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Immigration Attorney in Bethpage, NY

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Company name

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

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Location

Bethpage, NY

Date Last Verified

Feb 08,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018


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Asylum Officer Duties: The candidate will adjudicate complex and highly sensitive immigration benefits, asylum applications, other benefit applications managed by the asylum program, including motions to reopen and reconsider, and conduct credible/reasonable fear screenings. Will review applications and supporting evidence, conduct interviews, and research appropriate information provided by the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, the Department of State, and other sources. Interpret and apply appropriate policy, regulations, statutes, and precedent decisions to make eligibility determinations. Produce written assessments supporting asylum, NACARA, credible fear and reasonable fear decisions. Establish and maintain liaison with external federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, and/or private sector stakeholders involved in asylum benefits.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications:
For GS-09: The candidate must have 1+ year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal government, which has equipped with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Must have experience performing the following duties: assisting individuals applying for immigration benefits by examining supporting documentation for authenticity and ?relevance, as well as researching and analyzing appropriate information for eligibility; and interpreting and applying immigration laws, policies and procedures as they relate to an individual's eligibility for immigration benefits.
OR
May substitute a Master's or equivalent degree, or two full years of higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a J.D. or LL.B degree for experience required at the GS-09 grade level. Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This education must be in one of the following areas: public policy, political science, public administration, diplomacy, international relations or studies, philosophy, clinical psychology, law, social work, anthropology, mass communication, journalism, history, economics, or a related degree field.

For GS-11: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal government, which has equipped with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. In addition to the requirements for the lower grade level, must have experience performing the following duties: recommending final determinations on or representing applicants in non-sensitive, routine hearing or appeal requests involving immigration matters that includes determining applicant credibility, analyzing evidence, and applying statutory requirements, regulations and judicial and administrative precedents.
OR
May substitute a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent degree) or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M. for experience at the GS-11 grade level. Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This education must be in one of the following areas: public policy, political science, public administration, diplomacy, international relations or studies, philosophy, clinical psychology, law, social work, anthropology, mass communication, journalism, history, economics, or a related degree field.

For GS-12: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal government, which has equipped with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. In addition to the requirements for the lower grade levels, must have experience performing the following duties: preparing legal briefs or other written memoranda that advocate for sensitive and complex hearing or appeal cases involving eligibility for asylum, suspension of deportation, or other immigration benefits; or making final determinations on complex asylum, refugee, or other immigration cases involving eligibility for protection and resettlement and writing final determinations with legal analysis to support decisions.

Note: This job is open to Federal employees as well as Current or former competitive service employees, including: Merit promotion, Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), and Transfer.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018.

Additional info

Announcement Number: CIS-10131471-ASY. 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