This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Board Member, Board of Immigration Appeals

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Executive Office for Immigration Review

Job Announcement Number:EOIR-13-0028

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 08, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SL-0905-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Falls Church, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Who May Be Considered:

Applications will be accepted from All Sources (Federal and Non-Federal).  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.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an individual to serve as a Member of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA, or Board).

The BIA is one of three adjudicative components of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).  Under authority delegated by the Attorney General of the United States, the EOIR interprets and administers federal immigration laws through the conduct of immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals of decisions made by immigration judges or certain officers of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Decisions are binding, unless modified or overruled by the Attorney General or a federal court.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

DUTIES:

Back to top

Board Members hear appeals of decisions made by immigration judges or certain officers of the DHS.  Central to the Board’s role is the issuance of precedent decisions interpreting complex immigration laws and providing nationwide guidance to the immigration courts, DHS, and the private bar. 

The majority of appeals reaching the Board involve orders of removal and applications for relief from removal.  Other matters before the Board include petitions to classify the status of alien relatives for the issuance of preference immigrant visas, fines imposed upon carriers for the violation of immigration laws, and motions for reopening and reconsideration of decisions previously rendered.  Generally, the Board does not conduct courtroom proceedings - it decides appeals by conducting a “paper review” of cases.  In addition, the Board is responsible for the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives requesting permission to practice before DHS, the immigration courts, and the Board.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top

You must possess an LL.B. or a J.D. degree and be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of a state, a territory, or the District of Columbia (include date of admission to bar); and have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, post-bar admission legal experience at the time you submit your application, with at least one year of experience at a level equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal Service.


You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated on the basis of your possession of the requisite qualifications and the following preferred qualifications.  You must address the following factors in narrative form on a separate sheet of paper: 

1) Comprehensive knowledge of the field of immigration law, including the Immigration and Nationality Act, regulations, and administrative and judicial case law, or the proven ability to become fully knowledgeable about a complex field of the law and to apply that knowledge to specific cases; 

2) Excellent analytical, decision making, and writing ability;

3) Proven ability to manage cases; and

4) Proven ability or potential to serve as an effective and collegial decision-maker when dealing with a large caseload.
 


BENEFITS:

Back to top

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If selected, you will be required to complete a trial period.
Telephonic or facsimile inquiries or updates or other electronic submissions will not be considered unless specifically authorized. 

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 are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or résumé and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

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 non-merit factor.

The U.S. 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.  This agency 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.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, whose job location is within the U.S., must meet residency requirement.  For a total of three (3) years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five (5) 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.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

If selected, you will be required to serve a probationary period of one (1) year.

You must file a financial disclosure statement in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.



HOW TO APPLY:

Back to top

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON: Monday, April 08, 2013.  If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.  The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

NOTE:  Please factor in several days for your application to be routed through the agency's mail system to the Human Resources Office.

 

Submit your application to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Human Resources Staff, Administration Division
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2300
Falls Church, VA  22041



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application will include:

A. A résumé. The résumé must include the following information: your full name, mailing address (with ZIP code), day and evening phone numbers (with area code), social security number, country of citizenship, the highest Federal civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held). You must clearly indicate possession of a Law Degree and any bar membership(s) and date of bar admission on your application.  Applications must contain the announcement number, title, and grade of the job for which you are applying.  Do not send position descriptions, manuscripts, or other unsolicited material.  Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or résumé and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

B. A Supplemental Applicant Statement which addresses EACH preferred qualification factor individually. This statement must provide examples of your experience, training, and accomplishments which are relevant to the qualifications.

C. A recent supervisory appraisal of performance, or if none exists, a statement to that effect.

D. A writing sample.

E. Letters of recommendation, and additional references from individuals who can speak to your overall qualifications based upon personal knowledge.

F. A copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

Facsimiles of résumés/applications or other electronic copies will not be considered unless specifically authorized.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Bridgette Hill
Phone: (703)305-6363
Fax: (703)605-0640
Email: BRIDGETTE.HILL@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
5107 Leesburg Pike
Suite 2300
Falls Church, VA
22041 Fax: (703)605-0640

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview.

For information on the status of your application, you may contact Bridgette Hill at (703) 305-6363.


EEO Policy Statement

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.


Reasonable Accommodation

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Veterans Information

There is no formal rating system 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 are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or résumé and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.


Legal and Regulatory Guidance

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.
Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

 


Back to top
Dock
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:

EOIR-13-0028

Control Number:

338047600