Job Details

Immigration Services Officer - GS 9 - 12

Company name

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

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Valid Through

Feb 22,2020

Posted on

Nov 09,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 51440 to 96978 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Fresno, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Immigration Services Officer - GS 9 – 12
The candidate at developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity. 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.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have following qualifications:
GS-09: Must possess 1 year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal government, that 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 that included analyzing documents for authenticity; Researching and analyzing information related to immigration benefits; Interpreting and applying immigration laws, policies and procedures. OR 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 or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.
GS-11: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), you qualify at the GS-11 level if possess 1 year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-09 level in the federal government, that equipped with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Must have experience performing the following duties: Making final determinations on non-sensitive, routine immigration matters related to the Immigration and Nationality Act, or representing applicants on non-sensitive, routine hearing or appeal requests involving immigration matters, that included determining applicant credibility, analyzing evidence, and applying statutory requirements, regulations, 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 in any field, or L.L.M. if related for experience at the GS-11 grade level or 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.
GS-12: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), qualify at the GS-12 level if possess 1 year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal government, that equipped with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Must have experience performing the following duties: Making final determinations on sensitive, complex immigration cases involving eligibility for citizenship and immigration benefits, or preparing legal briefs or other written memoranda that advocate for a determination in complex hearing or appeal cases; Writing final determinations with legal analysis to support decisions; Independently analyzing immigration laws, policies,and precedent decisions; Analyzing information and documents to determine credibility and eligibility for immigration benefits. There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
This job is open to Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Current federal employees of this agency.

Closing dates 11/15/2019.

Additional info

Announcement number CIS-10646717-FRE. Control number 550772200 Apply Online. NO emails.

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

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