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 U.S. 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

This announcement will be used to fill vacancies within the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) Field Offices. Although the announcement is advertised for multiple locations, it is not intended to convey any implication that these positions are vacant and will be filled at all locations. In some cases, advertised duty locations will not have a vacancy during the open period of this announcement. The selecting official will make the final decision on the duty location selectee(s) will be assigned.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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

This is a 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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The Office of the Principal Legal Advisor of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking an attorney for the offices listed in this advertisement. ICE is the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and our attorneys help enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States. The responsibilities of the position consist primarily of representation of the government in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges, frequently involving applicants for asylum or for other relief under the U.S. immigration laws. Additional duties include providing legal advice and support to the other ICE components and litigation support to U.S. Attorneys' Offices in immigration and/or customs matters. The position also involves appellate advocacy before the Board of Immigration Appeals, including the preparation of briefs and other pleadings. Some travel may be required.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Newark, NJ
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Buffalo, NY
    • New York, NY
    • Memphis, TN
    • Houston, TX
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Arlington, VA