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BIA Attorney Advisor Job Openings

July 18, 2023 (4 min read)

DOJ, July 18, 2023

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) seeks highly-qualified individuals to join our team of expert professionals in becoming a part of our challenging and rewarding Agency. The primary mission of the EOIR is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR consists of three adjudicatory components: The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the Immigration Courts where Immigration Judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of these Immigration Judge decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration-related employment cases.

This position is located in the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) , Executive Office for Immigration Review, U. S. Department of Justice. Incumbent serves as Attorney Advisor responsible for analysis of data and preparation of proposed Board decision in the most difficult and sensitive cases, involving extremely complex legal questions, factual issues, discretion, judgement, and other issues arising from decision of Immigration Judges and certain decisions from USCIS's District Directors.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description: 
  • Identifying all factual, procedural and substantive issues, relevant constitutional, statutory, judicial and regulatory law, and drafts properly supported legal decision;
  • Analyzing records of administrative hearings to evaluate Questions of Fact and/or Questions of Law for adherence to procedural requirements;
  • Rendering guidance and interpretation with respect to questions pertaining to regulations,practices or other matters falling within the purview of the Board;
  • Preparing proposed order reflecting analysis of issues and recommendation for disposition; and
  • Drafting proposed Board decisions in the most difficult and sensitive cases arising before theBoard, involving extremely complex legal questions and factual issues.

In order to qualify for the Attorney Advisor 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.)


  • Licensure: 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.)


For the GS-13 Experience: Applicants must have two years (24 months) of professional legal experience that includes the following:

  1. Preparing proposed order reflecting analysis of issues and recommendation for disposition;
  2. Conducting research to determine if evidence was adequate to sustain administrative findings of fact; and if proper administrative discretion was exercised; and
  3. Evaluating pertinent facts and evidence to interpret and apply statutes and regulations in the analysis of pleadings.

For the GS -14 Experience: Applicants must have three full years (36 months) of professional legal experience that includes the following:

  1. Making recommendations on department-wide proposals, policies and procedures in response to legal cases or problems for management;
  2. Analyzing records, including the transcription of testimony and pleadings, evaluates facts, and determines of questions of law; and
  3. Conducting legal reviews of cases to ensure adherence to procedural requirements or status.
Salary: $112,015 - $172,075 per year
Travel: Not required
Application Process: To apply for this position, please click the below link to access and apply to the vacancy announcement via USA Jobs: USAJOBS - Job Announcement.  Please read announcement thouroughly.  You must submit a complete application package by 11:59pm (EST) on 07/31/2023, the closing date of the announcement.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Application Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2023
Relocation Expenses: No
Number of Positions: Many vacancies"