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Immigration Services Officer (congressional), GS 9 Duties : 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. 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
Qualification : GS-09: Must have 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: Examining and analyzing immigration benefits documents received for authenticity; researching, analyzing and applying appropriate immigration laws, policies and procedures.
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. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.
Deadline : 04/20/2018.
Announcement number CIS-10181551-SAA. Apply online. No email.
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