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 www.uscis.gov.

As an Intelligence Research Specialist, you will be the primary liaison and contact between USCIS and the law enforcement and Intelligence communities

 

This position of INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST (FDNS) starts at a salary of $86,575.00 (GS-13 step 1), with promotion potential to $112,546.00 (GS-13 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security, District 09, Miami, FL within DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

THIS IS NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT (COVERED) POSITION.

 

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

Relocation expenses are authorized if you are assigned to the RAIO program and have been approved for rotation from an overseas assignment. Relocation expenses for employees assigned to an OCONUS location will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.

 

As an Intelligence Research Specialist, you will be the primary liaison and contact between USCIS and the law enforcement and Intelligence communities. You will:

  • Conduct comprehensive research and analysis of data to determine fraud trends, patterns and intelligence value.
  • Develop reports documenting analysis of research and intelligence assessments, provide recommended courses of action.
  •  Represent the agency at local, state, federal law enforcement and interagency meetings specializing in fraud and intelligence information sharing.
  • Serve as an expert in the collection, control and dissemination of document-related intelligence information.
  • Identify national security and public safety risk information to be developed into high quality reports for dissemination to the appropriate law enforcement and intelligence agencies.