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    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

    https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/careers/life-uscis.


    Every day, our Immigration Services Officers independently research, interpret and analyze an extensive spectrum of sources including pertinent sections of the law and regulations, operating instructions, references and guidance contained in legislative history, precedent decisions, state and local laws, international treaties and other legal references to embrace the correct course of action. 

    This position of IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER starts at a salary of $32,318.00(GS-05 step 1), to $52,043.00 (GS-07 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Service Center Operations Directorate, Vermont Service Center, located in Saint Albans, VT within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    This vacancy announcement shows the location to be Saint Albans, VT; however, the Vermont Service Center has two locations, Saint Albans and Essex Junction, VT. The determination as to what location the position is assigned has not yet been made at this time.

    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.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence, and limited complexity.

    As an Immigration Services Officer, you will support the adjudication process by adjudicating cases, conducting security checks, managing correspondence, providing internal and external customer support, conducting interviews, and ensuring program quality assurance.  You will: 

    • Independently research, interpret and analyze an extensive spectrum of sources including pertinent sections of the law and regulations, operating instructions, references and guidance contained in legislative history, precedent decisions, state and local laws, international treaties and other legal references to embrace the correct course of action. 
    • Grant or deny applications and petitions for immigration benefits based on electronic or paper applications/petitions.
    • Process applications and petitions using available electronic systems through verification of any number of established data points to make adjudicative decisions and/or determine appropriate level of adjudicative review, and update databases with appropriate information and decisions.  Conduct security checks in accordance with all applicable DHS/USCIS laws and policies.
    • Provide direct and continuing assistance to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and officials of other Federal agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national/public security.
    • Interview applicants and petitioners to elicit statements and assess credibility, and analyze information gained to identify facts and considerations that form the basis for the determination as to the applicant's eligibility for specific benefits sought.

    As an Immigration Services Officer, you may serve as the Congressional Liaison Officer:

    • Draft, review, revise and issue written and oral responses to congressional inquiries within prescribed timeframes.
    • Develop and maintain liaison with Congressional staff on a variety of immigration-related issues.
    • Interpret and apply technical guidelines and provide advisory and informational services to Congressional staff on specific cases or operational or policy matters.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443385200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.