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

    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) seeks highly-qualified individuals to join our team of expert professionals in becoming a part of our challenging and rewarding Agency. The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR consists of three adjudicatory components: The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the Immigration Courts where Immigration Judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of these Immigration Judge 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. EOIR's Headquarters is located in Falls Church, Virginia, about 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC.
    This position is located within the Office of the General Counsel, Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) Unit. The primary function of the position is to provide legal advice and representation, in formal and informal settings, for EOIR management on various legal matters relating to employment laws and regulations including labor and employee relations, equal employment opportunity, discipline, performance management and related actions.

    This is a Excepted Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Performs trial attorney responsibilities in sensitive cases concerning all facets of federal employment laws.
    • Provides advice on sensitive and difficult legal issues presenting novel issues, complex factual scenarios in an area with evolving case law and the absence of clearly applicable precedents.
    • Coordinates and/or directs the development and presentation of agency representation from initial complaint or charge until conclusion of the administrative process.
    • Establishes case strategy and tactics.
    • Conducts research in connection with cases pending administrative hearing to analyze factual and legal issues and to determine what further facts are needed and what legal sources are applicable.
    • Develops the EOIR position on litigation issues that arise in conjunction with federal court and administrative tribunal proceedings, to include: pre-trial discovery, motion practice, pleadings, trial, and the analysis of attorney fee requests by individuals who are prevailing parties in litigation against the agency; the review of actions to ensure that the agency complies with remedies that are awarded to individual or labor organizations to include reinstatement, back pay, cease and desist orders, protection against reprisals, and implementation of "make whole" remedies.
    • Conducts direct negotiations regarding settlement with complainants and attorneys.
    • Prepares or reviews settlement documents and monitors agency compliance.
    • Develops legal memoranda in connections with hearings and post-hearing briefs, appeals, or responses.
    • Provides legal counsel, guidance and advice regarding specific phases of employment law.
    • Develops guidance and advice on the interpretation and application of employment law decisions for consistent application and implementation throughout EOIR.
    • Provides and prepares oral and written advice and technical legal guidance and opinions on extremely complex legal issues or factual questions, often involving conflicting interests.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Nationals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0905 Attorney

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