Supervisory Adjudication Officer
Citizenship and Immigration Services

Few vacancies - Arlington, VA
No longer open

Permanent - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: May 10, 2016 ()
    Close: May 25, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: CIS-672727-OVS
  • Organization Details
    Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Department Of Homeland Security
  • Salary Information
    $105,211.00 - $136,771.00 Per Year
    49% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-14/14
  • Who Can Apply?
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees with competitive status
Position Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at Every day, our Officers-in-Charge for a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office: Manage, with the oversight of the District Director, all administrative immigration and naturalization programs, activities and operations within a USCIS Field Office. Administer immigration benefits and services including the adjudication of naturalization applications, family-based petitions, and immigrant waivers, as well as interviewing beneficiaries for derivative benefits. Represent the Agency in conferences and meetings concerning program functions. This position of SUPERVISORY ADJUDICATION OFFICER starts at a salary of $105,211.00 (GS-14 step 1), with promotion potential to $136,771.00 (GS-14 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Division, Arlington, VA within DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Who May Apply: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees with competitive status. USCIS will not pay your relocation expenses.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 assigned to the RAIO program and have been approved for rotation from an overseas assignment. Relocation expenses for 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.


Back to topGS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to perform successfully the duties of the position. These duties will include: Experience reviewing and adjudicating a full range of immigration cases that have impact nationally or internationally. Approving decisions resulting from de novo hearings. Appealing the denial of an application for naturalization or petition for benefits. Rendering final adjudication of applications and petitions. Submitting decisions and appeals involving novel and/or unprecedented issues for review and certification by the Administrative Appeals Unit or the Board of Immigration Appeals. EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a twelve-month probationary period upon appointment to this position. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position. Medical Clearance: You and accompanying family members will be required to pass State Department Medical Clearance.Tour of Duty: The normal tour of duty is 2 years with the possibility of 1 year extensions at your request and/or depending on the needs of the Service (2+1+1+1) not to exceed 5 years. Cost of Living Allowance and Home Leave: Cost of living allowance and home leave will be considered in accordance with Department of State policies. Training: If you have not already done so, you may be required to attend a residential USCIS Officer training course. The technical training course must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agencies. Failure to do so could result in removal from the position by means of demotion, reassignment to a different position or separation from the agency by appropriate channels. The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement (Wednesday, May 25, 2016). 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 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016).How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this position based upon information reflected in your resume.  Your resume must support your responses to the job specific assessment questionnaire, level of education claimed, experience, and/or training.  To remain in consideration for this position, please ensure your resume covers this requirement and that your application has been successfully submitted as part of your on-line application.  Creation of this package includes completing the on-line assessment questionnaire, uploading your resume, and uploading any required supporting documents. NOTE: Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified.  If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. If you are found best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.  To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

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