IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

About the organization

DHS is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.
USCIS secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Every day, our Immigration Services Officers grant or deny complex and highly sensitive applications and petitions for immigration benefits and provide assistance to other federal agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety.

Duties

The duties described are for the full-performance level (GS-12). At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
As an IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER, you will:
Grant or deny complex and highly sensitive applications and petitions for immigration benefits based on electronic or paper applications/petitions.
Research, interpret and apply appropriate statures, regulations, and precedent decisions to make adjudicative decisions.
Interview applicants and petitioners to elicit statements, assess credibility, and analyze information to identify facts that form the basis for a decision concerning eligibility for immigration benefits.
Conduct security checks and provide assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies to identify individuals who are ineligible for immigration benefits due to national security, public safety, or other legal grounds.
Use electronic systems to provide verification of any number established data points to make adjudicative decisions, determine appropriate level of adjudicative review, and update databases with appropriate information and decisions.

Qualifications

GS-09: You qualify at the GS-09 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties: Assisting individuals applying for immigration benefits that included analyzing documents for authenticity. Researching and analyzing appropriate information. Interpreting and applying immigration laws, policies and procedures. Or Master's degree or two full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field.
GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties: Making final determinations on non-sensitive, routine immigration matters related to the Immigration and Nationality Act, or representing applicants on non-sensitive, routine hearing or appeal requests involving immigration matters, that included determining applicant credibility, analyzing evidence, and applying statutory requirements, regulations, judicial and administrative precedents. Or a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent degree)/three full years of higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in any field.

Salary

$56,917.00 to $107, 307.00 / Per Year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Ensure to include the following in the subject line: ISO2 - Miami District ***Peace Corps***

Please specify preferable duty location (Miami, Hialeah, Kendall or Oakland Park)
Only select one location.

This position is being opened to recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Non-Competitive Eligibility. To apply for this position using NCE, please directly email the following:

1) Your proof of current NCE Status
2) Your resume
3) Graduate School Transcripts (if applicable)

Conditions of Employment: You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation including financial disclosure.
You must pass drug screening.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of one (1) year.

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