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    This position of SUPERVISORY CONGRESSIONAL LIAISON SPECIALIST starts at a salary of $134,789 GS-15 step 01 grade level, with promotion potential to $164,200 GS-15 step 10 grade level.

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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.

    Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

    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.

    The responsibilities described are for the full-performance level.

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    • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the Office of Legislative operations, USCIS programs and activities, and the related policies. Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with other key officials. Maintain awareness of potential problems of a political sensitive nature, areas of special or urgent congressional interest.
    • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members through the formal employee performance management system.
    • Plans, designs, and oversees congressional affairs agency-wide policies, and procedures governing information dissemination functions for significant and/or controversial DHS decisions. Reviews long and short range plans, resource projections, priorities, and justifications for immigration and congressional strategies.
    • Develops and approves informational concepts designed to inform, educate and persuade the general public, specialized groups, Members of Congress, state executives, private sector leaders, or media representatives of the value of the work of DHS. Communicates with nationally/internationally known groups and individuals to explain, defend, or present DHS' position relating to a variety of immigration issues. Directs and participates in special events, such as DHS field congressional seminars, presentations at foreign consulates, congressional or immigration groups, ceremonies, and other activities to develop interest or convey information concerning the CIS/DHS mission.
    • Manages congressional inquires concerning immigration issues or information requests from Members of Congress and their staff on the DHS program requiring explanations of possible negative determinations.
    • Makes recommendations on planning efforts within existing resource levels and advises Deputy Chief of the Office of Legislative Affairs, USCIS on the impact of efforts requiring additional resources. Prepares reports and presentations on program planning and evaluation. Identifies and proposes solutions to problems affecting the planning program direction.
    • Formulates plans to improve policies, practices, methods, and organizational structure. Coordinates requirements among organizational units in program initiation, project design, projection implementation, and the management of ongoing programs. Translates goals and objectives into effective operations. Establishes control systems and progress reporting requirements to evaluate progress. Adjusts progress schedules and priorities to meet new requirements.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498358300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.