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Immigration Attorney in Des Moines, IA

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Company name

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Des Moines, IA

Date Last Verified

Apr 14,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018

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Immigration Services Officer, GS 9 Responsibilities: The candidate will research and interpret an extensive spectrum of sources, including immigration laws and regulations, operating instructions, legislative history, precedent decisions, and other legal references. 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. As an Immigration Services Officer, you may serve as the Congressional Liaison Officer. Will: Draft, review, revise and issue written and oral responses to congressional inquiries within prescribed time frames. Develop and maintain liaison with Congressional staff on a variety of immigration-related issues. Interpret and apply technical guidelines and provide advisory services to Congressional staff on specific cases or policy matters.

Qualification and Experience

For GS-09: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade levels, qualify at the GS-09 level if possess 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. Must have experience performing the following duties: Examining and analyzing immigration benefits documents received for authenticity; researching, analyzing and applying appropriate immigration laws, policies and procedures. OR May substitute a Master's degree or 2 full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field or a JD or L.L.B. degree for experience required at the GS-09 grade level. Such education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

Deadline: 17 April 2018.

Additional info

Announcement number: CIS-PJN-10181513-DSM. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S. Department Of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
70 Kimball Avenue
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 952-697-8380
Fax: 952-697-8371