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.

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. 


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 .