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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Labor and Employment Law Division (LELD), Washington, D.C.
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.
If you have questions in regards to this application please send an email to Attorney.OPLA@ice.dhs.gov.
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), Labor & Employment Law Division (LELD), Washington, DC.
ICE OPLA is seeking an attorney for a position within the Labor & Employment Law Division (LELD). As an LELD attorney, the selectee will provide assistance and support to ICE program offices on Federal employment law issues. The responsibilities of the position will consist primarily of:
- providing legal advice, training, and support to ICE programs, including top-ranking officials, on Federal employment law issues, including performance and conduct issues; complaints of prohibited discrimination, harassment, and retaliation/reprisal; and prohibited personnel practices and whistleblower retaliation; and
- serving as agency counsel in proceedings before administrative and judicial forums, including arbitration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, and the U.S. Federal Courts.
The selectee must possess significant experience in practicing Federal employment law, including Title VII, FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, USERRA, and other employment statutes. In addition, the selectee must possess the ability to represent ICE in high-level meetings and to provide legal advice to top-ranking officials. The position may also require duties related to Federal labor law.
Applicants must possess the following characteristics and competencies: integrity, judgment, organizational skills, communication skills, reliability, perseverance, decisiveness, initiative, professionalism, the ability to function independently and as part of a team, interpersonal relationship skills, outstanding written and oral advocacy skills, and superior knowledge of information disclosure law and procedures. The selectee will be required to have or be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level.