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INTERNATIONAL ADJUDICATION OFFICER – Mexico City, Mexico
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 378760Start Date: 12/15/2020End Date: 12/28/2020
Selective Placement Factor:You must have Spanish Language Proficiency.To qualify for this position, applicants must be able to communicate fluently (i.e. speak, read and write) in both the English and Spanish languages. Your ability will be tested during an oral interview.
GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-12 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: Reviewing and/or processing immigration-related applications and petitions (such as citizenship applications, parole requests, family and employment based petitions and/or applications for asylum or refugee status), including adjudications of difficult and sensitive immigration cases that are discretionary, precedent setting, have high visibility and are of great importance to the organization; and
Conducting independent legal and other research concerning the eligibility entitlements of persons seeking immigration benefits. Medical Clearance: You and accompanying eligible family members will be required to obtain a worldwide Department of State Medical Clearance (Level 1). Cost of Living Allowance and Home Leave: Cost of living allowance and home leave will be determined in accordance with U.S. Department of State policies. Hardship Post Differential: Where applicable, post hardship differential will be determined in accordance with Department of State policies. See the Department of State Standardized Regulations (“DSSR”) for country-specific allowances. Previous USCIS International Assignment: Unless this international rotational assignment is a promotion over his or her prior international position, a person who has previously served in a USCIS international position and has returned to a USCIS domestic position is not eligible to apply for this international rotational assignment unless he or she has been in a position in the U.S. for a minimum of the past 3 years as of the closing date of this announcement. Tour of Duty: The initial duration of this international rotational assignment is 2 years with the possibility of two 1-year extensions amounting to a possible maximum total of four years (2+1+1), excluding time spent on home leave. Management may authorize an exception to the four-year limitation due to management need or in the case of a promotion to another international position. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL ROTATIONAL ASSIGNMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 4 YEARS. Please see the Occupational Questionnaire for detailed information about this rotational assignment. It is open to Employees of USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) with competitive status. This experience must be documented in your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.
The assessments for this job will measure: Writing
Planning and Evaluating
Attention to Detail
Technology Application Please read the following important information to ensure you submit everything we need to consider your application:It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit your responses and appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience and education (if applicable), as it relates to this job opportunity announcement. USCIS will only review the first 5 pages of your resume to determine your eligibility/qualifications for a position. As such, please be sure to include content to support your eligibility/qualifications for this position within the first 5 pages. Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated and ranked 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)
Salary 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.
Note: Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.
Federal Experience: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.
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 OfficeNational 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 critical 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.
Training:If you have not already done so, you will be required to attend the residential, paid DHS Pre-Deployment Training course, the RAIO Combined Training course and Division-specific course(s) that relate to this position, at a DHS and/or USCIS training facility. Depending on the position and your training history, the training may last up to eleven weeks. You will also be required to complete the Department of State mandatory “Working at an Embassy” On-Line Training course and any additional training that may be required based on the location to which you will be deployed. In addition, if you have not already done so, you will be required to attend the residential, paid BASIC Immigration Officer training program, lasting six weeks, at a USCIS training facility. All of these trainings must be completed successfully according to the standards of the agency. Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position. Such failure will result in either reassignment to a different position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.
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