Department Of Homeland Security Atlanta , GA 30301
This position of IMMIGRATION SERVICES ANALYST starts at a salary of $53,137.00 GS-09 grade level, step 01, with promotion potential to $69,079.00 GS-09 grade level, step 10.
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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.
Plan and conduct a variety of management programs or activities that will impact center activities or operations.
Monitor operational activities to ensure they meet compliance requirements. Conduct training for USCIS staff on standardized procedures and processes related to their duties.
Act as the Contracting Officer Representative (upon completion of DHS mandated certification requirements) at local level, performing and/or supporting COR functions or contractor oversight to ensure compliance with the contract and the SPW/PWS.
Respond to case specific inquiries from internal and external stakeholders, including various USCIS offices, contractors, and other government agencies.
Perform research and conduct studies which involve the search and examination of USCIS records and databases to obtain pertinent information on cases, policies, procedures, trends, and evaluations to make determinations on case specific problems.
Coordinate with Adjudications Personnel to resolve issues with pending and/or completed applications and petitions.
Coordinate and implement management information systems that focus on long and short range plans, policies and programs related to goals, objectives and priorities established by statutes, executive orders, DHS, Program Managers, and/or supervisors.
Research, prepare and provide verbal or written technical guidance, information and support to various USCIS office management staff in the application of management systems and/or programs.
Conduct data queries, validate and analyze data, and create reports for management on program elements.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement 10/09/2018.
Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The Time-in-Grade requirement must be met by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement 10/09/2018.
Residency Requirement: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position; (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity, OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Conditions of Employment:
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position.
Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure.
You must pass a drug screening.
You must submit resume and supporting documentation.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Political appointees may require OPM approval before on-boarding.
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.
GS-09: You qualify at the GS-09 level you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
Provide assistance to higher graded analysts by developing background information for studies.
Research official documents.
Compile and chart statistical data.
Interview employees and supervisors.
Gather, summarize and analyze information for incorporation into final reports.
Carry out specified portions or segments of specific projects.
Identify and recommend solutions to problems. OR
You may substitute a Master's degree or 2 full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field or a J.D. or L.L.B. degree for experience required at the GS-09 grade level. Such education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.
Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable), as it relates to this job opportunity. Please be clear and specific when describing your work history as we cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others based on your responses to the online questions.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
Employer's name and address
Supervisor name and phone number
Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Start and end dates for each grade/pay level if you've held a federal position.
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide the above information may result in a finding of ineligible.
If you are using current or prior federal experience as a basis for qualifying for this position, the grade levels and length of employment (mm/dd/year) at each grade level must be listed in your work history. This information will be further validated if selected for this position.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build criteria competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer service. Please provide the dates and amount of time/hours worked earning this experience.
COMBINING QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: If you do not qualify based on experience or education alone, you may be able to qualify based on a combination of your experience and education. For more information on combining education and experience, visit the following website: General Schedule Qualification Standards.