IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Pittsburgh Field Office

About the organization

The Department of Homeland Security (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. Make an impact; join DHS (http://www.dhs.gov/careers).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation's lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values. Visit us here (http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/careers/life-uscis) for more information.

This position is located in the USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office.

Duties

The responsibilities described are for the full performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
* Research and interpret an extensive spectrum of sources, including immigration laws and regulations, operating instructions, legislative history, precedent decisions and other legal references in order to follow the correct course of action.
* Process immigration applications and petitions using available electronic systems to verify numerous established data points.
* Provide direct and continuing assistance to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and officials of other Federal agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety.
* Interview applicants and petitioners to elicit statements in order to assess credibility to determine the applicant?s eligibility for specific benefits sought.
* Answer general and case-specific immigration questions at USCIS information rooms, which are open to the public.

Qualifications

GS-07: You qualify at the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-05 level in the federal government, performing preliminary examinations of applications and petitions for immigration benefits; ensuring required supporting documentation is included in application package(s) and applying necessary immigration laws, policies and procedures.
OR
You may substitute successful completion of one year of fulltime graduate education from an accredited college or university for the experience required at the GS-07 level.
OR
You may also substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-07 level (a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or membership in a national scholastic honor society.

GS-09: If you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal government examining and analyzing immigration benefits documents received for authenticity; researching, analyzing and applying appropriate immigration laws, policies and procedures.
OR
You may substitute a Master's degree or 2 years of graduate education leading to such a degree.

Salary

$43,213 to $68,712 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

*Your resume (No longer than 5 pages in length) that clearly demonstrates experience that meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section. You are highly encouraged to save your resume to a PDF document.
*Are you qualifying based on education? You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable). For verification purposes, the transcript submitted must include your name and name of institution where education was received. Those with foreign education, click this link (http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html).
*Your signed Peace Corps description of service showing your end date of service and stating that you have non-competitive eligibility.

Additional requirements may exist. A more complete job description can be provided upon request.

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