Job Overview

Summary

If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging career, this is the position for you!

The Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an individual to serve as an Attorney Advisor. 

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is responsible for adjudicating immigration cases.  Specifically, under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR interprets and administers the Federal immigration laws by conducting immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.  EOIR consists of three adjudicating components: the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the numerous immigration courts located throughout the United States where immigration judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of the immigration judges’ decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration-related cases.  EOIR is committed to providing the fair, expeditious, and uniform application of our Nation’s immigration laws in all cases. This position is located in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of the Director, Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP).

This is a Excepted Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement within 90 days of certificate issuance.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for providing expert advice and counsel to the Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) Director and other senior Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) officials.  Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the Qualified Representative Program (QRP) for mentally-incompetent detained aliens; to include serving as a Contract Officer’s Representative (COR) to develop, administer, evaluate and expand the QRP; researches and develops program policies and drafts guidance for QRP providers; analyzes OLAP effectiveness as it relates to improving access to legal services for aliens appearing before EOIR’s tribunals and enhancing the efficiency of EOIR’s hearing process. 

The incumbent is responsible for carrying out management objectives, policies, and planning for OLAP, and evaluates proposed legislative changes in terms of foreseeable effect on the office, method of operation, and extent of operation; institutes a process for improving and utilizing creative problem-solving techniques to enhance organizational effectiveness; and conducts extensive research appropriate to legal issues at hand and prepares written reports accordingly.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No