Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:  Securing America's Promise

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services mission is to ensure the delivery of the right immigration benefits to the right person at the right time, and no benefit to the wrong person. This position supports this mission by detecting and combating immigration benefit fraud, and identifying applicants and petitioners who pose a risk to national security and public safety. Visit us at http://www.uscis.gov/.

Every day, our Immigration Analysts with FDNS access USCIS data systems and other law enforcement and commercial databases to extract information concerning background checks and assist in the detection of fraud; verify information through systems checks, electronic inquiries and contact with lookout record owners and other law enforcement personnel; formally refer criminal aliens directly to ICE.

This position of IMMIGRATION ANALYST (FDNS) starts at a salary of $31,315.00(GS-05 step 1), with promotion potential to $50,431.00 (GS-07 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Benefits Center within DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

You may choose ONE of the following locations:

  • Lee's Summit, MO
  • Overland Park, KS

 

THIS IS NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT (COVERED) POSITION. 

 

This position is subject to shift work, shift differential may apply. 

 

NOTE: Term appointment is not-to-exceed thirteen months; however, it may be extended up to a total of four years without further competition. Selectee(s) for the term position, if currently holding a career or career-conditional appointment, is NOT guaranteed return rights to their former position at the expiration date of the appointment. Please note that if you are offered a term appointment and decline, your name will be removed from further consideration under this announcement. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage.

 

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

 

USCIS will not pay relocation expenses.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

Duties

The Office of Fraud Detection and National Security was established within USCIS to strengthen national security and the integrity of the legal immigration system by: detecting, pursuing, and deterring immigration fraud; ensuring background checks are conducted on all persons seeking benefits before granting benefits; identifying systematic vulnerabilities and other weaknesses that compromise the integrity of the legal immigration system; and performing as USCIS' primary conduit to and from law enforcement and intelligence agencies. 

The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.

As an Immigration Analyst with FDNS, you will:

  • Access USCIS data systems and other law enforcement and commercial databases to extract information concerning background checks and assist in the detection of fraud.
  • Verify information through systems checks, electronic inquiries and contact with lookout record owners and other law enforcement personnel.
  • Assist in researching and conducting studies which involve the search and examination of CIS records and databases to obtain pertinent information on cases, policies, procedures, trends, evaluations and other similar matters to make determinations on case specific problems.
  • Assemble and summarize incoming background check and fraud detection information and prepare reports that draw conclusions based on the aggregate research.
  • Determine through consultation with watch list record holders, whether a case must be held in abeyance, forwarded to adjudication, or submitted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for investigation.