Supervisory Immigration Officer - #495128

Department Of Homeland Security

Date: 10/14/2021 13:30 PM

City: Camp Springs, Maryland

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

  • Duties




This position is located in Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, Fraud Detection and National Security Division, RAIO, Asylum Division HQ.

As a Supervisory Immigration Officer (FDNS), you will supervise Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Immigration Officers who identify fraud, trends and patterns through complex analyses and investigation and carry out policies and procedures governing the execution of immigration programs.

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  • Serve as an FDNS Officer in the HQ Asylum (ASY) FDNS Branch.
  • Evaluate program operations and policies to identify opportunities to improve efficiency in operations, guidance, and training for operational teams.
  • Provide recommendations and advises the HQ Asylum Branch Chief and senior leadership.
  • Represent Asylum on issues of national security, fraud detection, and public safety within USCIS and with external interagency partners and officials.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • Requirements



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

The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.

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 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.

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.


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.

Background Investigation:To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. The background investigation process is initiated after a selection is made. For more information visit the OPM Mythbuster Page.

If a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance is needed or the position is designated a Sensitive National Security position, all selected candidates must meet the requirements for these clearances or Sensitive National Security position prior to placement AND maintain that level of clearance or national security eligibility while encumbering the position.

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.


GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-13 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:

  • Implementing agency anti-fraud or national security policies, objectives, laws, regulations and operating procedures relating to refugee or asylum immigration benefits;
  • Providing technical and administrative support to others engaged in programs applying the Immigration and Naturalization Act (e.g., Adjudications, Inspections, Investigations, and Border Protection);
  • Participating in inter- and/or intra-agency meetings, discussions and work groups (e.g. Department of State, the intelligence community, law enforcement entities) to enhance FDNS goals and objectives within the refugee or asylum immigration benefits programs;
  • Providing briefings to senior officials and agency leadership on the current status of initiatives related to integrity-related immigration programs;
  • Conducting liaison with high level law enforcement, national security representatives, and other government officials.

The assessments for this job will measure the following competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Human Capital Management
  • Partnering
  • Planning & Evaluating
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Competence
  • Strategic Thinking

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 will be used to determine your qualifications for the position advertised in this announcement. Therefore, your resume must highlight your most relevant, significant experience related to the requirements found in the qualification section of this announcement, as well as any applicable education. USCIS will only review the first 5 pages of your resume to determine your initial 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. Please note that your full resume will be made available to the hiring manager if you are referred. 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 Office

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.


EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Training: Depending upon previous immigration experience, the new recruit may have to attend a 6-week BASIC training program at the discretion of FDNS senior management. Should FDNS senior management require this technical training, then the new recruit must successfully complete it, according to the standards of the agency. Selectees will be required to attend FOBTP (FDNS Officer Basic Training Program). A pre-requisite to FOBTP is attendance at BASIC (if not previously attended or exempted). Failure to complete required training 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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