As an Immigration Officer with the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS), directed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), you will be focused on national security and public-safety issues. You will work as a liaison between law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and USCIS to coordinate local, regional, and national procedures that relate to immigration fraud.
Your main duties will be performing work connected with fraud detection and national security.
Immigration Officer FDNS Agent Requirements
A successful candidate will show an ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion. The applicant will be able to research and analyze legal information and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
The hiring process is straight forward. Available positions are posted on the USA Jobs site which is a government website. The announcement will give the dates for applicant consideration and the specific requirements for the posted position. The location, salary, and any special requirements, such as examinations, will be clearly stated in the posted description of the open position.
You will need to submit all documents required with your application and keep a copy of both the vacancy announcement and the application as you submitted it. The contact information on the vacancy announcement will allow you to check on the status of your application.
After the posted closing date has been reached, applications will be reviewed and eligibility determined for each candidate. Eligible applications will be evaluated and an offer of employment extended for the posted position.
The best candidates will be identified and scheduled for interviews. Immediately following acceptance of an offer of employment, the pre-employment security process will begin.
Education and Training
You will be expected to complete the 9 week basic training course for USCIS followed by training specific to your duties as an Immigration Officer FDNS.
Further training will be ongoing and depend on the responsibility required in your position.
Immigration Officer FDNS Salary
Salary levels will vary depending on the location of the posted position, but fall in a range from $47,000 to $60,000 annually. In addition, Immigration Officers have access to excellent benefits of leave, health and life insurance, and retirement plan offers available to all federal employees.
A program to pay for additional education provides an excellent opportunity to complete your undergraduate degree or to pursue a graduate studies.
Immigration Officer FDNS Opportunities
The potential for lateral and upward mobility as an Immigration Officer FDNS can be significant. Unlike many federal enforcement positions, these positions offer a clear choice of assignment location.
Relocation is a possibility in the future, especially if you seek promotion, but the frequent relocation of some federal law enforcement jobs is not a factor as an Immigration Officer FDNS.
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