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Immigration Services Officer - GS 5 – 9 The candidate will research and interpret an extensive spectrum of sources, including immigration laws and regulations, operating instructions, legislative history, precedent decisions, state and local laws, international treaties and other legal references in order to follow the correct course of action. 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.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following qualifications: GS-05: Must possess 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level, which has equipped 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; methodically planning and organizing work to ensure timely completion; communicating clearly, both orally and in writing and providing excellent customer service in person-to-person situations. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical or other responsible work is qualifying if it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records or other non-specialized tasks) is not creditable. OR 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, you qualify at the GS-07 level if possess 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-05 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: Performing preliminary examinations of applications and petitions for immigration benefits; ensuring required supporting documentation is included in application package(s) and applying necessary immigration laws, policies and procedures. OR You may substitute successful completion of one year of fulltime graduate education for the experience required at the GS-07 level. May also substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-07 level. Must have completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision or membership in a national scholastic honor society. 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 J.D. 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. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are: Customer Service; Decision Making; Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Reasoning; Technical Competence; Writing.
Announcement number: CIS-10086996-CLM. Control number: 485530900. Apply Online. No emails.
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