Job Overview


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 cyber space 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 secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at

This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program. Selected individuals are placed in a dynamic one year developmental program in the excepted service designed to lead a civil service career in the Federal government. At the successful conclusion of this program, the agency may non-competitively convert the individuals to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. Conversion to a Federal competitive service position will be at the discretion of the agency and is neither guaranteed nor implied.

Every day, our Management and Program Analysts implement, coordinate, and analyze a variety of management programs, prepare and provide briefings and presentations, and develop and evaluate policies.

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate in Washington, DC within the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

This position of MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST (RECENT GRADUATE - PATHWAYS) starts at a salary of $34,415.00(GS-05 step 1), with promotion potential to $67,787.00 (GS-09 step 10).  For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.


The FDNS was established within USCIS to strengthen national security and the integrity of the legal immigration system. FDNS' primary mission with the agency is to: detect, disrupt and deter immigration fraud; manage appropriate and complete background checks conducted on all persons seeking immigration benefits: systematically identifying, updating, and recording indicators of fraudulent activity; manage fraud cases: and identifying systemic vulnerabilities and other weaknesses that compromise the integrity of the legal immigration system and in the law enforcement and national security arenas. FDNS serves as USCIS' primary conduit for liaison with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. As a Management and Program Analyst within FDNS HQ, this position will perform the following duties:

As a Management and Program Analyst, you will serve as an analyst or program advisor to management on various functions and activities requiring application of management programs impacting organizational activity.  You will: 

As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Those duties will include:

  • Assit with Implementing, coordinating, and overseeing a variety of management programs impacting the organization's activities.
  • Develop and evaluate policies in assigned areas of responsibility and recommend changes to existing issuances and directives.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to management in a variety of matters and represent the organization at meetings and conferences.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor management information systems.
  • Prepare and provide briefings and presentations on analytical findings and recommendations.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No