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:
1. Your Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Most recent SF-50
4.Current and former Federal employees must submit their SF-50, and must include grade, series, tenure, and type of service. Cash awards and time off awards will not be accepted.
5. Proof of active bar membership
6. Writing sample
4. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):
- CTAP/ICTAP documents
- Veterans' documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), dated VA Letter, SF-15)
Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc.
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/10144199.
* 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, 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.