Immigration Services Officer Level 2

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

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 statutes, 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 of 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, which is equivalent to at least the GS-07 level inthe federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experienceperforming the following duties:
Examining, evaluating evidence, and analyzing immigration benefits documents received for authenticity;
Researching, analyzing and applying appropriate immigration laws, policies and procedures; and
Adjudicating immigration benefits based on reviews of applications in coordination with policies.
OR
You may substitute a Master's degree or two full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field, or a J.D. or L.L.B.degree for experience required at the GS-09 grade level. Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college oruniversity and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Check with your school todetermine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54quarter hours.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Provide resume, transcripts and eligibility documentation to [email protected]

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