Office of the Principal Legal Advisor Ice

25 Νοεμβρίου 2022 Χωρίς κατηγορία

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law school transcript, writing sample (no more than 10 pages) and contact information for three references. OPLA checks many elements of a candidate`s background before making selection. This may include academic achievement, legal examination or review experience, moot court, legal aid and clinical experience, specialized university education (including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities. An interview may be required. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the next deadline at the time of receipt of the application. Provide expert legal advice on the interpretation of highly complex immigration and customs laws, including in-depth and in-depth knowledge of legal, regulatory and case authorities. E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and obligations. Promotion Potential: This position has the potential for promotion to GS-15. If promotional potential is demonstrated, the Agency makes no commitment and has no obligation to provide you with future promotions if you are selected. Future promotions depend on your ability to perform tasks at a higher level, the continued need for an employee assigned to the next level, and administrative approval.

Direct payment: All federal employees are required to have their federal salary paid by direct deposit. Veteran`s preference: There is no formal rating system to apply Veterans` preference to exempt legal officer appointments; However, OPLA views preferential eligibility of veterans as a positive factor in hiring lawyers. For more information, see Required documents. Financial disclosure: If you are hired, you may be required to complete a confidential financial disclosure report (GGO Form 450) within 30 days of your appointment. Eligibility: If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must complete optional Form 306, Federal Declaration of Employment before accepting employment, and sign and certify the accuracy of all information contained in your application. False information about part of the application can lead to withdrawal of the job offer, dismissal after the start of work, a fine or imprisonment. Background Investigation: DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected candidates must undergo a Secret background check as a condition of placement in this position and successfully maintain it. This may include a credit check, a review of financial matters such as late payments, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain crimes and illegal drug use or possession. Drug Testing: In accordance with Executive Order 12564 and the DHS drug-free work plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace. All applicants provisionally selected for a job undergo a drug test prior to hiring, and a final job offer will depend on a negative result. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply persons with mental, severe physical, or psychiatric disabilities as defined by 5 C.F.R.

§ 213.3102(u) and/or disabled veterans with a service-related compensable disability of 30% or more in accordance with 5 C.F.R. § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities have a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and skills that can be invaluable to DHS`s mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. General and Administrative Law (G&AL): By leveraging the multidisciplinary legal talents of a team specializing in contract law, ethics, employment law, tax law, government information and privacy law, and other areas of administrative law, G&AL promotes AIC`s compliance with related legal requirements and defends the agency against various administrative disputes in these areas. Learn more about G&AL The Office of the Chief Legal Counsel (OPLA) is DHS`s largest legal program with more than 1,300 lawyers and nearly 300 support staff with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Under this Act, OPLA acts as DHS`s exclusive representative in immigration deportation proceedings before the Executive Board for Immigration Review and litigates all deportation cases, including those against criminal non-citizens, terrorists, and human rights violators. Candidates can apply through the USA Jobs website or by emailing OPLA`s Atlanta office. Email applications must include a cover letter, a recent resume, a legal writing sample, proof of current and active lawyer membership, and a copy of the applicant`s law school transcript (if the degree is less than 5 years old).

Field Legal Operations (FLO) is the largest component of OPLA and includes the 25 field offices in the United States. Each OPLA site is run by a chief attorney who leads DHS advocacy in local immigration courts and the Immigration Appeals Board. FLO also provides a full range of legal services, including customs and labour advice, to the local ERO office and the HSI office of the relevant Special Representative. The Office of the Chief Legal Counsel (OPLA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is seeking highly qualified articling students for the Office of the Chief Counsel in Seattle. Currently, there are opportunities in the Seattle and Tacoma offices. Law Enforcement and Litigation (E&L): Through close client involvement and specialized legal advice, E&L pursues ICE`s homeland security and public safety mission by enforcing our nation`s immigration, customs, and penalties laws and policies, defending operational authorities and decisions of ICE agents and agents in federal courts, and representing interests. AIC lawyers before immigration courts and the AIC Board of Directors. Immigration appeals. with a particular focus on cases of criminal aliens, human rights violators and foreigners who threaten our national security.

Learn more about E&L To apply for this position, you must complete the apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11404214 Career Interview Form and submit the required documents listed in the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below. The complete initial application must be submitted by 23:59 (EST) on 03.01.2023 to be considered. To start the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the instructions to complete the career questionnaire. Make sure to click the Send My Replies button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and related documentation are submitted by the closing date. NOTE: To check the status of your application or revert to a previous or incomplete application, log in to your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and click the Learn More link under the application status for this position. Applications and supporting documents will not be accepted by post or e-mail. If you require further assistance, please contact the OPLA representative listed in this notice. Vaccination: As required by E.O. 14043, federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of their workplace or work pattern (e.g., telecommuting, remote work), subject to exceptions required by law. If you are selected, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to integration and provide documentation proving your full vaccination status.

Full vaccination status will be reached 2 weeks after your last vaccination. Individuals who wish to apply for a legal medical or religious exemption from this vaccination requirement will have the opportunity to do so after selecting and receiving a temporary job offer. Due to COVID-19, the component is currently in an extended telework position. Therefore, if this option is selected, you may need to work from home temporarily. Are you a current or former Political Employee of Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-Career ESS or appointed by the President? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50 along with a statement that includes the following information about your most recent political appointment: job title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Appendix C, non-career OS or presidential appointment), agency, and appointment start and end dates. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., OPLA has more than 60 offices in 25 field offices across the United States. Across all locations, OPLA fosters an environment where all voices are valued and welcomes the unique perspectives and opinions that exist within a talented, diverse and inclusive workforce. With a much more diverse workforce than its peers in the private sector, OPLA prides itself on further diversifying the experiences, perspectives and characteristics of its workforce, and is committed to celebrating our differences and adopting practices that promote a fair, safe and inclusive workplace by promoting equal access to opportunity.

– Legal advice and assistance for other ICE components and litigation support for U.S. immigration and/or customs attorneys. The position also includes appellate representation before the Immigration Appeals Board, including the preparation of briefs and other briefs. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our nation.

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