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Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Citizenship and Immigration Services
Job Announcement Number:  CIS-PJN-885882-LOANEXEC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Part Time - Temporary NTE 6 months
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


For more information on the Loaned Executive Program, please go to:

The Loaned Executive Program is a special opportunity (unpaid) that provides top executive-level talent from the private sector an opportunity to share their expertise with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fill special, discrete needs. Through the Loaned Executive Program, DHS is working with the private sector on innovative solutions to our homeland security challenges. DHS is looking to the nation's top executives and industry experts to partner with us as we strive to solve problems, improve processes, and fully realize our mission. By serving as a Loaned Executive, you will have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference by protecting our nation. 


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeks to bring in a Loaned Executive to help advise on and clarify issues related to foreign nationals seeking to work in the United States within the performing arts, to include the arts, entertainment, motion picture, and television industries. The applicant will serve as an expert within USCIS on the performing arts and will work directly with a multidisciplinary team of immigration experts from within the agency on a range of policy and operational issues.


Initial appointments are for six months with the possibility for extension up to one year.


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


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position
  • Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure
  • You must pass a drug screening
  • Meet relevant experience and/or education requirements
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


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  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the performing arts industries for the agency;
  • Review existing policies, procedures, and training related to the intersection of immigration and the performing arts and recommend alternatives and/or develop enhancement to ensure clear, consistent and predictable adjudications;
  • Serve as a consultant regarding industry models and best practices for potential application to the adjudication of benefits across the visa classifications used by foreign nationals seeking to work in the performing arts; and
  • Establish a framework for continues solicitation of industry-specific information to ensure USCIS policies and practices reflect the business realities faced by individuals employed in the performing arts.


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The successful candidate(s) must:

  • Have extensive experience in performing arts administration, either in the private sector, university, or nonprofit arena;
  • Have substantial knowledge of the typical employment models for the performing arts to include the use of talent and booking agents, initiating and negotiating contracts, and programming and booking performances and events; and
  • Serve in a current senior-level performing arts management or related position, with a track record of innovative thinking and with expertise on the particulars of the performing arts industries.

Your resume must support the qualifications listed above to be eligible for this program.


We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.


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DHS may not use Title 5, U.S.C., 3109 to appoint individuals:


a. To a position requiring Presidential appointment.


b. To a position in the Senior Executive Service (SES).


c. To perform managerial or supervisory work (although an expert may act as team leader or director of the specific project for which he/she is hired), to make final decisions on substantive policies, or to otherwise function in the DHS chain of command (e.g., to approve financial transactions, personnel actions, etc.).


d. To do work performed by DHS's regular employees (with the exception of project work related to program goals and objectives where the executive may work on a team with regular DHS employees).


e. To fill in during staff shortages.


f. Solely in anticipation of giving that individual a career appointment. However, subject to the conditions of this part, DHS may appoint an individual to an expert or consultant position pending Schedule C appointment or non-career appointment in the Senior Executive Service.


g. To do work traditionally performed by a contractor or a personal services contractor.


h. To do work performed pursuant to the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).



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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.  To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents.  See Required Documents section for more detail. 

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478)757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and use the official FAX cover sheet found here.

If you do not have access to a computer or fax, you must contact the Human Resource office listed below at least one day prior to the closing date for instructions.  Applications will not be accepted by mail.

To Fax a Resume or Supporting Documents:

If you previously uploaded documents to this vacancy, please do not FAX the same documents. If you need to fax a part of your documentation:

  • Use the official FAX coversheet found here.
  • Make sure that you include the 8-character vacancy identification number: "MB885882”
  • Provide your SSN, name, and address in the blocks provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • Print your SSN and Name neatly using the exact name as the one used when you filled out the assessment questionnaire.
  • The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.


  • Your resumé



Beryl D. Scott
Phone: (202)233-2510
Agency Information:
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
633 Third Street
Washington, DC


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the selecting official for further consideration and a possible interview. We will notify you by email at various stages in the process (learn more). Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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