Job Title: Board MemberJob Announcement Number: EOIR-14-0014
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Monday, April 21, 2014 to
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Falls Church, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Applicants who previously applied to job announcement EOIR-13-0028, must reapply in order to receive consideration for this announcement.
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.
If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging career, this is the position for you!
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 review, and administrative hearings. EOIR consist of three 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 review of these Immigration Judge decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration related cases. EOIR's Headquarters is located in Falls Church, Virginia, about 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC.
This position is located at the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) , Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Department of Justice. The 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.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
- Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
- Resume and supporting documents are required. (See How to Apply Section)
DUTIES:Back to top
Board Members hear appeals of decisions made by immigration judges or certain officers of the DHS. Central to the Boards 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 Federal service.
You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire, if applicable. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
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;
Excellent analytical, decision-making, and writing abilities;
Proven ability to manage cases; and
Proven ability or potential to serve as an effective and collegial decision-maker while dealing with a large caseload.