Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Senior Adjudication Team Supervisor)

Falls Church, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

The Supervisory Attorney Advisor, (Senior Adjudication Team Supervisor) manages a team of attorneys, paralegals, and/or other professional support staff in the review of complex legal questions and the drafting of proposed orders with recommendations for disposition regarding a range of issues involving foreign and domestic areas of immigration law for which the Board will vote on accepting as a final order.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Directs an Adjudication Team that reviews cases under 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(d)(3), Powers of the Board , including questions of law, discretion, and judgment and all other issues in appeals from decisions of immigration judges de novo and all questions arising in appeals from decision issued by Service officers de novo.
  • Prepares memoranda summarizing the facts of cases under review, and proposed orders for review by Appellate Immigration Judges (AIJs) to vote on accepting as a final order.
  • Reviews legal research conducted by Adjudication Team to determine if evidence is adequate to sustain administrative findings of fact pertaining to removal, deportation, exclusion, visa petitions, fines, bonds, and application for advance permission to enter the United States.
  • Provides direction in the evaluation of facts and evidence to interpret and apply statutes and regulation in en banc matters, precedent decisions, or unusually complex cases.
  • Supervises a team of professional and technical employees providing advice and counseling on work and administrative matters.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Salary payments must be by direct deposit to a financial institution.
  • Regarding vaccinations for COVID-19 (see Additional Information section)
  • This is an Excepted Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Position is eligible for telework as determined by agency policy
  • Must be a current EOIR employee and provide a current Notice of Personnel Action SF50 verifying EOIR employment.
  • A writing sample is required (Not to exceed ten (10) pages.)
  • May be required to serve a one-year Supervisory Probationary Period


In order to qualify for the Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Senior Adjudication Team Supervisor) position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Applicants must possess an LL.B. or a J.D. degree. (Provide the month and year in which you obtained your degree and the name of the College or University from which it was conferred/awarded.)
  • Bar Membership: Applicants must be an active member of the bar, duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of any state, territory of the U.S., or the District of Columbia. (Provide the month and year in which you obtained your first license and the State from which it was issued.)

Required Experience:

For GS-15: Applicants must have four (4) full years (48 months) of post J.D. or LL.B professional legal experience.

Qualifying professional legal experience includes: Supervising a legal team responsible for identifying factual, procedural, or substantive issues and relevant constitutional, statutory, judicial and regulatory law; Evaluating facts and evidence to interpret and apply statutes in the analysis of legal pleadings; Drafting memoranda of law relating to administrative and substantive legal issues; Coordinating case consultations to address novel questions or factual issues related to immigration issues; and administering personnel management for a team of employees. (e.g., selection, promotion, training, evaluation)

(Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience)

Preferred Experience:
  • Immigration litigation or appellate practice.

NOTE: Qualifying experience is calculated only after receipt of J.D. or LL.B.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your assessment questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, email address, and employment information. Each position listed on your Resume must include: From/To dates of employment (MM/YYYY-MM/YYYY or MM/YYYY to Present); agency/employer name, position title, grade level(s) held, if applicable; hours, if less than full time; and duties performed. In addition, any experience on less than a full time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.

Writing Sample: In addition to the above-stated qualifications, applicants must submit a writing sample that demonstrates their ability to author legal documents to be considered for this position. This document cannot exceed 10 (ten pages).

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .


ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation by clicking here . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Translated transcripts are required. For further information, click here .

Additional information

Conditions of Employment: Only U.S. Citizens or Nationals are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens, whose job location is with the U.S., must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S., 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving oversees.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

Additional positions maybe filled from this announcement within 90 days of certificate issuance.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Additional Information: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 , that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement once determined by your component. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.