Visa Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 30, 2019
Closes
Jan 30, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation may be authorized


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

    Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in work such as developing, examining, investigating, adjudicating, or authorizing claims arising under the immigration and/or nationality laws of the United States.

    Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    • Experience applying U.S. visa laws as they relate to national security vetting of U.S. visa applicants;
    • Experience analyzing and interpreting information from multiple sources, including from the intelligence and law enforcement communities;
    • Experience providing comprehensive and cogent advice on U.S. anti-terrorist, anti-espionage, and foreign policy statutes as part of the U.S. visa process;
    • Experience representing agency opinions and negotiating inter-agency decisions and clearance processes in the context of vetting and screening U.S. visa applications; missions, and amendments to regulatory materials;
    • Experience analyzing U.S. visa types, U.S. visa ineligibility grounds, U.S. sanctions, and coordination of implementation of visa policies affecting aliens subject to Presidential proclamations (Section 212 (f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act)

    See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

    EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee’s information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.

    For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures.  Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

    Highly-qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.  

    Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.

    Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

    • Ability to interpret laws, regulations and procedures
    • Knowledge of the roles that visas and immigration play in foreign affairs and international relations
    • Knowledge of visa, passport and/or immigration matters
    • Ability to research and resolve complex visa and immigration issues
    • Ability to interact effectively with others

    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. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click
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    Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

    Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.


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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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