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Job Title:District Director, New York, NY

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Citizenship and Immigration Services

Job Announcement Number:CIS-SES-2013-933352

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to Monday, August 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New York, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

Who May Apply:  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals (All Sources).   

Organizational Location: This position is located within the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Field Operations Directorate in New York, NY.

USCIS may authorize relocation expenses. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Successfully pass a background investigation

DUTIES:

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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 District Director, New York, NY, you will be responsible for carrying out the overall mission of the USCIS at the District level. In your assigned area of operations, you will be responsible for the administration of immigration benefits and services, including the processing of citizenship applications, and family and employment-based petitions and registration. You will plan, coordinate, and ensure consistent administration of immigration benefits programs in accordance with USCIS-wide requirements. You will direct a staff of Immigration Services Officers and Field Office Directors of field offices. You will provide administrative information to authorized officials in support of investigations and apprehension of aliens believed to be illegally in the United States.

You will represent USCIS interests, concerns, and relationships within the Department of Homeland Security and among other agencies within and outside of the Department. You will report to a Regional Director and be responsible for identifying problems and issues that may have significant regional or national impact.

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 .

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, as applicable, listed below.  

We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.   

Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification(s). 

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS  

ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE:   This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.  

ECQ 2 -LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.  

ECQ 3 -RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.  

ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  

ECQ 5 -BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments. or international organizations to achieve common goals.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

1. Expertise in managing immigration (or related homeland security) programs or other complex benefit application or adjudication or adjudication programs (e.g., assistance, licensing).

  

 


Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/ retention in the position. A security clearance is required as a condition of employment.


Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the USCIS Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.


Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The USCIS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur.


BENEFITS:

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Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

Selective Service: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and selected for this position, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Immigration Reform and Control Act: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

 

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

USCIS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

USCIS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Note: Résumés must be submitted using USA Jobs website application manager. We are no longer accepting résumés via email or standard/express mail.

 

Visit this site to create your account and apply for this position—http://www.usajobs.gov/SeniorExecutives

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, sent (i.e., cover letter, resume, SF-50s) is received and is accurate. You may complete the assessment questionnaire more than once, but only your most recent submission will be used.

 

Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on August 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 TAG:Link to Full 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: "CIS-SES-2013-933352"
  • 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit a résumé to describe your qualifications. Your résumé must not exceed five pages, including an optional cover letter. Any additional information beyond five pages will not be evaluated. Please do not submit an application form (such as OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment) in lieu of a résumé. Applicants typically provide the following information:

· Vacancy announcement number - CIS-SES-2013-933352

· Full name, e-mail and mailing addresses, and day and evening telephone numbers

· Social Security Number

· Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following
U.S. Department of Education website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

· Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to this position including:

- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

- Duties and accomplishments

- Employer's name and address

- Supervisor's name and phone number

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)

- Salary

· Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

· For reference check purposes, you must submit the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, including a current or recent supervisor (or someone in your current chain of command), who have knowledge of your past performance.

· Demographic Information on Applicants Form (O.M.B. No. 3046-0046). Submission of this form, which is available here , is optional. The information on this form is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

 

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials, such as narratives addressing the ECQs and award certificates, will not be considered.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise N. Harrison
Phone: (202)233-2566
Email: DENISE.N.HARRISON@USCIS.DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
USCIS HR Operations Center
70 Kimball Avenue
South Burlington, VT
05403
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and qualifcations, identify the best qualified candidates, and refer those candidates to the selecting official for further consideration.

You may verify your documents have been processed by logging into https://applicationmanager.gov . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

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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Job Announcement Number:

CIS-SES-2013-933352

Control Number:

348512500