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The mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety.
- Represent the United States Government in removal proceedings before Immigration Judges, frequently involving applicants for asylum or for other forms of relief under immigration laws;
- Provide 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.
- Prepare cases for trial by conducting legal research; preparing pleadings, motions, briefs, stipulations, affidavits, and other legal documents;
Construct litigation reports for U.S. Attorneys’ Offices on civil matters pending in the federal courts involving ICE, and serves as liaison between DOJ’s Office of lmmigration Litigation and the local ERO office on immigration matters pending in the Circuit Courts of Appeals;
- Prepare witnesses for trial; conducting direct examination and cross examination; presenting oral arguments advancing ICE’s legal position; negotiating the disposition of cases with opposing counsel; and advising the Chief Counsel and/or Deputy Chief Counsel on cases potentially warranting deferred action or other exercise of prosecutorial discretion;
- Provide expert legal counsel in the interpretation of highly complex immigration and customs laws including comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of statutory, regulatory and case authorities;
- Requirements by Closing Date: You must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab).
- 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.
- Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab).
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
- You may be required to serve a two-year trial period, if the requirement has not been met.
Qualification & Experience:
- To qualify for the GS-11: You must be a graduate from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing and have one year of specialized experience;
- To qualify for the GS-12: You must be a graduate from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing and have two years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.
Company: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Category: Government
Application Deadline: N/A