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Every day, our Immigration Officers (FDNS) provide guidance, conduct research for the purpose of enhancing current policies and procedures, and identify, articulate, and
pursue suspected immigration benefit fraud.
This position of IMMIGRATION OFFICER (FDNS) starts at a salary of $86,264 GS-13 Step 01 grade level, with promotion potential to $112,142 GS-13 Step 10 grade level.
Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the FRAUD DETECTION & NATIONAL SECURITY DIRECTORATE, DISTRICT 25, TUCSON, AZ within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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This position is not 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 a USCIS employee assigned to the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations program and have been approved for rotation from an overseas assignment. Relocation expenses for USCIS 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.
THIS IS NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT (COVERED) POSITION.
MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION: This position requires operation of a motor vehicle. You must possess a current valid driver's license.
The Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) was established within USCIS to strengthen national security and the integrity of the country's legal immigration system by closely aligning the adjudication of immigration benefits and services with the identification of potential threats to national security and/or public safety, the detection and deterrence of fraud, and the use of law enforcement and intelligence information to ensure optimal security for U.S. communities. FDNS systematically identifies updates, and records indicators of fraudulent activities; manages fraud cases; identifies vulnerabilities and other weaknesses that compromise the integrity of the legal immigration system; and coordinates and provides logistical support in law enforcement and national security matters. FDNS is the primary conduit for information sharing and collaboration with law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
As an IMMIGRATION OFFICER (FDNS), you will:
- Work to enhance the USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) program and identify and address issues relative to immigration fraud, public safety, and national security concerns.
- Identify, articulate, and pursue suspected immigration benefit fraud, public safety, and national security concerns by conducting administrative investigations and site visits to obtain documents, conduct interviews, and make observations that assist decision-making.
- Conduct liaison with law enforcement and intelligence agencies and participate on inter-agency task forces and in partner agency investigations.
- Review agency policies and procedures to verify compliance and advise USCIS on deficiencies and corrective actions.
- Develop, document, and disseminate internal intelligence and training materials as well as inter-agency and partner agency materials.
- Assist and represent USCIS in related court proceedings.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current USCIS employees with competitive status.
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