General Attorney LELD
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries around the world. ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to www.ice.gov
Organizational Location: This attorney position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Labor and Employment Law Division (LELD), Washington, D.C.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.
NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
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.
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 verification.
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school. If you have less than five (5) years practicing law, you must submit a copy of your transcripts to prove that you possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school
As an LELD attorney, the selectee will provide assistance and support to ICE program offices on Federal labor and employment law issues. The responsibilities of the position will consist primarily of:
- Providing legal advice, training, and support to ICE programs, including top-ranking officials, on Federal employment law issues, including performance and conduct issues; complaints of prohibited discrimination, harassment, and retaliation/reprisal; and prohibited personnel practices and whistleblower retaliation; and Serving as agency counsel in proceedings before administrative and judicial forums, including arbitration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and the U.S. Federal Courts.
- At higher grade levels, it is anticipated that you would work on more complex third party proceedings including those of national importance to ICE. In addition, you will be providing legal advice, including to top-ranking officials. You may also provide training and support to ICE management on federal labor and employment law. In performing these duties, you will work closely with the Office of Human Capital, often working as a team member with other attorneys and employee and labor relations specialists.
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 selectee will be required to have or be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level.