Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to

Organizational Location: This attorney position is located in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Government Information Law Division (GILD), Washington, DC.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Please note that due to the high volume of inquiries and requests, we will return your voice message(s) as time permits.

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This attorney position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Government Information Law Division (GILD), Washington, DC.  

GILD is responsible for providing legal advice on all matters relating to the disclosure of agency information both within and outside the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. GILD works closely with the ICE Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office and the U.S. Department of Justice in coordinating the agency's response to FOIA litigation. This frequently involves drafting of declarations, Vaughn indices, and substantive motions. GILD attorneys also handle third party requests or subpoenas for agency testimony and documents which entails corresponding with parties and subpoenaed employees, reviewing requested documents, redacting documents to preserve privileges, and preparing declarations in support of privileges asserted. Moreover, GILD handles a vast array of privacy and disclosure-related issues, including: federal, state, and foreign requests for information; and reviews of national and international information sharing agreements.

The work is fast-paced and requires the ability to: (1) work closely and diplomatically with federal and state agencies and other law enforcement partners; (2) prioritize multiple assignments, including litigations and taskings; (3) exercise sound legal judgment; (4) efficiently produce quality legal analyses of complex issues within the area of FOIA, Privacy, and information disclosure law; and, (5) work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Applicants should address each of these criteria in the application.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No