Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice? Join us in serving the United States with honor and integrity!
The Civil Division with more than 1,000 Attorneys and 14 litigating components, and it represents the United States, its Departments and Agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet, and other Federal employees.
The Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation - Appellate Section, is hiring Trial Attorneys who have a passion for litigation, a deep interest in public service, and the ability to work collaborative and independently.
The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) - Appellate Section, “ranked as one of the best places to work” is a fast-paced office responsible for immigration-related appellate litigation in the Federal Courts of Appeals. Trial Attorneys in the Appellate Section represent the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, and other administrative agencies that handle immigration-related issues. OIL's attorneys personally manage removal cases in the Circuit Courts of Appeals, and support the Solicitor General's immigration litigation efforts in the United States Supreme Court. Trial Attorneys develop significant litigation experience, and they acquire additional experience briefing and arguing appeals in all the circuits. The office currently employs about 260 attorneys, grouped into 16 litigating teams led by a Director, two Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and Senior Litigation Counsel.
The Office of Immigration Litigation - Appellate Section, seeks to fill various Trial Attorney positions with promotion potential to GS-0905-15.
Trial Attorneys in the Office of Immigration Litigation - Appellate Section have a significant amount of responsibility and work in a collegial environment with experienced litigators. Our attorneys are charged with promoting immigration laws and the pursuit of justice. Trial Attorneys defend the decisions of the Executive Office of Immigration Review and other agencies.
The Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligible candidates, including attorneys of all ages from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender identities, political affiliations, marital or parental statuses, religious backgrounds, with or without disabilities and with or without military service.
The Office of Immigration Litigation anticipates scheduling interviews for these positions in March 2015, with selected applicants starting in the summer of 2015, subject to successful completion of the pre-employment security process. Applicants who previously applied to the Office of Immigration Litigation - Appellate Section for Trial Attorneys' vacancy announcement in spring of 2014 must reapply in order to be considered under this job announcement.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by The American Bar association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one year of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-12 level; two years of legal experience post J.D. to qualify at the GS-13 level; have three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Persuasiveness, judgment, and a collaborative orientation are highly valued. Experience in immigration/appellate law is desired but not required. Veterans and members of the Armed Forces are strongly encouraged to apply.
You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement. Applications must be emailed to Terri.Leon-Benner@usdoj.gov. Please use Announcement `TA-OilApp-2015-01' as your SUBJECT LINE.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS must be submitted in a SINGLE PDF file in the following order:
· Cover Letter (highlighting relevant background)
· Transcript (only where candidate graduated & passed a bar after 2012)
· Writing Sample (no more than 12 pages)
· Veteran Preference Document (if applicable)*
· Please use Announcement `TA-OilApp-2015-01' as your SUBJECT LINE.
Application packets that fail to conform to the directions provided above will not be considered.