Immigration Services Officer Level 1

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

About the organization

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.

Duties

As an IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER, you will independently research, interpret and analyze an extensive spectrum of sources to accurately adjudicate immigration benefits and petitions.
The responsibilities described are for the GS-09 level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited with less independence, and limited complexity.
Grant or deny applications and petitions for immigration benefits and determine appropriate level of adjudicative review and update databases with appropriate information and decisions.
Research and interpret sources including immigration laws and regulations, operating instructions, legislative history, precedent decisions, state and local laws, and international treaties to determine adjudicative decision.
Gather information using a variety of methods including document review, electronic systems checks, interviews, etc. to make adjudicative decisions on immigration benefit applications/petitions.
Process electronic or paper applications and petitions for immigration benefits using available electronic systems to verify numerous established data points.
Provide direct assistance to personnel/officials of other Federal agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national/public security.
Conduct security checks in accordance with all applicable DHS/USCIS laws and policies.

Qualifications

You qualify at the GS-05 level if you possess three (3) years of progressively responsible experience, one (1) year of which was experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
Analyzing problems, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; Planning and organizing work to ensure timely completion; Communicating clearly, both orally and in writing and providing excellent customer service. OR
You may substitute successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the GS-05 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours. GS-07: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), to qualify at the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties: Performing preliminary examinations of applications and petitions for immigration benefits, evaluating evidence and drafting appropriate correspondence;
Ensuring required supporting documentation

Salary

varies by location

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please forward resume, transcripts and eligibility letter to [email protected]

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