Policy Advisor

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights

About the organization

The Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (ODCR) is responsible for implementing the key civil rights statutes, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidelines and directives; and applicable non-discrimination complaint systems and model workplace programs.

ODCR’s mission is to safeguard the civil rights and civil liberties of its stakeholders by leading efforts to create a culture of inclusion. ODCR has three strategic goals: (1) safeguard the civil rights and civil liberties of ICE employees and stakeholders; (2) promote a culture of inclusion that leverages diversity; and (3) provide for proactive prevention and resolution of civil rights and civil liberties concerns.


The primary purpose of the Policy Advisor position for the CLD is to conduct civil liberties compliance work and provide support, advice, and guidance to ICE employees and management. The Policy Advisor assists in conducting civil liberties compliance work as required by the key mission areas of the division: compliance, language access, and disability access. The incumbent performs duties in three mission sets: Policy Development, Advisory, and Analysis; Training and Briefing; and Data Analysis and Compliance work.


The incumbent regularly uses comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (as amended), to include National Origin protections as well as Executive Order 13166; Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (as amended); and the Americans With Disabilities Act/Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act. The incumbent must possess an understanding of the civil rights laws and Executive Orders that safeguard the civil rights and civil liberties of the public, including persons with limited English proficiency, persons with disabilities, and beneficiaries of federal financial assistance.

You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the Gs-09 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
• Coordinates implementation for language access, disability access, and develops and implements cross-cutting civil liberties policies
• Participates in meetings and coordinates with various program offices to ensure compliance with policy
• Supports civil liberties principles and responds to matters raised by various program offices
• A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree such as LL.M or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts.


$55,756 to $78,861 to start, depending on duty location. Position is at the GS-11 level with promotion potential to the GS-12 level.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Submit your resume and proof of current non-competitive eligibility to the contact email listed in this job posting. Documents must be provided in Adobe PDF format.

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