Every day, our Asylum Officers adjudicate asylum applications, conduct credible/reasonable fear screenings, and adjudicate other benefit applications managed by the asylum program, including motions to reopen and reconsider.
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.
Adjudicate complex and highly sensitive immigration benefits, asylum applications, other benefits applications managed by the asylum program, including motions to reopen and reconsider, and conduct credible/reasonable fear screenings.
Review applications and supporting evidence, conduct interviews, and research appropriate information provided by the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations, Directorate, the Department of State, and other sources.
Interpret and apply appropriate policy, regulations, statues, and precedent decisions to make eligibility determinations.
Produce written assessments supporting asylum, NACARA, credible fear and reasonable fear decisions.
Establish and maintain liaison with external federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, and/or private sector stakeholders involved in asylum benefits.
Conditions of Employement
Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement of 10/31/2018.
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 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.
Additional Salary Information: GS-9, Step 1 - $61,084 to GS-12, Step 10 - $115,157
Includes San Francisco Locality Pay
Internal Number: CIS-DHA-10339654-ASY
About USCIS - Refugee, Asylum and International Operations
USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. We are 19,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices across the world.