Job Overview


The President has challenged cabinet Secretaries and senior Federal agency heads to create a government that is more citizen centered, results oriented, and market based. To achieve this vision within The Department of Homeland Security, we are searching for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities. 


Amendment: Vacancy Announcement EXSER/13-913466CIS has been amended to modify the Duties and Responsibilities.

Who May Apply:  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals (All Sources).  U.S. citizenship is required. 

Organizational Location: This position is located within the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Management Directorate, in Washington, DC.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security comprised of 15,000 Federal employees and contractors working in approximately 250 Headquarters and field offices around the world.   We are responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities.

Our functions include:

·          Adjudication of immigrant visa petitions

·          Adjudication of naturalization petitions

·          Adjudication of asylum and refugee applications

·          Adjudication performed at Service Centers

As Chief, Office of Administration, you will provide day-to-day leadership in directing all administrative management functions of USCIS, including personal property and fleet management, administrative services, and facilities management.

You will represent the Associate Director, Management, USCIS, in defining objectives and priorities and coordinating activities associated with administrative support functions. You will oversee development of budget estimates for the Office of Administration. You will also promote the development of alternative solutions to problems arising from changes in work situations that have an impact on administrative program operations.

You will determine program goals and policies for administrative functions. Through subordinate supervisors and staff, you will develop plans and technical guidelines for implementation of program goals.

As a key management advisor to the Associate Director, Management, you will keep him/her advised of problems that have significant implications for USCIS, and work to resolve any deficiencies. You will represent the Associate Director in communications with field management, the Department of Homeland Security, other DHS components, and other Federal agencies. You will also participate as a representative of USCIS on boards and committees dealing with a wide range of administrative matters.

As a member of the agency's executive team, you will implement the President's Management Agenda within your specific area of responsibility. For an overview of the diverse responsibilities USCIS carries out within the Government, visit our website at

www.uscis. gov.