Organizational Location: This announcement will be used to fill
multiple vacancies at Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA)
field locations. Although this announcement is advertised for
multiple locations, it is not intended to convey that vacancies
will be filled at all locations. The salary range listed is the
base salary rate; locality pay is not included. General Schedule
locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages
Learn more about this agency
ICE is the investigative arm of DHS, and our attorneys help
enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States. The
responsibilities of the position consist primarily of
representation of the United States Government in removal
proceedings before Immigration Judges, frequently involving
applicants for asylum or for other forms of relief under
immigration laws. Additional duties include providing legal advice
and support to the other ICE components and litigation support to
United States Attorney's Offices in immigration and/or customs
matters. The position also involves appellate advocacy before the
Board of Immigration Appeals, including the preparation of briefs
and other pleadings.
Applicants must possess the following characteristics and
competencies: integrity, judgment, organizational skills,
communication skills, reliability, perseverance, decisiveness,
initiative, professionalism, the ability to function independently
and as part of a team, interpersonal relationship skills, and
outstanding written and oral advocacy skills. The selectees will be
required to have or be able to obtain a security clearance at the
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this positio.n
- You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug
screen for federal employment.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with
- Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations
- Requirements by Closing Date: You must meet all requirements by
the closing date of the announcement.
- Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab).
- You may be required to serve a two-year trial period, if the
requirement has not been met.
- Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have
Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial
institution of their choosing.
Qualifications by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must
meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by 11:59 P.M.
Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
Please note that qualification claims will be subject to
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.