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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations, Victim Assistance Program (VAP),Fairfax, Virginia.

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    As a Social Science Program Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Providing direction, technical assistance, support and advice to field staff on a variety of federal victim assistance matters.
    • Administering federal legislation regarding the treatment and provision of services to victims of crime and with ICE policy.
    • Acting as a liaison with ICE field offices, DHS and DOJ components, and other federal, state, and local officials and non-government agencies regarding victim assistance and/or child victim cases.
    • Monitoring the statutory compliance of the ICE VAP in field offices.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Periodic travel to conduct training and outreach may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens

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    0101 Social Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488479100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.