U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Full-Time

Entry Level

US-1, Washington, DC 20536, USA

$72.750 - $172.500

20 Jul → 19 Aug

Job Description

Organizational Location: This attorney position is located in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Enforcement and Litigation, District Court Litigation Division, Washington, D.C.

BUS: This is a bargaining position.

NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

Security Clearance: Secret

Drug Test Required: Yes

Required Documents: You must include all required documentation, as set forth below, with your application package before the closing date. No extensions will be granted for required documents.

- Cover Letter

- Resume

- Writing Sample: A writing sample demonstrating your legal analytical abilities must be submitted as part of your application package, for which you must be the principal author. It should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages.

- Transcript: If you have practiced law for less than five years, you must submit a copy of your law school transcript and grade-point average or class ranking. If you have practiced law for five years or more, your transcript is not required.

- Bar Membership/Certificate of Good Standing: You must submit proof of your current membership (i.e., bar card, certificate of good standing, or other documentary evidence) from the bar to which you are licensed.

- Are you a current or former federal employee? Please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary.

- Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable): If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy) or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans.

- Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency and beginning and ending dates of appointment.

- If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Job Responsibilities

  • The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) is seeking an attorney for a position within the District Court Litigation Division (DCLD) in Washington, D.C. DCLD attorneys serve as part of a dynamic team whose work contributes to activities that are integral to ICE's overall mission.
  • The incumbent of this position will directly support the missions of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, and other ICE components charged by Congress to enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States. Assignments within DCLD typically are fast-paced and involve work of a high-profile nature.
  • DCLD defends ICE's operational prerogatives and activities, its people, and its budget by zealously representing agency interests in civil litigation and through the adjudication of administrative tort actions. DCLD's attorneys serve as agency counsel and manage federal civil litigation against ICE and cases that otherwise impact ICE equities.
  • DCLD attorneys work closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Headquarters Office of General Counsel and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entities, including U.S. Attorney's Offices, the Office of Immigration Litigation, and the Torts Branch.
  • DCLD assists ICE personnel and DOJ in all aspects of federal litigation, including the development of legal strategy and arguments, motion practice, discovery, and settlement negotiations, in cases ranging from common-law tort suits, lawsuits under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), and claims seeking injunctive or declaratory relief, including "class action" habeas corpus relief.
  • DCLD also provides oral and written advice to ICE leadership and employees regarding potential litigation risks, represents ICE's interests in litigation-related discussions with other agencies and DHS components, and adjudicates administrative claims for personal injuries and property damage pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 2671-2680.
  • The selected applicant will be given significant responsibilities on an immediate basis.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a graduate of a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

  • You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen for federal employment.

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.

  • Relevant Experience

  • You may be required to serve a two-year trial period, if the requirement has not been met.

Benefits/What We offer

  • A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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