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This position of IMMIGRATION SERVICES OFFICER starts at a salary of $36,063 GS-05, Step 01, with promotion potential to $71,035 GS-9, Step 10.
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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 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.
The responsibilities 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.
- Research and interpret an extensive spectrum of sources, including immigration laws and regulations, operating instructions, legislative history, precedent decisions, and other legal references.
- Process immigration applications and petitions using available electronic systems to verify numerous established data points.
- Provide direct and continuing assistance to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and officials of other Federal agencies in identifying individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety.
- Interview applicants and petitioners to elicit statements in order to assess credibility to determine the applicant?s eligibility for specific benefits sought.
- Answer general and case-specific immigration questions at USCIS information rooms, which are open to the public.
- As an Immigration Services Officer, you may serve as the Congressional Liaison Officer. You will:
- Draft, review, revise and issue written and oral responses to congressional inquiries within prescribed time frames.
- Develop and maintain liaison with Congressional staff on a variety of immigration-related issues.
- Interpret and apply technical guidelines and provide advisory services to Congressional staff on specific cases or policy matters.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496589700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.