Chief Management Officer

Falls Church, Virginia
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Chief Management Officer and directs activities and programs within the Office of the Director, including the Policy, Analysis, and Statistics Division (PASD), the Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP), the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Office of the Ombuds. In addition, the Chief Management Officer provides advice and technical assistance on key legal, policy, operational, and program issues of EOIR.
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Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Acts as principal advisor to the Director and Deputy Director in the planning, management, and directional support of the Agency.
  • Reviews legal, policy, and operational issues emanating from agency components and programs and develops and implements solutions to problems.
  • Reconciles differences which may arise in the administration of programs.
  • Speaks for the Director or Deputy Director when dealing with component heads and senior staff regarding changes in policies and program emphasis and advises the Director or Deputy Director of legal and policy conflicts.
  • Conducts extensive coordination of special staff actions and provides extensive coordination and integration of special programs, working with all applicable elements within and outside the organization to implement managerial and programmatic decisions and/or recommendations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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.
  • Probationary period: May apply - For those entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • May be required to file a Financial Disclosure.
  • Salary payments must be by direct deposit to a financial institution.
  • Managerial qualifications of those not a current or former SES employee must be approved by OPM before appointment.
  • Those who completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have ECQ's certified by OPM must provide a copy with the application.


In order to qualify for the Chief Management Officer position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Education: Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Master of Law (LL.M.), or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.
Licensure: Applicants must be an active member of the bar, duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of a U.S. state, territory, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia (include the date of your admission to the bar).
Experience: Applicants must have a full seven (7) years of post-bar experience as a licensed attorney with at least one year of experience at a level equivalent to the GS-15 in the Federal service.

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

ECQ 1- LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity--to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2- LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness, Integrity/Honesty, Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4- BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management

ECQ 5- BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication.

Mandatory Technical Qualification Requirements:

In addition to the ECQs above, qualified candidates must possess the following technical qualifications. Possession of these technical qualifications must be clearly documented in your application package and should be addressed separately.

1. Demonstrated managerial skill in the context of directing critical program areas to effectively direct teams in the development and implementation of innovative analysis of new, emerging and unprecedented issues and matters; and the development of authoritative responses to questions related to immigration law, immigration court practice, data analysis, and civil rights.
2. Demonstrated experience to conceive, implement, and successfully lead a wide range of divergent programs, including policy/advisory services, legal analysis, data analysis, legislative affairs, and civil rights.
3. Demonstrated experience communicating through effective negotiation and conflict resolution with internal and external stakeholders in relevant program areas.


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. For further information, click here .

Translated transcripts are required.

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.

EEO Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Veteran's Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient or claiming military spouse preference, you must submit a Standard Form 15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference.

Also, please keep in mind that veterans do not receive hiring preference for SES positions.

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education.

An Executive Resources Board (ERB) will evaluate your application to determine the degree to which you meet the ECQs and the technical qualification requirements for this position. The Board will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration. In most cases, an individual's executive qualifications must also be certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) as a prerequisite to final selection.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes:
1. Your Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. For those entering SES career service for the first time must submit mandatory statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ).
4. All applicants are required to submit the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ) as well.
5. Current SES must submit SF-50 and/or SES certificate to show current or prior service.
6. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):
  • CTAP/ICTAP documents
  • Veterans' documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), dated VA Letter, SF-15)
  • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," supporting your eligibility: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of their SF-50 which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form, which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.)
  • Non-Competitive or Special Hiring Authority documentation. For further information, click here .
Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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