Job Title: Immigration Judge (Honolulu)Job Announcement Number: EOIR-14-0099
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review
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/ Per Year
Thursday, August 14, 2014 to
Friday, September 5, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Honolulu, HI View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
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!
This position is in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of the Chief Immigration Judge. 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 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 employment cases. EOIR is committed to providing the fair, expeditious, and uniform application of our Nation=s immigration laws in all cases.
More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
- 50% or Greater
- Immigration Judges may be required to travel frequently, including weekends.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
- Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
- Relevant experience (see qualifications below.)
DUTIES:Back to top
Immigration Judges preside in formal, quasi-judicial hearings. Proceedings before Immigration Judges include but are not limited to deportation, exclusion, removal, rescission, and bond. Immigration Judges make decisions, which are final unless formally appealed, in connection with these proceedings, exercise certain discretionary powers as provided by law, and are required to exercise independent judgment in reaching final decisions. Immigration Judges may be required to conduct hearings in penal institutions and other remote locations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must have a 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, territory, or the District of Columbia (include date of admission to the bar). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals and have a minimum of seven years of relevant post-bar admission legal experience at the time the application is submitted.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated to determine those who are best qualified. This determination will be based, in part, on the following quality ranking factors (QRF's):
1) Ability to demonstrate the appropriate temperament to serve as a judge.
2) Knowledge of immigration laws and procedures.
3) Substantial litigation experience, preferably in a high volume context.
4) Experience handling complex legal issues.
5) Experience conducting administrative hearings.
6) Knowledge of judicial practices and procedures.
Applicants are required to address QRF #1 and a minimum of three (3) of the remaining five (5) factors in narrative form. The QRFs must be addressed on a separate document which indicates the number of the specific QRF you are addressing. Applicants should be thorough in addressing the QRFs. For example, applicants addressing QRF #3 (substantial litigation experience) should discuss the approximate number of cases handled in a given period of time, the applicants specific role (first chair, co-counsel, responsible for the written brief only, etc.), and the length of time involved in a given role (lead counsel in 20 jury trials in 10 years). Applicants should also include specific examples of the types of cases, the number of court appearances made in those cases, and the case dispositions (plea, settlement, bench trial, jury trial, etc.). Conclusory statements (such as "the applicant has been involved in a substantial amount of litigation") will receive little or no weight in the evaluation of the QRFs.