PAY, BENEFITS, AND WORK SCHEDULE:
Immigration Judges may be required to travel frequently, including on weekends.
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
Alternative work schedule options are available.
This is an excepted service appointment. Upon completion of the required trial period, the position will be permanent.
Employees may join the Department of Justice Leave Bank Program.
Employees earn annual and sick leave, and enjoy 10 paid holidays per year. New Federal employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System and can elect a variety of other benefits including tax-deferred health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, tax-deferred Thrift Savings Plan, and tax-deferred flexible spending accounts.
Only U.S. citizens 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.
Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Selectee(s) must be able to obtain a top secret clearance.
All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, whose job location is within the U.S. must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three years (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 overseas.
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 (see section entitled "Required Documents" for further details).
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
It is the policy of the Department of Justice to seek to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, or physical or mental handicap in employment within the Department and to ensure equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.
The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. 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 advance on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. The Department provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring servicing personnel office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF THEY ARE SUBMITTED IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT, BY TELEFAX, OR SENT USING GOVERNMENT-PAID POSTAGE OR FRANKED ENVELOPE.
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usaiobs.gov/raps
Veterans Information: http://www.usaiobs.gov/vi
Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/Irg