Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Falls Church, Virginia
Jul 28, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career?  If yes, then come and join the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), ranked among top Best Places to Work in Federal Government. 

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) primary mission is to adjudicate immigration cases in a careful and timely manner, while ensuring the standards of due process and fair treatment for all parties involved.

As a Component within the Department of Justice, EOIR is headed by a Director, appointed by the Attorney General, reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General. The Director is responsible for the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Chief Immigration Judge, the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, and all agency personnel in the execution of their duties in accordance with 8 CFR Part 3.  The Director exercises the authority delegated to him/her by the Attorney General, and may re-delegate any such authority to the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals or the Chief Immigration Judge.

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  • We must receive your application by 11:59 pm (EDT) on the closing date.
  • You must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered eligible.
  • You must receive written notification that your application was received.
  • Applicant must address ECQs and MTQs within his/her resume.
  • We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.  You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Director (EOIR).  Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.   

    YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed within your resume not to exceed seven pages

    MTQ 1. Demonstrated executive experience and knowledge in the general field of law, both domestic and foreign.

    MTQ 2. Comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and procedure, with particular expertise in administrative and judicial case law and regulations and cases.

    MTQ 3. Demonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, legal writing skills and experience working with senior officials, heads of agencies and members of Congress in this capacity.


    Your demonstrated leadership ability and the ECQs and MTQs must be clearly shown in your resume.  A separate narrative statement will not be accepted.

    ECQ1-LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ2-LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ3-RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4-BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ5-BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.



    • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
    • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position.
    • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Entrance on duty is contingent upon preliminary completion of a security clearance.
    • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
    • Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI Clearance -- (Candidate must be able to obtain the required security clearance). 


    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show evidence in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). 

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY- Applicant must address the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications within his/her resume. Your resume or other format must not exceed seven pages, including an optional cover letter. 


    Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at

    Please see Application Procedures for specific instructions.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the incumbent has the full-delegated authority of the Attorney General to manage all aspects of EOIR operations.  The Director is supported by a Deputy Director, to whom the Director may delegate authority.  The direction, supervision, and final action in all matters relating to budget formulation and control, administration, personnel, operation and management of the functions of the Executive Office for Immigration Review rests with the Director.

    The Director represents the position and policies of the Executive Office to the Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, members of Congress and other governmental bodies, the press, the Bar, and private non-profit groups interested in immigration matters.  In addition, the incumbent is responsible for providing policy liaison and support between the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General and the Associate Attorney General, and the Board and the Immigration Judges. The Director serves as principal staff officer to the Associate Attorney General with respect to the Board and Immigration Judge matters, including the processing of all recommendations for appointments; and sets policies and goals for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, including the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge.

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